Celestite – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/


Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Celestite is a secondary mineral formed from strontium sulphate.

Its precipitation is formed as a mechanism of burial dissolution in carbon marine sediments however it is mainly found in sedimentary rocks as a crystal or both compact and massive fibrous forms.


All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Celestite crystals belong to the Orthorhombic system.


Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Celestite is also known as Celestine and is named for the delicacy of its pale blue colour. The name is also derived from the Latin word caelestis, meaning of the sky.


The stone was named in 1798 by Abraham Werner and can be found in England, Italy, Argentina, Spain and Pakistan among many other places. The stones found in Madagascar and the US are defined as being of superior quality.


The stone is the main source of stronium which is notably used in metal alloys and fireworks.


Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Celestite has a vitrous to pearly lustre and can be found in transparent or transluscent form.


It is brittle with an uneven fracture and is found as a tabular or pyramidical shape.


The stone is known to be fragile and to lose colour if left in sunlight.


Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Celestite is not typified as a variety however it can be found under the name celestine.



Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.


Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Celestite crystals.


Mental: Celestite crystals are said to create structure around thought and discipline and a framework in every day life and work.
Emotional: Celestite crystals is an aid to extreme feelings of unease, the feeling of constriction and the alleviation of fainting fits. It provides stability and relief to all types of unease and worry.
Physical: The stone is said to aid in the strengthening of the organs,tissue and bones. It is also a benefit to the release of chronic tension.


Crystal Chart – Celestite


Crystal: Celestite
Mineralogy: Strontium Sulphate SRSO4
Geometric form: Orthorhombic
Formation: Secondary
Family: Sulfate
Birthstone: Celestite is associated with the Astrological signs of Gemini and Libra.
Appearance: Brittle and transparent to transluscent, the pale blue crystal is extremely fragile and normally appears as a tabular , pyramidal shape.
Aura: Celestite is known for its Auric ability to bring peace and harmony to the energies within. It is a stone of high frequency and divine energies making it revered for its abilities to open up the channels to powerful healing.
Colour: Normally appears in a pale blue colour yet can be found as white, green or colourless.
Chakra: Celestite allows for a high frequency flow into the Crown, higher Crown and Third Eye Chakras. It can also bring expression to the Throat Chakra.




International Crystals – References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001


New Oxford American Dictionary




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