Anatase, titanium oxide, forms prismatic, bi-pyramidal crystals, ranging in color from black, brown, and blue to yellow and green-yellow. The minerals rutile and brookite as well as anatase all have the same chemistry, but they have different structures. At higher temperatures, about 915 degrees Celsius, anatase will automatically revert to a rutile structure. Rutile is the more common and better-known mineral of the three, while anatase is the rarest. Anatase shares many of the same or nearly the same properties as rutile such as luster, hardness and density, but due to structural differences, anatase and rutile differ slightly in crystal habit and more distinctly in cleavage.

Alteration of negative personality traits can be achieved painlessly through the aid of anatase. Collection, retention, and utilization of information are all enhanced with anatase, and it is particularly useful for someone in a position to be teaching technical ideas. Anatase enhances insight, allowing you to look back and forward, within and without, to find more creative and understanding answers to problems.