Barite (BaSO4) OR Baryte (as its now been reclassified) is a well-known mineral used in industry and is found in a large range of colors and crystal formations. This mineral is rich in barium. Barium is a chemical element with symbol Ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in Group 2. With barite, the mind/body connection is made even stronger as well as assists in healing when it is utilized for its colors. The white or colorless mineral stimulates the entire Chakra energies due to its mineral makeup.
Anglesite (PbSO4) occurs as prismatic orthorhombic crystals. Along with cerussite, anglesite is the most common secondary lead/sulphur mineral in the Baryte group. This stone connects with the Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra, It has an affinity towards psychic communication through celestial planes and brings spiritual awareness through stillness and calm. It’s high vibration helps us to understand dreams and bring them into the physical world.
Anhydrite (CaSO4) meaning, “without water”, or anhydrite gypsum, is a white mineral consisting of anhydrous calcium sulfate. It is used in the manufacturing of cement, fertilizers and chemicals. This colorless or grayish-white mineral is found in sedimentary rocks. The white or clearer this stone, the more association it has to the spiritual realm. It helps us find information that “rings” true.
This is blue anhydrite, (CaSO4). This stone is excellent at balancing, polarizing and aligning the physical body with the Aura or ethereal network. It is very calming and its shade of blue refreshes the eyes and spirit. This crystal helps us to be in touch with angels and animal guides, as well as assisting in distant communication with other humans. It is most associated with the Angelic Realm.
Celestite (SrSO4) – the blue variety of Barite, has an affinity to both the Throat Chakra, is used to stimulate conversation, as well as to give the courage needed to speak in front of large crowds. This sky blue colored cluster of crystals, made of orthorhombic structure, is a beautiful, shimmering stone has connection to the sky, the heavens, angels and our intuition.
These very unique stones are an aggregate of barite crystals and sand whose iron content gives it a reddish hue. They form a circular array of flat plates, giving the rock a shape similar to a rose blossom. Rose rocks was selected as the official state rock of Oklahoma in 1968. It provides a strong and delicate connection to the spirit world, and assists one on the path toward the journey and the goal.
With Peace & Serenity
Barite brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. It has been used to protect the psyche and psychological issues, particularly obsessive-compulsive behavior, neurosis as well as agoraphobia and obsessive cleaning.
Barite is used by the Native Americans in their ceremonial practices. They used it to go from physical matter to the spiritual plane. In dream therapy, barite is used to promote and stimulate the dream state, allowing one to remember their dreams.
Associated Crystal: barite family
Color: White/Colorless, Blue, varied
Chakra: Color dependent
Element: Air, Ether
Flowers: Chrysanthemum, lilies, daisies, desert poppy, blue poppy, celestines
Gods/Goddesses: Buddha, Dionysus, Bacchus, Diana, Artemis
Sabbat: Mabon, Samhain
Honor your highest spiritual hopes by bringing this stone in front of yourself or a group of people. Choose to use this stone to meditation on a higher power and bring into your concsious mind, the thoughts of Universal energy, humility and selflessness….. With barite, the mind/body connection is made even stronger as well as assists in healing when it is utilized for its colors.
Cleansing & Charging Barite
~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.
~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy. A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1,2 and method 5 – 8
The Power of Color
Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you. A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality. It contributes in what attracts you to it. The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.
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