Celestite

Celestite is a stone for spiritual advancement, aligning one with higher realms of awareness. Here, one can strongly sense the presence of higher self and spirit guides. Celestite fills its environment with divine energy, encouraging spiritual awakening and development of metaphysical abilities.

The calming vibrations of Celestite are beneficial for cooling fiery emotions and in times of stress, it will help those around it to remain calm. The clarity received from this stone allows one to see and speak their inner truth with a sense of serenity. Celestite pushes one towards openness of new opportunities and experiences so that they may grow further, and move on from any past emotional restrictions.

Celestite are powerful crystals that may help you to develop the gift of prophecy. They may stimulate precognitive dreams and have the potential to aid with dream recall and inject you with positive vibrations while you sleep.

Global Mining Sites

Celestite is most commonly found In Libya, Egypt, Madagascar, Germany, Italy, Britain, Poland, Peru, Canada, Mexico and in the USA. The most commonly found colour of this stone is a sky-blue variety from Madagascar.

History

Also called ‘Celestine’, the mineral itself started being called ‘Celestite’ in 1798. This was sometime after the formal description of the element strontium in 1792.

Celestite derives its name from the Latin word caelestis meaning celestial, which in turn is derived from the Latin word caelum meaning sky or heaven. This refers to the lovely sky-blue colour of these stones.

In 1967, villagers started mining Celestite deposits and continued into the 1970s. Mining stopped for about 10 years, and didn't resume until the early 1980s. Since then there has been a continuous supply of celestite crystal geodes and groups.

Appearance

The colour range of Celestite includes colourless, white, blue, yellow, orange and red.

It crystallizes both in tabular and prismatic forms and can be found in massive clusters and geodes. Celestite is a strontium sulfate and is very fragile with a hardness of only 3 to 3.5. It is found in combination with other minerals such as Albite, Halite and Anhydrite.

Which Crystals to Pair with?

Celestite is best combined with stones that enhance perception and intellectual intelligence, such as Amethyst and Clear Quartz.

In general, any stone associated with the crown chakra is a good complement to Celestite. These stones will enhance your spiritual focus and give you the ability to intellectually understand the messages shown by the power of Celestite.

Bloodstone and Red Jasper complements the power of Celestite. They enable you to deal with negative emotions or experiences and also help to take action based on your spiritual and psychic experiences.

Healing Properties

Associations

Zodiacs:   Gemini, Libra
Planets:   Venus, Neptune
Element:   Air

Physical Charcteristics

Hardness:   3 - 3.5
Mineral Species:   Sulfates
Chemical Formula:   Strontium Sulfate (SrSO4)
Lustre:   Vitreous

Chakra

This stone offers soft vibrations that stimulate the higher chakra systems. The Third Eye, Crown and Soul Star chakras, bring us to higher states of awareness. The soul star is the source of Divine wisdom, aiding you in journeying towards ascension and supreme enlightenment.

Stimulating all of these higher three chakras help promote the development of any psychic abilities including clairaudience, stronger intuition and clairvoyant ability.

Crystal Care

Moon

Dry Salt

Smudging

Sound Healing

Reiki

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