Crystal name and make up: Selenite has a transparent moon like appearance. It is named after Goddess Selene, the goddess of the moon in Greek Mythology. In the New Age literature Celena (Celeena) is the goddess of the full moon while Aphrodite is the goddess of new moon and Hecate is the goddess of waning moon. The three goddesses work hand in hand to serve and assist those who call on them for help and assistance.
Praying to Selena on full moon nights is a powerful way to get results and manifest objectives. Don’t be surprised if you get a full dose of charged energy if you call on her. This happens when you look at the full moon while standing outside in nature. I have had to stop myself from tipping forward from the charge of her response when calling on her in this way.
Selenite’s Makeup: Gypsum, a common mineral which is found readily in large deposits especially in sedimentary rocks, is the primary compound in this stone. Large deposits of saline waters crystallize to create solid pillars and deposits of Selenite.
It is a soft stone that bends easily. Thin blade like pieces can look and act like arrows and wands: they are good at pointing the magnified charge of energy in the pointed direction. Selenite is a great conductor of energy, as well as an insulator. It can feel warm to the touch.
Color and Shape: Selenite has a transparent, pearlescent appearance that resembles the full moon. It gives a warm and fuzzy feeling when placed on the body. Selenite is usually found in the form of large pillars. After harvesting it from large Selenite mines or sedimentary deposits, some pillars and stickletts are sold raw and used as meditation tools.
Large pillars can be placed in the corners of a room or space. Smaller ones can be placed on a desk or table by the bedside. Mostly though, it is cut and polished into slabs, trays, arrows, wands, and shaped into a wide variety of shapes. Polished Selenite healing wands with points or curved ends are used in healing. These are popular and gaining even more popularity day by day with great results.
Selenite is not particularly durable. Its soft surface can be easily scratched, even with your fingernails, and can be tarnished in the presence of water or moisture.
Special qualities and healing virtues: Selenite has the quality of magnification and amplification in a harmonious and pleasant way. As an energy conductor, it can be used to magnify and amplify positive energy running through your body, magnify your specific intentions and connects you with the heavenly realms- transferring those energies from the Higher Realms to our world.
Selenite works perfectly for clearing and release. It performs clearing and cleansing with great gentleness. It remains unencumbered by the energetic pollution of our world. Clear Quartz and other varieties of quartz do the same but tend to pick up pollution more easily. Selenite is programmable in the same way as Clear Quartz.
This means you can specifically use your Selenite pieces for application and magnification of your intentions. This stone has an inbuilt discriminatory mechanism where it will not pick up malignant energies or negative thoughts. It only brings the warm loving energies to you.
It is therefore an excellent tool for healing, clearing and release of mental emotional trauma. Meanwhile it can be used to powerfully magnify and intensify your focus, facilitate manifestation of your desired intentions and accelerate the manifestation process. The best attribute of this stone, in my opinion, is that it connects you to the Celestial Realms and the Highest Guides.
Since it is connected to the Celestial Realms and Higher Beings, Angels and Guardians, it will only magnify positive intentions and manifest the highest plan for you. It remains unaffected and untarnished when exposed to lower vibrations or negative qualities such as anger, rage, depression, ill will, or animosity. Furthermore it helps to provide you with protection from dark energies. It remains clean and clear and constantly connected to the highest and best energies of Light; and never picks up dark or bad energy.
For all these reasons, Selenite is one of the top healing tools for the toolbox of any advanced healer and beginner alike. As a result it has been gaining popularity and its price has been rising in the past few years.
Ways to use it: The natural organic quality of Selenite is great to be used as an insulator to prevent lower vibrations and negativity into the body and into your environment. Polished varieties give it a smooth exterior which is excellent to use as healing wands and to hold in the hands during meditation. Meditating with Selenite is a wonderful experience; it enhances your meditation and allows you to experience an expansive energy.
Similarly, healing work with Selenite in the form of pointed wands or healing wands with smooth curved ends is a great healing experience.
Selenite Crystal Layout: Laying inside a crystal layout using Selenite in any form is an extremely potent way to accelerate your spiritual healing and activate your Chakras. Using polished or raw wands, chunks and hearts to accomplish this charges you mentally and emotionally. Therefore, it is one of the most desirable stones to use in personal healing; to pick up your mood and uplift the energy in any environment – around the house, office, car, in your personal and public spaces.
Since we introduced the bedroom grids composed mainly of Selenite, we have received many testimonials saying that its placement in their bedroom helped them sleep better. Its placement in other rooms has been reported to help users relax easier, worry less and clear their minds. We continue to offer Selenite in our gift store. If you would like to set up a bedroom grid on your own, it will require 7 Selenite wands and 1 Black Obsidian chunk arranged with two wands on each long side of the bed, 1 at the foot and head of the bed, 1 corresponding with the middle of your back and the Obsidian placed near the wand at the foot of the bed. Ideally these crystals are put between the mattress and box spring but they can also be placed underneath the bed. To make a Selenite grid for two people it will required an additional wand to be placed below the partner’s back as well as another Obsidian chunk to be placed near their feet.
Placement in Grids and Layouts: Placing 4 large wands or chunks of Selenite in four points and lying inside is a great way to experience an expansive state.
Similarly you may place blades in a formation around the body; one at the top of their head and one at the bottom of the feet (together with a Grounding Stone such as Obsidian, Hematite, Jet or Black Tourmaline).
You may place two or three pieces of Selenite in any form – raw blade or polished- such as healing wands and arrows on either side of your body. Place one on both sides of you at shoulder, waist and knee level.
This is a potent and powerful way to experience Selenite. If you are a beginner, use this grid with less Selenite pieces and stay inside for only 5 to 10 minutes for your first few experiences. After a few days you will build up tolerance to the expansive experience and will be able to stay longer.
Chakra Placement: You may also use small pieces of Selenite on the Higher Chakras of your body, placing them anywhere from Seat of the Soul and higher. The Personal Hear Chakra, Cosmic heart Chakra, Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakras will all benefit from a piece of Selenite placed directly on top of the Chakra.
Once again if you are a beginner, do it only for a very short time until you build up your ability to withstand the potency of the energies of Selenite.
Whose Favorite Stone is it?
Selenite is one of Divine Mother’s favorite Stones. Divine Mother and many members of the Divine Feminine Entourage and female deities enjoy and recommend the use of Selenite as a healing tool, as well as a means to connect with them. Selenite is one of the best tools in the healers first aid kit.
It is also Goddess Aphrodite, Goddess Selena and Goddess Hecate’s favorite stone. Since it is a versatile stone and connected to the Celestial Realms where Angels, Archangels and Guardians reside, every Angel and Deity enjoys it.
Do’s and Don’ts: Selenite is a soft stone. It can be scratched easily. It is also water soluble which means you cannot immerse your Selenite in water or use a wet cloth on it. A slightly dampened cloth or paper towel can be used to remove dust particles from your raw, unpolished Selenite pieces. Other than that, it does not need cleaning or energetic clearing and cleansing ( Clear Quartz and other varieties of Quartz need regular clearing and cleansing- See the pages on Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz and Smoky Quartz.).
Revitalizing Your Selenite pieces: Clearing of Selenite from accumulated dross is rarely necessary as Selenite is a self clearing stone. Occasional placement in the Moonlight on a full moon or partial moonlight and for a short period during the day in the Sunlight can easily restore your overworked or tired and depleted piece of Selenite, especially when you regularly use your Selenite for healing purpose and for energetic release of mental and emotional dross and negativity . Selenite is a self cleaning stone.
All varieties of Selenite- Raw, tumbled, polished, cut, uncut Selenite are among the top healing tools for the toolbox of any advanced healer and beginner alike. Because of its immense healing potential and its low maintenance Selenite has been gaining popularity and the price has been rising in the past few years.