Thursday, April 19, 2007


One Easter, my Grandmother gave me a beautiful giant sugar egg. The outside literally danced with decorations, flowers and lines swirling all around. When you peeked inside a small hole on one side, you found a tiny world filled with little Rabbits working on Easter Eggs. I kept that egg until it crumbled, and never lost that moment of awe when I looked inside on that little world.

That moment returned to me dozens of years later when I picked up my first Celestite "egg" and peered inside to a magical world of the most comforting blue crystals I'd ever seen.

Celestite is also known as Celestine. Occasionally the crystal is found in highly compressed masses that resemble Angel wings - these specimens are referred to as Angelite. It is a Strontium Sulfate. In its purest form it is crystal clear. The most well known color is a soft baby blue. The blue may be caused by the natural irradiation of Gold. It is also found in white, gray or a greenish blue color. When Barium is present it will turn brown, orange or yellow.

Strontium is mixed with Nitrate and used in fireworks and tracer bullets. It is also used to refine beet sugar.

Celestite crystals are usually found in areas where limestone and sandstone have begun to break down. Crystals can grow in tabular, thin prismatic (very fragile), nodular, or as a pseudohexagonal formations. More frequently, it is found growing inside a geode.

Calcite, Fluorite, Gypsum, Dolomite, Pyrite and Galena are often found in the same area as Celestite. Madagascar and the US are reputed to have some of the finest deposits. Geodes from Madagascar (some are reportedly fluorescent) are the most sought after in the world.

The US deposits were first discovered in New York, near Niagara County when crews were digging the Erie Canal. Enormous blue crystals have been found on South Bass Island in Lake Erie (Ohio). Michigan, Texas, Colorado and California are other states where Celestite is found. Canada boasts a beautiful orange Celestite from an area called Orangeville, near Toronto.

Mexico, England, Italy, Czech Republic and Poland have also been sources for this crystal.

Color in your crystal can be affected by over exposure to the Sun, so be careful where your store it. It is also very brittle, and rarely is used as a gemstone.

However, it is extremely popular as a tool for communicating with Angelic and other Spirit Guides. It is a crystal that instantly lifts you above the mundane, once it catches your eye.

Meditations with Celestite crystals will open a clear channel of communication allowing you to tap into the perfect power of the Universe's total love for you. This crystal will teach you the peaceful trust in accepting that you are part of the Divine Plan. That the ebb and flow of your life propels you where you need to be.

Learn to step out of cyclical patterns of worry and despair and walk your path in Trust. As your pathway becomes clear of thought debris, Celestite helps you communicate this lesson of Trust and Flow to others.

Use Celestite to remember your dreams. Keep a crystal under your pillow and a dream journal beside your bed. Each night request your crystal's aid while you dream, then write what you remember as soon as you get up in the morning. Dreams are tools your subconscious uses to help your physical and conscious self, heal and evolve. Celestite can speed up this process via lucid dreaming, keeping dream records and as a communication channel between these two realms.

Musicians, artists, craftsman, if you work with your hands, Celestite is great companion stone. It stimulates creativity, especially in endeavors requiring fine details and a delicate touch. This crystal directly affects your Throat Chakra, which is your communication center. If you express yourself through the arts, Celestite helps give voice to that expression.

Astral Travelers can use the crystal to improve accuracy in achieving pre-determined destinations.

Celestite eases stress and is useful in preventing diseases brought on by worry. It has been used to improve eyesight and hearing. You can ease a sore throat by placing the crystal on the afflicted area. It is also believed to aid with the functioning of the Thyroid, relieve digestive problems and eliminate toxins from the body.

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