Celestite remains an undebated favourite amongst the crystal-lover community. Not only is its ethereal beauty worthy of adorning the faces of royalty, but its healing properties are expansive and profound.
If you are feeling disconnected from yourself, your friend, your family, your lover, or the greater universe in general, then you need to welcome the uplifting energy of Celestite into your life today!
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What is Celestite?
Celestite, also known as ‘Celestine’, is a type of strontium sulphate mineral that naturally occurs inside certain geodes – a secondarily occurring formation within volcanic and sedimentary rocks. This crystal is characteristically brittle as it forms in tiny prismatic shards that are typically clear-colored. The pale blue stone is known to draw those seeking a deeper connection with the spiritual plane into its orbit.
Most of the Celestite that is sold today is mined on the island of Madagascar. The stones that originate here are generally paler than other varieties that can tend towards a more green, grey, or yellow hue.
What is the Meaning of Celestite?
The Celestite crystal was initially discovered by German geologist A.G. Werner in 1799. Its name is understandably inspired by the Latin word ‘coelestis’ which, roughly translated, means ‘celestial and heavenly’. This is, of course, a name that takes after its mystical pale-blue quality that seems, in some way, connected to the divine. As one of many blue gemstones, the color of Celestite symbolises wisdom, holiness and good fortune.
Healing Properties of Celestite
Any individual that has had an intimate encounter with a genuine Celestite crystal will understand what we mean when we say the stone looks like it has been designed and made by the angels. Its soft glimmer is absolutely magnetic. Celestite truly is the multi-purpose crystal that every crystal lover should own. In fact, it is an unnegotiable staple in any beginner’s crystal collection.
A Celestine stone has the miraculous ability to centre and ground your entire being – no matter your present state. Even if you cannot quite place your finger on what it is that feels off or amiss, Celestine will ensure that your inner world feels harmonious and balanced once again. When you are able to heal your heart and mind, your exterior world will reflect these transformative shifts. This establishes a positive feedback loop of growth, prosperity, and spiritual enlightenment.
Celestite works most closely with the third eye chakra, also known as Anja. This chakra is connected to wisdom, understanding, and elevated levels of consciousness. It also works very closely with your pituitary gland which is responsible for the regulation of serotonin – the wildly popular ‘happy hormone’.
How to Use Celestite
The healing properties of Celestite are most effectively utilised when this crystal is incorporated into your meditation practice. Try to use every day while meditating. Experienced meditators speak of the soothing yet invigorating wave of energy that washes over them when using a Celestite crystal. If you are able to tap into its high vibrational energy, you will likely feel more energised, focussed, and optimistic in your day-to-day life.
Should you choose to carry on with this practice for a prolonged period of time, you will reap the rewards of deepened spiritual understanding, a heightened sense of presence, enhanced perceptive abilities, and an overwhelming sense of joy.
You can also keep a piece of Celestite crystal on your bed side table to promote deep sleep and the establishment of a stable and satisfying circadian rhythm. Furthermore, the presence of this crystal will aid you in remembering your dreams. When you are able to accurately recall your night’s journey, you can look deeper into its meaning and find symbols or messages that might aid you further in your journey of self-discovery and growth.
How to Cleanse and Care for Celestite
There is more than one purifying energy that you can use to both cleanse and care for your celestite crystal. Many crystal-enthusiasts tend to opt for sage when the time comes for them to clear away old energies and welcome renewed, higher frequencies into their lives. Furthermore, as Celestite is rather fragile, burning sage is likely the cleansing option with the lowest risk of damaging your beloved crystal.
For this method you simply need an uncluttered room with windows to let the smoke out. Once the sage is burnt, you circle the smoke around the Celestite and envision all the negative energies being extracted and wafting away with the smoke as it leaves you. You may also choose to repeat a mantra or an affirmation as you perform this sacred ritual.
Large crystal geodes such as Selenite or Amethyst can also be used to cleanse your Celestite crystal. These masses radiate a powerful cleansing or filtering energy that is able to reset and raise the vibrations of smaller crystals. The best way to do this would be to place your small Celestite stones inside a larger geode for a period of twenty-four hours or longer. This allows it enough time to fully absorb the geode’s purifying energies.
The moon is another cleansing source that can assist you in taking care of your crystals. Its gentle light absorbs discordant vibrations and replenished your stone with a tranquillity that allows for its continued capacity to heal. Lastly, if you notice that your Celestite is collecting dust, you may use a microfibre cloth to clean the stone. It should be noted that you must avoid using water as this will damage the crystal. Simply brush the dust off your Celestite in a gentle manner using the soft cloth.
Where to Place Celestite
Celestite is able to work its magic best in a space that is designed for rest and rejuvenation. If you have a meditation room or an altar in your bedroom then we would highly recommend placing your stone there.
Ideally, you want your Celestite crystal to be forever present in your shared home space as it promotes clear and compassionate communication, thus aiding in the fostering of healthy and prosperous relationships.