Alternative Names: Octahedrite
From the Greek for ‘extension’, in allusion to the length of the pyramidal faces being longer in relation to their bases than in many Tetragonal minerals. Bi-pyramidal shape represents Air and Hear
Chemical Formula: TiO2
Birthstone for: Scorpio
Aligns with the Heart and Base; SolarPlexus, Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakra
Properties: The bi-pyramidal shape of this crystal is associated with the element Air and with the Heart Chakra, and symbolises humanity, compassion, heaven/earth link, and ‘the Spirit of the natural world’. As such it can be used to treat stress, lack of clarity and confusion. Anatase helps us to view problems from all angles, thereby making it easier to find a clear and decisive solution. In healing, it can be used to treat sinus problems, but otherwise is useful mainly on a mental and spiritual level.