Celestine, sometimes called Celestite, is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate (white crystalline powder). It comes in pale blue, white, pink, pale green, pale brown, black, and clear, though the most prized is blue. The darker the blue the more valuable the mineral. Celestine may be found in geodes.
The name is derived from the Latin caelesits, meaning heavenly. It was named for the soft blue color.
History and Lore
- The Ancient Greeks believed the stone’s properties only worked if it was given by a relative or friend.
- The Ancient Romans used this stone for its calming properties.
- Both the Greeks and Romans used the stone to drive out evil.
- Its mineral content has been used in fireworks for centuries.
- Clusters of celestine are used for scrying.
Always keep the crystalline points facing the heavens.
Magical and mystical Properties include
- encouraging wounds to heal
- regulating menstrual cycles
- relieving tension and anxiety
- helping with insomnia
- balancing the equilibrium
- calming the wearer and promoting inner peace
- gaining access to archangels during a dream state
- enhancing and increasing vibrational energy in any room
- dispersing negative energy in any room
- simulating clairvoyance when place on the forehead (third eye)
- aiding in astral projection when place on the forehead (third eye)
- heals the aura when place on the forehead (third eye)
Discharging & Recharging
To recharge celestine, place it in a bowl with tumbled hematite in indirect sunlight for a brief amount of time, exposure to direct sun will fade the color. Any points on the stone should face up. (In stone therapy, when using stones to heal, their energy is used up, requiring the stones to be recharged.)
This is a reference for fiction writers and should not be taken as medical or spiritual advice.
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