Crystal Meanings

Black Kyanite 101: Meaning, Properties & Uses

A lot of crystal healers don’t know much about Black Kyanite, but they should. This stone has powerful energy that can help you lead a more balanced and grounded life.

This guide will cover the meaning, properties, and uses of Black Kyanite. There’s a reason why it’s one of our favorites!

History & Overview

Black Kyanite may not have the appearance of a typical healing crystal, but we can assure you that this stone is a powerful tool to have on your side.

One thing you’ll notice about Black Kyanite is its unique appearance. Depending on your perception, Black Kyanite can look like a broom or even the outside of a shell. It has kind of a flaky look to it, but it’s harder than it looks; it comes in at a 4.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

One large piece of Black Kyanite

The word “kyanite” comes from the Greek word, kyanos, which means deep blue. Most of the earlier forms of Kyanite that were used by the Ancients were more of a bluish to teal coloration and not the black version in our discussion.

Geologically speaking, Black Kyanite belongs to the family of aluminum silicate minerals. This means that this stone will always have a flaky appearance, and you won’t ever find it in nature as a large crystal. If you find Black Kyanite that looks like a large, shiny crystal, it’s not really Black Kyanite. 

Black Kyanite is mined in places like Brazil, Australia, Massachusetts, Switzerland, and Nepal.

Tales that hint at the meaning of Black Kyanite can be found running through history in many stories about the archangel Michael. Legend has it that his sword is made from Black Kyanite, and this sword is legendary for its strength and miraculous powers. For example, it’s mentioned in the Roman tale of Michael who appears with his sword over the grave of Hadrian during a plague. 

Archangel Michael and his Black Kyanite sword also appear throughout the Old and New Testament, the Quran, and in even very esoteric writings.

Black Kyanite Meaning

The main Black Kyanite meaning is stability and grounding. In fact, it’s considered to be one of the best crystals for protection and grounding by many experienced crystal healers. As mentioned above, this stone has been associated with the Archangel Michael. Michael, a leader among angels, is known to be a protector of the defenseless. As we will learn later, the image of Michael and his Kyanite sword is still used in healing ceremonies.

You will sometimes hear this stone referred to as “Witches Broom” because of its broom-like shape and for the way it’s properties are used to “sweep” negative energy away from auric fields. You may also hear it called “The Great Awakener” because of its potential to awaken a person’s inner self to its full potential.

Some of the other common meanings for Black Kyanite that have developed over time include spiritual connection, a better understanding of your life’s purpose, grounding, creativity, and balancing of life forces. Of course, during your spiritual work, you are sure to discover many other, more personal meanings for this amazing stone.

Healing Properties & Benefits

Black Kyanite is an amazing all-around healing stone. While it has very powerful spiritual and metaphysical connections to a person’s aura, this stone is also used by healers for its incredible potential to heal emotionally and physically. 

This stone has healing properties that are thought to provide auric protection, relieve anxiety and stress, aid in etheric cord cutting rituals, and help heal issues with bones and connective tissue.

Whether you decide to wear it as jewelry, take it with you as you go about your day or use it during deep meditation, Black Kyanite is a stone that should be in everyone’s healing repertoire. 


Life can be overwhelming, especially these days. The stress of living with so many uncertainties can wreak such havoc on your emotional state, that it can feel as though you can’t get any relief.

If this sounds familiar, you might want to try introducing the healing properties of Black Kyanite into your life. Carrying this stone with you during the day will give you the boost of calm and confidence that will help you get back on track.

Insomnia is an issue that seems to go hand-in-hand with high-intensity emotional strain. Placing a piece of Black Kyanite under your pillow or on a bedside table can potentially help you to fall asleep and stay asleep for the rest that may, until now, have seemed impossible. 

Black Kyanite is also prized by healers for its ability to boost self-confidence, promote self-love, help the user develop good communication skills, and keep a clear head during confusing and anxiety-producing situations. Its grounding meaning can help you find your way.


We can’t recommend Black Kyanite enough for its super-powered spiritual vibrations and influence. If you are serious about spiritual growth and protection, then this stone is a must-have.

A close up view of a Black Kyanite stone

It’s easy to unknowingly come under the influence of negative energy and energy-sucking individuals, also known as energy vampires. For constant protection against these unseen and very destructive influences, arm yourself with a piece of Black Kyanite. Pop it into a pocket or purse, wear it as jewelry or stick it in your glove compartment. Let Black Kyanite be your silent partner in the war against negativity and spiritual harm. 

Use the meaning of Black Kyanite for advanced spiritual work such as etheric cord cutting, astral travel, lucid dreaming, telepathy, past life recollection, and channeling.


Black Kyanite is often a stone of choice for many natural healers. It is thought to be very effective for helping deal with problems of the skeletal system. This includes issues with the teeth, bones, bone marrow, and other parts of the system.

Healers sometimes seek out the healing properties of Black Kyanite to help heal broken bones, relieve various kinds of inflammation, lessen pain, and even promote soft tissue regeneration. 

Black Kyanite is also thought to be an important healing stone for issues related to the parathyroid and adrenal glands. Some natural healers use this stone for patients with urogenital conditions, using it with the intention of bringing about a whole-body detox and easing muscle soreness.

Metaphysical Properties

Black Kyanite has some very special metaphysical properties. This healing crystal doesn’t absorb negative energy, and it also has the ability to resonate with all the chakras of the body.

This stone is an amazing partner to have during a meditation session. By having the intention to heal and balance all your chakras during your meditation, the meaning and metaphysical properties of Black Kyanite will work to keep your energy flowing in perfect balance. 

Hold Black Kyanite in your hand and just relax. Take deep, slow breaths, and let yourself feel the energy of the stone enter your consciousness. For about 20 minutes, focus on the center of your forehead. Practicing this way (at least twice a week) can bring you incredible benefits of clarity and intuition.

After you’re done with your meditation, some like to hold your stone like a broom to “sweep away” negativity and harmful energy.

Ways To Use It

Black Kyanite is a healing stone that you don’t want to be without. It’s so versatile, powerful, and protective that it’s a spiritual tool we think should be used every day. The great thing about Black Kyanite is that it can be used in just about any way that you can imagine. There is no right or wrong way to incorporate its meaning into your life, so feel free to use your creativity and insight.

One of the simplest ways to benefit from Black Kyanite is to keep it as close to you as possible. This can mean putting it into a pocket, purse, backpack, or glove compartment. Carrying it around in its raw form seems to be the most beneficial way, but many people prefer to use the shaped and polished version.

A crystal healer holding and using Black Kyanite

Practitioners of feng shui will often use Black Kyanite in the bagua areas of the home or office. There are different colors of Kyanite, and they are placed accordingly. Black Kyanite is known to be best placed in the north, east, or southeast bagua areas.

If you’re not into feng shui but would like Black Kyanite to add its healing properties to your living space, simply place it wherever you’d like to have extra calming energy. It’s a great addition to a child’s bedroom, and placing it in your bedroom can help to keep positive energy flowing through your marriage.

Many people choose to use Black Kyanite in a jewelry setting, but it’s usually in the polished form. This stone can be found in beautiful and unique necklaces, bracelets, pendants and ring settings. Keeping Black Kyanite as close to your body as possible is the real purpose, so choose the type of jewelry that speaks to your heart.

Because Black Kyanite resonates with all of the body’s chakras, it is an extremely potent tool for deep, healing meditation. We recommend using this stone for concentrated meditation once or twice a week, but it can be done more often if it’s needed.

As we mentioned earlier, Black Kyanite is often used for channeling, attunements, and etheric cord cutting.

Zodiac Connection

Did you know that many healing stones have a special resonance with certain signs of the zodiac? For example, the meaning of Black Kyanite has a strong connection to the signs of Libra, Taurus, and Aries. This is not to say that only these signs can benefit from using Black Kyanite, but they are known to reap extra benefits.

Black Kyanite is a stone that is known to resonate with all chakras. This keeps everything open and flowing harmoniously, and this is perfect for balance-loving Libras. 

If you’re a Taurus you might find yourself bogged down and working too hard. Black Kyanite is a good Taurus stone that can help you reach higher and more spiritual realms. For an Aries, this stone could even bring the ability to let go of the details and focus more on the things that are really important.

Closing Thoughts

Black Kyanite has a meaning that’s associated with finding balance and staying grounded, something that many of us can benefit from. That’s why we’ve been a fan of this stone for years and recommend it all the time!

Give it a try and see how it goes. If you want any tips, feel free to ask us.

About Author

Heather was first introduced to the power of crystals on a trip overseas to study meditation and manifestation practices. After experiencing the positive impact of these stones first hand, she founded Crystal Viden to share her knowledge with others.