Barite is a relatively soft mineral that grows in clusters or 'balls' of fan-like layers. It may be soft-white, grey, blue or green, but also forms as deep red-orange rosettes, known as Desert Roses. These are very grounding, whereas the paler and finer specimens are much more ephemeral! Its energy is almost a combination between selenite and celestite, with a clear high resonance that can help open and align the chakras that span the throat and Soul Star chakras, and boost the connections that join them all the way out to the upper chakras 9-13: in Unified Body, they can enhance and clarify the Alpha, Soma and Universal centres, to clarify inward and outward directed communication. If used on the lower energy centres it can aid clarity, clearing and toning, in order to help clarify stagnant energy and remove blockages. Barite is also of use in balancing mind and emotions; masculine and feminine; logic and intuition.