Selenite – (Crown Chakra) – (Zodiac = Taurus)
By far, I have more Selenite in my home that any other gem, crystal or mineral. It is such a wonderful, overall purifying and protective stone and is easy to find in many forms. Selenite comes in large chunks and wands, but can also be easily carved into statues, candle holders, eggs, and charging plates. If you’re a serious crystal worker, I would recommend having a good collection of Selenite on hand.
Science – Selenite is a variety of Gypsum that forms into long, slender crystals. It is quite delicate and fragile. You should never clean Selenite with anything but water – no detergents, chemicals or salts – these will dissolve Selenite and cause it to fall apart.
Historical Significance – Selenite was named from the Greek word Greek selēnitēs, which means stone of the moon. Its gentle, soothing white color gives the appearance of a glowing moon at night. I will explain more about Selenite’s storage ability in a later paragraph, but I will insert here that it is said Selenite was utilized heavily during the period of witch trials. Many magic users were being killed, and the fate of the lineage was of great concern. Magic users would project their knowledge into the crystal to save for future generations, with the intention that when the stone was obtained by the right person, at the right time, that person could access the information in the stone.
Metaphysical Attributes – Selenite is the ultimate crystal for clearing, purifying and bringing positivity into one’s environment and soul. It powerfully exudes Universal light and energy into an entire space which creates a protective barrier around your home and prevents spiritual or energetic attachments. This is a crystal that you should store with other stones if they are in need of clearing. It is especially useful with other delicate stones that cannot be washed in water. If you place the delicate stone with a piece of Selenite in the moonlight, you can easily purify these extra fragile crystals and gems.
Selenite brings a degree of clarity and expansion that is unmatched in the crystal world. Selenite can help you tune into your soul’s message. Meditating with Selenite can open up the Crown and tie you into the deepest mysteries of the Universe. Selenite can “cut through unconscious assumptions” and bring understanding to any situation. It cuts to the root. One cannot be self-deluded if working regularly with Selenite.
Finally, Selenite is known as the Memory Stone. People often use Selenite during past life regressions as it retains the memory of the past. This crystal is said to “hold the imprint of all that has happened in the world.” Even more, Selenite is said to contain the knowledge of the future, as our “future selves” have also been imprinted on the stone. Meditation and intention with Selenite can help you discover the outcome if you proceed on your current path.
Physical Effects – Selenite is primarily healing on the energetic levels, but is associated with helping the body recover from dental work, reduce the effects of “free radicals,” and ease seizures.
Practice Mantras – Sit in a seated meditation position, holding the Selenite in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Focus on feeling the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine a bright, white light at your Crown. This light expands to completely envelope and hold you. It is a soft energy that cleans your aura, dissolves attachments, and soothes your troubles. When you are ready, repeat these words. “I am clear and ready to follow the Light on my Path.”
- “The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” by Judy Hall.
- “Crystal Enlightenment: The Transformative Properties of Crystals and Healing Stones,” by Katrina Raphaell.
- “Crystal Therapy: How to Heal and Empower Your Life with Crystal Energy,” by Dr. Doreen Virtue & Judith Lukomski.
- “First Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals,” by the National Audubon Society.
- “Love is in the Earth: A Kaliedoscope of Crystals,” by Melody.
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