Selenite is a beautiful, white crystal that is known and loved by many. The crystal itself can be used for a multitude of things, and here, we’ll explain a bit more about this unique crystal and what it can do for you.
What is Selenite?
Selenite is a crystallised form of gypsum that means ‘moon’ or ‘moonstone’ in Greek. Some people say it is named after the moon goddess Selene, and is often found in deep caves in Morocco, Madagascar, and Mexico. Selenite is a wonderful crystal with many properties and spiritual ties, such as opening up the crown chakra, and is best known as a calming crystal that causes immense peace. It can be found in the typical colours: brown, green, grey, orange and, most commonly, white.
Selenite and Healing
When it comes to healing, both physically and spiritually, Selenite is a perfect crystal. It’s attributes that help the physicality can include: aligning the spinal column, aiding in flexibility, soothing nightmares, and more. However, the benefits for psychological, mental and spiritual wellbeing outweigh the physical improvements that Selenite can help with, such as: serenity, peace, mindful clarity, psychic development, positive thoughts, improved memory, and cleansing negative energy.
Activating the Selenite
Selenite is easy to activate if you use it for spiritual purposes. All you need to do is hold the crystal in your hand whilst envisioning a white light surrounding it. As you do this, remember to inhale and exhale deeply. Repeat an affirmation that coincides with what you need help with, and do this several times. Finally, you can use it for the desired purpose.
Cleansing the Selenite
There are multiple ways to cleanse your crystals, but you may be wondering what cleansing means.
Cleansing a crystal means you are cleaning it from any negative or bad energy. Based on the crystal you use, as they help you to heal and benefit from its properties, they take in whatever energies are stopping you from reaching the attribute you’re wanting from it. For example, if you’re using selenite to help with positive thoughts, the selenite will absorb the negative thoughts from you. This is why crystals need cleansing, to rid them of the energy you don’t want so that they can continue helping you.
So how can you cleanse your crystals?
Firstly, you can use a smudge stick. All you need to do is light the smudge stick and pass the crystal through the smoke so that it cleanses the crystal of negativity.
Similarly, you can place your selenite in a bowl of dry salt, so that the salt absorbs the negative energy.
If you have a bell or singing bowl, the selenite can be cleansed through the sound vibrations from them. Just ring the bell, or tune the bowl next to the crystal.
If you prefer a more natural way of cleansing your crystals, you could easily place the Selenite in direct sunlight for 30 minutes, or direct moonlight for the entire night. Do not use any water methods of cleansing for Selenite, as this will revert the crystal back to its original gypsum.
Once you’ve cleansed your crystal, all you have to do is charge it through sunlight or moonlight, and then you can use the selenite in whatever way you prefer to.
Selenite is a beautiful crystal and is used by many people. You can choose to use it as an ornament if you only use it for the aesthetic, or you can use it as mentioned above. Selenite comes in many forms and we sell it as a number of products, from Selenite Lamps, to wands, tea-light holders, palm stones and more.