Power & Benefits of Staurolite:
Staurolite is a very interesting stone because it almost always naturally forms a cross shape. Other names for this crystal include Fairy Stone, Fairy Cross, Fairy tears, Cross stone, and Baseler Taufstein which means baptismal stone since it was used in baptisms.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Staurolite is thought to help relieve depression and stress. Assists you in finding the best use for your energy and prevents you from overworking yourself. It is said to be good for finding the root cause of any addiction and acts as a grounding stone to help you stabilize your emotions and energy.
The Physical Connection:
Staurolite is thought to combat addictions including stopping smoking. It is believed to treat fevers and malaria as well. It is said to promote relaxation and relieve stress.
The Chakras Connected to Staurolite:
Root (Base) Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
Russia, France, the United States, Austria, Switzerland, Scotland, Namibia, and the Middle East. Staurolite has a rich history and was used for many different purposes and needs. It was used in baptisms in Basel, Switzerland which is why it is sometimes referred to as the baptismal stone. The name Staurolite comes from the Greek words Stauros and lithos meaning cross-stone because it is usually in a natural cross shape. It has always been seen as good luck and has been used in religious jewelry. In Brittany, people thought that this stone fell out of the sky, and in North America, the Indigenous people believed the stones to be the tears of the Cherokee tribe who followed a trail of tears in the 1800s after they were forced to leave their land to go to reservations. They are also called Fairies Tears because they were thought to be the tears that were shed by fairies when they heard that Jesus Christ died. It’s also said that some of the presidents of the United States including Wilson, Roosevelt, and Harding even carried Staurolite as good luck charms.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Staurolite crystals can be reddish-brown to brown, yellow-brown, and black with a sheen. Staurolite rates a 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale and has a vitreous to resinous luster. It is found in medium-grade schists and gneisses with Garnet, Kyanite, and Mica.
How to Use Staurolite:
Carry Staurolite with you or wear it for good luck. Use in ceremonies or meditation and hold to use as a grounding tool.