Originally celestite was called Celestine but is better known today by the name Celestite. It is usually blue in color but can be found in colors ranging from white, yellow, orange, red and red-brown. It grows in nodules, granular masses and as tabular orthorhombic crystals. Celestite is one of the more popular stones in healing practices.
Celestite crystal grows mainly in sedimentary rocks and is often found in deposits of gypsum and halite. Many times it is found in cavities along with limestone and dolomite. Most Celestite is mined in England, Sicily, and in the United States on the Islands around Lake Erie, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. Occasionally it grows in double wings that are reminiscent of Angel Wings. When found in this form, it is called Angelite; this is yet another reason why celestite is becoming so very well known.
The name Celestite comes from the word Celestial referring to the stars and the other heavenly bodies in the Universe. This is actually a perfect name for it because one of its best known properties is how it helps you to connect to the celestial energies. It helps us to adjust our personal mental energies to the energies of the Universe and to integrate those energies inside ourselves so that we can better understand the oneness of everything that is and ever was.
Persons wishing to connect with their Spirit Guides often use Celestite to aid in helping them make the connection. Simply hold the stone during meditation and reach out with your mind, asking for your guide to speak to you. Then listen, not just with your ears but with your body, heart, mind and spirit.
Celestite is a wonderful stone for anyone that works with people in any sort of stressful situations. This would include people who work as therapists, teachers, clergy and even emergency personnel. It helps you to find the right words to use in each situation so that you can articulate what needs to be said in a way that causes the least stress. It can also help with the manifestation of spiritual goals, allowing you to easily see when your desires are for earthly manifestation versus spiritual manifestations which can help keep your path clear for you.
Hold or wear a Celestite when sleeping to aid in dream recall or when attempting to Astral Travel to aid in getting to the chosen site easier and to help remove any stresses that may be preventing you from accomplishing Astral Travel.
Celestite makes great gifts for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one or a stressful time such as the lost of a job. It acts like a ray of sunshine in the wearers life and allows calmness and harmony to flow into their life, gently pushing all negativity and stress out in the process.
If you have an artistic person who needs a gift, whether they are involved in music, painting, sewing, jewelry making or any other type of creative endeavor, take advantage of the Celestite properties that allows light and love to flow into their life and allows their creative juices to flourish.
Gemstone healers use Celestite to treat disorders of the eyes, increase the patients ability to hear and to bring stability to those suffering mental imbalances. it is often used to remove negativity from the body and aura, especially when they have become toxic and are causing destruction on a cellular level.
Main Chakra: Throat
Planet: Neptune & Venuse
Vibrates to the number: 8 & 2
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Chemical Composition - SrSO4
Hardness - 3-3.5
Specific Gravity - 3.9+
Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.622
Bi-refringence - 0.009 to 0.010
Optic Sign - Positive
Optical Character - Biaxial
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