Sugilite is a rare potassium sodium lithium iron manganese aluminum silicate mineral with a hardness of 6 to 6.5. Its form is usually massive, although rarely it forms in tiny prismatic crystals.
The mineral was named after Japanese geologist Kenichi Sugi, who discovered the first specimens in 1944. The color ranges from pale lilac to deep purple.
Sugilite is one of the premier stones for this age, because of its numerous beneficial properties. Among them are protection from negative influences in one’s environment, the enhancement of one’s ability to ground spiritual energies, the awakening of the crown chakra, the emanation of the pure Violet Ray of purification and a strong influence for healing. The protective aspects of Sugilite are exceptional. Carrying or wearing a piece of Sugilite sets up a sort of ‘shield of light’ around the wearer, making one impervious to the disharmony of others. This sort of protection is especially important for gentle souls who tend to take on whatever energies are around them. When one begins to wear or carry Sugilite, an energetic cleansing process is initiated. Toxic influences from one’s inner and outer environment are dislodged and dispelled. This process can also greatly speed up one’s inner development and help one to be a spiritual beacon in the world. In regard of being a spiritual beacon, it must be mentioned that Sugilite works to stimulate and open the crown chakra at the top of the head. It is for grounding the Light on Earth through one’s own being. Sugilite helps one to remember and achieve this essential calling, and its effect upon the crown chakra manifests a key aspect of how the self must open and transform in order to be a conduit for spiritual Light to enter this plane.