The Spiritual and Healing Properties of Selenite
Selenite is an incredibly versatile crystal known for its cleansing, protection, and healing properties.
The crystal selenite has the ability to protect one’s energy from negative vibrations, cleanse the surrounding environment and other crystals near it, and lend a protective atmosphere to those close by.
In the rest of this article, I will delve deeper into the many spiritual and healing properties of selenite and how you can get the most out of all its unique properties.
Selenite Crystal Meaning, Origins, and Mythology
Selenite is said to be named after Selene, the Greek Goddess of the moon. The word selenite even originates from the Greek word for “moonstone”.
The Goddess Selene had powers that would light up the darkness of the night and transform it with an otherworldly glow. Her personality fluctuated, flowing in and out like the tides controlled by the moon.
Selene’s power of lighting up the night also ties closely to selenite’s properties of cleansing and healing. It absorbs the darkness and bad energy and transforms it into something positive.
The stone is very spiritual, both in its meaning and its origins.
Where Does Selenite Come From?
Selenite is found in abundance in Greece, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, and Brazil. It has also shown up in smaller quantities in Russia, Australia, Poland, and the United States.
Selenite has a few different names that all refer to a particular crystal makeup. However, some of them have slightly different colours and formations. Here are some you may hear people use :
- Goddess stone
- Gypsum flower
- Desert rose
- Satin spar
- Golden phantom
Physical Properties of Selenite
The powerful crystal is a part of the gypsum mineral family. It is formed when saltwater with high amounts of sulphate and calcium evaporates. The salt accumulates over time, leaving behind multiple layers of salt.
Selenite is fairly malleable, with only a level 2 on the Mohs hardness scale, which tests the scratchability of stones.
This makes selenite one of the more fragile crystals. Because of this, it is best to be gentle with the crystal and keep it in a safe place. Do not expose it too much to the natural elements, or it can be worn down and damaged.
There are a few variations of selenite that differ in colour and form. However, true selenite appears a translucent white colour with thin fractures along the body of any raw slabs. You may also buy selenite that has been cut and glossed to feel smooth.
If you hold selenite up to any source of light, it will refract the light through its translucent body. The vitreous, glass-like appearance of the stone makes it not completely solid, so light can get from one side to the other.
This is one of the reasons selenite received its name from the Greek word ‘moon’. The body of the crystals shines in the light, similar to how the moon shines at night.
Spiritual Properties of Selenite
The many properties all selenite all contribute to its purpose and uses. It not only has an incredibly high vibration, but it is a powerful third eye and crown chakra stone, and has a special connection to the element wind.
Selenite vibrates at an incredibly high frequency, making it easily one of the more powerful stones in existence. This makes it a great crystal of choice for those that struggle with low vibrations and low energy
Selenite and the Number 8
Selenite is spiritually linked to the number 8. This number vibrates at a very calming and protective frequency. It also represents clarity of the mind and higher understanding.
Selenite has a strong connection to the wind element. It is a very light and airy, almost feather-like ethereal crystal. Wind elements are connected to knowledge, reason, mental clarity, and communication.
Selenite is connected to those with the Zodiac signs Cancer and Taurus. If you are one of these signs, you may feel a stronger connection to selenite and its powers.
For Taurus signs, selenite is amazing for clarity of the mind and calmness in the face of challenges. For Cancers, selenite will help to dispel negative energy and improve their emotional and mental well being.
Selenite and the Chakras
Selenite is a third eye chakra and crown chakra stone. Selenite’s high frequencies make it strongly connected to divine powers, similar to that of your third eye and crown chakras.
Selenite will unblock and balance these chakras, leading to enhanced levels of clarity and spiritual awareness. In doing so, you will have a better connection to the divine. You will be able to receive messages, divine inspiration, and have a better sense of intuition,
These enhancements in your connection to source energy allow for greater amounts of manifestation. You will be able to manifest much more quickly and efficiently with selenite on your team.
Connecting to the divine will also allow you to open yourself to seeing the bigger picture of your life. This naturally leads to a reduced level of stress and anxiety. The small trials and tribulations in your life hold less weight because you have a much wider perspective on your life.
Selenite Healing Properties
Selenite has a wide range of healing properties that can be beneficial in many areas of your life.
First off, selenite is an amazing energy healer. It will quickly absorb any negative energy in the area surrounding it, leaving room for only light and positivity to seep back in. Whatever room you place selenite in will be blessed with increased vibrations and heightened levels of peace.
This not only affects the environment but other people, crystals, and animals close by. Selenite can suck the bad energy right out of you, leaving you feeling all pure and refreshed. The same can be said for crystals, which is why many people use selenite to cleanse their other crystals.
Increased vibrations have a number of positive effects. When you are operating at a high vibration, you are more calm, clear in the mind, more energetic, and you have an elevated spiritual connection that allows you access to divine source.
When you are at this frequency, you will notice your intuition becoming much more clear and sharp. When you feel that alarm bell go off, you won’t question it. Instead, you will follow your intuition because you know it is leading you in the right way.
Higher frequencies are also amazing for helping you manifest. Selenite helps to curb any and all doubts you have about yourself and the universe, allowing your belief in your own power to rise as you seek out your dreams.
The space that selenite leaves when it absorbs negative energy also provides room for new positive experiences and life circumstances.
Like I mentioned before, selenite is very healing for the crown chakra and the third eye chakra. You may use this crystal to help balance or unblock these chakras and allow your energy to flow better through your body and to the higher source you are connected to.
How to Use Selenite
There are many ways you can use selenite for cleansing and healing practices.
One of the most popular ways to use selenite is by meditating with it. You can set it next to you while you are meditating or place it on one of your chakras. Placing it on the third eye chakra or crown chakra is best.
As you close your eyes and begin to meditate, visualise a bright white light coming out of the crystals and being absorbed into your chakra, purifying the energy there and unblocking it.
You can use selenite to cleanse the room from bad energy just by placing it in there. Use it in rooms where you spend a lot of time, such as a bedroom, living room, or office.
You can also place selenite near your other crystals in order to cleanse them. Selenite will absorb their negative energy with its high frequencies, leaving them renewed.
Some people choose to make jewellery out of selenite so that the crystal is always with them as they go through life, cleansing, healing, and rejuvenating them. Others use selenite bowls to cleanse and charge their jewellery before wearing it.
Any way you choose to use selenite is excellent for your energy- even just keeping it close by can have a significant impact!
How to Cleanse Selenite
Cleansing and recharging crystals is very important. Over time, crystals soak up negative energy and become too full to absorb any more. When this happens, they cease to work effectively.
This is where cleansing comes in, where you remove all the negative energy in the crystal and leave it pure and renewed.
Many people believe that because selenite has such a high vibration, it doesn’t need to be cleansed. This isn’t necessarily true. Although it certainly won’t need to be cleansed as much as your other crystals, it is still a good idea to cleanse it properly.
There are a few ways you can go about cleansing selenite. One of the best and easiest methods is by leaving selenite in the moonlight overnight. You can either leave it somewhere outside or even just on the window still inside your home. The moonlight will absorb the negative energy and leave selenite recharged and ready for use.
You can also use the sun to cleanse selenite. However, you should be careful not to leave it in the sun for too long. 30 minutes is a good amount of time.
Another good method is by using incense. Once you light the incense, you can take the selenite and move it through the smoke of the incense. Do this for at least a few minutes to make sure it is properly cleansed.
Many people like to use sound to cleanse their crystals. This is especially great if you have a lot of crystals to cleanse at the same time. You can use a bell or singing bowl to reach a certain frequency that will clear all the negative energy away.
Lastly, you can bury the selenite in a bowl of salt. Salt is a great purifier and works very effectively to cleanse the stone.
There are so many ways to cleanse selenite- the choice is completely up to you. Just make sure you stay away from using water to cleanse. Selenite is a very fragile stone that can be easily damaged by water. If you need to clean the crystal, use a gentle cloth or paper towel.
The Different Types of Selenite
There are quite a few types of selenite available, found in different variations and colours. All the different types have some slight differences in their spiritual and healing properties that are important to note.
The term selenite refers most commonly to the translucent white variety. However, some people use that term to refer to satin spar, a more striated, fibrous version of selenite. Although the two stones have the same chemical makeup, most people consider them to be different.
Another variation of selenite is angel wing selenite, which has feather-like characteristics. This selenite is mostly used for getting in touch with angels and spirit guides.
In-store, you can buy different selenite shapes, which all have specific uses. This includes the following:
- Wands - Great for hand use when cleansing a specific area of the room, a person’s aura, or other objects.
- Hourglasses - Used for grounding during meditation and energy cleansing.
- Towers - Creates a wide shield where it is placed that offers protection and shields from negative energy.
- Stones - Great for placing on chakras during meditation or carrying with you throughout the day.
Selenite is one of the most powerful crystals you can find naturally on this earth. The high frequency of selenite makes it ideal for energy cleansing, healing, protection, and manifestation.
No matter how you use selenite or what you choose to do with it, you really can’t go wrong. Its uplifting energy, protective shields, and high frequencies will leave you feeling revitalised, clear-minded, and in tune with the higher powers.
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