Selenite Last updated : January 21, 2020 4:50 PM

The excellent and amazingly effective stone for the new age spirituals, Selenite is a variety of gypsum.  The Selenite crystal embraces a moon-like glow, and hence it has been named after the Greek goddess of Moon, Selene. This is the stone of reconciliation, which is considered really efficient when exchanged between lovers.

Selenite is a very powerful stone yet very delicate, and hence it is advised to use it with responsibility and caution. In ancient folklores, there was a belief that certain milky and transparent crystals are waned and polished with the moon, and Selenite is one amongst them. The Selenite crystals are considered to be remarkably peaceful. They carry and embrace high-frequency vibration, which is excellent in cleansing and clarity of the mind along with a deep sense of internal peace. This pearly and gleaming crystal can also assist you in establishing contacts with your angels and spirited guides.

Where is Selenite found?

The noteworthy locations where Selenite is usually mined and found are Europe, Argentina, Japan, Mexico, USA, Brazil, and Australia.

Healing Properties

The powerful healing benefits of Selenite are:

  • Physical Healer

Selenite is effective in healing diseases, like dementia and Alzheimer’s. It decreases the issues of seizures and epilepsy and aligns the spine. It helps in the assimilation of vitamins, minerals, and calcium in the body, which is good for the overall health of the wearer.

Selenite increases the libido, promotes fertility, and protects motherhood and pregnancy from all sorts of complications.

  • Emotional Healer

Selenite is a stone that is used for dispelling negativity on etheric and emotional level both. This makes it a protective stone. The energy of this stone, when used for angelic associations, makes it a wonderful stone. It is believed that by holding a Selenite in your hand, pray and ask for your angels to protect you.

Selenite symbolizes love and affection. The qualities that it inculcates in the wearer of honesty and love help the wearer in maintaining comfortable and easy-going bonds. The Selenite crystal brings respect and harmony in relationships.

  • Spiritual Healer

Selenite cases and develops the spiritual and meditative qualities in a human being. The stone brings clarity in mind while meditating, and it makes meditation deep and more sparkling as the time passes by.

For those who want to maintain deeper relationships with the supreme, Selenite is an excellent stone.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

With the fine and high vibrational energy that Selenite possesses, it is believed to heal and balance the third eye and crown chakra.

The crown chakra is considered to be the fountainhead of the human’s body from where new and optimistic thoughts come in and all the negativities are driven out. It is supposed that a balanced and well-heeled crown chakra connects one with god and opens the spiritual realm of the person.

On the other side, the third eye chakra is responsible for the sixth sense of the person. It enhances the intuitive abilities of the human being and sharpens his senses. When the third eye chakra is out of balance the person experience exhaustion, dreaminess, insomnia, hostility, disoriented, and may even often do not feel good in listening to others. When the Chakra works more than its abilities or is over-active, one may suffer hallucinations and may always be busy in building castles in the air.  

It is also sometimes related to sacral chakra as per some experts.

Selenite Facts

Some facts about Selenite

  • Selenite must not be cleaned with water as it may get dissolved in it.
  • It is said to be a great stone for telepathy.
  • Green Selenite crystal slow down the process of ageing as it reverses the process of free radicals.
  • Blue Selenite crystal improves meditational powers.
  • Green Selenite crystal helps in building up the image of the person.
  • Peach Selenite crystal brings new opportunities and helps out in finding new paths for the wearer. It augments self-awareness.
  • Rubbing a piece of Selenite over skin provides soothing effects.
  • Selenite is water soluble in nature; hence it must not be immersed in plain or salty water for cleaning.

Metaphysical Properties

Selenite belongs to the class of gypsum mineral, which is extensively cleaned and used in the form of sheets and wands. This is a very soft and delicate crystal that can easily be scratched with your fingernail. Moreover, Selenite is so flexible that it can easily be bent and twisted by applying gentle pressure. Therefore, it can also be formed and found as curls, which are called as Ram’s horns. Selenite is also called as Satin Spar at times, although this is a term, which is readily used for types of calcites.

Selenite crystals generally transpire as reticular, tabular and columnar crystals, often with no inclusions or imperfections as such. The crystals of gypsum family are usually colorless, beige, gray, orange, pink, brown, yellow, pale red, etc.; however, Selenite is mostly colorless with a pearly lustre. Co sulphur and sulphides loured crystals mostly have the presence of other mineral inclusions such as calcite, iron ores, dolomite, coal, copper ores, silver, and opal.

Being a very delicate and soft stone, it has an extremely poor hardness on the Moh’s scale i.e. 2.

Selenite at a Glance

Cleavage Perfect, in one direction, Good, in two directions
Other Names Maria Glass, Satin Spar, Desert Rose
Crystal Habit Earthy - Dull, clay-like texture with no visible crystalline affinities
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.52-1.529 
Diaphaneity Translucent
Moh's scale (hardness) 1.5-2
Sources Mexico, Russia, Morocco, Greece, Poland, Germany, France, England, Australia and the USA
Chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O
Lustre Waxy
Color Brown green, Brownish yellow, Greenish, Gray green, Gray white
Chakra Healing Third eye chakra, Crown chakra

Selenite Color

Selenite usually occurs in various colors like brown green, brownish-yellow, greenish, gray green and gray white.

Selenite Colors

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Selenite gets dissolved in water! Oh I also have Selenite piece but I was not aware of this. However I usually put it off when I do some wet work like washing hands and all. Thanks Jewelexi for sharing such rare information.
Reply on 7/11/14
Yeah George... you should keep your charm protected from water. The best thing you should do is remove it whenever you make use of water or any chemical etc.
Reply on 17/11/14
this gemstone improves the meditative qualities of the that he may concentrate fully in meditation...i also usually get distracted while meditating..i think i should tune it..suggest please...
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Reply on 18/11/19
The healing properties of selenite gemstone are very useful and beneficial.
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