Are you looking for a new gemstone to add to your collection but aren’t quite sure which you should work with next? If you’re interested in deepening your spiritual life and taking your intuition to the next level, then picking up an Angelite crystal should be at the top of your list.
This beautiful blue gemstone was only recently discovered and comes with a host of healing properties for you to explore. Angelite is associated with the sign of Aquarius in the zodiac, which hints at it’s etheric and mystical qualities.
In this article, you’ll explore Angelite’s discovery in Peru and what it represents. You’ll also learn a few ways you can use this exquisite gemstone in your life. From more effective communication to relief from stress and anxiety, Angelite has you covered. You can even harness its healing properties to take your intuition to the next level and use it for telepathy.
What Is Angelite?
Also known as blue anhydrite, or celestite in its crystalline form, Angelite is part of the orthorhombic crystal system. It is a soft stone, ranking between 3 and 3.5 on the Mohs scale.
Angelite gemstones are chemically similar to gypsum, although gypsum contains water, and Angelite doesn’t. In her book, “Crystal: Lore, Legends & Myths,” Athena Perrakis shares how “anhydrous” is the Greek word for “without water.” Some anhydrite crystals can change into gypsum, however. Given enough time and exposure to water, anhydrite will become a hybrid of the two or turn into gypsum entirely.
Though Angelite is typically light blue, it comes in other shades as well. You can find red, pink, orange-red, yellow, blue, purple, grey, white, and colorless stones.
Unlike some gemstones that have been used for centuries, Angelite stones were first discovered near Machu Picchu in Peru in 1987. Beautiful examples of these gems are mined in Brazil and Mexico as well. In Europe, you can find Angelite crystals in Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. Both Egypt and Libya also produce Angelite healing crystals.
Even though there are several locations where you can find Angelite, it’s still a relatively uncommon stone.
Angelite and Its Healing Properties
Because of their calming blue color, Angelite healing stones are an ideal gemstone to work with when you’re suffering from stress and anxiety. They’re also excellent for chakra healing as well as increasing spiritual awareness.
Here are a few ways you can use Angelite crystals in your everyday life.
Manage Stress and Anxiety
Whenever you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by stress or navigating anxious thoughts, turn to Angelite to bring you peace and tranquility. According to Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian's "The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach," Angelite will lessen the heaviness of difficult times. You'll also notice it's easier to get into a meditative state.
Sometimes it can be a challenge to keep stress and anxiety at bay. If you're chronically stressed out, feeling more relaxed and a peace might seem out of reach, but it doesn't have to. Keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed by taking a few moments to yourself throughout the day. Holding a piece of Angelite in your hand can help you tap into this natural wonder's healing properties when you need it most.
Other gemstones you could use to invite more serenity into your life include aventurine, azurite, and blue lace agate.
Balance and Clear Your Chakras
If you're feeling cut off from your intuition or unable to express yourself or communicate clearly, Angelite gemstones can help. Angelite will work to get the energy moving in your upper triangle and relieve you of blockages in your throat, third eye, and crown chakras.
Renew Your Throat Chakra
One of the first clues you'll have if your throat chakra is imbalanced will be issues communicating with others. This can manifest itself in different ways. Maybe you don't feel comfortable speaking up in a group setting and sharing your ideas at work. Or it could be the opposite. You could feel overly comfortable sharing what's on your mind and rub people the wrong way because you're a little too honest.
Rest assured, working with an Angelite crystal can give you a confidence boost when you need it most or curtail the need to overshare with others. Amazonite, sodalite, and turquoise are all helpful chakra stones you can use with Angelite to move stagnant energy in your throat chakra.
Awaken Your Third Eye Chakra
Angelite's vibrations stir the energy in your third eye chakra. If you find yourself having trouble concentrating on an important project or can't pick up on intuitive nudges like you used to, you might need to balance the energy in this chakra. When this chakra is balanced, you'll have no problem staying on task when you need to or linking up with your innate wisdom to guide you in navigating life.
Consider adding apatite, clear quartz, fluorite, or hematite when working to harmonize the energy in your third eye chakra center for better focus and intuition.
Connect With Your Crown Chakra
Your crown chakra is your gateway to feeling like you are a part of the universe and in the flow of life. If you feel untethered and detached from something greater than yourself, use Angelite to restore a sense of interconnectedness with all life and to get guidance from your higher self. An aligned crown chakra allows you to put action behind your intentions. When you feel as though you can trust life, you spend less time thinking and more time doing.
Consider using moonstone and opal’s gentle energy with your Angelite stones to bring healing and balance to your crown chakra.
Meet With Your Spirit Guides
Angelite gemstones are especially supportive when you're interested in channeling the wisdom of angelic realms and connecting with your guardian angels and spiritual team.
Simmons and Ahsian note how Angelite encourages you to strengthen your intuition and refine your psychic attunement so you can help yourself or others. Crystal healers believe Angelite develops and heightens telepathic communication. If you dabble in tarot, Akashic record and astrological readings, or other types of spiritual guidance, you could benefit from using this healing stone in your work.
Even if you're only interested in working with your personal spiritual self on a deeper level or boosting your own intuitive powers, you can still benefit from working with Angelite. Grab an Angelite palm stone to hold while you meditate, or simply sit quietly and enjoy its comforting and soothing vibrations.
You can also use Angelite for astral travel. In Judy Hall’s “The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” she shares how Angelite allows you to have out of body experiences while remaining grounded.
Amethyst, lapis lazuli, and selenite are other gemstones you can use to assist in connecting to higher realms.
Use Angelite for Spiritual Evolution and Transformation
Throughout time, people have trusted crystals to help them overcome challenges, renew their spiritual lives, and balance their energy systems.
If you find yourself guided to work with Angelite, heed the call. You can trust your intuition to lead you right where you need to be. Whether this precious stone will help you reach calmer shores free from stress and anxiety, or steer you down a path to more balanced and open chakras, you'll be giving yourself a chance at a spiritual rebirth.