Chiastolite is a variety of andalusite, also knows as the "Cross Stone" because its cross pattern of different colors that occurrs naturally. Chiastolite bestows strength, power and perseverance, and is extremely calming. It is considered by many to be a strong protection against negative energy as it deflects it rather than absorbing it, and traditionally was used to ward off curses.
Chiastolite is a stone of balance and harmony. It can help with mental and emotional balance, stability, adapting to change, memory, and ability to see all sides of a problem. Chiastolite can enhance spiritual awareness and harmony, as well as practical creativity. Chiastolite is considered by some to be excellent for improving intuition, and is helpful for improving patience- enabling one to maintain a state of calm during periods of increased responsibility and stress.