Selenite to Light Up Your Life

selenite meaning and uses

Selenite to Light Up Your Life




One of the most essential crystals to have in your collection, selenite is a stone of light that is powerfully cleansing and purifying.


It’s a go-to healing crystal to bring balance, clarity, and calm no matter what ails you, lifting moods and vibrations with its powerful, enlightening energy.


Connecting you to the higher planes of awareness and awakening your spiritual senses, helping you find upliftment and support from your guides, angels, and higher self whenever you need it.


What is Selenite?

Selenite, a type of gypsum mineral, is known for its various formations such as desert rose, satin spar, and gypsum flower. Its monoclinic crystal structure is formed from calcium sulfate dihydrate, giving it a distinct pale hue resembling pearly white with a smooth, clay-like texture. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, associated with promoting clarity and heightened consciousness.

What Chakra is Selenite Used for?

selenite chakra




Selenite crystal meaning



selenite crystal



Selenite is named for the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene, and offers a supremely peaceful, calming energy. Like the moon itself, it feels very feminine and nurturing, cool and refreshing, enlightening and spiritually powerful.


Selenite is a crystal that brightens dull and dreary days, helping release negativity and pessimism, increasing feelings of well-being and harmony.


One of the best stones to have for clearing dense and dark energy from your aura, or your physical space, selenite can bring purifying white light into all the dark corners of your room and your psyche. 


This is a very high-vibratory crystal to elevate your mind and mood, help you gain perspective above the sea of emotions, and clear out any unwanted energies interfering with you embodying all the light you are!

Selenite History

Selenite crystal has a rich history dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Romans who believed it possessed powerful healing properties. The word "selenite" comes from the Greek word for moon, "selene," due to its luminous appearance resembling the moon.

In the Middle Ages, this stone was used as a divination tool by practitioners of alchemy and was believed to be a symbol of purity and spiritual transformation. Today, Selenite is still highly regarded in the crystal healing community for its calming and cleansing qualities. Its fascinating history and unique properties make it a must-have for any crystal enthusiast.

What is selenite used for?

A versatile and powerful tool in the world of crystal healing. Its soft and serene energy is associated with promoting mental clarity, spiritual growth, and emotional well-being. Selenite is commonly used to cleanse and charge other crystals due to its ability to absorb negative energy and purify its surroundings.

It is also known to aid in meditation and promote restful sleep. Beyond its metaphysical properties, Selenite is also used in the construction of decorative items such as lamps, vases, and jewelry due to its striking appearance and unique translucent qualities.


Selenite properties



selenite crystal



Emotional & Mental Healing

An excellent aid for anxiety, depression, and emotional or mental overwhelm, selenite brings in the energy of calm, acceptance, and peace. It can lift you above the weight of heavy emotions and cyclical thoughts to help you see what needs to be cleared, and connect you back to the light that’s already around you and within you.


Selenite’s frequency brings upliftment, reflection, and relief. Place it on your anxious belly, your cluttered head, or your aching heart to feel its energy breaking through the clouds and shining its radiant light.


Selenite heightens your intuition and perspective, helping you feel comforted and supported from within as you move through trying times. Use it to brighten dark thoughts and shadowy feelings, as you clear out the emotional gunk and let in the clarity and peace of selenite’s healing light.


Physical Healing



selenite crystal


Selenite has wonderful cleansing effects on the physical body as well. Its high-frequency energy clears blockages and stagnancy in your meridians, bringing in good chi and blood flow throughout all your body’s systems. 


It can clear out pain and inflammation and release toxins from the body, and at the same time, clears out the underlying emotional cause of physical ailments. This makes it a powerful healer to have in your energetic medicine chest, for anytime you’re feeling low, exhausted, or under the weather.


Selenite is a wonderful companion for illness or injury, to keep near you or sleep with it by your side and soak up its healing energies. It encourages healing and harmony, calming the nerves and stress that come along with pain and suffering. 


Energetic Healing

A whole-body energy healer, selenite can clear blockages in every chakra and restore peace and light to your whole aura. It’s the perfect crystal to keep by the door so you can sweep it around your aura each time you enter, clearing the energy you’ve picked up from the outside world.


A beautiful chakra healer, you can lay with selenite on your body, or place it over every chakra from your root to your crown, dispelling stagnant, dark, and heavy energies, and bringing in healing light. It helps you feel more clear, balanced, and centered within yourself.


This powerful crystal with high vibrations also opens your crown chakra to connect you with your higher awareness, and your support system in the spirit world. Suppose you want to open more to receiving messages, guidance, and wisdom from your guides, angels, and higher self. In that case, selenite is a great tool to help you relax and raise your vibration so you can get clearer information from your intuition.


One of the best healing benefits of selenite comes from its awesome power to cut through dense and dark energies like a sword of light. It’s incredibly helpful for clearing energetic cords that are draining you, for removing negative energies or entities from your field, and shielding you with a protective, radiant robe of light. 

How to cleanse selenite

Like all crystals, it's important to cleanse your Selenite periodically to maintain its optimal energy flow. One easy and effective way to cleanse is by using sound vibration, such as singing bowls or tuning forks.

Simply place your Selenite near the source of sound and allow the vibrations to pass over it. Another method is to place your your crystal under the light of the full moon, which is believed to recharge and purify its energy. You can also cleanse your Selenite by smudging it with sage or palo santo. This is an excellent stone for cleansing and recharging your energy field.

Can Selenite get wet?

This crystal is a delicate and unique form of gypsum, a soft sulfate mineral with a hardness ranking of 2 out of 10 on the Moh's scale. Due to its water-soluble nature, it's essential to handle your Selenite with care and avoid submerging it in water as it will dissolve over time.

However, if you need to cleanse your Selenite, you can use alternative methods such as sound vibration or smudging. It's crucial to be mindful of your crystals delicate nature and maintain it accordingly to enjoy its calming and purifying benefits for years to come.

Zodiac Birthstone

 Selenite is a powerful zodiac stone that promotes mental clarity, intuition, and emotional healing. It is particularly beneficial for Taurus and Cancer signs and aids in meditation and divination. Selenite's pure energy aligns chakras, promotes balance, and connects with higher realms

selenite zodiac sign

How to use a Selenite wand?

Selenite wands are a powerful tool for energy healing and cleansing. To use a selenite wand, start by holding it in your dominant hand and setting an intention for its use. You can then use the wand to scan your body, moving it in a circular motion around your energy field, or place it on specific areas of your body that need healing or attention.

Selenite wands can also be used to cleanse other crystals by placing them on top of the wand or using it to draw a circle around them.

Where is Selenite Found?

Found all over the world, including the United States, Mexico, Morocco, Australia, and Russia. In the US, selenite can be found in states such as Oklahoma, Utah, and California. Some of the most renowned selenite deposits are located in the Naica Mine in Mexico, where massive selenite crystals have been discovered. This crystal is typically found in sedimentary environments, such as caves, hot springs, and evaporite deposits.

 selenite crystal meaning


Do you need some magical selenite?

This is one crystal that we honestly feel everyone on planet Earth should have in their collection, as it supports whole-body health and healing. 


Its cleansing and purifying energy are so potent and powerful, that selenite is actually one of the best things to use to cleanse all the other crystals in your collection! 


We have some gorgeous options in the shop, including some extraordinarily pure and rare specimens from the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. Come see if there’s one that speaks to you!





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