Astrophyllite is a rare mineral usually occurring as brown to golden-yellow. Not usually used in ceremonial or ornamental displays, this stone is most popular to scientists and collectors. This minerals name is from Ancient Greek, meaning “leaf” or “star” for its bladed appearance. Astrophyllite is usually opaque to translucent and in thin specimens, can be transparent in appearance. It is often associated with several other minerals including, feldspar, mica, titanite, zircon, nepheline, and aegirine among others.
In crystal healing, astrophyllite is excellent for out-of-body experiences, acting as guide and protector in other realms and for standing outside oneself for an objective view. Astrophyllite introduces you to your full potential, recognizing that you have no limits. It allows for removing anything from your lift that is limiting, without guilt attached. Use of this stone is the manifestation of the phrase, “when one door closes, another one opens” and allows you to see the way forward to new doors of
possibility. It increases the sensitivity of touch and to improve perception, perfect for those learning massage therapy or acupressure emphasizing feeling others’ needs. This stone activates your dreams and enables you to “dream true” to see the path your soul believes you should tread.