Crystals ~ Angelite
Lapidary Work: The photo below shows Angelite in slab form and as a polished cabochon heart. The heart shape was cut out for me, a gift. I then had to polish the stone carefully by hand due to its hardness of 3.5 (Mohs' hardness scale), meaning that it can be scratched using a copper coin.
Appearance: Angelite is a solid pale blue form of calcium sulfate or "anhydrate", which is gypsum that has lost water and crystallized. It sometimes shows traces of white calcium mineral. It is formed from Celestite (same Subclass: Anhydrous Sulfates.) that has been compressed over millions of years. (Celestine Crystal Information next issue, as a follow on from here.)
Other colours: mid blue to celestial blue, lilac, violet, white, grey violet veined resembling angel wings. Sometimes may contain flecks of red. An opaque stone.
It is a soft mineral which will convert into Gypsum if immersed in water. Do not cleanse with water or wear while bathing or swimming.
The name 'angelite' comes from the Greek 'anhydras' meaning 'without water'.
Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Orthorhombic crystals have unequal axes that encompass energy and are useful cleansers and clearers.
Properties: Angelite crystal is one of the stones of awareness for the New Age. Angelite is a tremendous healing stone. It has the most wonderful way of imparting deep peace and inner tranquillity. Angelite is a stone of heightened awareness, with special focus on peace and brotherhood. It gives protection in the environment around your body.
Angelite is both a sender and receiver, telepathic communication is enhanced. If two people wished to be connected in that way while they were physically apart they could each carry pieces of Angelite. (This connection would be even deeper if the stones were programmed for that purpose.)
Angelite is an excellent balancer, polarizing and aligning the physical body with the ethereal network thus enabling contact with the angelic realm, your angels; spirit guides and helps to connect with your higher self. In addition, you can use it to connect with your animal spirit guides. Carrying, wearing, holding or being near Angelite acts as physical representative or anchoring talisman by providing a focal point of connection for receiving love, guidance and help from the invisible ones who surround us on the higher planes.
Communication and Communion with beings on higher dimensions is angelite's special gift and this makes these crystal stones useful for those wishing to develop powers of psychic attunement, channelling, mediumship, clairvoyance and spiritual healing. It's a useful tool for astrologers, tarot readers, and others involved in spiritual counselling. Because of its ability to deepen attunement and heighten perception, Angelite is a powerful stone for healers. Angelite has been used to enhance astrological understanding and brings a deeper understanding of mathematics.
It has been recommended that a piece of hematite be present, to be used as landing gear when using angelite for astral travelling or spirit journeys.
Angelite is also one of the light-blue stones associated with the healing of anger. It dispels fear, anger and anxiety, converting them into faith and tranquillity. This stone helps heal the relationship and the disconnection we may feel. It is a very soothing, peaceful, and uplifting stone quite helpful during times of transition.
Angelite helps you unlock the secrets of the spoken word, giving voice to your truth and to be more compassionate and accepting, especially of things that cannot be changed. Angelite encourages forgiveness. It alleviates psychological pain and counteracts cruelty.
Angelite can be used during meditation to enhance the meditative state, and to clarify issues in one's current situations as they arise. By depositing inspiration from guides and angels into the chakras, Angelite allows them to be integrated into the whole even after one is done working with the stone.
Angelite aligns physical and etheric fields for healing oneself as well as others. It will regenerate and rejuvenate ill or depleted areas of the being. Providing a protective energy field around the area where it is placed.
On a Physical Level:
- Angelite's glandular domain is the thyroid and parathyroids. It has also been used for inflammation of the throat and thyroid problems. Ailments such as throat cancer and strep throat.
- Angelite is believed to help reduce pain and can be used to help alleviate the pain of sunburn. Hold or place on the body as appropriate or place next to your bed.
- Angelite can also heal issues of the bones and joints, and provides an overall strengthening of these systems via more efficient calcium absorption through the blood.
- It repairs tissue and corrects blood deficiencies and helps to renew blood vessels and repair tissues.
- Good for aiding the treatment of stomach ulcers.
- Its healing vibration is also linked to the upper lungs and arms, the base of the skull and weight.
- Angelite can be used for headaches, heart function, the circulatory system and infectious diseases.
- Angelite balances the fluid functions of the body and thereby will release excess body fluid, can act as a diuretic and aid weight loss.
- Angelite can be used to relieve pain, both physical and psychological, and combats cruelty and brutality.
- Applied to the feet it unblocks meridians and energetic pathways.
- It has been used as an aura cleanser and activator to bring Angelic attunement.
Blue is the colour of the present time, the Aquarian Age. The Aquarian is seen as the truth seeker; however, she or he must go forward in truth, for if they do not go forward, they will go backwards out of fear. Angelite combats this fear.
Throat Chakra - Communication
Third Eye Chakra - Intuition, Insight
Crown Chakra - Divine wisdom, Enlightenment
Angelite heals and clears the Throat, Third-Eye, and Crown Chakras, and sends energy to the Soul-Star Chakra that lies 6 inches above the head. The higher vibrations sent to these chakras allows for greater spiritual growth, enhanced intuition, and clearer communication. Angelite's ability to unblock the upper chakras clears the area to allow for the influx of higher vibrational information coming into the auric field, to be processed by the lower chakras.
Dispellers and Restorers.
- Are very helpful talismans for mental clarity and spiritual problems
- Are used to put things right again after they are out of balance
Ariadne ("the Utterly Pure") is the Minoan (Cretan) Great Goddess and Mistress of the Labyrinth, who is goddess of the shining moon and the dark underworld. She is the giver of souls, bound in sacred marriage to Dionysos, the god of boundless life. Ariadne is associated with celestial spiral motion, both in the imagery of the Labyrinth, and in Her fame for dancing. The spiral dance evokes the whirling stars, and the Minotaur is called in some sources Asterios, "Star".
Hebe: The Goddess Of Youth Hebe was the personification of youth and immortality. Her name means youth or prime of life. She was the cup bearer who served nectar to the Olympian Gods to give them everlasting youth.
Yhi: The Goddess of Light and Creator Goddess of the Karraur, an Australian aboriginal group, she lay asleep in the Dreamtime before this world's creation, in a world of bone-bare, windless mountains.
Brigid: The Celtic goddess Brigid is the traditional patroness of healing (represented by twin serpents), poetry (the ancient Celtic tradition of see-poets and Bardic lore were the primal retainers of culture and learning), and smithcraft (her sisters carry the alchemical sword and blacksmithing tongs). All of these elements are all practical and inspired wisdom and creativity.
The Gods/Goddesses listed below relate to the colour blue and its array of Gems and Crystals in this tint range.
Dazhbog: Sun god, also god of blessings and son of Svarog; Iranian influence. The Sun and father God who is called Grandfather of Russia. He travels in a chariot across the sky, bringing with the morning light, justice and abundance. The seven planets act as judges for him.
Odin: in Norse mythology, king of the gods. Odin, father and ruler of the Norse gods, always wore his golden helmet and carried his magic sword. As god of war, Odin held court in Valhalla, where all brave warriors went after death in battle. Odin was also the god of wisdom, poetry, and magic, and he sacrificed an eye for the privilege of drinking from Mimir, the fountain of wisdom.
Ma'at, Goddess of Truth, Balance, Order: Maat is the Egyptian goddess of truth and justice. She is married to Thoth, and is the daughter of Ra, the sun god. In addition to truth, she embodies harmony, balance and divine order. In Egyptian legends, it is Maat who steps in after the universe is created, and brings harmony amidst the chaos and disorder.
Magical Work: Angelite Telepathy Booster Start with an Angelite stone that has been cleaned of all unwanted energy and 1 purple candle. Place the stone on your third eye, breathing slowly and relaxing while gazing into the flame of the candle. Notice the connection between your physical body and your spiritual being. Say: "I am one with my total being...I understand the world around me." Place the stone in front of the candle while the candle burns all the way down. Hold the stone whenever you want to boost your psychic ability.
Angelite protects against angry people at work or home and calms them; also defensive against prejudice or intolerance of your way of way of life. Use in all angel and archangel spells and for calling absent family members or friends who have lost contact or are estranged or cold towards you. Empowerment/affirmation: I turn anger into love.
Blue is the colour of idealism, of acquired or traditional knowledge, of learning form experience whatever the age of the person and of wise leadership qualities. Use blues for matters of justice, for career and employment, especially promotion, for acquiring traditional knowledge, for leadership opportunities, for authority and power used wisely, for long distance or long tern travel and house moves; for marriages and partnerships of all kinds, for expansion of business and financial improvement based on past efforts, for idealism, for drawing down healing powers form higher sources and to heal air pollution and the seas.
Planet: Uranus (crystal). The colour blue Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
Element: Air /Wind
Numerical Vibration: 1
Feng Shui: Use this stone in the Northeast area for wisdom and knowledge and in the Center area for balance and harmony.
The Seven Secrets of Crystal Talismans, Henry M. Mason
Complete Book of Natural Magick, Cassandra Eason
A Year and a Day in Magick, Cassandra Eason
Illustrated Guide to Crystals, Judy Hall