The name ‘selenite’ is said to come from “Selenites”, which means “moon” in Greek, or “Selene”, the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology.
In ancient times, it was believed to fill with the moon and was considered a particularly sacred mineral among the Celtic and Native Americans. However, it is possible that selenite and moonstone were confused in ancient books.
What is Selenite:
Colorless to white gypsum (gypsum) is called selenite. The white one has a chalk-like texture with white powder, and countless fine lines like silk threads float on the surface, so the cat’s eye effect (light streaks) appears.
Large crystals are colorless and transparent like flat glass, and were used in place of glass in European palaces and churches in ancient times and were called “glass of the Virgin Mary”.
Nowadays, these large crystals are produced from Mexico and are sometimes distributed under the local name “Gypsitta”.
Benefits of Selenite
Following are the benefits of Selenite:
- Quiet confusion,
- indecisive orthodontics,
- insight, awareness,
- access to past and future,
- spine orthodontics,
- skeletal and periodontium regeneration
Healing effects of Selenite:
In the field of stone healing, there are many reports especially on the spine. It is said that it may be used to correct the displacement of the spine or to eliminate energy stagnation and relieve pain.
It is also said to emit waves that promote the regeneration of skeletons and tooth tissue cells throughout the body.
However, these effects have not been proven in modern medicine.
Magical effects of Selenite:
It is said to remove confusion of consciousness and thought, correct indecisiveness, enhance insight and intuition, realize the truth of the self sleeping in the depths of the heart, and bring “awareness” in many ways.
It is also said that lightly stroking this stone or meditating on it will open a route to the universe and allow you to access your past and future lives.
These folklore is probably related to the fact that selenite is said to emit waves that activate the chakras on the crown. Developing a chakra on the crown is said to connect with the world of spirit and enhance spirituality.
Selenite is The Stone of Light
A Selenite bar is essential for Energetic cleaning. Selenite has the ability to quickly release stagnant energies and sweep away negative energies. Selenite also increases the Energy of other stones that are nearby.
How to Cleanse and Purify Selenite:
Since it is easily dissolved in water, it cannot be purified with water. Salt is also not recommended as it collects moisture. Purification with a moonlight bath is also recommended for power charging.
For further purification, burn the leaves of white sage and let the smoke lightly pass through the stones.
How to use Selenite?
Sit down for a few minutes with your Stone in your hand. Breathe in and visualize the Energy of your Crystal entering your body. Visualize your intentions for your Stone.
Keep your Stones with you, use them in all your intuitive or meditation practices (mindfulness, yoga ) or place them in your “Ritual corner”.
Note: Place one or more Selenite rods on the windowsill to protect your space and increase its vibratory rate.
Place your other Stones near the Selenite to increase their Energies.
Selenite also resonates with the 8th Soul Star Chakra.
Selenite corresponds to which chakra:
Top of the head
Directions corresponding to Selenite:
Properties of Selenite:
|Mineral name||Toru gypsum (rattan Zhejiang)|
Clear Gypsum (clear Gypsum)
|Main production areas||Mexico, USA|
|Chemical composition||CaSO 4 · 2H 2 O calcium, water molecules, sulfur, oxygen compounds|
|Crystal system||Monoclinic system|
|Crystal habit (shape)||Strip, lump, fibrous, granular|
|Streak color||Colorless to white|
|cleavage||Complete in one direction|
|specific gravity||Approximately 2.30|
|Refractive index||1.52 to 1.53|
|Similar stone non-made||U-LEC site (TV stone), synthetic cat’s eye, still bite (stilbite)|
Gypsum itself is produced all over the world and has a wide variety of shapes. Gypsum is a familiar material for casts used in fractures.
Of the plaster, the one that is crystallized into strips and is transparent is called selenite. There is “Desert Rose” as a variant.
In addition, fine granular aggregates are called alabaster (snow flower plaster) and are often used as materials for sculpture.