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.
Celestite, also known as Celestine, is a form of strontium sulfate. Its color most commonly is pale grey/blue but it can also be colorless, white, green, yellow, orange, or red/brown. The blue/grey color is usually in a cluster formation and is from Madagascar. Other varieties include forms from Ohio which are tabular points and Californian which are pseudomorphic masses.
It is a member of the Baryte group of minerals.
Celestite Metaphysical Properties
The frequency of Celestite is connected to the third eye, crown, and upper transpersonal chakras. Its gentle and uplifting energy allows one to raise and expand one’s consciousness to connect with the higher dimensions, including the angelic realm so that one can communicate with one’s guardian angel and other angelic guides.
This beautiful crystal opens, cleanses and stimulates the third eye and crown chakras enhancing one’s inner vision, intuition and psychic abilities.
Celestite helps in clearing one’s energy fields or one’s environment of negativity and other emotional low vibrations by replacing the energy with that of higher angelic vibrations. Its energy allows one to be calm and centered so that one can feel emotionally safe and protected, thus helping with the emotions of fear and paranoia.
- Third Eye
- Casual Vortex
- Soul Star
- Stellar Gateway
- Eye Infections
- Angelic Communication
- Connection to Higher Dimensions
- Inner Vision
- Psychic Ability
Celestite occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite.
Celestite is found worldwide, usually in small quantities. Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar. It also occurred at Yate, Bristol, UK, where it was extracted for commercial purposes until the mid-20thC.
The skeletons of the protozoan Acantharea are made of Celestite, unlike those of other radiolarians which are made of silica.
In carbonate marine sediments, burial dissolution is a recognised mechanism of Celestite precipitation. It is sometimes used as a gemstone.
Celestite crystals are found in some geodes. The world’s largest known geode, a Celestite geode 35 feet (11 m) in diameter at its widest point, is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The geode has been converted into a viewing cave, Crystal Cave, with the crystals which once composed the floor of the geode removed. The geode has Celestite crystals as wide as 18 inches (46 cm) across, estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds (140 kg) each.
Celestite geodes are understood to form by replacement of alabaster nodules consisting of the calcium sulfates gypsum or anhydrite. Calcium sulfate is sparingly soluble, but strontium sulfate is mostly insoluble. Strontium-bearing solutions that come into contact with calcium sulfate nodules dissolve the calcium away, leaving a cavity. The strontium is immediately precipitated as Celestite, with the crystals growing into the newly-formed cavity.
Californian Celestite is a dense deep grey/blue type of Celestite which is a pseudomorphic mineral, having formed in the spaces that were originally occupied by Selenite, and thus retaining some of the energetic vibrations of the dissolved Selenite.
The frequency of Californian Celestite connects to the third eye and crown chakras, opening and stimulating these chakras, allowing one’s consciousness to be open to the higher vibrational energies of one’s soul.
The angelic energy of this Californian crystal, combined with the integrated Selenite energies, allows one to connect to the angelic realm to receive higher guidance and knowledge.