Celestite, also known as Celestine, derives its name from the Greek cœlestis, meaning celestial or heavenly and was so named by Abraham Gottlieb Werner in 1799. Celestite occurs as crystals that are usually found growing within geodes as well as in compressed massive and fibrous forms. Although it is commonly known for its light blue colouring, in its purest form it is clear or colourless, and rarely occurs with white, grey, yellow, orange and reddish brown colouring. It is quite fragile, has a Mohs Hardness of 3 – 3.5 and an orthorhombic crystal structure. It is a transparent to translucent crystal with a vitreous or pearly lustre.
Celestite is the primary source of the element strontium, which is commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys.
Celestite is a high vibration stone, sometimes referred to as the ‘Stone of the Heavens’. It is said to be an angelic stone that helps you access and communicate with celestial or higher dimensions. It is known to facilitate communication with the angel realm, your guardian angels and spirit guides.
Tradition has it that Celestite can help lift you out of the mundane and connect you into the infinite peace, power and perfection of absolute and universal love. It is useful during prayer and meditation as its uplifting, calming and expansive quality opens clear channels of communication and enhances spiritual pursuits.
Celestite is imbued with divine energies and offers a gentle inspiring strength and enormous inner peace. It is also known as a teacher for the New Age; raising awareness, bringing in divine energy and stimulating spiritual development and enlightenment.
Celestite is a valuable aid for lifting heavy moods and sadness. It reduces the tendency toward self-destruction and helps maintain a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere in times of stress. It can help repair dysfunctional relationships by opening a space for peaceful negotiation. It is also an excellent tool for emotional protection.
Celestite encourages creativity and is especially useful for the arts. It can calm and sharpen the mind and promote mental clarity. It assists in the analysis of complex ideas. It can eliminate worry, fear and anxiety and decrease negativity.
Celestite has the ability to organize pertinent information, and help communicate it with ease; a real benefit to all, especially to writers and public speakers.
This crystal sponsors purity of heart and attracts good fortune. It stimulates clairvoyance, dream recall and ‘out of body’ journeys. Celestite brings balance and alignment and is a stone that reveals the truth, balances the aura and conveys hope.
Celestite is recognised for its ability to ease pain and stress. It has a calming and cooling effect, treats eye, ear and throat disorders, eliminates toxins and returns cellular order. Due to its soothing influence it relaxes taught muscles and calms mental torment, as well as being helpful in preventing disease brought on by worry. Will balance and energise the throat chakra.
Care is needed with this beautiful crystal, as it has a brittle crystalline structure that may fracture easily and fade in direct sunlight.
An interesting Celestite fact:
Celestite crystals are often found in geodes. The world’s largest known Celestite geode is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. It is 10.7 m or 35 feet in diameter at its widest point. It has been converted into a crystal viewing cave, by removing the crystals from floor of the geode. The geode has Celestite crystals as wide as 46 cm or 18 inches across and estimated to weigh up to 135 kg or 300 pounds each.