Staurolite is also known as Fairy Cross. Folk lore says the stone and its formation was created by the tears of fairies when they learned of Christ’s death. It is thought to be a stone of great luck and protection. It has been said that Pocahontas gifted John Smith with a piece.
The cross formations vary in appearance, sometimes forming at 90 degree angles, resembling Christ’s cross. Sometimes they form at 60 degree angles, forming an X, which resembles St. Andrews Cross. On rare occasions, they form a six-sided star. Any of these shapes are thought to be reverent, protecting one from harm, betrayal, evil, and witchcraft. This stone is often used in white magic rituals for the greater good.
Staurolite is a Root Chakra stone; very protective and grounding. Its ability to restore balance in daily routines relieves stress, allowing one to weigh the importance of tasks. It supports spiritual missions designed to heal abnormalities in behavior, addictions, and can relieve persistence of detrimental health issues. If one wishes to quit smoking, this stone can support the process. If you hold Staurolite in your smoking hand during urges, it can help relieve the craving and furthermore, show you the reason the habit began in the first place.
From The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall says, "Staurolite enhances and strengthens rituals and is used in white-magic ceremonies. It is said to access the ancient wisdom of the Middle East. This stone connects the physical, etheric, and spiritual planes, promoting communication between them."