The Power of Spiritual Transmutation: Tanzanite (Lavender-Blue Zoisite)

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power of Spiritual Transmutation: Tanzanite (Lavender-Blue Zoisite)

Chakra correspondences: Soma; links higher crown to base chakra

Physiological correspondences: Cellular memory, hair, skin, head, throat, chest, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, nervous system

Vibration: High to exceptionally high when genuine


Tanzanite is the lavender-blue form of Zoisite. Zoisite was first identified in 1805 by geologist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein in the Saualpe Mountains, Austria. It wasn’t until 1967, however, that Manuel D’Souza, while prospecting in Tanzania, was shown what was later named Tanzanite. According to local Masai herders, a lightning strike had set fire to the grass; once the fire was out, they found the crystal scattered around the site. In 1970, Tiffany jeweler Henry Platt named the gem Tanzanite as a marketing ploy. It quickly became a favorite for healing and jewelry, although it is a rare crystal and much of it is artificially created.

In keeping with its origins, Tanzanite is a gem of transmutation; it brings Christ consciousness into the Earth’s vibrational field to assist the expansion process. With the stone’s assistance, you can read the Akashic Record for your soul, ascertaining your true vocation and the reasons behind the choices you have made on your life path.

Tanzanite may be too strong for sensitive people—it generates a rapid psychic download that can overwhelm the mind. If this occurs, remove it immediately and replace with Smoky Quartz or polished Hematite to realign your energies. When working with Tanzanite again, keep Smoky Quartz at your feet to anchor your soul into your body and ground high-dimensional energies into the Earth. If Tanzanite opens your mind to a telepathic influx, use Healer’s Gold or Apatite to create an interface between you and other minds. Place Banded Agate on the third eye if you wish to shut off the telepathy.


Tanzanite works best at the nonphysical level to adjust the vibrations of the subtle bodies; from there, it reprograms neural pathways in the brain and cellular memory. This crystal facilitates multidimensional cellular healing that is then reflected in the physical body. It transforms karmic wounds and spiritual dis-ease, lifting depression and raising the body’s well-being.

Tanzanite encourages stressed-out people to take time for themselves. It smoothes fluctuations of physical energy. It combines well with Danburite and Iolite for karmic healing.


Tanzanite is plechroic, meaning it gives you glimpses of the unexpected and opens your mind to spiritual realities beyond consensual reality. This brilliant gem teaches you to live from a compassionate heart and an illumined mind, keeping the balance between the two so you can live expansion and enlightenment on Earth.

Tanzanite (Lavender-Blue Zoisite)


During meditation, Tanzanite connects your aura to higher dimensions and the lightbody. It initiates you into expanded consciousness, facilitates journeying through multidimensions, and enhances clairvoyance.