Celestite is a delicate and exquisite crystal, lovely to behold. Corresponding Astrological Sign: Gemini
Celestite is a strontium sulfate, which forms crystal filled cavities in limestone or sandstone sedimentary rock. It was first discovered in the late 18th century in Blair Co. Pennsylvania, and named for it’s beautiful celestine blue color. A minute amount of gold present in the crystal may create this hue. Most Celestite presently available is from Madagascar. Specimens from Pennsylvania, particularly the Mencklen Quarry, are sometimes seen.
Occurrence:Sky-blue colored brittle clusters of crystals, orthorhombic in structure, transparent to translucent. In the U.S. celestite may be found in New York, Ohio, and California. Excellent specimens are currently found in Madagascar. Also called celestine.
Clarity of mind and of communications. Energy balancing. Promotes spiritual growth, calmness and harmony. Enhances dream recall and astral travel. Replaces pain with loving light. Aids in forgiveness for self and others, and for a clearer understanding of Earth’s place and purpose in the scheme of things..
Chakras: Brow and Crown.
Composition: Strontium sulfate, sometimes with much Barium.
Mohs-Scale Hardness: 3 - 3.5