Alternative Names: None
Origin: Notably, Madagascar
Mineral Species: Celestine
Mineral Group: Sulphates
Chemical Formula: SrSO4
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Colour: Colourless to light blue
Typical Appearance: Usually as tabular, pyramidal or prismatic crystals within cavities.
Chakra Alignment: Throat & Bindu Visarga
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek, 'cœlestis', for celestial, in allusion to the faint blue colour of the original specimen.
Celestite is, without question, an Air mineral. Its calm, detached and intellectual presence allows us to stand back, observe, and find the best solution to a problem without engaging emotionally, or to resolve conflict through nonviolent communication. It is profoundly calming, and promotes a state of inner peace and deep meditation.
Celestite clears the energy body, blowing away whatever is released. Its celestial blue-grey colour aligns not only with the Throat, but also with the Bindu Visarga, a point or ‘drop’ at the back top of the head that aids connection with the ‘Music of the Spheres’, and improves communication with our guides and the Angelic realm. Working with blue celestite can help us to let go of unnecessary ego and see the big picture – our place in the universe, and our connectedness with all that is within it.