Celestite, also known as Celestine, is a mineral that forms blue crystals. Celestite is often associated with divine power and is thought to increase understanding, higher consciousness, as well as mindfulness when used in meditation and prayer.
Celestite is a mineral composed of strontium sulfate (SrSO4). Its name is derived from Latin word Caelestis, meaning "celestial", which was inspired by the crystals’ well-known shades of sky blue. This mineral can occur in geodes as crystals. Celestite can also occur as fibers in sedimentary rock: rivers, streams, and ocean beds. The crystals are also often found growing alongside Gypsum, Anhydrite, and Halite.
Celestite is found worldwide in small quantities. The pale blue specimens that the name is derived from are found in Madagascar and Sicily, Italy. It can also occur as colorless, white, pale blue, pink, pale green, pale brown, and black. Orange specimens have been found in Ontario, Canada. Other interesting names for the mineral include Coelestine, Eschwegite (of Lévy), Sicilianite.
Associated with celestial beings, Celestite is strongly connected to divine energy and cosmic supernatural forces. As the result, this gem is best used for pursuing spiritual strength. Celestite also promotes discernment or higher spiritual awareness. This makes the stone good for gaining understanding and promoting inner peace.
How to use Celestite for Healing
Celestite is best used as a focal point of meditation, prayer, or mindfulness. This stone does very well as a visual piece in private space used for mindfulness practices.
Celestite jewelry would also be good for mindfulness totems: reminders of mindfulness during daily living. Examples of good installations of Celestine include earrings, pendants, and brooches. Rings, as well as bracelets, are discouraged as they are prone to knicks and bumps that could compromise the piece.
Remember to always charge pieces with celestial energy: the sun or the moon. The sun is good for encouraging life-affirming energy, good for mindfulness practices for daily activities. The moon for emotional intuitive power, good for encouraging emotional intelligence and reminders of thoughtfulness. *Do not leave Celestite in strong or direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time, as this will fade the color *
For cleansing, Selenite plates or slabs work well for smaller pieces. For larger geodes, a little bit of Palo Santo works just fine.