WHAT IS SELENITE? Selenite (Selene Stone) is crystallized gypsum that has a luminescent glow. Gypsum is a soft sulfate mineral made of calcium sulfate dihydrate. Selenite is extremely soft and can even be slightly bent into a shape which makes it easy to work with to make wand and other shapes. Selenite is a cloudy glistening white with striations that often form into towers. As with all crystals, there are many branches to the selenite family including: Desert Rose, Gypsum Flower, Fishtail Selenite, Hourglass Selenite, Azurite Gypsum, & Butterscotch Selenite, to name just a few. Some kinds of selenite shine as fluorescent yellow under UV rays.
WHY IT'S AWESOME? Selenite was first appreciated in Ancient Greece and linked to the Goddess, Selene, of the Moon, perhaps even containing the soul of the moon. People believed that selenite grew and shrank according to the moon’s phases. Legend has it that God took a breath while creating divine light, and fallen particles of the exhalation breath formed into selenite on Earth. The ancient Mesopotamians used selenite in a rooms where the sick lay, believing it would keep away evil spirits.
MYSTIC LORE, LEGEND & DISCLAIMER: Through the ages, crystals and stones have been collected and prized for their timeless beauty, for their rich history and even their potential spiritual and metaphysical properties! At Spirit Magicka, we love the idea that crystals may have mystical properties, but please be aware... nothing we sell comes with any sort of mystical guarantee! 😉
👉 Selenite is said to be an angelic stone with purifying energy, beneficial for judgment, and insight with a powerful disperser and stabilizer for erratic emotions, connecting a conscious understanding of what is taking place at the subconscious level.
👉 The purest translucent white Selenite has an ethereal quality and is said to inhabit the space between light and matter.
👉 In crystal energy work, Selenite is connected to the the Crown Chakra, which when enhanced can help to strengthen ones connection to divine energies and the higher self. It is also believed to help to activate intuititive & psychic abilities.
👉 Selenite is a stone that is believed to cleanse the energy of other stones so it does not itself need to be cleansed. Simply draw circles with a selenite wand over an area or crystals that needs cleansing, and selenite will absorb and dissipate any negative energy.
WHERE IT'S FOUND? Mexico, Morroco, Russia, Poland, Germany, Sicily, Canada, United States, France, Greece, England, and Austria.
*Never put selenite sticks in water as they can dissolve. Selenite is a 'self-cleansing' stone.
*All sizes are approximate and may vary somewhat.
*Each crystal & stone will vary slightly in appearance. Each beautiful and unique in its own way.