Selenite, also known as satin spar, desert rose, or gypsum flower are four crystal structure varieties of the mineral gypsum. These four varieties of gypsum may be grouped together and called selenite.
All varieties of gypsum, including selenite and alabaster, are composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate (meaning that it has two molecules of water), with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Selenite contains no significant selenium, the similarity of the names of the substances coming from the Ancient Greek word for the Moon.
Some of the largest crystals ever found are of selenite, the largest specimen found in the Naica Mine’s Cave of the Crystals being 12 meters long and weighing 55 tons.
History and etymology
The etymology of selenite is through Middle English selenite, from Latin selenites, from Greek selēnitēs (lithos), literally, moonstone or stone of the moon, from selēnē (Moon). The ancients had a belief that certain transparent crystals waxed and waned with the moon. From the 15th century, “selenite” has referred specifically to the variety of gypsum that occurs in transparent crystals or crystalline masses.
Identification of crystals as gypsum
All varieties of gypsum are very soft minerals (hardness: 2 on Mohs Scale). This is the most important identifying characteristic of gypsum, as any variety of gypsum can be easily scratched with a fingernail. Also, because gypsum has natural thermal insulating properties, all varieties feel warm to the touch.
Though sometimes grouped together as “selenite”, the four crystalline varieties have differences. General identifying descriptions of the related crystalline varieties are:
Most often transparent and colorless: it is named after Greek σεληνη “the moon”.
If selenite crystals show translucency, opacity, and/or color, it is caused by the presence of other minerals, sometimes in druse
Druse is the crust of tiny, minute, or micro crystals that form or fuse either within or upon the surface of a rock vug, geode, or another crystal
Most often silky, fibrous, and translucent (pearly, milky); can exhibit some coloration
The satin spar name can also be applied to fibrous calcite (a related calcium mineral) – calcite is a harder mineral – and feels greasier, waxier, or oilier to the touch.
Rosette shaped gypsum with outer druse of sand or with sand throughout – most often sand colored (in all the colors that sand can exhibit)
The desert rose name can also be applied to barite desert roses (another related sulfate mineral) – barite is a harder mineral with higher density
Rosette shaped gypsum with spreading fibers – can include outer druse.
The difference between desert roses and gypsum flowers is that desert roses look like roses, whereas gypsum flowers form a myriad of shapes.
Use and history
Varieties of gypsum known as “satin spar” and “alabaster” are used for a variety of ornamental purposes like sculptures and a substitute for window glass. But also because of the long history of the commercial value and use of both gypsum and alabaster, the four crystalline varieties have been somewhat ignored, except as a curiosity or as rock collectibles (not commonly used).
Crystal habit and properties
Crystal habit refers to the shapes that crystals exhibit.
Selenite crystals commonly occur as tabular, reticular, and columnar crystals, often with no imperfections or inclusions, and thereby can appear water or glass-like. Many collectible selenite crystals have interesting inclusions such as, accompanying related minerals, interior druse, dendrites, fluid inclusions and fossils.
Selenite crystals sometimes form in thin tabular or mica-like sheets and have been used as window panes as at Santa Sabina in Rome.
Selenite crystals sometimes will also exhibit bladed rosette habit (usually transparent and like desert roses) often with accompanying transparent, columnar crystals. Selenite crystals can be found both attached to a matrix or base rock, but can commonly be found as entire free-floating crystals, often in clay beds (and as can desert roses).
Satin spar is almost always prismatic and fibrous in a parallel crystal habit. Satin spar often occurs in seams, some of them quite long, and is often attached to a matrix or base rock.
Desert roses are most often bladed, exhibiting the familiar shape of a rose, and almost always have an exterior druse. Desert roses are almost always unattached to a matrix or base rock.
Gypsum flowers are most often acicular, scaly, stellate, and lenticular. Gypsum flowers most often exhibit simple twinning (known as contact twins); where parallel, long, needle-like crystals, sometimes having severe curves and bends, will frequently form “ram’s horns”, “fishtail”, “arrow/spear-head”, and “swallowtail” twins. Selenite crystals can also exhibit “arrow/spear-head” as well as “duck-bill” twins. Both selenite crystals and gypsum flowers sometimes form quite densely in acicular mats or nets; and can be quite brittle and fragile. Gypsum flowers are usually attached to a matrix (can be gypsum) or base rock.
Gypsum crystals are colorless (most often selenite), white (or pearly – most often satin spar), gray, brown, beige, orange, pink, yellow, light red, and green. Colors are caused by the presence of other mineral inclusions such as, copper ores, sulfur and sulfides, silver, iron ores, coal, calcite, dolomite, and opal.
Gypsum crystals can be transparent (most often selenite), translucent (most often satin spar but also selenite and gypsum flowers), and opaque (most often the rosettes and flowers). Opacity can be caused by impurities, inclusions, druse, and crust, and can occur in all four crystalline varieties.
Both selenite and satin spar are often glassy or vitreous, pearly, and silky – especially on cleavage surfaces. Luster is not often exhibited in the rosettes, due to their exterior druse; nevertheless, the rosettes often show glassy to pearly luster on edges. Gypsum flowers usually exhibit more luster than desert roses.
Play of color
Fibrous satin spar exhibits chatoyancy (cat’s eye effect).
When cut across the fibers and polished on the ends, satin spar exhibits an optical illusion when placed on a printed or pictured surface: print and pictures appear to be on the surface of the sample. It is often called and sold as the “television stone” (as is ulexite).
Some selenite and satin spar specimens exhibit fluorescence or phosphorescence.
All four crystalline varieties are slightly flexible, though will break if bent significantly. They are not elastic, meaning they can be bent, but will not bend back on their own.
All four crystalline varieties are sectile in that they can be easily cut, will peel (particularly selenite crystals that exhibit mica-like properties), and like all gypsum varieties, can be scratched by a fingernail (hardness: 2 on Mohs Scale). The rosettes are not quite as soft due to their exterior druse; nevertheless, they too can be scratched.
Selenite crystals that exhibit in either reticular or acicular habits, satin spar, in general (as fibrous crystals are thin and narrow), desert roses that are thinly bladed, and gypsum flowers, particularly acicular gypsum flowers, can be quite brittle and easily broken.
All four crystalline varieties can range in size from minute to giant selenite crystals measuring 11 meters long such as those found in the caves of the Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico. The crystals thrived in the cave’s extremely rare and stable natural environment. Temperatures stayed at 58 °C, and the cave was filled with mineral-rich water that drove the crystals’ growth. The largest of those crystals weighs 55 tons, is 11 meters (36 feet) long, and is over 500,000 years old.
Gypsum occurs on every continent and is the most common of all the sulfate minerals.
Gypsum is formed as an evaporative mineral, frequently found in alkaline lake muds, clay beds, evaporated seas, salt flats, salt springs, and caves. It is frequently found in conjunction with other minerals such as, copper ores, sulfur and sulfides, silver, iron ores, coal, calcite, dolomite, limestone, and opal. Gypsum has been dated to almost every geologic age since the Silurian Period 443.7 ± 1.5 Ma.
In dry, desert conditions and arid areas, sand may become trapped both on the inside and the outside of gypsum crystals as they form. Interior inclusion of sand can take on shapes such as an interior hourglass shape common to selenite crystals of the ancient Great Salt Plains Lake bed, Oklahoma, US. Exterior inclusion (druse) occurs as embedded sand grains on the surface such as, commonly seen in the familiar desert rose.
When gypsum dehydrates severely, anhydrite is formed. If water is reintroduced, gypsum can and will reform – including as the four crystalline varieties. An example of gypsum crystals reforming in modern times is found at Philips Copper Mine (closed and abandoned), Putnam County, New York, US where selenite micro crystal coatings are commonly found on numerous surfaces (rock and otherwise) in the cave and in the dump.
Whereas geology, mineralogy, and rock hounding groups, clubs, and societies as well as museums usually date (of find and geologic), photograph, and note location of minerals, much of the retail mineral and jewellery trade can be somewhat casual about dates, locations, and descriptive claims.
Introduction to Selenite
Selenite is one of the most important tools in many metaphysical wellness worker’s arsenals. It is an abundant stone known as Satin Spar because of the milky sheen that illuminates from the surface. While selenite is found most often in countries like Australia, Greece, Mexico and the USA, those looking to profit specifically from the selenite healing properties should look for the long, clear selenite stones coming out of Mexico.
Not known for its strength, selenite stone slabs are still often used as a light bringing element in home decor. One of the more luxurious ornamental uses for selenite can be seen in the famous Santa Sabina in Rome, whose white window panes are made entirely of selenite. Selenite properties like its lack of durability make it useful for other purposes as well. With a Mohs score of just 2, selenite’s softness, flexibility and reflective qualities allow it to serve as ideal material in the manufacturing of cement, wallboard, certain plasters and soil conditioning.
This stone received its name from the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. This selenite meaning is easy to see when it reflects light, often appearing as a rock fallen direct from the moon. Formed from hydrous calcium sulfate, this mineral belongs to the family of gypsum crystals. Its monoclinic crystal system develops into long columns. Before being polished, selenite can be recognized for its fibrous striations that run down the length of the stone. The selenite crystal forms typically in clay beds, or around hot springs. Due to its classification as an evaporate, selenite healing properties have a tendency to flow in a way similar to water.
Selenite Healing Properties
What selenite crystal lacks in physical strength, it more than makes up for in metaphysical ability. Selenite healing properties are all about activation and reaching higher planes. It is known for connecting to the third eye, crown, transpersonal and Etheric chakras. Through radiating light energy, it promotes purity and honesty. It forces the person holding it to be honest with themselves. By clearing energy blockages, selenite allows for liquid-like energy fluidity. It can align the chakras and raise awareness to a higher plane.
When connecting with the third eye and crown chakras, the selenite meaning is one of complete positivity and purity. Once the power of the selenite flows into the crown chakra, it will open, clear and activate the energy. The chakras will feel completely purified, and one should experience a liberated sense of self, free of negativity or inhibitions. This is the ideal stone for connecting with spirit guides or guardian angels. Due to its programmability, it is one of the best facilitators for transmitting the advice and information that one is seeking from their guide. It connects people to their highest level of consciousness where they are most open and accepting of symbolic messaging.
It can be used in tandem with other stones to amplify and manipulate the intended effect. One can create a selenite spectrum by laying their selenite wand down and placing a range of tumble stones along it to create a rainbow effect. It is also a great stone for creating energy grids within the home, or even on your yoga mat to boost mental balance while establishing physical balance. Wearing selenite jewelry, such as a necklace with a selenite pendant can ward off toxic energy and prevent your light from being sucked away by energy vampires.
There are several ways to use selenite healing properties in rituals and meditation. If meditating alone, one can use a selenite wand over the chest, with one end pointed toward the crown chakra and the other pointed toward the root chakra. Repeat a mantra, such as: “I take in the light, I am the light.” This will assist you in encapsulating the essence of selenite meaning.
To use selenite properties as part of a reiki practice, you’ll need both a wand and smaller stones to place at the chakra points. The wand should be used before you begin the reiki to clear the subject’s negativity and tension. Hold the wand above their body and bring it down from head to toe moving along the spine. After the reiki, close the session by placing the small stones on the chakra points to align and balance their harmony.
Selenite can also be used to cleanse the energy of your other stones. If you feel that the energy of a certain stone is dull or less vibrant than it used to be, clear it using selenite. If you have a large selenite block, you can lay your other stone on top of the block overnight to recharge. If you have a selenite wand, you can set your other stone beside it for the same duration of time until the energy has been rejuvenated.
A selenite wand is a versatile crystal tool used for energy cleansing, meditation, healing and more. Referred to as “liquid light,” Selenite has the ability to quickly unblock stagnant, stuck energy to promote a healthy, smooth flow of energy throughout your body. It dispels all negative energy from your system, bringing calming energies, mental clarity and deep peace. These wands are an energy tool that everyone needs in their home! Hold one in each hand for meditation, or use one to clear your aura on a daily basis–the possibilities are endless.
Selenite embodies a high vibration energy that works to help you to bring light down from the higher realms into the physical body, to create personal transformation.
The white or transparent crystals have a strong vibration that may open the crown chakra and the soul star chakra. This will assist you to contact the Divine Mind and to access the Angelic realm.
These are powerful high vibration healing crystals for you to use, that also deliver clarity of mind, by cleansing the aura of negative energy build up, both within the physical and the etheric body.
Using White Selenite can be powerful for activating dormant abilities from past lives. It has the capacity to take you to the higher realms, which often happens quickly.
Where Is It From? Selenite Meaning
Selenite has been found in a large number of locations, including Mexico, Russia, Morocco, Greece, Poland, Germany, France, England, Australia and the USA.
Its color may be pure white, transparent, orange, peach, grey-blue, green, brown and bright golden yellow, like the cluster shown in the image above.
The meaning of the name Selenite comes from the Greek word meaning “moon”. This related to the way that there was a reflection of color within the first stones being looked at, and this was the color of the moon.
Beautiful white non-transparent Gypsum selenite crystals, as well as the partly transparent stones commonly come from Mexico. These are popular as they can be shaped into many uses for healing.
Wonderful flat pieces of optical selenite can be easily bought, and many of these are made into long flat and rounded wands.
A lovely but less common color is the Green Selenite, which is very unusual, and mainly comes from Australia. They occur as clusters of crystals and they are very fragile.
They are fine needle-like green crystals, with some white and brown color towards the base of them.
Another very beautiful formation that is becoming more sought after is the formation known as Fishtail Selenite or Angel Wing Selenite.
This formation and the beautiful Golden Selenite, are powerful crystals to use for metaphysical purposes.
Golden Ray Selenite is another beautiful high vibration type that has come to light and is powerful to have in a healing environment.
Desert Rose Selenite is a quite beautiful peachy brown rose shaped type that occurs naturally in Morocco. It is a very helpful stone to use to strengthen the power of positive affirmations.
Why Would You Use Selenite?
Selenite crystals are high vibration stones that will move your spiritual growth forward quickly. They are a stone of the third eye chakra, the crown chakra and the soul star chakra.
By opening the crown chakra, this stone allows you to access the transpersonal chakras, from the eighth chakra through to the fourteenth chakra.
Use this stone at the heart chakra or third eye first, and you may find that you will feel the energy moving through the crown chakra.
Once it clears any negativity or distortions from the crown chakra, the energy is then free to flow via the stellar gateway to the soul star chakra.
Many of you that have incarnated at this time have been spiritually active in past lives, and developed gifts and talents that your higher self still remembers.
Using Selenite may help you to learn how to be psychic, as it has a strong vibration. This stone may act as a conduit to other dimensions, as you remember your past lives in different places.
How To Use It
It is easy to buy Selenite Crystals yet many people who own pieces of this crystal have not used them. Once you make contact with the energy of your stone, you may find out the best way to use it, to benefit you personally.
It is now coming to a time on this earth, as the vibration of the planet is rising, that many of you who own one of these, may wonder the best way to use it.
Selenite crystals can be held at the heart as you are meditating, and this can be beneficial to help to relieve any stress or anxiety you may be feeling.
Using a piece of Fishtail Selenite, which is also known as Angel Wing Selenite, may help you.
There are a number of reasons why the Angel Wing formation is very special. Using one of these might help you to begin connecting with angels, and they may also assist your psychic communication abilities.
It can be beneficial to keep a piece on your body and Selenite crystals can also be used to grid the home to aid the removal of negativity.
Just as long as you keep in mind that it should be kept dry. Begin by using a piece of Selenite in your daily meditation.
You may choose to use them at the third eye chakra. The energy will move up to the crown chakra and the soul star chakra, and into the higher transpersonal chakras.
How Will It Help You?
These lovely crystals have many wonderful qualities, and are positive stones for opening up of gifts that you had not been aware of.
As you use them to make contact with your guides and open yourself to spirit, many interesting possibilities may emerge. These crystals embody a helpful energy to relieve anxiety, and using this crystal instills deep peace.
Using them can be very beneficial, as using one of these crystals is also one of the methods to relieve stress.
Selenite crystals dissolve in water readily, so if you think about this fact, you may not be surprised to learn that they will aid the kidneys.
This is one interesting area that they will help, but they may improve many other places in the body as well.
Overall they are positive stones, and may assist the movement of your spirituality and health in a positive direction.
You may like to use a long flat selenite wand to create a multi-crystal wands, as this is one common way they are used.
But the possibilities are many and varied. This will depend on exactly what healing outcome you desire to achieve.
Selenite is a link to the Lightbody, and helps to bring through new codes to assist in its anchoring.
Using this crystal may allow you to gain access to your past memories and gifts, and make major changes in your current life, in line with your soul’s purpose.
Learn About Using Selenite For Healing…
Selenite crystals can be made into beautiful wands. They are wonderful healing tools.
You can get wands that are made from the white Gypsum Selenite variety, which is known as satin spar.
You can also use a natural Golden Selenite wand, as these occur naturally in a perfect shape to use for healing.
These lovely stones are very beautiful, and look quite different to the translucent variety, which is often called Optical Selenite.
Satin spar Selenite may have vertical lines running down the length of the stone, and this is usually in the direction of the point of the wand.
Crystals shaped may be referred to as light wands, as these wands are quite reflective of light.
They make marvelous healing tools, as they will channel energy through them, and this energy can be directed by the healer.
Wonder How To Use Selenite Light Wands?
Want to learn about using Selenite wands for healing? When you hold a piece of this stone in your hand, particularly a wand shaped piece, you should be able to quite quickly feel the energy within it.
So how do you use them for healing, you may wonder?
If you have a wand shaped piece of this stone, you can gently squeeze it to activate it.
Then hold it to any area of the body where you feel you might need help.
A healer, or anyone who wishes to use them for healing, can also use them to sense where the health problem is located in the body.
This is useful if you are unsure of exactly where in the body the problem originates.
The way that you discover where the problem might be, is by gently squeezing the wand and moving it.
When you recognize that you are feeling a change in the energy flow, this tells you that the energy in this area is not flowing as it should be.
The healer, or anyone using it for this purpose, would also activate the wand to use it for healing, by gently squeezing it.
You then point the wand towards the specific problem area that you have become aware of, when you previously used it to locate the health issue.
The vibration of these wands is powerful, as once activated they will cleanse the etheric field of the body of any negativity.
The vibration of Selenite crystals, regardless of the shape it occurs in, often sets in train the birth of the psychic power of mental telepathy.
This may be helpful for healers, to aid them to discover what a client may be needing help with, or just generally in your life to boost communication with that special someone.
Who Should Use It?
The best way to begin using your Selenite crystals is in meditation. Start by going deeply into relaxed inner awareness and allow yourself to feel and experience what the vibration of your particular stone has to offer you.
Using one of the crystal skulls made from this gorgeous white stone is very powerful.
They may help you to make connections with specific spirit guides that are waiting to work with you, via the energy of the skull formation.
They are on the zodiac birthstone list, and Selenite crystals are easy to buy. It is possible to obtain these lovely stones in a variety of different formations quite easily.
These crystals are often very beautiful, so it is common for people to be drawn to one of these stones, and have no idea why.
Cleansing Selenite Crystals
Contact with water is not recommended for any variety of Selenite. When cleansing these stones, use other methods of cleansing your crystals.
Note: DO NOT WET your Selenite Crystals, as they may dissolve in water. Alternatively they may not actually dissolve but may discolor or pit.
This may vary according to the specific variety. Even sealed pieces that have been fashioned into pendants or made into hearts or other shapes may lose their lovely sheen.
In some cases, depending on the type, thin slices may come away. I had that happen when I spilled something onto a slab of this stone that I use as a background when taking photos, when I gently rinsed it off.
Although it is important to cleanse crystals regularly, Selenite is a stone that you need to take a degree of care with when cleansing it.
Combining It With Other Stones
If you want your spiritual path to accelerate, use this stone in combination with other sixth, seventh or eighth chakra stones or crystals.
By the use of regular daily meditations you can expect to move your spiritual growth forward quite quickly.
There are many stones that are common to all three higher chakra groups, and combined with Selenite they make a powerful meditation experience.
Some specific ones that you might consider would be Herderite, Danburite, Tiffany Stone aka Bertrandite, Moldavite, Datolite, Natrolite, Yttrium Fluorite, Phenacite, Pink Petalite and Clear Quartz Crystals.
Meditation with Selenite is recommended, either alone or you can combine it with any of these stones. This may open and activate the soul star chakra via the crown chakra.
The soul star chakra is sometimes called the Seat of the Soul. These lovely crystals are among the group of powerful high crystal energy stones.
To decide which of the stones to combine with it, you may choose to read the articles on each of the high vibration stones, as they may have quite different outcomes.
Pink Petalite is one of my favorites to use to get started with. Using this may take you to the higher realms to contact angelic beings, who may aid your search for enlightenment.
Clear Apophyllite and Angel Phantom Quartz aka Amphibole Quartz crystals are also good to combine with Selenite to aid contact with angels.
Beautiful crystal jewelry made from any of the high vibration stones may move you forward more quickly on your personal journey.
Use these while doing a meditation to boost psychic abilities, as any of these crystals also have the potential to develop psychic abilities.
The development of telepathy, clairaudience and clairvoyance, or having psychic visions is possible once you begin to use the high vibration stones like Selenite.
If you’d like to boost the possibility of developing telepathic gifts, you may like to combine this crystal with stones that help you to develop this capacity.
This includes stones such as Petalite, Apophyllite, Phenacite, Natrolite, Muscovite, Ulexite, Labradorite Crystal, Eudialyte, Blue Kyanite and Blue Calcite.
Selenite Properties and Meanings
Selenite is one of the prettiest and most elegant crystals that you will ever see. With its pristine white color, it will look breathtaking next to different colored stones and crystals!
The most common selenite (or gypsum crystals) are white and translucent and with beautiful striations. It makes this stone look almost like a silky pearl.
It’s usually tubular in shape, with different patterns and striations on them. In its crystallized form it’s the striations that makes it look unique and elegant.
These transparent crystals are named after the Greek goddess Selene, which is the goddess of the moon. It’s also called the Satin Spar, Maria Glass, or Desert Rose.
Aside from its beauty and elegance, this stone is known to have many mystical and healing properties as well. Selenite crystals are most often found in the USA, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Greece, Japan, Australia, Argentina and Brazil.
Why Would You Use Selenite?
When you first see selenite, its white color will instantly grab your attention. This color is just perfect for a stone that stands for mental clarity.
You will need selenite crystals when there are a lot of things going on in your head and it’s starting to affect your sense of peace and quiet. Just like Obsidian, it’s a good stone to have to help you quiet your mind and give you mental clarity.
It’s also a good stone to have with you to protect you from any form of psychic attack. People have a way of filling your head with bad ideas, thoughts, and perceptions.
Having selenite in your possession will help cleanse your mind of all this negativity, especially if you pair it with Hemimorphite.
The very color and feel of selenite has a wonderfully grounding quality that helps to draw your focus and attention into the here and now.
If you find that you are easily distracted or find it difficult to concentrate on just one thing at a time, selenite and its energies could be just the remedy.
As well as the sharpness and presence of mind as discussed, this stone can also clear away any fuzziness or mental fog that surrounds psychic insights, or visions received during meditation.
So much wisdom and so many messages come through to us all the time, and the world itself is often synchronized in such a way as to be giving us hints and patterns that will help to guide us to our best life.
Selenite can help you to not only recognize those synchronizing moments, but also to align yourself with those energies smoothly and trust the process.
Often, there is an element of surrendering control that comes with aligning with these synergies, but selenite can help you to do so courageously.
There are many benefits to be had from this stone. Not only can it help balance and stabilize your body, it can also balance and stabilize your emotions.
Selenite is a very sensitive stone that acts just like a liquid light from this world to the higher realms, and vice versa.
The striations that you can find on the selenite crystal’s surface serve as a pathway for the spirit.
The vibrations that selenite gives are more of a spiritual nature rather than a physical one, so you can be on your way to spiritual enlightenment, too.
Yes, all of that from this one stone.
In case you didn’t know it yet, selenite crystals can be used to awaken or strengthen your telepathic abilities.
Like when you use Amazonite properly, Selenite can also be used for angel guidance, and in working with your spirit guides!
When you place Selenite and Petalite crystals in the four corners of your home, you can invite or establish more peace and serenity into your home and in the lives of all the people who live in it.
Even if they’re small, they work very well as protection against big and strong negative influences.
How Will Selenite Help You?
Selenite, Healing and Health
Selenite is not only a protective stone that will keep the negative energies away, but it can also heal your body with the healing energies that it possesses, especially if you use it with some of the Orange Stones.
For instance, it can be used to treat health problems linked to the skeletal system, like arthritis.
It can also be used to aid treatment of certain cancers and tumors. If you’re having problems getting pregnant, keeping a selenite close to your body every day can help improve your chances of getting pregnant.
When combined with Bixbite, this stone increases libido and promotes fertility. It also gives mothers-to-be and their unborn children protection all throughout the pregnancy.
When you feel like you’re not feeling energetic enough, or you’re always feeling tired and lethargic, selenite can help clear the glands of your body and give you the energy that you need. This works particularly well when you combine it with some Garnet.
It can remove blockages in your energy fields and get rid of the dysfunctional energies from your body. It cleanses your aura of all toxins that affect your physical body.
When you’re experiencing mental confusion, you can place a selenite stone on top of your head and everything will immediately start making sense.
Similar to Agate, this stone is very helpful when it comes to mental flexibility and decision making.
It’s good for your emotional well-being, your flexibility, and your intuition. It gives you strong instincts over time and is the perfect companion when you are doing your meditation.
Selenite, Luck and Wealth
Like most crystals and stones available today, selenite is a great stone to have for the attraction of wealth, prosperity, and abundance.
But of course, no matter how many selenite crystals that you have on your body or in your purse, if you will not do the real work, no amount of lucky charms can make you rich, happy, and successful.
The selenite crystals will only work in your favor when you also give out the energy required to make things happen!
We are so often so bombarded by information and things requiring our attention in today’s world.
Yet your selenite crystal can help to anchor you to the things that most require your attention, as well as give you the mental clarity you need to see which projects require your biggest focus.
Furthermore, selenite will attract those of a like mind to you, and you’ll find that when you need to build a team to take on a project, or delegate work out to others to free you up for what really matters, these people will spring into your life almost as if by magic.
Likewise, the insights provided by selenite will help you to recognize and understand exactly whom you ought to trust when moving your work ambitions forward.
Nobody enjoys the sting of having their ideas shot down, or even stolen and used to further the goals of someone else who doesn’t deserve the credit.
However, selenite promotes a feeling of harmoniousness, so it’s unlikely to make you the hard nose entrepreneur who puts money and workaholism before all else.
However, it can help you to work smart, rather than work hard, and invest your energies in the right direction.
Just don’t expect this, or any other crystal, to do all the work for you!
Nonetheless, this is a good stone to have when dealing with anything money-related, including money problems and legal issues.
Selenite promotes good business practices and inspires honesty in business and professional relationships.
When you have all these things going for you, it will be very easy to succeed at any project or endeavor!
Selenite, Love and Relationships
Selenite is a stone of love.
All the things that you want to happen in your romantic life can be made possible by tapping into the energies that this stone gives off.
Your days of wondering when you will finally find love will soon be over when you allow the energies of selenite crystals to wash your aura anew.
The more you cleanse it, the more negative energies you will remove, and the more positive love vibrations will be attracted to you.
If you’ve been searching for love but haven’t had much luck finding one that sticks, selenite crystals can help you with this problem.
„Selenite will make love happen for you by removing all the old and outdated notions you have in your mind about the perfect partner and the right kind of love.”
If you are in love with someone but cannot seem to get past the friend zone, selenite crystals can help shift the romantic energies surrounding the both of you.
Once the blockages in your energies are removed, men will start to see you for the incredible woman that you are and entertain more romantic thoughts about you.
As you might expect, this is one of the many more sought ought of all the selenite crystal meanings. Love can be a difficult and finicky road, fraught with uncertainty and tender feelings, both good and bad.
Selenite invites some welcome clarity and romance into your life, as well as seemingly making you a touch more radiant in discreet but profound ways that capture attention.
It can help you to linger in the thoughts of those with whom you want to get closer, even if they can’t explain how or why they’ve become so intrigued by you.
Luckily though, this is not manipulative or affecting any notions of free will – it’s simply the crystal’s way of aligning energies just so, and extending an open invitation for suitors to find out how wonderful you are!
After all, the world is such a hotbed of bustle and confusions nowadays, a lot of people don’t have the time they used to for dating intelligently and finding out the best partner for them.
So not only can selenite help you to be more attractive to the right kinds of people, but it can help you to be more discerning about who you open your heart and mind to as well.
When you are in a committed relationship but things are starting to feel strained and you no longer feel connected to each other, selenite can work on bringing you back together and restoring what was lost in your relationship.
Once again, the negative energies surrounding you and your partner will be cleansed with the energies of the selenite crystals.
Selenite helps you keep a loving relationship, and it will show you just how you can iron out your differences with the person you love by clearing your mind, your heart, and your body of the negative vibrations.
Sometimes relationships can be a lot of work.
But when you are fueled by the energies of selenite, keeping a relationship going will no longer be a burden.
Selenite will infuse your life with love, and it will work together with you in keeping this love in your life for a very long time. It will break down your walls and make you believe in the beauty of love.
Just like Amazonite, it will toss your fears out the window and replace them with excitement, hope, and a sense of adventure.
It will inspire you to believe in the power of love, even when things are hard, and even when it hurts.
It will make you feel hopeful and strong, even when things don’t work out, and it will make you feel grateful and blessed that you have a love so strong and true.
It will change the way you look at love in a better and more positive way.
Having selenite crystals with you will also fill your relationship with truth and honesty.
You will realize that a relationship based on secrets, lies, and pretensions just won’t do. If you want to have a shot at lasting happiness, now is the time to be honest to yourself and to each other.
The energies that you can get from selenite crystals are very helpful in stabilizing erratic emotions and bringing strong feelings under control.
When you have a tendency to explode whenever you’re angry, the selenite crystals will help you manage your emotions and react in a calmer and more levelheaded manner.
Energies from selenite can help melt away strong and overwhelming emotions. It can make your true light shine bright and your real nature show, and this will endear you more to your loved one.
It will not only work on your emotions but with how your loved one reacts to you, responds to you, or deals with conflicts with you.
Selenite stone has a steadiness to it, and a way of helping you to see the bigger picture, thanks to the strong links between it and your rational side.
You will adopt a more logical and rational approach to moments of disquiet and disharmony.
Ask yourself – will this matter five years from now? If yes, or no, how worth it is it to argue about it? How best to resolve this issue calmly, kindly and even with a sense of humor that doesn’t belittle those involved?
These can be tough questions, especially when both emotions and tensions are boiling hot. Yet selenite can help you to embrace the age old mantra that cooler heads prevail.
After all, when all is said and done, a couple is a team. It ought not to matter who was right or who ‘won’ any disputes.
Rather, it’s better to bring the flaws in your relationship into the light so they can be healed – free from blame, accusations or judgment. We all enter love affairs with a little baggage – we are only human.
By opening yourself up to the powers of the selenite crystals, you are also allowing your relationship and your partner to be influenced by their healing energies.
Selenite will work on your emotions so that you will live a balanced life with your loved ones. It will carefully direct your feelings so that you don’t end up hurting yourself or others.
It will lift you up to a higher level of awareness and help you become the best lover, partner, and friend that you can ever be!
How to Use Selenite for the Best Results?
When worn as an accessory, selenite crystals can help remove blockages in your body.
Put a selenite crystal or selenite wand on that part of your body that feels sore, tight, or painful for about 20 to 30 minutes. You will feel the difference right away.
Selenite crystals are also a good way to cleanse your healing jewelry. Just place your healing bracelet, necklace, or ring on a selenite crystal overnight, and you will find that it’s lighter and cleaner in the morning.
Having selenite crystals with you at work or at home can greatly shift the energy present there.
You can use them by sitting on your chair and putting your bare feet on the selenite, preferably a selenite wand.
A selenite wand is a beautiful and ornate way to welcome the energies of this crystal into your life.
These can be purchased from specialist vendors, and often combine other crystals in some way in the more ornate and expensive examples.
Similarly, a selenite wand can be used to work with other crystals in your collection, cleansing them of negativity or other psychic detritus they might have accumulated over time.
It can also help you to intuit which crystals and stones will work best together, and align your collection and arrange it accordingly.
Of course, this stone is not just about the nitty-gritty and taking care of the details.
Although it sharpens your mind, selenite also helps to make sure that you don’t fall victim to overthinking – something we all become embroiled in from time to time.
When your head feels like its spinning and the windmills of your mind just won’t stop turning, find a quiet and safe space to hold your selenite crystal lightly in both hands, and just let the world slow down and embrace you.
As you relax your breathing, allow yourself to let go. You will become more conscious of the world you’re in and the energies surrounding you.
In as quick as 15 minutes, you will feel the balance restored in your body, and your head will be so much lighter and clearer.
Just keep in mind how to cleanse selenite too. This is one of the more low maintenance stones, so you don’t need to worry about filling your already busy day with lots of nitty gritty healing work.
In fact, with the right approach, this stone can more or less maintain itself.
It’s important to do this, as a selenite stone that has lost its luster will simply be less effective in transmitting its energies to you and those around you.
As you might expect, this takes away so many of the promising and potent powers of this crystal!
Leaving your selenite in the light of the moon is a good way of allowing the more negative energies that it has taken on to dissipate.
Likewise, fresh pure water is a good way of washing your selenite, both physically as much as energetically and esoterically.
Some people also swear by burying selenite overnight, and allowing its energies to become rejuvenated from the very earth it had once been found in.
Yet often it can be as simple as sitting with your stone held in your hands, and willing the energies of the universe and of Spirit to cleanse and revitalize it for you.
Did you know that selenite can also cleanse your aura?
Just comb the selenite crystals up and down your body while visualizing them sucking away all the toxins and negativity, and all your worries, pains, and stresses of the day.
This is a good practice to have, especially when you’re surrounded by so many people every day. When you interact with lots of people, you also pick up on their energies.
Some of these energies stay with you and affect your own energies.
Using your selenite crystals for cleansing will make sure that you get rid of other people’s unwanted energies.
Selenite can also be placed on your windowsill to keep bad spirits and elements away.
You can also place them underneath your bed so that you can sleep like a baby all through the night.
In fact, you can place it anywhere in your house that you want to have clear and pure energy. Most popular places will be the kitchen, the bedrooms, and the living areas.
You can usually get selenite as a wand.
Remember that selenite enjoys a great deal of sunlight, so make sure that you put it in the corner of your home where there’s enough sunlight.
Selenite is a light carrier, so don’t let it stay inside your closet or drawer for too long.
It dulls the best of these selenite properties we have been discussing, and you’ll find that the stone almost seems to have no shine when you next retrieve it from its unwanted hiding place in the dark.
Besides, because it’s such a beautiful stone, it’s best to let it be displayed proudly in your home!
By and large, there is no right or wrong way to let selenite’s energies cleanse and heal you and those whom you love.
Because this stone is so versatile, it doesn’t matter if you happen to wear it, accessorize with it or decorate your home with ornaments featuring it.
The feeling of relaxation and serenity this stone promises you will be complemented by a keen sense of mental sharpness and agility.
You might even find that if you sit in the armchair by your selenite sipping tea and doing the crossword, the answers seem to reach you that much faster!
The Best Combination to Use with Selenite
In case you’re wondering if selenite is a good crystal to pair with other crystals, the answer is yes. You can combine it with any rock crystal. You can also pair it with amethyst.
When combined with these stones and crystals, peace and serenity will reign. Pairing it with other stones and crystals will amplify selenite’s energy.
It will rejuvenate you as you sleep and make you wake up feeling strong, cleansed, and refreshed!
What Price is Selenite?
The price of Selenite greatly varies depending on its size and weight.
For instance, an extra-large Selenite lamp that’s about 16 inches tall and 20 pounds heavy can cost around $115.
A candle holder made of Selenite that weighs about 3 to 5 pounds can be purchased for about $35. A Selenite sphere that measures about 2 inches in diameter can be bought for approximately $20.
Selenite blades, wands, and roses can be purchased anywhere from $1 to $15.
Selenite is the ideal stone for clearing and cleansing energy. It’s a must-have in everyone’s jewelry box, home, office, place of business, or sacred corner.
The bigger your Selenite, the better.
Selenite’s natural healing properties are known to remove any blockages that are preventing the healthy flow of good energies throughout your body and throughout a space.
This stone also works as an emotional cleanser for the body, heart, mind, spirit, and environment.
If you decide to purchase Selenite stones, they will work for you in protecting your space from external influences and lower vibrational energies.
They are believed to evoke protection from the divine realm. They also work to get rid of negative energies from a space and promote inner peace and mental clarity.
They can also magnify the energies of anything that is placed on top of them, making them a powerful energy amplifier of your other healing crystals.
Selenite will charge and cleanse your other crystals and crystal jewelry every night.
If you put a big chunk of Selenite beside your front door or any entryway in your house, you can keep negative energies from entering.
When you place a piece of Selenite underneath your pillow or beside your bed, you will have better sleeping habits.
You can also place your bare feet on a slab of Selenite if you want to balance, clear, or shift your personal energy field.
You can lay on your back and put a Selenite on your chest to realign or cleanse your chakras.
Selenite can even be placed on the dinner table to promote good conversations and a happy atmosphere while eating!
Larger pieces of Selenite can also be very helpful when it comes to physical healing. This is because they infuse the body with a white light that can heal.
It’s also believed that they can restructure and regenerate cells. It’s really no surprise that Selenite is used in healing in holistic treatments.
It’s easy to see why Selenite is so popular. Its superior benefits are excellent for achieving clarity of mind and higher guidance.
It promotes peace, calm, and tranquility. It’s a peaceful stone that creates deep calm. Selenite will work to clear your confusion and assist you in seeing the bigger picture.
It’s one of the most recommended stones for both energy healers and crystal collectors because of its insight and peaceful energy.
Because of this, the overall selenite healing properties you have been learning of throughout this article are a huge part of how the stone is priced, even with its cut, luster and point of origin in mind.
However, in terms of what this crystal can offer, and the wonderful feeling of calm and mental focus that it bestows, it’s safe to argue than it more than pay for itself!
Better still, it’s such a versatile stone that there are numerous equally appealing ways to welcome it into your life.
It could be a cut of the stone itself, a delicate and fashionable piece of jewelry, or the more esoteric and mystical uses of the crystal, as seen in wands and talismans.
If you feel as though you’re surrounded by people who don’t have your best interests at heart, selenite can be a source of both comfort and confidence.
But just as much, simply wearing or displaying selenite has so much aesthetic appeal in its own right, which it’s certain to beautify either the home it’s placed in or the wearer of jewelry with it in in the most delightful ways.
If you’re ready to be bowled over by the wonderful energies of this beautiful stone, it’s time to get yourself a piece of Selenite!
My Final Thoughts on the Power of Selenite
„There’s no doubt that selenite is one of the most powerful clearing stones in the world.”
It’s a very powerful stone that will effectively cleanse your aura and remove all the bad vibrations and negative energies surrounding you.
If clarity of mind is what you’re hoping to achieve, you should know that selenite crystals activate the Sahasrara chakra, which is directly linked to the spirit. Having this stone in your possession can help you better understand your connection to the universe.
It’s a wonderful tool of enlightenment when it comes to your life, your spirit, and all the things and people that you interact with in this world.
Proper care should be given to your selenite because it can impact your physical, emotional, mental, and etheric existence.
For the selenite crystal to do its work, you must also be willing enough to accept the changes that it will bring to your life!
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Selenite
Behold a brilliant, luminous moon through a shimmery Selenite crystal and gaze upon the beautiful Moon Goddess Selene herself, with her silver wings and crescent crown, traveling the sky in a gleaming chariot to turn golden day into silvery night and to guide and protect those in darkness. While ancient cultures named several goddesses to symbolize the moon, the Greeks believed Selene to be the Moon itself. She, like her crystal, embodies tranquility, blessing, love and light.
Selenite is celebrated for the transparency and ethereal radiance its crystals provide. Like the moon, it reflects a pure beam of white light into any environment in which it rests, and is believed to contain the liquid Light of Spirit inhabiting the place between light and matter. Selenite inspires a profound peace, and carries a fine, high frequency and intensity of energy that surpasses nearly all stones for opening, clearing, and activating the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras. It is ideal for meditation, spiritual work, connecting to ancient wisdom and knowledge, and is one of the best crystals for accessing one’s spirit guides and the angelic realm.
While Selenite is an ancient crystal, it is one of the most powerful for the new vibration on earth, attuned to the greater good of all beings. It is a beautiful means for accessing and grounding the Light Body of an individual, and for opening one to the higher levels of Self. It is highly effective for advancement of the mind and mental powers, particularly for developing telepathic communications between like-minded people. Selenite is thought to possess the ability to hold information within its structure and is best used in telepathy by one person beaming a thought or message into the crystal, which can then be attuned to and retrieved by a second individual. It may also be used to scry the truth of a situation that has happened in its presence, and is reputed to hold earth’s own recorded history within its linear markings.
In the ancient world, certain clear crystals, especially those with a glassy or pearly luster, were held in esteem, believed to wax and wane with the moon and its cycles. Because of its white, moon-like effect from cleavage surfaces or the quality of light transmitted through it, this crystal was named selēnitēs (literally “moon stone”), from the Greek word selēnē (Moon). It is a form of Gypsum, a hydrous calcium sulfate, which develops in transparent, well-formed crystals or in crystalline masses. It has a hardness of 2, meaning it can be easily scratched with a fingernail, and with natural thermal insulating properties, will feel warm to the touch.
Selenite forms in the monoclinic system and is typically tabular in nature with striations running the length of the crystal. It is usually transparent and colorless with a vitreous or pearly luster, but can form with no imperfections and appear clear as glass. Selenite may also form as reticular or columnar crystals, exhibit twinning, and display interesting inclusions such as interior or exterior druse, dendrites, fossils, and in rare instances, enhydro cells of water or gas bubbles encased when the crystal was formed. Though quite fragile, some Selenite crystals are soft enough to be bent slightly in one’s hand and often grow bent in nature. Selenite sometimes forms in thin mica-like sheets and has been used in rare occasions as window panes, as in the 5th century church Santa Sabina in Rome. Selenite crystals range in size from miniscule to the largest fully formed crystals in the world, some measuring over 36 feet in length and weighing nearly 55 tons. (See “Cave of the Crystals,” the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico.)
Selenite is closely related to the other crystalline forms of Gypsum: Satin Spar, a compact fibrous variety that is generally translucent with a pearly chatoyant appearance; Desert Rose, most often bladed in the familiar shape of a rose with an outer druse of sand, or with sand throughout; and Gypsum Flower, an opaque variety usually attached to a matrix with spreading fibers forming a myriad of shapes, sometimes with severe curves and bends. While all have, at times, been grouped together and collectively called Selenite, the variety producing transparent, well-formed crystals remains the true Selenite.
In addition to the clear colorless or pearly white crystals of Selenite, in nature, druse, inclusions, or the presence of other minerals may cause Selenite crystals to form in light tints of color or exhibit a translucency or opacity. In addition to the general properties of Selenite, those displaying the following hues carry some additional qualities:
Blue Selenite – carries the full intuitive power of a moon crystal but combines it with intellectual knowledge and powers of assessment. It is great for seeing through illusion, and is an excellent business crystal for balancing integrity and people skills with financial acumen. Placed on the Third Eye, Blue Selenite quiets the intellect and helps to shut off mind chatter during meditation. It is a particularly lucky talisman during a month with two full moons (called a Blue Moon), and is ideal for beginning or improving a therapy or New Age business.
Green Selenite – assists one in working for the highest good, and promotes self-esteem and a general sense of well-being. It may be used to help delay the effects of aging on the skin and skeleton.
Orange or Orange-brown Selenite – encourages a friendly, productive atmosphere and is marvelous for use in the home or workplace. It is a great crystal for grounding angelic energies or to aid Earth healing. Use it to send healing to places damaged by deforestation, mining, and emissions released into the environment, or for gridding houses suffering from geopathic or electromagnetic stress. This color is ideal as a focus for connecting with moon and Earth divas or higher nature essences.
Peach Selenite – a stone of emotional transformation, is ideal for drawing out issues of abandonment, rejection, alienation or betrayal. It is a karmic cleanser offering healing, forgiveness and acceptance, no matter in what timeframe these issues have occurred. Connected to Persephone, Greek Queen of the Underworld, Peach Selenite shines light into dark places helping one understand one’s inner processes and to accept the hidden self. It is particularly inspiring for women celebrating rites of passage, such as puberty, childbirth or menopause, to reconnect to the wise feminine divine power. The formation known as Fishtail Selenite or Angel Wings Selenite provides deep healing for the nerves and neural pathways, soothing and stabilizing emotions, and defusing tension. It ushers in positivity and light to guide one through uncertainties, and is highly beneficial for facilitating contact with one’s angels.
Note: Selenite is water soluble. Immersing it will erode the surface. Dust gently, or wipe with a slightly dampened cloth to clean or re-polish. Never soak Selenite, and always use the indirect method when preparing an elixir.
Selenite Uses and Purposes
Selenite is a wonderful talisman for women, bringing radiance and harmony, and support through all cycles of life. Wear in jewelry to attract love, fertility, and to maintain fidelity; also to induce calm throughout pregnancy and motherhood. Keep a Selenite angel where moonlight shines on her to spread warm, loving energies. Selenite may also enhance chances of reconciliation. Send a small piece to someone with whom you wish to reconnect.
Selenite is ideal for gridding a space, creating a safe, uplifting environment protected from outside influences. Place indoors in the corners of a house or room, or in the workplace. Also utilize Selenite eggs or clusters to protect from outside negativity, especially at night. Give a sphere to children who fear the dark and explain how moon rays are captured within and shine on them as they sleep.
Selenite is known for its magnificent natural wands, delicate and slender, often quite long yet relatively inexpensive. They are prized by crystal healers for purification and all types of energetic cleansing because of their pure vibration. Use to detach entities and thought forms from the aura and to prevent anything external from influencing the mind. Form highly effective energy tools by combining Selenite wands with almost any stone or combination of stones to synergistically blend and amplify their powers by many times. Selenite wands are also excellent for building energy grids to use in the home or outdoors, that can be disassembled and reassembled as needed. Lying in the center of one of these configurations can generate experiences of spiritual ascension.
Utilize Selenite to decrease shyness and reserve in one’s professional life, and to aid in materialistic pursuits related to business and making a profit. It fosters harmonious partnerships, and brings insight and good judgment during disagreements or negotiations.
Selenite Physical Healing
Selenite is best used to clear blockages and densities in the energy field, and to direct high-frequency energy into the body to stimulate physical healing. It is often used to align the spinal column. (With a Selenite crystal or wand, trace the spinal column from the base of the spine to the back of the neck to remove blockages, or travel in the opposite direction to smooth the flow of energy.) Selenite also strengthens the core physical structure by promoting flexibility within the muscular system, as well as supporting the bones, nerves, and tendons.
Selenite may be used to assist in treatments to correct disorders or deformities of the skeletal system, and for stabilizing epileptic disorders. It is thought to ameliorate illnesses caused by mercury poisoning from dental amalgam, and to prevent and reverse the effects of “free radicals.” Selenite may be used as an emotional stabilizer to calms mood swings and aid attention deficit disorder, and can be utilized as a boost for youthfulness and vitality, and to help extend one’s life span.
Selenite Emotional Healing Energy
Selenite may be used to calm and stabilize erratic emotions, and to clear away confusion, feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, doubt or other forms of negativity. It allows one to see the inner workings of a situation and to grasp what is superficial and what is going on at a deeper level. Selenite helps bring flexibility to one’s nature and strength to one’s decisions. It can also be used to stimulate the emotional body in overcoming stagnation, compelling one to move forward with one’s life.
Selenite Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy
Selenite resonates with the Crown Chakra located at the top of the head. The Crown Chakra is a gateway to the expanded universe and controls how one thinks and responds to the world, and is the fountainhead of one’s beliefs and source of spirituality. It is a connection to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, one’s energies are in balance. It enkindles the knowledge of one’s place in the universe and to see things as they are. It allows one to be unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.
The white light from Selenite is also instrumental in activating the Etheric Chakras attuned to higher, more spiritually enlightened things. They provide a soul connection and the highest self-illumination, as well as a cosmic doorway to other worlds. They represent personal identification with the Infinite, and oneness with God, peace and wisdom.
Selenite Spiritual Energy
Selenite brings divine light into everything it touches and stimulates the clearest state of mind attainable, where all thoughts entering the consciousness come from the Source and are direct reflections of pure spirit. It is one of the best crystals available for clearing congested energies or negativity from one’s physical and etheric body, and for helping one consciously connect with the higher Self.
Selenite is believed to carry the history of all that has happened in the world within its fine linear striations, and can help one connect with ancient wisdom and knowledge. It may also be utilized for accessing the between-lives state in order to view one’s progress made and to determine issues of this life and how they can best be resolved.
Selenite Color Energy
Selenite is influenced by white color rays, those of cleanliness, purity, unity and innocence. The timeless, natural powers of the white rays are those of the moon, the color we see when the moon reflects the sun’s light to us. It is the color of natural cycles, birth, and regeneration – the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures. Just as the moon is our only illumination in the dark world of night, white talismans are of the spiritual world that is sensed but not seen. They are the guides to understanding and knowledge we don’t even know exists, and offer the color of freedom and hope.
Meditation with Selenite
Selenite is a calming crystal surrounding one with heavenly light. It is ideal for meditation and spiritual work, and is conducive for connecting with one’s higher consciousness. It may be used to align one’s awareness with spiritual master teachers, Ascended Masters, angels and spirit guides, or to access one’s past or future lives.
It is recommended to gently stroke the crystal during the activation process or lie with a Selenite wand on the Heart Chakra pointing toward the head. If possible, place a second Selenite wand with the point just touching the Crown. When a meditative state is achieved, one is likely to experience visual images, making it possible to meet and receive advice and information from one’s spirit guides or guardian angels, or to view past or future lives to determine what may lie ahead (if one’s physical life proceeds in the direction it is now going). Often these visions are presented with one or more guides directing the message through a “story” that reveals the message symbolically.
The Divinatory meaning of Selenite: A good chance of reconciliation, but you may have to make the first move.
Selenite may be used for scrying, to visualize the future or uncover the past. As Selenite holds impressions of events that have happened in its presence, it may also be used when the truth of an incident needs to be revealed.
Selenite and the Angelic Realm
Selenite is a marvelous crystal for angelic consciousness. Use it in meditation to connect with your guardian angels, as well as archangels Auriel, Gabriel, Metatron, Sandalphon, Seraphiel, Tzaphkiel, and Uriel. Selenite varies in color from clear and transparent to a semi-transparent pearly white, more rarely with a tint of color due to inclusions.
Selenite Goddess Crystals
Selenite honors Selene, the Greek Moon Goddess, depicted wearing a crown of the crescent moon, long robes, and carrying a torch. She travels the sky to guide and protect those in the dark. Women in particular associate with Selene, seeing in her the mystery and romance of the evening.
Selenite Talismans and Amulets
Selenite is a Guardian/Dreamholder Solidifier crystal. Selenite is a rare Guardian talisman, as they do not usually reveal their inner strength. They rarely form transparent crystals, but rather hide their strength behind an opaque mask, obscuring the power they possess. In the physical world Guardians are fantastic amulets for protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. In the spiritual world, Guardian crystals serve to guard your beliefs against doubt, helping you keep true to your ideals and reinforcing your strength of character. Guardian crystals can also protect your spirits during trying and difficult times. Selenite is also a Dreamholder, a particularly powerful talisman used in focusing your energy to hold onto your dreams. It overcomes life’s obstacles by providing tenacity, perseverance and patience.
Solidifiers are a class of minerals that include the sulfates, and are the most powerful talismans for solidifying a relationship or new habit. They are used to add permanence to anything that is temporary. They are particularly useful in efforts to stabilize a situation and to help one maintain something they have worked hard to achieve.
Selenite Feng Shui
Selenite utilizes Metal energy, the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization – of ideas, concepts, and groups. It is hard, sharp, and often destructive, yet an essential element in all lives to find our way without being a victim of others. The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings. Use Selenite crystals to enhance any space that you use for concentration, gathering strength, or working with a group. Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area. Its energy of crystallization will solidify your efforts and determination.
Selenite in Ancient Lore and Legend
In ancient Mesopotamia, Selenite was used to keep sickrooms free from evil spirits. A banishing ritual at least five thousand years old describes the use of a paste made from bitumen and Selenite which the priests smear on the door of a sick man, and paint as images of apkallus, “sages,” upon the side wall, as well as the head and foot of the bed. The Selenite is Ninurta (Saturn, a positive deity) who chases the bitumen Asakku (a demon causing the illness). Ninurta uses the crystal powers with sound therapy and other deity figurines to do battle with Asakku until he is caught in a ritually created net and banished to the Otherworld. Once the spirit has been expelled something must be put in its place. As Selenite holds the divine light of the gods, it was used to fill the void so nothing else could attach.
A Kabbalistic creation myth explains that God was everywhere before the universe existed, but he had to inhale to create space for our world. In order for Him to be present in creation, he formed vessels of divine light to populate the universe; however, they shattered. As Selenite carries that light, its task is to reunite the shards of the divine with their source.
In the Medieval world, Selenite was said to contain an image of the moon and was believed to grow or shrink in accordance with the lunar phases. If carved with the two phases of the moon and worn around the neck, it was believed capable of inspiring love, safeguarded pregnancy and provided a good birth, bestowed peace and harmony, reconciled lovers, shrank welts, and healed those suffering from consumption. It was also claimed to protect thieves, keep sea travelers safe, especially from storms, to increase personal properties and to help obtain honors. Placed under the tongue on the first and second days of the moon, it helped one predict the future. Worn on the finger, Selenite made one worthy of honor and veneration and gave divine inspiration, and if it were enclosed in a gold capsule with parsley it would make bees fertile.
The Alfonso lapidary claimed wearing Selenite cured epilepsy and would prevent attacks. It also said if it were hung on a tree, the fruit would grow and ripen more quickly.
In Pantagruel, the French Renaissance writer, François Rabelais, described the temple of the oracle of “la Dive Bouteille” as having seven columns formed of precious stones, with the first being of Sapphire, the second of Jacinth, the third of Diamond, and so on. The seventh and final column was described as being of transparent Selenite, “with a splendor like that of Hymettian honey, and within appeared the moon in form and motion such as she is in the heavens, full and new, waxing and waning.”