Astrophyllite Tumbled Stones
Astrophyllite is a very rare stone that forms golden blades that radiate outward, in a star-like pattern. Its name comes from the Greek astron, meaning star and phyllon, meaning leaf.
Astrophyllite is very commonly confused with the more common Arfvedsonite. This is because both stones come from similar areas in Russia and both feature star-like blades that run throughout the stone.
Arfvedsonite, though, typically features blue and white blades on a darker — often black — matrix. Astrophyllite, on the other hand, always shows gold bands and typically grows on an off-white or brown matrix.
Associated with the celestial, Astrophyllite is sometimes referred to as ‘a gateway to the stars.’ Practitioners use Astrophyllite to expand one’s consciousness and expose the many layers of reality.
While certain wavelengths of light and sounds out of our hearing range might be imperceivable in the physical world, Astrophyllite is thought to compensate for our physical restrictions by expanding our spiritual perception of all things.
This stone is popular for those who are working on 'Astral Travel'.