THE CRYSTAL OF SPIRIT
Selenite Properties & Meaning
What is the Meaning of Selenite?
Intro to Selenite Crystals
Selenite, also called liquid light, is known for its transparent surface that becomes absolutely radiant when illuminated with light. Selenite is especially useful to cleanse your energy and in cleansing the energy of other crystals. Selenite is self-charging, and doesn't hold on to any negative energy, so it doesn't need to be cleansed like other crystals do.
Selenite is a high vibration crystal that has many metaphysical properties. Selenite has a powerful ability to clear blockages in your energy, which makes it a fundamental crystal for crystal gridding, reiki, and smudging practices.
Mineralogy of Selenite
Selenite in History
The name Selenite comes from the Greek word selene, meaning goddess of the moon. Similarly to the crystal, the Greek goddess Selene radiates love, vitality, and tranquility. Ancient healers would use Selenite either by placing pieces of this crystal in the home of someone who was ill, or by using them in healing rituals.
Selenite crystals were first discovered and named in 1747 by J.G. Wallerius. Selenite is a transparent variety of Gypsum. Throughout history, but especially in Ancient Roman times and in the Middle Ages, sheets of translucent Selenite was used in windowpanes. Not only is Selenite revered for its cleansing capabilities, but it also has a profound spiritual connection to the divine feminine and rejuvenation.
Properties of Selenite
Healing Properties of Selenite
Selenite crystals are used to expel negative energy and draw in positive energy. These high vibrational stones can often be seen placed near entrance ways, allowing people crossing the threshold to strip themselves of bad energy and be flooded with good energy. This crystal allows for a strong liquid-like flow of fresh energy to encompass those around it.
Due to Selenite’s high-vibrational properties, using Selenite in your meditative practice - by either holding it or placing it in your auric field - will unlock a higher state of consciousness.
The restorative properties of Selenite make it a wonderful healing tool to use. The healing energy of Selenite is known to revive your aura and rejuvenate your physical body. It brings about an abundance of clarity and calm.
The purifying powers of Selenite helps to stabilize and even combat cancer, tumors, skin conditions and epilepsy. Selenite is used to improve irregularities in the skeletal system, especially the spinal columns and reinforces flexibility.
Benefits of Selenite:
When to Use Selenite Crystals
Selenite's strong healing and purifying abilities makes it an essential tool of the alternative healer’s collection, and it is a fantastic choice for any crystal lover’s collection.
If you are experiencing heaviness in your daily life, or if your heart and soul feel weighted, Selenite is a good crystal to lean on. Incorporating Selenite in your crystal healing practice, or even simply placing it in your home, can help bring lighter vibrations into your life.
Since Selenite is quite fragile, it is not always a great candidate for jewelry, however there is no issue with daily use. Daily use of Selenite is actually highly recommended.
It’s beautiful radiance when you shine light through it, and its purifying capabilities have made Selenite a popular choice for lamps, exactly like the well-known Himalayan Salt lamps. Luckily, there is no need to choose between them, Selenite will work well in conjunction with a salt lamp because not only is the Selenite crystal self-charging, but it also charges and purify other crystals in its proximity.
Tips for Using Selenite Crystals:
- Do not get Selenite wet! As a gypsum stone, Selenite has a tendency to break down and flake away when it gets wet.
- Place Selenite above doorways and windows to keep good energy flowing throughout your space.
- Selenite is an excellent crystal to use for Reiki. Invest in a Selenite wand as a tool to use in energy work or energy healing of any kind.
- Try adding a Selenite lamp to your space for a high vibrational upgrade to any room.