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celestiteIntroduction to the Meaning and Uses of Celestite

Celestite holds special significance for all who look to the light-filled heavens and experience a wonderful sense of peace, an elevation of spirit, and an overwhelming awareness of belonging, not just to mankind but to the universe and all that dwells there. Celestite’s ethereal blue crystals reflect the many hues of our celestial dome and is perhaps the loveliest of the blue energy crystals. It is a powerful activator of the Throat Chakra, as well as the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, stimulating the spiritual senses and bringing a swift and dynamic connection to the higher realms. It is foremost a Stone of Heavenly Communication, particularly with the angelic realm, and is one of the most effective for connecting with one’s guardian angels or spirit guides. [Simmons, 101][Ahsian, 102][101 Hall, 68][Lembo, 118]  

Celestite’s high-vibrational frequency radiates in all directions, emitting a soft, positive energy that may be used to cleanse the surrounding environment or heal one’s aura. It is beneficial for calming fears or stilling a chaotic mind, and provides clear focus and a smooth transition in meditation. Celestite is highly conducive for dream recall and out of body travel, and stimulates intuitive abilities, especially in clairvoyant and clairaudient endeavors. It is a beautiful crystal that promotes purity of heart, hope, and good fortune. [Simmons, 101][Ahsian, 102][Melody, 188][Hall, 96-97]

Celestite, also called Celestine, is a strontium sulfate mineral first reported in the 1790’s. Its name, derived from the Latin caelestis, means “celestial” or “heavenly,” and refers to the sky-blue color commonly exhibited by its crystals. While it is usually colorless to pale blue or blue-gray, specimens of white, yellow, light orange to reddish-brown, and pale green have been reported. Celestite has a hardness of 3 to 3.5 and forms in tabular and prismatic crystals, in compact massive or fibrous forms, and as crystal linings in geodes. Because of its softness, it is less often used as a gemstone and more often as specimens, with the most beautiful blue clusters coming from Madagascar. Celestite is a primary source of the element strontium, used in various metal alloys, for sugar-beet refining, and in the manufacture of pyrotechnics and flares for its brilliant red flame. [][][Simmons, 100][][]

The world’s largest known geode is lined with blue Celestite and is nearly 35 feet long at its widest. Its crystals range from 8 to 18 inches long and up to 3 feet wide, with some estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds each. Located on South Bass Island near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, USA, the geode lies 30 to 40 feet below the surface, discovered by workers in 1897 while digging a well for the Heineman Winery above. Left in place, it was partially mined for the Celestite crystals used in fireworks until the owner decided to convert it into a viewing cave, called Crystal Cave, by removing the crystals that composed the floor. Its tourist revenues saved the winery during Prohibition, and at present both the winery and geode are open for tours. [][]

Note: Celestite is heat and light sensitive and may fade with prolonged exposure to hot lamps or full sun. [][Hall, 97]

diamond usesCelestite Uses and Purposes

As a stone of heavenly communication, Celestite is ideal for quickly connecting with angelic presence and for calling in one’s guardian angels. Utilize it to seek Divine guidance, protection or healing, or to communicate with loved ones on the other side to receive their guidance. [Simmons, 101][Ahsian, 102][Melody, 188][Lembo, 118]

Place a cluster of blue Celestite in any area that has become stagnant with emotional energy or negativity to gently cleanse the environment and fill with positive energy. It is ideal for the bedroom or meditation space to calm racing thoughts and invite a sense of tranquility. Keep in the workplace to combat stress and intimidation, and place in healing rooms to attract angelic energies and purify the space. [Ahsian, 102][Eason, 245][Lembo, 119] 

Blue Celestite is a perfect support stone for dispelling worries and fears, suspicions, or paranoia, helping one to feel safe and protected. It is an excellent talisman for releasing high anxiety or bringing one back to a calm, centered state during a panic attack. Carry a piece of Celestite to allay fears of travel, large crowds, speaking or eating in public, or to overcome involuntary behaviors such as fainting, excessive blushing or nervous tics. Give a small piece to children to hold so they can feel their guardian angel near whenever they are afraid or lonely. [Ahsian, 102][Eason, 46, 245][Hall En, 149][Gienger, 22]

Celestite is an excellent gem for artists, musicians, designers and all who need to stimulate creativity and expand their ideas. It is important to those in visionary businesses, such as a New Age store, metaphysical services, or any spiritual related business to be prosperous and present while still maintaining one’s ethics and connection to the spiritual world. [Melody, 189][101 Hall, 68][Lembo, 119]



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healing power of crystalsCelestite Physical Healing

Celestite is particularly cleansing to the auric field and body systems by stimulating cellular order and eliminating toxins caused by stress and chronic tension. Its soothing influence transmutes pain and calms mental distress. It is believed useful in treating disorders of the eyes, ears, and throat, and to aid in digestive disorders, especially those made worse by stress. As a sulfate, Celestite may also assist in clearing infections, including those of the skin, reducing fever, and protecting against intestinal parasites. It is an excellent stimulant stone for long-term courses of treatment. [Melody, 189][Hall, 97][Ahsian, 102-103][Eason, 245][Gienger, 22][Megemont, 48]

physical healing crystal usesCelestite Emotional Healing Energy

Celestite is a crystal of peace for the emotional body, cooling fiery emotions, tempering distress when things become overwhelming, and slowing the mind’s incessant chatter. It inspires one to be still, connect to a higher purpose and receive the calm, restorative energy it offers. Celestite brings balance and alignment, hope and optimism. It is wonderful for healing sadness, grief or despair, and is a great aid to improving dysfunctional relationships by opening one to peaceful negotiations and a willingness to explore new experiences.[Lembo, 119][Melody, 188-189][Hall, 97]

chakra balancing with crystalsCelestite Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Celestite carries a soft blue crystal energy that stimulates the Throat Chakra, the voice of the body. It is, in essence, a pressure valve that allows energy from the other chakras to be expressed. When the Throat Chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. Energy rising upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release.

Celestite is also a powerful activator of the Brow and Crown Chakras. The Brow Chakra, called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command, and directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. When the Brow Chakra is in balance our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.

The Crown Chakra, located at the top of the head, is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies, controlling how we think and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.

spiritual crystalsCelestite Spiritual Energy

Celestite is a gentle but powerful crystal of celestial connection, expanding the consciousness to receive wisdom from the Divine Source as well as communication and protection from the angelic realm. This crystal teaches patience and perfect trust in the Divine process, instilling a profound sense of peace and the desire for a harmonious coexistence with humanity and all of creation. Celestite helps one recall and acknowledge gifts of the Divine, as well as to recognize Divine intervention in one’s life. [Melody, 188][Ahsian, 102][Hall, 96-97][101 Hall, 68]


crystal color powerCelestite Color Energy

Celestite utilizes blue color energy, the color of the sky as winter gives way to spring and the sun climbs higher each day. It marks the beginning of life and emotion. Blue crystals bring trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus needed to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy. Light blue crystals help us accept the life we have, develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They’re excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt.

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Meditation CrystalsMeditation with Celestite

Celestite’s high frequency facilitates a smooth transition into meditation, keeping one clear and focused on the process while providing a calm, protected state in which to explore one’s inner being, the higher self, or to connect to the wisdom of the universal mind. It is highly effective for surrendering to total peace and provides an excellent tool for dream recall, astral travel, and heightening psychic and intuitive talents. Celestite is a gentle gem and perfect for those new to crystal power and meditation. [101 Hall, 68][Melody, 188][Ahsian, 102]


divination uses of crystalsCelestite Divination

The Divinatory meaning of Celestite: Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday and you have survived. [Eason, 245]



angel crystalsCelestite and the Angelic Realm

Heavenly blue Celestite is one of the most potent crystals for accessing the angelic realm and can provide swift access to one’s guardian angels and angel guides. It is often associated with Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Haniel, and Seraphiel. [Simmons, 101][101 Hall, 68][Lembo, 118] Celestite ranges in color from clear to pale or mid-blue. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Celestite of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period. (For colors other than blue, see the Guardian Angel Crystals page in this website.)


Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel
May 6-10 Clear Aladiah
June 16-21 Blue Caliel
July 28-August 1 Lt. Blue Haaiah
August 13-17 Clear Reiiel (Rejajel)
December 3-7 Clear Hahasiah


There are other Angels that are partial to Celestite. The table below gives you information about them.


Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel
Aids you while dealing with Anger. Blue Af
Protector and Ruler of the dates June 16-21; Gemini. Blue Caliel
Ruler of Earth/Snow Blue Shalgiel
Understanding Angel Tree of Life, the Ruler of Saturn, and the Guardian of Thursday. Blue Tzaphiel
Protector and Ruler of the dates May 6-10; Taurus. Clear Aladiah
Guardian of the Eighteenth Mansion of the Moon; Scorpio. Clear Egibiel
Protector and Ruler of the dates December 3-7; Sagittarius. Clear Hahasiah
Master of the 9th Tarot Card “The Hermit”. Associated with Virgo. Clear Hamaliel
Guardian of the Twentieth Mansion of the Moon; Sagittarius. Clear Kyriel
Matariel is the Ruler of Earth/Rain. Clear Matariel
Raziel is known as the Wisdom Angel; Tree of Life, and Heals Spiritual Blocks. Clear Raziel
Protector and Ruler of the dates August 13-17; Leo. Clear Reiiel (Rejajel)
Master of the 16th Tarot Card “The Tower”. Clear Zamael
Raguel helps you to Heal Relationships. Lt. Blue Raguel
Protector and Ruler of the dates July 28-August 1; Leo. Lt. Blue Haaiah
Master of the 21st Tarot Card “The World” White Agiel
Master of the 17th Tarot Card “The Star”. White Cambiel
Master of the 10th Tarot Card “Wheel of Fortune”. Sachiel is also the Guardian of Thursday and is the Ruler of Jupiter. White Sachiel
Master of the 6th Tarot Card “The Lovers”. White Serayel
Ruler of Earth/Storm and is the Angel of Protection during hurricanes. White Za’aphiel (Zaapiel)
Master of the 14th Tarot Card “Temperance”. Lt. Orange Saritaiel
Protector and Ruler of the dates April 5-9; Aries. Orange Elemiah
Protector and Ruler of the dates January 6-10; Capricorn. Orange Ieilael
Protector and Ruler of the dates August 2-6; Leo. Orange Terathel
Protector and Ruler of the dates January 21-25; Aquarius. Orange Umabel
Master of the 21st Tarot Card “The World”. White Agiel
Master of the 17th Tarot Card “The Star”. White Cambiel
Master of the 10th Tarot Card “Wheel of Fortune”. Sachiel is also the Guardian of Thursday and is the Ruler of Jupiter. White Sachiel
Master of the 6th Tarot Card “The Lovers”. White Serayel
Ruler of Earth/Storm and is the Angel of Protection during hurricanes. White Za’aphiel (Zaapiel)



Goddess Crystals for AmethystCelestite Goddess Crystals

Celestite honors the Goddess Juterna, the Roman Goddess of the Brooks and Ponds, Wells and Springs. The waters over which she presided were thought to give nourishment and health.






There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section you will find information on all three approaches.

traditional birthstoneCelestite Traditional Birthstone

Celestite is not a traditional birthstone.




Natural BirthstoneCelestite Natural Birthstone

Celestite which is blue in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust. Blue crystals bring patience and respect.



zodiac usesCelestite - Zodiac Stone of Aquarius

Celestite is thought to stimulate spiritual maturity, as well as to bring balance and tranquility to those born under the signs of Gemini and Cancer. [Megemont, 256, 258]



talisman uses

Celestite Amulets and Talismans

Celestite is a Dispeller Solidifier crystal. Dispeller crystal lattices act like a radiator with sharp points from which energy can flow easily outward, carrying with it the undesirable elements in one’s life. They are helpful talismans to relieve the everyday concerns of physical, mental and spiritual problems. Dispellers are also known as Restorers. They put things right again after they are out of balance.

Solidifiers are a class of minerals that include the sulfates and are the most powerful talismans for solidifying a relationship or new habit. They are used to add permanence to anything that is temporary. They are particularly useful in efforts to stabilize a situation and to help one maintain something they have worked hard to achieve.


Feng Shui usesCelestite Feng Shui

Blue Celestite utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized, and is yielding and formless yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use blue crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.


Lore_and _legend of crystalsCelestite in Ancient Lore and Legend


Celestite (strontium sulphate) was first reported in the 1790’s and has no traceable legends and lore. However, modern crystal lore claims it to be a Stone of Heaven, created from angelic song from celestial choirs. [101 Hall, 68][]

Much earlier crystals called Celestine were previously known from Sicily, though these are thought to be barium-rich and not the strontium variety discovered in the late 1780’s and formally described in 1792. These prior Celetines were said in mythology to have come from a beautiful network of stars known as the Pleiades, or “Seven Sisters,” and were believed to hold celestial wisdom [] []


Footnote References

The symbols [  ] enclose the author’s name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Eason, ] Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, ] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, ] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, ] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall II,  ] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Hall III, ] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 3 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2013).
[Hall En, ] Judy Hall, The Encyclopedia of Crystals (Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2013).
[Hall Cr, ] Judy Hall, Crystals To Empower You (Blue Ash, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2013).
[101 Hall, ] Judy Hall, 101 Power Crystals (Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2011).
[Kunz, ] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Lecouteux, ] Claude Lecouteux, A Lapidary of Sacred Stones (Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, U.S. edition, 2012).
[Lembo, ] Margaret Ann Lembo, The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones (Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2013).
[Margherita, ] Margherita, The Crystal Lotus Handbook (Ontario, Canada: The Crystal Lotus, 2010).
[Megemont, ] Florence Mégemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, ] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, ] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Melody En, ] Melody, Love Is In The Earth-The Crystal and Mineral Encyclopedia (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 2007).
[Raphaell, ] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, ][Ahsian, ] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).


Written by Linda Mason

Published 08/11/2016

Published 03/29/2023

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