Healing Properties of Selenite: A Crystal for Cleansing & Purification
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Today, we’re exploring the Healing Properties of Selenite — a popular crystal that is primarily worked with for its cleansing and purification properties.
But there’s also a new myth that’s been floating around lately about Selenite, that I’d really like to address.
Listen in to my latest podcast now to find out more…
A Crystal Message about the Healing Properties of Selenite:
“I am energy manifested in the physical realm. I embody peace and clarity in all I do.”
Crystal Controversy: Is your Selenite fake? Watch my recent live video to find out!
A lot of people are claiming that the traditional Selenite that most of us are used to seeing (the white, striated form) is NOT true Selenite…
They’re saying that this is actually a crystal FAKE. It’s causing a lot of confusion amongst the global crystal community. So what’s the truth?
I’ve received a ton of messages from my students asking for my thoughts on this controversial topic. So, if you’re feeling confused (or even if this is the first time you’ve heard about this) — I’m here to clear things up! Watch now to get all the information you need to know:
Common Healing Properties of Selenite:
- Used for energetic purification
- Cleanses the aura
- Enriches the dream state and helps you receive intuitive messages in your dreams
- Facilitates spiritual growth
- Enhances the connection between your conscious mind and your Higher Self
- Helps you tap into healing energy
- Promotes a good night’s sleep
- Helps you overcome past life issues
- Encourages new friendships
- Promotes love and empathy
- Clears the mind before meditation
- Enhances your ability to follow your spiritual path
- Brings light into your energy body
- Promotes peace and harmony
- Helps you connect with the energy of the Moon and with Moon Goddesses
- Clears out mental clutter and stagnant energy
- Enhances self-confidence
- Cleanses and charges other crystals
- Helps in decision making
- Use as a “runway” back to the physical realm after astral travel or dreamwork
- Clears spaces of energetic debris
- Can be added to a crystal grid for the energetic protection of your home
Healing Properties of Selenite: Associations & Correspondences
Zodiac Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Elements: Air, Water
Companion Flowers: Snow in Summer
Companion Essential Oil: Orchid
Companion Stone: Black Tourmaline
Common Origins: Morocco, Mexico
Notes: A variety of Gypsum. While the name Selenite technically applies to clear crystals, “Satin Spar” Gypsum (which is white and striated) is also Selenite.
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More About the Healing Properties of Selenite:
Selenite is a pearly-white form of gypsum (hydrated calcium sulfate). It is named for the moon goddess Selene (the Greek goddess of the full moon), probably because its sheen resembles the light of a full moon. Both the full moon and selenite purify energy. Although colorless, the parallel striations that run the length of this crystal often give it a whitish appearance. Gypsum’s otherworldly tendencies continue today in the white sands of New Mexico, which are so bright they can be seen from space.
A crystal ball made of selenite can represent the full moon (for rituals or magical workings), especially at times when the moon is in another phase or the night is cloudy. Since selenite has a reputation as a scrying stone, this fits right in with this beautiful stone’s still-developing tradition of use.
A natural insulator, it often warms up when held. Large, thin sheets of Selenite were once used for windowpanes and smaller sheets were used as eyeglass lenses. The Cave of Crystals in Naica, Mexico, discovered in the year 2000, is filled with giant Selenite crystals, some of them hundreds of feet tall.
It forms natural wands, but may also be easily carved or etched. Selenite can be damaged by water, so please don’t cleanse it in water or use it in an elixir. Small pieces may also come off in needle-like slivers, so handle it carefully. The chemical formula of Selenite is CaSO4 . 2H2O
One Way to Work with Selenite:
When you work with Selenite for healing, it’s like having a direct connection to universal energy. This energy is incredibly cleansing and purifying.
Rough, Selenite wands (sometimes called blades), are the most common form of Selenite. They’re actually the Satin Spar form of Selenite Gypsum, and they can be used to remove negativity from the energy field.
This can be accomplished by holding the Selenite in one hand (so that the wand is horizontal or parallel to the ground) and sweeping the energy body with the wand. To sweep the aura, you should start at your head and move down towards your feet. Move the Selenite wand through your energy field while intending to remove any negative energy. I recommend doing this three times for the best result. Move along the left side of the body first, then the right side of the body, and then the center (you can repeat this on the backside of the body if you’re able as well).
Working with Selenite for Space Clearing:
Keeping a piece of Selenite in your sacred space is highly recommended. This crystal is well known for its space clearing abilities and will work non-stop to keep your space free of negative vibes. This stone may also assist you in calling upon your angels or guides to assist with protection if needed. Placing a Selenite wand on each wall of your sacred space works like a protective energetic barrier.
Working with Angel Wing Selenite:
Angel Wing Selenite (also known as Fishtail Selenite) is actually a twinned Gypsum crystal. This variety of Selenite seems to be useful in connecting you with your guides or your Angels. To use the crystal for connecting with your guides, simply hold it while going into meditation. Alternatively, you can place it above, or on top of, your Crown Chakra. It may seem challenging or even overwhelming to connect with your guides in this way, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Just make yourself comfortable and try to go into silent meditation with the intention to meet or interact with your guides or angels.
This form of Selenite will help to enhance angelic connection or a connection with your guides. During meditation, if you are holding the intention to connect with your guides or Angels, the Selenite can help you to receive the inner knowing that the connection has been made.
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6 responses to “Healing Properties of Selenite: A Crystal for Cleansing & Purification”
Thank you Ashley for the post it was great. I have a question though. I have a few Selenite bowls and 2 charging plates that sit under copper pyramids so my question is when I receive any new crystals can I just put them in either my bowls or on the plates to cleanse them to get rid of any bad vibes they received during transit etc or do I have to cleanse them with smoke etc as well? I do cleanse the bowls and plates on a regular basis and they go out every full moon as well
Absolutely! And that’s a great question. 🙂 It is definitely alright to use your selenite bowls & plates to cleanse new crystals – especially since it seems you are taking great care to keep that area cleansed & charged as well! We recommend leaving the new crystals with/on the selenite for at least 6 hours or overnight. If you intuitively feel like it’s necessary, you can use smoke or other tools to cleanse them additionally. <3 Crystal Blessings!
Wonderful Ashley! Thank you! Great podcast!
Of course! So glad you enjoyed it Ava. 🙂 Crystal Blessings!
Selenite is such an amazing crystal. I love how it helps clear other crystals and keep a high vibe. I did not know about angel wing selenite, thanks for clueing me in!
I agree completely! So happy you enjoyed the blog post 🙂 Thanks for learning with us! Crystal Blessings