Stone of the Heavens
Celestite, also called Celestine, said to be derived from the Latin caelestis meaning “celestial” or possibly “heavenly”, is sometimes found in masses that have been highly compressed and present as Angel Wings. Celestite in it’s purest form is clear as crystal, although it is more commonly known for it’s blue coloring.
Scientific Gemstone Properties
Mohs Hardness of 3.5 with a orthorhombic crystal structure
Generally the Celestite mineral is found in areas where limestone and sandstone have begun to break down. Crystals can grow in tabular, thin prismatic, nodular formations. More commonly, Celestite is found growing within a geode. With it’s perfect cleavage and it’s low Mohs rating, it is quite fragile.
Madagascar and the US are reputed to have some of the finest deposits of Celestite; where specimens have found strong enough to faceted into gems. Geodes from Madagascar are told to be the most sought after Celestite in the world.
The US deposits were first discovered in New York, near Niagara County when crews were digging the Erie Canal. Enormous blue crystals have been found on South Bass Island in Lake Erie in Ohio, as well as in Michigan, Texas, Colorado and California. Internationally Mexico, England, Italy, Czech Republic and Poland have also been sources for this Celestite.
Metaphysical Gemstone Properties
Celestite is a popular stone for use in Angelic communications as well as with Spirit Guides. Once one has been entranced by the Celestite, one will feel lifted from the mundane, tapping into the perfect power of the Universe’s complete love.
This is quite a wonderful stone to assist in mental activities. One will have access to a synchronization of the conscious with the instincts, providing one to recognize the method of approach required to assess a situation or problem, helping one in analysis of complex ideas, to find the very best solutions.
Meditation with the Celestite shall open a clear channel of communication, helping one ot acknowledge and accept that each of us is part of the Divine Plan. One will learn the peaceful trust that all is where it is meant to be and will flow and ebb with the waters of life to carry one to where one needs to be.
Also used to assist one in recalling one’s dreams, as well as being able to communicate the message of those interpretations properly and clearly as to be understood.
Healing Gemstone Properties
Celestite, known for it’s power to ease physical pain and stress in one’s body as well as being helpful in preventing the disease that are brought upon one by worry.
It has been said to be helpful for the treatment of eye disorders as well as improving hearing by increasing the possible range. Also used to treat digestive orders and to remove toxins from the physical body that might cause one pain.
Best cleansed in a vessel of Hematite, if one’s Celestite has a point, one must position it to point towards the sky when possible while cleansing.
Celestite only requires occasional recharging, which should be done by the light of the stars.
Magical Gemstone Properties
Element: Water & Air
Planet: Venus & Neptune
Powers: Eloquence, Compassion & Healing
Candle Color: Light Blue
Celestite is said to be worn or often carried to aid in creating eloquence for oneself and to promote compassion for the earth and fellow creatures. Celestite has been used to relieve headaches as well as tension in the body, for it is said to remove all stress from one’s physical being. It is also used in astral travel, helping to provide the freedom to access pre-determined locations and as assisting one in surrendering one to the inner peace and calm required for such journeys.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
Zodiac Stone of: Gemini
Associations: Venus & Neptune
Birthstone: Not a traditional birthstone for any month.
Celestite symbolized the easing of tension and equilibrium, as it works to calm it’s bearer.
Chakra Gemstone Properties
Celestite works with centering and aligning the dimensional energy centers with the ethereal domain, promoting the clearing and perfecting of all the chakras.
Working on the 5th, Throat Chakra is the most beneficial with Celestite as it is a communication center and this is a communication stone.