Planet: The Moon
Found: Mexico, Morocco, Madagascar and the United States
Chakra: Third eye, Crown
Goddess Association: Selene, the Moon Goddess
Selenite is a hydrous calcium sulfate mineral and the crystallized form of Gypsum. It is usually transparent and colorless, forming tabular crystals with striations running along its length. Selenite is an evaporite, typically forming in clay beds or around hot springs. It may form with inclusions such as interior and exterior druse. The presence of other minerals may cause Selenite to form in colors such as peach, orange, gold, or blue. When it forms with zero impurities, it appears clear as glass. Selenite was once used as window panes, which were discovered in a 5th century church in Rome. In Chihuahua, Mexico, in the Cave of Crystals, lies the largest Selenite crystals in the world, measuring over 36 feet long and weighing almost 55 tons.
*Selenite is water soluble and getting it wet will eventually cause it to dissolve. Rather than washing it, wipe it with a soft cloth when it needs to be dusted. To energetically retune (clear or cleanse) Selenite to its natural frequency, we recommend leaving your Selenite out in the moonlight or laying it on a bed of sea salt. If you have been using your Selenite for healings, clearings, or other intense energetic workings, first clear the residual energies with Sage, Copal, Cedar or other purifying herbs of your choice, and then follow with moonlight.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
“Behold a brilliant, luminous moon through a shimmering 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, blessings, love and light.” – Crystal Vaults
Selenite carries a high frequency and intense energy that surpasses nearly all other stones used for opening, clearing, and activating the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras.
Selenite crystals are wonderful conductors of energy, making them the perfect healing wands and charging plates. Use the wands to clear blockages in the meridians, auric field, as well as the physical body. Align the body’s energy centers by laying a Selenite wand or rod down the back of the spine. When we are in alignment physically and spiritually, energy can flow more freely and swiftly. We then find more clarity; bringing expansive thinking and heightened self awareness.
~ This crystal will quickly open and activate the Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra, and Soul Star above the head, making it wonderful for meditation as it stimulates the flow of spiritual energies, helping to draw one’s higher awareness into consciousness during everyday life.
~ In mediation it can help to integrate both the left and right sides of the brain.
~ Selenite provides flexibility in one’s personality and strengthens decision-making.
~ Lay the stones that you work with on a flat piece of Selenite or in a Selenite bowl to retune them.
~ Place a piece of Selenite in each corner of your home to create a peaceful, safe environment that will not be disturbed by outside influences.
~ When attaching other stones to Selenite, the properties of the other stones are magnified.
~ Selenite can help you to communicate with your spirit guides and angelic beings.
Ancient Greeks named the stone Selenite from their word meaning “moon”, which is derived from the name of the Moon Goddess, Selene. Other lore says that God had to take a deep breath while making all of creation, producing divine light which was then shattered as he exhaled – these pieces of shattered divine light are said to be Selenite. Ancient Mesopotamian civilizations also used Selenite in different rituals to ward off negative energies. Additionally, some cultures believed that hanging a piece of Selenite on a fruit tree would help the fruit grow at a higher rate.
Works Well With…
Selenite works synergistically with almost any other stone, thus making it the perfect candidate when you wish to create a powerful tool with a high vibration. Kyanite and Selenite, when paired together create a rainbow bridge to the higher realms of Spirit; therefore, they are conducive to work with the Angelic realm and journeys to the Upper World in Shamanic Practice. Pair Selenite with Black Tourmaline for clear, clean, and protective energies. For advanced crystal healers, Selenite will enhance your work with any of the Synergy Twelve Stones, such as Moldavite, Tanzanite, Phenacite, Danburite, and Petalite.