Key words: Self-knowledge, realization of multidimensional self, self-acceptance, forgiveness, infusion of oneself with Light
The Oracle at Delphi instructed, “Know thyself,” and this is the essential message of Astrophyllite. I refer to the Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian for most of the following information, and encourage anyone interested to read the full passage on Astrophyllite.
“[Astrophyllite] can reveal the hidden pattern of one’s divine blueprint, or life purpose, if one is willing to work with it awhile in meditation. Another way to achieve this is to simply wear or carry the stone, then learn to pay close attention to the synchronicities in one’s everyday life. Following the pattern of such ‘random’ events, one can discern the outline of what the Universe wants from us and for us. Astrophyllite is both a magnet for these synchronicities and an aid to being more aware of their occurence and meaning.”
“Being out of alignment with one’s inner purpose can cause all sorts of symptoms, such as boredom, depression, overeating, addictions, and so forth. Astrophyllite can aid one in shedding such states, not as a direct remedy, but as an amplifier of one’s latent interest in the deeper and more significant purpose of one’s life. …The complex [crystalline] structures and flashing reflections of Astrophyllite resonate with its deeper meaning – to shine a light on the mirror of consciousness, to illuminate the true self.”
“[It is] a powerful Storm element stone that activates the chakra column to become a channel for high-frequency Light energy. It activates and connects the Soul Star chakra above the head and the Earthstar chakra below the feet. In the connection of these two powerful etheric centers, all other chakras in the body are activated, charged and aligned. Astrophyllite enables one to resonate with and radiate the full spectrum of electromagnetic energy that is the Light. From the highest-frequency energy to the lowest, Astrophyllite reminds us that the entire spectrum of Light is necessary to our health and our spiritual growth. ”
“Astrophyllite has the ability to direct Light into the darkest recesses of one’s being and experience. It can help one perceive and understand one’s most buried and unacknowledged thoughts and feelings. By bringing these shadow aspects of the self to conscious awareness, wholeness, self-acceptance and self-forgiveness can be achieved. Astrophyllite is excellent for those who believe they are beyond redemption or salvation due to their ego investment in the shadow self. It can help these individuals to perceive their inherent divinity, fully accepting and loving themselves, deciding to live their full potential. “
“Astrophyllite strengthens the energy field, acting as a natural protection against negative or harmful vibrations. …[It] can mediate the effects of electromagnetic pollution – such as that produced by electronics, radio transmitters or cell towers – even as it assists the body in processing a broader range of electromagnetic energy. It acts as a natural protection against radioactivity as well.”
“Astrophyllite can help one accept one’s shadow self and feel more whole and accepting of oneself. It can give hope to those who fear the judgment of others or the Divine. It assists one in finding Light in the darkest corners and in deciding to express one’s full Light in the world. Astrophyllite allows one to face one’s darkest fears and reclaim one’s full power.”
“Astrophyllite is useful in supporting detoxification on an energetic or spiritual level.”
Astrophyllite has always been one of my favorite pocket stones – probably because the piece I have is a rounded square: perfect for turning over in my hands, and unintrusive in the back pocket of my jeans. I experienced the power of this stone recently while working to identify the many roles I play in life. There were roles affecting almost all of my chakras – from the Satisfier in my root up to the Protector in my third eye. I needed to accept these roles and release them – even the new role of Wife I had just taken on! Only my crown chakra wasn’t holding any roles – I had a reluctance towards divine connection, and, by the end of the session, I could feel the Light and energy of a Divine Presence flowing through me.
In my day-to-day life, I had just been informed that all the bureaucratic hoops had been jumped through, and I was officially a full-time, permanent employee, per the United States Government (I had been operating under a contract as a graduate student for the last year in the library). I was debating if I should commit myself to three years in exchange for student loan repayment – a deal I was not particularly keen on, but hesitant to dismiss. Within a few days of my transition going through, a friend told me he was interested in helping me set up my business as a dowser and healer. That same day – despite prior approval and activation – my government transition came tumbling down like a house of cards. My contract ended in a few days, and it would be weeks before they could post a vacancy and rehire me. It seems the Universe didn’t want me to get too comfortable. I was researching Astrophyllite as this comedy of errors played out, and, much to my co-workers surprise, I didn’t get upset or start to freak out about how I would survive until the paychecks started coming again. It might sound strange, but this unexpected time seems like a gift. I now have an opportunity to knock out a lot of business and finance-related details I hadn’t had time to think about before. I enjoy my day job, however, I have wanted to expand beyond the 9 to 5 grind for awhile now, but had yet to take any sort of leap towards doing so. By looking at the synchronicities of several unrelated events in my life, I recognize the opportunity the Universe presented. I now have the chance (and time) to create the foundation for my future endeavors long after this current governmental mess is resolved and I return to the library. Astrophyllite helped me to see the lemonade I could easily make out of the lemons I was given!