Pronunciation: \ˈse-lə-ˌnīt\

Alternate Names & Spellings:  Maria Glass, Satin Spar, Desert Rose


Color: Pure white, can also be orange, blue, brown and green

Appearance: Translucent with fine ribbing or course ribbing (Satin Spar), fish tail or petal like (Desert Rose)

Source: United States, Mexico, Russia, Greece, Poland, Austria, Germany, France, England


Metaphysical Healing Properties of Selenite

Keywords: Mental Clarity, Psychic, Angels

Selenite comes from the Greek word Selene, meaning Moon, and is associated with the Greek Goddess Selene.

Selenite contains feminine energy, and is often used to connect and commune with the Divine, especially Goddess Energy. Selenite is known as the Mystical stone of “Crystal Clarity”. Selenite’s high vibrational energy fills our being and all aspects of our lives with pure love and light of the Divine Source. It provides clarity of mind, and enhances awareness of self and surroundings.

Selenite helps us to reach new states of consciousness, to rapidly shift blocked energy, clear away negative energy and remove emotional turmoil and confusion.  Selenite will also cleanse other crystals, clear unwanted energies and permeate its surroundings with pure clean white light energy. It assists in making sound judgments and heightening intuition to manifest our desires.

 Selenite, like all Gypsum, is a master facilitator, which means it has a wide variety of uses in Crystal work and can be used very successfully with other stones. Although any number of attributes have been assigned to Selenite, it is especially useful for cleansing quartz and other minerals. Psychologically and materially, it has cleansing effects as well, and is said to remove negative influences of all kinds.

 Some sources claim that Selenite energy operates like no other, working rather like a radio that tunes into areas of difficulty or static. Our problems may not always be what we believe them to be, but Selenite energy can be very illuminating, whether we agree with its diagnosis or not.

 Place any crystal, specimen, or pocket stone you have been working with on top of your Selenite. The crystal will both clean any energies present and help to recharge your other crystals and stones. You can greatly increase any other crystal or stone energy by pointing your selenite at the other stone, visualizing just how you want that stone to perform.

 In addition to removing negative energies, Selenite enables one to more readily access unconscious impulses and patterns of behavior, so it’s important to be mindful when working with it. Its energy is best directed outward rather than inward as a protective influence.

 Especially useful in helping to clarify issues, as well as your own mental processes, Selenite can sometimes operate beyond your plans for it – you may begin to experience visions of the future or past lives. Selenite is associated with the Crown Chakra and has certain powers to amplify circumstances, so if you’re feeling especially vulnerable, use another stone until you’re on a more even keel.


Translucent Selenite has a very fine vibration and brings clarity of mind, opening the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras and accessing angelic consciousness and higher guidance. Pure Selenite is a link to the light body, helping to anchor it in the earth vibration.


Selenite is a calm stone that instills deep peace and is excellent for meditation or spiritual work. Telepathy is enhanced by each person holding a piece of pure-vibration Selenite. The purest translucent white Selenite has an ethereal quality and is said to inhabit the place between light and matter. An ancient stone, it is nevertheless one of the most powerful crystals for the new vibration on earth.


Selenite can be used to form a protective grid around a house, creating a safe and quiet space that does not allow outside influences in—use internally in the corners of the house. A large piece of Selenite placed in the house ensures a peaceful atmosphere. Selenite wands can be used to detach entities from the aura or for preventing anything external from influencing the mind.


Carrying the imprint of all that has happened in the world, Selenite reaches other lives and is very useful for checking on progress made and for accessing the plan for the present life from the between-lives state. It pinpoints lessons and issues that are still being worked upon, and shows how they can best be resolved. It can be used for scrying, to see the future or to ascertain what has happened in the past.


Psychologically, Selenite assists judgment and insight. Mentally, it clears confusion and aids in seeing the deeper picture. It brings about a conscious understanding of what has been occurring at the subconscious level. This is a powerful disperser and stabilizer for erratic emotions.



These crystals can be especially useful for people who are suffering from chronic illness such as chronic pain syndrome, skin disorders, back or other chronic pain, or syndromes such as chronic fatigue. It restores balance and can help you to gain considerable insight as to the root cause of a specific condition.


Selenite aligns the spinal column and promotes flexibility. It guards against epileptic seizures. This stone neutralizes mercury poisoning from dental amalgam and reverses the effects of “free radicals.” It is an excellent crystal for breastfeeding and nurturing a child. Its finest healing occurs at the energetic levels.



Hold, or place in or around house.


 Selenite Wands & Healing

Selenite Wands are wonderful healing tools. You can get Wands that are made from the white Gypsum Selenite variety, which is known as Satin Spar. You can also use a natural golden Selenite Wand, as these occur naturally in a perfect shape to use for healing. When you hold a piece of this stone in your hand, particularly a Wand shaped piece, you should be able to quite quickly feel the energy within it. The vibration of these wands is powerful, as once activated they will cleanse the etheric field of the body of any negativity.

 The vibration of a piece of Selenite crystal often sets in train the birth of the psychic power of telepathy.  These lovely stones are very beautiful, and look quite different to the translucent Selenite, which is often called Optical Selenite. Satin Spar Selenite Crystals may have vertical lines running down the length of the stone, and this is usually in the direction of the point of the Wand. Crystals shaped like this may be referred to as Light Wands, as these Wands are quite reflective of light.  Selenite Wands are marvelous healing tools, as they will channel energy through them, and this energy can be directed by the Healer.

 If you have a Wand shaped piece of this stone, you can gently squeeze it to activate it, and then hold it to any area of the body where rebalancing is needed. A Healer or anyone who wishes to use them for healing can also use them to sense where the health problem is located in the body. This is useful if you are unsure of exactly where in the body the problem originates. The way that you discover where the problem might be is by gently squeezing the wand and moving it. When you recognize that you are feeling a change in the energy flow, this tells you that the energy in this area is not flowing as it should be. The Healer would also activate their Wands to use them for healing, by gently squeezing them. You then point them towards the specific problem area that you have become aware of, when you previously used them to locate the health issue.



7th Chakra – Crown Chaka,  6th Chakra – Third Eye Chakra.

It is also related to the 2nd Chakra – Sacral Chakra.











 Vibrates to the Number








Do Not Wet your Selenite Crystals, as they may dissolve in water. Contact with water is not recommended for any variety of Selenite. When cleansing Selenite use other methods of Cleansing Crystals.

*Crystal Cleansing*

There are a variety of ways you can clear a crystal. One way to cleanse a crystal is by soaking it in a solution of sea salt and distilled water (lavender oil is also often added to the solution due to its purification properties). Another method involves holding the stone under running water or in a stream to be purified. Yet another method to cleanse a stone is by smudging it. To smudge a stone, you must pass the stone through the smoke of an herb or incense (white sage, juniper, palo santo, sweetgrass, cedar, and sandalwood are all commonly used smudging herbs). Also, you may choose to bury a stone in the soil of the earth for a length of time in order to cleanse it. The clearing process should be carried out until you intuitively feels that the stone has been cleansed, or by feeling the stone’s energy. You should then charge the crystal in sunlight or moonlight (preferably that of a full or a new moon) for at least one full day or night.


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