Astrophyllite is a very rare potassium, iron, titanium, manganese, sodium, silicate mineral. It crystallizes in the form of fine-bladed crystals that sometimes display a “starburst” aggregate. It was originally discovered in 1844 in Laven Island, Norway by Paul Christian Weibye. After that, it wasn’t officially welcomed into the scientific community until 10 years later, when Carl Johan August Theodor Scheerer officially named it “Astrophyllite”. He chose this in reference to its physical characteristics as well as the Greek words “Astron” and “Phyllon”, meaning “star” and “leaf”. Astrophyllite can only be found in a few countries worldwide, with the majority of specimens coming out of Russia, Greenland, China, Norway, and the United States.
Astrophyllite looks very similar to the minerals Nuummite and Arfvedsonite. The colors are very similar, as all the crystals above offer metallic lusters of blues, oranges, and coppers. The best way to identify and differentiate Astrophyllite is to look for tiny striations throughout a dark brown or black matrix. Furthermore, due to the number of minerals within this stone, it is always heavier (and rarer) than Nuummite and Arfvedsonite.
Astrophyllite is one of those multidimensional stones that helps one connect and achieve attunement to realms beyond our own understanding. Through deep meditation and trust with this stone, one is able to take their spiritual journey to completely new heights. Your entire chakra column readjusts and realigns itself when one engages their energies with that of Astrophyllite. Inner balance will become easily achievable, and a deeper focus will provide clarity of our membrane. As you begin to open your mental capacity up and accept higher forms of knowledge, one must understand their internal vibration will never be the same! Your entire essence and aura will evolve, allowing you to excel much further than others here on planet Earth. Through this stone, one will finally understand what internal trust and self-love mean. Astrophyllite’s energies cannot connect to closed minds and only offers growth to those fully accepting of its energies. Close your eyes, open your mind, and allow Astrophyllite to strengthen your spiritual connection to the unknown!