Note: Chrysotile is a form of white asbestos, and as such, it is important to take precautions when handling it. In fact, it is considered extremely hazardous. It has been known to cause mesothelioma, peritoneum, cancer, and other issues.
When used properly, chrysotile can be a powerful tool for promoting healing and positive energy (though only professionals should use this stone). This post will cover the healing properties of the material as well as how some people have used the stone for good.
The Chrysotile stone is a fibrous serpentine mineral. The mineral is also known as white asbestos and makes up most of the asbestos n the United States of America. While there is a global ban on several other types of asbestos, chrysotile asbestos can “still be used” in a controlled environment in most places.
The stone is part of the monoclinic clinochrysotile crystal system and usually forms in metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile asbestos is made up of long, thin fibers that can be spun and woven. The material has been used in the past for a variety of things like electrical insulation, fireproofing, brake pads, and other commercial products and building materials.
As far as metaphysical properties go, chrysotile is said to be a stone of purification. It is also known for its ability to assist in achieving goals, relieving stress, and providing protection against negative energy.
Chrysotile Uses and Benefits
Chrysotile is the best known of the six minerals that make up the serpentine group. It is a type of magnesium silicate, which is called phyllosilicate. Chrysotile has been mined and used for many years in various applications such as insulation, brake linings, friction materials, textiles, and more.
This common variety of asbestos has been used by some people for healing and metaphysical benefits.
Crystal Health Disclaimer
While crystals have been used throughout time to heal medical and emotional ailments, the information in this blog is not to be taken as medical advice. Additionally, you should always follow the advice of medical professionals per their diagnoses. Crystal healing should only be seen as supplemental.
Chrysotile Physical Benefits
Due to potential asbestos exposure, it is actually better to not use the Chrysotile crystal unless you absolutely know what you are doing. Using this stone could potentially put you in contact with asbestos fibers, leading to lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, and other forms of severe illness. That being said, we will talk about the “positive” health effects that some have claimed to have received from this stone.
While you should never forgo medical treatment from health care professionals for crystal healing (especially when it comes to an asbestos-related stone), many people have found some solace in keeping a Chrysotile nearby in times of physical crisis. (Note: We recommend researching different treatment options or using other minerals and crystals that are not potentially harmful). Here are a few ways that people have said it has benefited them:
Chrysotile Emotional Benefits
As we mentioned, Chrysotile is a stone that is best used with caution due to the asbestos exposure risk. However, some people have found emotional benefits from working with this stone. Here are a few ways that it is said to be helpful:
Chrysotile Metaphysical Properties
Chrysotile is a stone that is said to be helpful in attuning to the higher chakras. It is thought to be supportive in opening the crown chakra and connecting with the Divine. Chrysotile is also said to be a stone of protection. It is thought to create a shield of energy around the body, protecting against negativity and evil forces.
Please note: Crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Chrysotile Meditation and Grounding
The benefits of mediating with Chrysotile can be vast. Chrysotile is known for its ability to ground and center us, making it the perfect stone for meditation. It can help us to connect with the Earth and find stability in times of chaos or stress. Chrysotile can also help promote self-awareness and soul-searching, making it an excellent stone for those seeking personal growth or spiritual enlightenment.
While you shouldn’t handle chrysotile asbestos in your physical hands, you can use an image of the stone to still get some of its metaphysical benefits.
Hold the picture in your non-dominant hand and close your eyes to meditate with your Chrysotile crystal. Visualize roots growing from the bottom of your feet, anchoring you to the Earth. Allow yourself to sink deep into the ground, feeling a sense of safety and security.
As you breathe, imagine white light entering through the crown of your head and filling your entire body with healing energy. Stay here for as long as you like, then open your eyes and gently rub your thumb over the Chrysotile crystal to release any residual energy.
Chrysotile can open and resonate with both the third eye and the heart chakras. When engaged, you may experience the following:
Chrysotile Crystal Combinations
When paired with other stones, the metaphysical powers of your Chrysotile will be enhanced. Some of the best pairings for this stone include the following crystals:
This stone is also known as the Stone of Life, making it the perfect complement to Chrysotile. It can help to boost your vitality and heal emotional trauma.
Sodalite can open up the lines of communication, helping you to express yourself more clearly. It can also promote logic and intuition, making it a great stone for decision-making.
Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings, making it the perfect partner for Chrysotile during times of change. It can also help to balance your emotions and ease anxiety.
Charging and Cleansing
As with any other stone, you will want to charge and cleanse your Chrysotile crystal when it initially comes into your home. After that, you will want to charge it again every 2-4 weeks depending on how often you use the stone.
Chrysotile is an incredibly versatile and powerful stone that can be used for a variety of purposes. Whether you’re looking physically, emotionally, or spiritually, there are many ways that this stone can help you to heal and find balance. If you’re seeking personal growth or spiritual enlightenment, Chrysotile can be an excellent stone to aid you on your journey.
When combined with other stones, the powers of Chrysotile are enhanced, making it an even more powerful tool for healing. Be sure to cleanse and charge your Chrysotile regularly to keep it functioning at its best. With proper care, your Chrysotile crystal will be a treasured ally on your journey to wellness.