Pale blue like the sky, Celestite (popular trade name), or Celestine (geologic name), gets its name from its “Celestial” color. It is made of strontium sulfate and is one of the primary sources of the element Strontium, used in fireworks & metal alloys. It is the strontium analog of Barite and in the Barite group of minerals. In Madagascar it is blue, & in the UK it is white or orange. It is found in crystal form, massive granular and fibrous forms. The skeletons of marine protozoan Acantharia are made of Celestite and in carbonate rich marine sediments, burial dissolution is a recognized mechanism of Celestite formation. Celestite forms occasionally in geodes, and happens to have formed the largest geode in the world! A 35ft Celestite geode was found broken open on the shores of Lake Eerie. The bottom was flattened and it is now a viewing cave for visitors. Celestite only has a hardness of 3 on the Mohs scale, making it too soft and brittle for most jewelry use.

– Associated with the 3rd eye & throat chakras, zodiac sigsn of Gemini & Libra & vibrates to the number 8 (Celestite) & 2 & 11 (Celestine).

– A stone that brings understanding of the Serenity Prayer. Aiding in the true understanding of acceptance and wisdom for the things we can and cannot change.
– Radiates calm and serenity. Good for stress reduction and inner peace.
– Aids in mindfulness practices, especially when mediated with.
– Enhances understanding of the workings of the world, and higher consciousness.
– Physically aids in depression, serotonin production and mood stabilization.

Hardness: 3-3.5 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 3.97-4.00
Refractive Index: 1.619-1.635