Communicate with Guardian Angels and the Angelic Realm.
Open your Third Eye and access your inner knowing.
Feel uplifted, joyful, peaceful, and deeply connected to all.
Expand your capacity for compassion, love, and gratitude.
Let Celestite guide you to spiritual ecstasy!
Mineralogy of Celestite
Mineral Family: Sulfates
Chemical Composition: SrSO4
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Luminescence: Blueish-white (long and short waves)
Luster: Vitreous (glassy), Pearly on cleavage
Transparency: Transparent – translucent
Location: Large deposits of museum quality specimens of Celestite are found in Madagascar. Additional deposits are found in Austria, Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Slovakia, and the United States (California and Ohio).
Mineral Family: Celestite is a beautiful crystal and a Sulfate mineral. Sulfates are a group of minerals whose crystal structure has four Oxygen atoms forming a square with a Sulfur atom in the center. There are approximately 200 types of Sulfates, with Gypsum and Baryte being very common and the rest being quite rare. Celestite is one of these rare varieties and can be colorless, white, light red, green, blue, or brown. The most desirable color is blue Celestite.
Formation: Most Celestite forms in sedimentary rocks such as Limestone, Dolomite, and Sandstone. Occasionally it forms in hydrothermal deposits. Well formed tabular crystals are one of the hallmarks of Celestite, with crystals more than 30 inches (75 cm) long having been found in some locations. Thick beds of Celestite are also common, with the largest being between 10-20 feet (3-6 meters) deep, found in California.
Mining: Typically commercially mined in primary deposits. Celestite is one of the richest sources for Strontium, which is used to make the red color in fireworks and signal flairs.
Enhancements: All Celestites on the market are natural, enhanced only through tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Celestine, Sicilianite
History of Celestite
Celestite is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently been explored. Its name comes from the Latin word caelestis, meaning “heavenly,” a word which refers to the light blue color of many collector’s specimens.
Healing Properties of Celestite
Spiritual: Celestite has an exceptionally high vibration that calls forth the Heavenly Host to guide and protect us. It sharpens our intuitive abilities and inner vision, as well as our ability to hear our Spirit Guides and messages from the Divine. Celestite is a stone of spiritual wisdom, which can guide us along our spiritual path, allowing us to advance steadily and understand more than we currently imagine possible. Celestite is a marvelous stone for meditation, prayer, and manifestation, and gently opens the Third Eye, increasing intuition and psychic connection. Celestite is attuned to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Gemini. It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the numbers 2 and 8.
Emotional: Celestite has an incredibly soothing energy that gently leads us to feel uplifted and serene. It promises us that we are safe and protected and to let go of irrational fear and paranoia. Celestite is a pleasant stone, encouraging us to be likewise; patient, kind, and possessing a ready sense of humor. It brings hope when all seems in despair. Celestite brings good fortune and shows us that the path to freedom and joy is defined by acts of love and respect.
Mental: Celestite helps us to analyze complex ideas and integrate rational logic with intuition. It reveals the big picture so that we can fully comprehend a situation or idea and know the many different options with which we may approach it. Celestite is also extremely helpful for exploring and embracing ideas and events which defy our normal logic, such as miracles and other Divine happenings. Celestite also makes an exquisite gift for musicians, dancers, or anyone involved in the arts, as it unites creativity with a heady sense of spiritual bliss.
Physical: Celestite is used by metaphysical healers to clear infections, parasites and toxins out of the body. It is also believed to activate the metabolism and to sooth digestive disorders. Celestite is also used to treat eye and ear infections and illnesses. It is most commonly used to lessen pain and cleanse the area that needs to be healed.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Celestite
The Miners sell to a Gem Dealer/Exporter
The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells to a US Wholesaler/Importer.
The Importer sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is complicated but likely clean.
The Mine, Lapidary and Importer are all in different countries.
At least two middle-men are involved.
This Celesite is from Madagascar.
The exact deposit is unknown, but was most likely artisanally-mined,
which causes only minor environmental damage and would have been relatively low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
The Lapidary & Importer
This Golden Sheen Obsidian was tumbled in China.
Lapidary factories in China are typically safe for workers.
The Obsidian was imported by a US mineral wholesaler.
The Importer is a family business run by a married couple.
The Importer pays its employees fairly.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show. They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare. The tumbled Celestite and specialty Obsidian particularly caught my eye, since no other source carries them. The owners are a married couple, he takes care of their larger stones, while she is the self-proclaimed, “Tumbled Stone Queen.” The Queen knows her stock inside and out and we’ve spoken in person and by phone about the geology and origins of various minerals.
The amount of middlemen involved does give me pause. I only purchase stones from this source if I can’t find the stone elsewhere and I am confident about mining and lapidary conditions for the countries in question.
Celestite Tumbled Stone
Color: Blue with a white shimmer. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Celestite
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