A Writers Guide to Celestine



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.

crust of clear grey-blue lustrous celestite crystals

crust of clear grey-blue lustrous celestite crystals

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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  1. Blue must be very rare then.

    1. Funny it is not the rarest but still the most sought after.

  2. Great info, thanks! Keep your points up!

  3. A stone like the heavens. I see a bit of poetry in that. 🙂

  4. This is a beautiful stone, and it has a lot of interesting properties that get my imagination going!

  5. So uh, how is this crystal used for scrying? The crystal itself looks so murky and fuzzy, can’t really see too deeply into that.

  6. I need a couple of pendants made from this stuff to give to my sons. They definitely need calming. 😀

    I didn’t realize you had made up the term Wlog. I just made it an official term. lol

  7. Celestine must be very valuable. I’d love to have some, just to have it. I love gems of all sorts. I liked learning about it. You teach when you post! 🙂 Thanks.

  8. The history channel could take some lessons from you 🙂 I like how it can be ‘refreshed’. That’s interesting.

    1. 🙂 I do verify this info with at least two sources and when possible three.

  9. You had such a great A-Z challenge topic last year. Are you doing it this year with a similar topic?

    1. Can you believe this was actually from two years ago (I think), but this posts gets the most hits. That’s why I thought I’d keep them going.

      I’ll be taking April off.

  10. I love to read about beliefs connected with crystals or stones. There are so many interesting ones. I can see why you post about these. Glad you do.

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