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Celestite holds special significance for all who look to the light-filled heavens and experience a wonderful sense of peace, an elevation of spirit, and an overwhelming awareness of belonging, not just to mankind but to the universe and all that dwells there. Celestite’s ethereal blue crystals reflect the many hues of our celestial dome and is perhaps the loveliest of the blue energy crystals. It is a powerful activator of the Throat Chakra, as well as the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, stimulating the spiritual senses and bringing a swift and dynamic connection to the higher realms. It is foremost a Stone of Heavenly Communication, particularly with the angelic realm, and is one of the most effective for connecting with one’s guardian angels or spirit guides.
Celestite’s high-vibrational frequency radiates in all directions, emitting a soft, positive energy that may be used to cleanse the surrounding environment or heal one’s aura. It is beneficial for calming fears or stilling a chaotic mind, and provides clear focus and a smooth transition in meditation. Celestite is highly conducive for dream recall and out of body travel, and stimulates intuitive abilities, especially in clairvoyant and clairaudient endeavors. It is a beautiful crystal that promotes purity of heart, hope, and good fortune.
Celestite, also called Celestine, is a strontium sulfate mineral first reported in the 1790’s. Its name, derived from the Latin caelestis, means “celestial” or “heavenly,” and refers to the sky-blue color commonly exhibited by its crystals. While it is usually colorless to pale blue or blue-gray, specimens of white, yellow, light orange to reddish-brown, and pale green have been reported. Celestite has a hardness of 3 to 3.5 and forms in tabular and prismatic crystals, in compact massive or fibrous forms, and as crystal linings in geodes. Because of its softness, it is less often used as a gemstone and more often as specimens, with the most beautiful blue clusters coming from Madagascar. Celestite is a primary source of the element strontium, used in various metal alloys, for sugar-beet refining, and in the manufacture of pyrotechnics and flares for its brilliant red flame.
The world’s largest known geode is lined with blue Celestite and is nearly 35 feet long at its widest. Its crystals range from 8 to 18 inches long and up to 3 feet wide, with some estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds each. Located on South Bass Island near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, USA, the geode lies 30 to 40 feet below the surface, discovered by workers in 1897 while digging a well for the Heineman Winery above. Left in place, it was partially mined for the Celestite crystals used in fireworks until the owner decided to convert it into a viewing cave, called Crystal Cave, by removing the crystals that composed the floor. Its tourist revenues saved the winery during Prohibition, and at present both the winery and geode are open for tours.
Note: Celestite is heat and light sensitive and may fade with prolonged exposure to hot lamps or full sun.
As a stone of heavenly communication, Celestite is ideal for quickly connecting with angelic presence and for calling in one’s guardian angels. Utilize it to seek Divine guidance, protection or healing, or to communicate with loved ones on the other side to receive their guidance.
Place a cluster of blue Celestite in any area that has become stagnant with emotional energy or negativity to gently cleanse the environment and fill with positive energy. It is ideal for the bedroom or meditation space to calm racing thoughts and invite a sense of tranquility. Keep in the workplace to combat stress and intimidation, and place in healing rooms to attract angelic energies and purify the space.
Blue Celestite is a perfect support stone for dispelling worries and fears, suspicions, or paranoia, helping one to feel safe and protected. It is an excellent talisman for releasing high anxiety or bringing one back to a calm, centered state during a panic attack. Carry a piece of Celestite to allay fears of travel, large crowds, speaking or eating in public, or to overcome involuntary behaviors such as fainting, excessive blushing or nervous tics. Give a small piece to children to hold so they can feel their guardian angel near whenever they are afraid or lonely.
Celestite is an excellent gem for artists, musicians, designers and all who need to stimulate creativity and expand their ideas. It is important to those in visionary businesses, such as a New Age store, metaphysical services, or any spiritual related business to be prosperous and present while still maintaining one’s ethics and connection to the spiritual world.