Selenite is one of the most important tools in many metaphysical wellness worker’s arsenals. It is an abundant stone known as Satin Spar because of the milky sheen that illuminates from the surface. While selenite is found most often in countries like Australia, Greece, Mexico and the USA, those looking to profit specifically from the selenite healing properties should look for the long, clear selenite stones coming out of Mexico.
Not known for its strength, selenite stone slabs are still often used as a light bringing element in home decor. One of the more luxurious ornamental uses for selenite can be seen in the famous Santa Sabina in Rome, whose white window panes are made entirely of selenite. Selenite properties like its lack of durability make it useful for other purposes as well. With a Mohs score of just 2, selenite’s softness, flexibility and reflective qualities allow it to serve as ideal material in the manufacturing of cement, wallboard, certain plasters and soil conditioning.
This stone received its name from the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. This selenite meaning is easy to see when it reflects light, often appearing as a rock fallen direct from the moon. Formed from hydrous calcium sulfate, this mineral belongs to the family of gypsum crystals. Its monoclinic crystal system develops into long columns. Before being polished, selenite can be recognized for its fibrous striations that run down the length of the stone. The selenite crystal forms typically in clay beds, or around hot springs. Due to its classification as an evaporate, selenite healing properties have a tendency to flow in a way similar to water.
What selenite crystal lacks in physical strength, it more than makes up for in metaphysical ability. Selenite healing properties are all about activation and reaching higher planes. It is known for connecting to the third eye, crown, transpersonal and Etheric chakras. Through radiating light energy, it promotes purity and honesty. It forces the person holding it to be honest with themselves. By clearing energy blockages, selenite allows for liquid-like energy fluidity. It can align the chakras and raise awareness to a higher plane.
When connecting with the third eye and crown chakras, the selenite meaning is one of complete positivity and purity. Once the power of the selenite flows into the crown chakra, it will open, clear and activate the energy. The chakras will feel completely purified, and one should experience a liberated sense of self, free of negativity or inhibitions. This is the ideal stone for connecting with spirit guides or guardian angels. Due to its programmability, it is one of the best facilitators for transmitting the advice and information that one is seeking from their guide. It connects people to their highest level of consciousness where they are most open and accepting of symbolic messaging.
It can be used in tandem with other stones to amplify and manipulate the intended effect. One can create a selenite spectrum by laying their selenite wand downand placing a range of tumble stones along it to create a rainbow effect. It is also a great stone for creating energy grids within the home, or even on your yoga mat to boost mental balance while establishing physical balance. Wearing selenite jewelry, such as a necklace with a selenite pendant can ward off toxic energy and prevent your light from being sucked away by energy vampires.
There are several ways to use selenite healing properties in rituals and meditation. If meditating alone, one can use a selenite wand over the chest, with one end pointed toward the crown chakra and the other pointed toward the root chakra. Repeat a mantra, such as: “I take in the light, I am the light.” This will assist you in encapsulating the essence of selenite meaning.
Selenite can also be used to cleanse the energy of your other stones. If you feel that the energy of a certain stone is dull or less vibrant than it used to be, clear it using selenite. If you have a large selenite block, you can lay your other stone on top of the block overnight to recharge. If you have a selenite wand, you can set your other stone beside it for the same duration of time until the energy has been rejuvenated.