Anhydrite is profoundly calming, and creates a strong heaven-earth connection, raising not only our vibration but also our self-belief and self-worth, so we can “stand tall ” and achieve this connection – whether it be with our guides, the Angelic Realm, or with Source. It stimulates flow, and clarifies at a cellular level, purifying body and mind, and improves thought process as well as helping to end unhealthy thought patterns. Physically, it can strengthen skeletal structure, teeth, and cell walls, and improve blood clotting, as well as calming and enhancing function of the lower digestive tract (intestines), possibly through the process of general calming and clearing.
Angelite’s dull surface appearance and blue-grey colour belies the strength of its energy and its wonderful properties. It is surprisingly powerful, and yet calming at the same time. Angelite heightens perception and is excellent in balancing the physical and the ethereal realms. It can be used as such in both healing and spiritual exploration, and embraces compassion while allowing for cool detachment. Angelite enhances psychic abilities and spiritual awareness, and strengthens our connection and communication with guides and the angelic realm.
- Chemical Formula: CaSO4)
- Group: Sulphates
- Crystal System: Orthorhombic
- Hardness: 3 – 3.5
- Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Aquarius, Gemini, Pisces and Aries
- Chakra: Throat (angelite); anhydrite depends on colour
- Element: Air (angelite); anhydrite depends on colour
Angelite is a trade name given to a massive form of blue-grey anhydrite found in Peru. Angelite is carved decoratively and used in jewellery.
Anhydrite, along with gypsum (such as selenite/satin spar), is an important rock-forming mineral. Both are calcium sulphates, the difference being gypsum is hydrous (contains water), while anhydrite does not. If conditions are humid, anhydrite can convert to gypsum. It occurs mainly as evaporative deposits, but can also occur in granite pegmatites.
History and Tradition:
Anhydrite was named in 1804 by Abraham Gottlob Werner from the Greek άνυδρος (anhydros), meaning “without water”, in allusion to the lack of water in its composition, in contrast to gypsum (such as selenite and satin spar), which contains water.
Angelite is a trade name.