Astrophyllite means ‘Star Sheet’ and is probably named after the interwoven star shapes that this crystal sometimes forms. It is a dark coloured stone that often contains sparkling inclusions.
Astrophyllite helps you to see what you no longer need in your life and allows you to let go of it. It encourages you to see your full potential and to appreciate that as one door closes another opens.
Astrophyllite is said to aid out-of-body experiences and to act as a guide and protector while you are experiencing them. It is also said to help you to become more aware of other people's needs and to become more sensitive to touch and perception. For this reason it is an excellent stone for those undergoing training in massage or acupressure.
In healing Astrophyllite is said to be of benefit to the reproductive and hormonal systems and to help with PMS and the menopause.