Azure angelite is a calmness inducing stone and like most blue stones, it is a great facilitator of correct communication.
The colour of a clear sky and its serenity is reflected in tumbled angelite; in its raw form it usually displays shades of grey, blue and white. Also called anhydrite (which means without water), it is a calcium sulphate mineral that has been discovered fairly recently in Peru. – It is fragile and should not be washed in water as it may dissolve to form gypsum. Angelite is formed from Celestite (see July 2011 issue) which has been compressed for a million years and shares many properties with the same crystal.
Angelite helps us deal with anger against oneself or others. It assists us to say the right thing and as Cassandra Eason suggests, it helps us to keep quiet when one cannot say the right thing. It is predominantly a throat chakra stone that helps with thyroid and communication related issues. It instils sound sleep as well as lucid dream recall. It is protective during sleep and meditation. It offers general protection from entities and negative energy. Eason says that it does not deflect the energy back at a negative person as it is a stone of compassion.
Angelite is credited with telepathic qualities in that some believe that two people who want to be in touch psychically when apart can both keep a piece of angelite with them ( and program it with this intent).
Angelite helps recovery from past abuse and hurt and is especially helpful to healers and anyone who wants to enhance their psychic perceptions. Most crystals (eg. Lapis lazuli, clear quartz, amethyst to name just a few) do this but different people prefer different stones. It depends on which crystal “calls” you.
Apart from the throat and thyroid, angelite works like magic on the circulatory system. It helps with haemoglobin related disorders. Angelite aids detoxification and speeds healing from infections. It also helps increase the range of motion in joints and is thus useful for arthritis patients, who have reported the dual benefit of peaceful sleep during a painful episode when sleeping with angelite. However, every person reacts differently to stones and thus, individual discretion and observation is advised. No crystal should replace existing medication. Angelite has also been recommended for weight loss and diabetics as it leads to a balanced approach which encourages healthy eating.
This new age stone is believed to connect one to one’s higher self and one’s guides and angels and can be used in conjunction with Seraphinite or Danburite also. It is believed to provide protection during meditation, out of body experiences and astral travel, for which purpose it can be combined with Moldavite: that powerful tektite. If used thus it must be combined with a grounding and protective stone such as Nuumite or Hematite or black Tourmaline. If kept on the crown or third eye (it is associated with these chakras as well), it helps in connecting with one’s guide or higher intelligence. Sometimes issues may be brought up for clearing (in a gentle way) so that one can deal with them. These could be any hidden fears or discontent holding us back.
A rebirthing and healing crystal, tranquil Angelite is great for new beginnings and for feeling calm, collected and in control.