For this week I thought we would take a look at a crystal that I started working with about two years ago and have come to really enjoy a great deal. Sometimes we discover certain stones and crystals in a very magickal way; they come into our lives just as something else that resonates with them does and we find things falling into place with really nicely when we take up that particular stone. That’s what happened with me angelite. I had begun to work more heavily with the angles and had begun doing angel card readings more frequently, mostly at the request of clients that were finding me online looking for readings. They would see I offered oracle readings along with tarot and would come specifically asking for angel readings. As I began to take this work more seriously and started working more with the angelic realm, I started to think it would be a nice idea to do something in a formal, ritual sense to try and solidify my connection to the angels. As I was working to put together a small ritual to honor and connect to the angels when I was doing some reading on angel meditations and discovered the beautiful blue crystal of angelite.
Angelite comes in a number of different forms. You can find it in raw clusters, in points, and quite often in tumbled form. Angelite is popular in New Age themed jewelry, especially if it is angel themed. Angelite is the common or trade name for the light blue or lilac blue colored anhydrite that is often found in Peru. It is a form of calcium sulfate and, while mostly found in a blue color, can also be found in forms of white and, depending on where it is found, it can have splashes of red in it as well. It’s a very common stone and can be easily found online and in metaphysical shops in all sorts of shapes and sizes for reasonable prices. In the New Age market it’s not uncommon to find angelite stones fashioned in the shape of hearts or small pocket angel figurines.
When it comes to healing, angelite can be used as quite a versatile tool. Angelite is a stone that is connected to the throat chakra, but with it’s association to the angelic realms, it also has a connection to the crown chakra and can be used for healing where both of these chakaras may need attention. Spiritual healing is an area where angelite is commonly used, especially if the issue is one connected to anger or letting go of negative or bad feelings that have been holding someone back in their life. Placing the angelite on the throat chakra during a Reiki or other healing session can help to facilitate opening up the person’s ability to speak their mind and let out the thoughts and feelings that have been holding them back as well as letting go of energy connected to their inability to vocalize their feelings. It’s not uncommon for a person to have a series of crystal healing sessions involving angelite with the goal of opening up communication with others and have them suddenly voicing their feelings and concerns in ways that have never done before. Not only has the energy of the angelite helped to release blocks in the throat chakra but a level of spiritual support and confidence can be felt in the aura through the crown chakra as a result as well.
In physical healing angelite is a stone for balance. Either carrying or placing angelite on certain point of the body that may be out of balance can help to realign things which are feeling “off”. It is a stone whose energy is said to resonate especially strongly with the skeletal system and is often used in crystal healing sessions aimed to alleviate arthritis pain or symptoms of osteoporosis. Angelite is also thought to be a renewing stone in physical healing and is sometimes placed at the feel in healing sessions to facilitate the realignment of the chakras as well as renewal of cells in the body in areas that may be experiences illness or dis-harmony. It can also be used in healing sessions or carried for the purpose of healing blood conditions as well, especially conditions of imbalance in the blood.
When it comes to magickal or metaphysical uses, angelite is a natural channel for working with the angels and the Divine realm. It can be placed as a focal point for energy drawing and projecting in rituals and meditations or it can be carried for working with the angelic realm on a daily basis. A fun magickal experiment is to get a magickally inclined friend and together go to a shop and pick out some pieces of angelite together. Cleanse and charge them (together if you can) and set the intent of the stones for being aids in telepathic communication together. Take time each night for 10 or 15 minutes to get into a meditative state and work on communicating together telepathically or on the astral realm. Angelite can help to make these connections easier and stronger making non-verbal communication easier. Angelite is a stone of peace and can be placed around the home or office to maintain peaceful vibrations during times of chaos and stress. Angelite can be used for making elixirs, especially elixirs for reducing anger, promoting energetic balance, and meditation, however angelite elixirs need to be created in a non-direct method as the sulfur and led within the stone can be poisonous. Angelite is also a great stone to have on hand when doing psychic work, angel card or tarot readings or other forms of divination as it is can help to open up the third eye and connect us with our Guides and spirit helpers.
Primary Chakra: Throat
Secondary Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Chemical Composition: (CaSO4) Calcium Sulfate
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Numerical Vibration: 1
Color: Colorless, White, Blue, Blue/Violet White and Gray
Location: Peru (primarily blue, blue/violet)