s Iolite stone (kaaka nili) - Benefits and effects

Iolite stone is a substitute for blue sapphire (Neelam), and those who cannot wear Neelam due to a lack of money can feel free to wear this gem and get benefits. It is also called Kakaneeli in Hindi. Its power is considered to be equivalent to that of the blue sapphire. India, the U.S.A., and Brazil are the three leading producers of iolite.

Physical properties/ chemical composition

The hardness of iolite lies between 7 and 7.5 on the Mohs scale. The chemical composition of iolite is magnesium iron aluminium cyclosilicate (Mg 2 Al 4 Si 5 O 18). It has a refractive index of 1.542–1.578 and a density of 2.58–2.66.

Benefits or effects

1) For physical health:
On a physical level, iolite may aid in the removal of toxins as well as fatty deposits in the body. If you want to lose weight, the Iolite stone is an excellent choice.

2) For wealth: 
If you’re currently in debt and want to get out of it, iolite is a fantastic stone to have. The energies of the iolite may show you how to generate a consistent flow of money. This also helps you attract money by pointing you in the right direction.

3) Relationship:
In terms of love and relationships, the iolite may assist you in healing old emotional wounds. It makes the hurt feelings go away and gets you started on the process of moving on.

4) Remove bad habits.
People who have bad habits, such as drinking alcohol or chewing tobacco, can use Iolite stones to help them break the habit.

5) For disease
It is commonly used to regulate digestion as well as to promote nail and hair growth. IOLITE strengthens the nerves, allowing you to tolerate pain and helping with numbness and paralysis. The stone is also used to treat malaria and other fever-causing diseases.

How to wear

  • Weight: minimum 7-8 ratti
  • Color: Medium to dark is preferred (the stone must be transparent).
  • Metal: gold or silver
  • Finger: middle finger of the right hand (ladies, left hand)
  • Day and Time: Saturday (6 a.m.–8 a.m.)
  • Mantra: “Om Sham Shanishcharaye Namah” (1 mala).

Who should wear/ use for which rashi

People who have the planet Saturn in a bad position in their birth chart, or who have Saturn’s sade sati, should wear this stone. Wearing this can reduce the evil effects of Shani to some extent.

It is a lucky stone for Capricorn and Aquarius (Makar and Kumbh Rashi). Hence, these zodiac signs can wear this unique stone according to the specific Vedic norms.