You may have come across selenite before, but maybe you are not very sure of how to use it & what exactly it can do for you in your life. Or maybe you’ve been enjoying this healing stone and are looking for more ways to work with it.
Selenite is a gemstone that has been used by people for thousands of years, for both their practical and metaphysical qualities.
Selenite is a type of transparent crystal and variety of gypsum, a naturally occurring mineral that’s used in our daily lives much more often than you probably realize. Along with being part of the monoclinic crystal system, gypsum is the main ingredient in plaster and used to make sheetrock. If you’ve ever kept a garden, you may have found gypsum there too since it’s often ground up and used in fertilizer.
Not all gypsum is used for industrial purpose. Ancient civilizations carved and shaped alabaster into beautiful pieces of pottery and sculptures. Satin spar, a fibrous form of gypsum or calcite, can be polished and cut into cabochons. The resulting cabochons reveal a gorgeous cat eye-like effect, similar to tiger’s eye gemstones. Selenite is one of the most popular varieties of gypsum. The other is desert rose, named for its striking resemblance to the flower itself, and its origin in the Saharan sands in Algeria and Morocco.
Throughout history, many ancient civilizations loved selenite’s enigmatic beauty. It even made its way into some of their mythology.
According to Athena Perrakis’ book, “Crystal: Lore, Legends & Myths,” selenite derives its name from the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. Ancient Greeks attributed selenite’s etheric glow and luminous appearance as a result of Selene becoming trapped inside the crystal itself. Each selenite wand or crystal shard was like a sliver of moonlight, trying to escape its confines.
Here are a few ways you can use selenite healing crystals to improve your well-being and enhance your life.
Cleanse Your Energy Field
Selenite gemstones are especially supportive to your energetic field. Selenite can clear the energy fields of people, places, and things. Selenite gemstones help you wash away any stagnant or negative energies that may have accumulated.Whenever you feel like the energy of your home or office needs a little refreshing, grab a selenite crystal wand to keep on your desk or add to an altar in your home. You can use selenite gemstones to help prepare your space for meditation, too. Allow the purity of this transparent stone to work its magic in clarifying the energetic space around you.
Unlike other healing crystals and gemstones that need to be regularly cleaned, selenite crystals don’t need recharging quite as often. While there are several ways to replenish your stones, keep in mind that selenite should never be soaked as it breaks down in water. A quick rinse will do.
Intuition + Calmness
One of selenite’s greatest strengths lies in its ability to stimulate and cleanse the energy of your chakras — it’s particularly is a wonderful stone that helps align your crown chakra.
When the crown chakra is out of balance, you may struggle with connecting to divine guidance. If you believe in spirit guides and are hoping to connect with them or others in an angelic realm, selenite can help. Working with a selenite wand or crystal can help you circulate the energy in your crown chakra, helping you feel more connected to your guides and higher self.
A good indicator of having cleared a blockage in your crown chakra is experiencing a sense of deep peace and mental clarity. When your crown chakra is clear and flowing, you trust in your connection to something greater than yourself, which allows you to feel more tranquil and less anxious. You’ll feel at ease with yourself and where you are in life.
Other gemstones and healing crystals that work well with selenite to support your crown chakra are amethyst and fluorite. Both are rejuvenating and work to harmonize your energy.
Grab your Selenite and use it in meditation or carry with you to help open up your crown chakra.
Work with this natural beauty whenever you feel the need to strengthen your connection to your higher self or surround your energy field with a protective force.