Today’s blog will all be about my absolute favorite crystal ever…
I personally only came into contact with this crystal about 3 years ago, when I first started my spirituality in Wicca and Witchcraft, but this crystal has really connected with me and changed my life for the better in many ways.
So I’d like to introduce you to…
Selenite – My Goddess Crystal.
The Science And History
Selenite is a form of gypsum – salt residue left behind from millions of years ago, when low-level, inland seas dried up, allowing the salt solute in the water to harden and form into this (mostly) white, soft crystal.
Often, it is found in wand-like forms and even more recently, giant pillars but there are also forms where it forms a flower-like shape – this is often called “desert rose”.
Selenite has several color variations, depending on the mineral inclusions – it can range from colorless to pure white to a dull brown to a gorgeous orange-peach to blue.
On the Mohs scale (a scale that tests and ranges the hardness of a crystal), Selenite comes in at 2 – it is easily scratched even with a fingernail.
And it’s chemical formula is as thus: CaSO4·2H2O – calcium sulfate dihydrate.
As you may or may not know – Selenite is named after the Greek Goddess of the Moon – Selene.
And Selene is my patron Goddess that I worship within my Wicca/Witchcraft spirituality.
So this is such a perfect stone for me to work with within my spirituality – it is literally my Goddess Stone.
My connection to Selene.
Selene’s name is based of the Greek word, Selas (σέλας) – which translates to “light”.
A good name for the crystal – as it glows a pearly white colour – especially under moonlight. In fact there are legends that selenite is the left over material from the Moon Goddess’s cloak.
Because selenite is so soft – it can be easily carved into a myriad of ornaments and tools – crystal balls, wands, candle holders to name but a few.
It is a most beautiful crystal.
Selenite Crystal Meanings
Selenite is a useful crystal to have, especially if one is a crystal healer, or a healer in general.
Selenite has many crystal meanings: the most common is the connections to the moon, female cycles and angels or spirit guides.
It is also a Goddess stone – it connects directly to Selene. If one holds this crystal and firmly holds an image of Selene within their mind – you can talk directly to the Goddess via the crystal. And in turn, She will talk to you.
Selenite has the ability to create mental clarity, cleanse the aura and clear energy blocks, dispel negativity and protect you from negativity and bring a sense of calm and peace about oneself.
It can also help to connects to past lives and is great for any mediation work as it allows you to connect with your True Self.
Because it is a white/colourless stone, it can also be used on all the main 7 chakras (energy points) on the body, but is especially connected to the Crown (top of the head) and Sacral (reproductive organs) chakra.
Because, within most spiritual and Pagan practices – white is seen as pure and holding all 7 main colours of the rainbow – so it can be used to substitute for any other colour, as long as you charge or program the crystal with the right colour you need at that time.
Selenite connects with the Crown, because the Crown connects to the Divine energy and wisdom; and the Sacral (mostly for women) because of it’s connect to the Divine Feminine and creation, which starts within the womb.
Selenite is a crystal that most people can work with and can have within their homes – it’s not that hard to get – and is easy to look after but be warned…
Don’t mix Selenite with water or any liquids.
It was formed from a salt ocean millions of years ago – what do you think will happen?
Selenite crumbles and separates into sheaths once mixed with a liquid – I have heard many a sad tale, where someone who has just bought a beautiful Selenite crystal object, they go to clean it or bless it with water…
And yeah…I think you get the idea…
The best way to cleanse and rejuvenate Selenite, (in my honest opinion) is the simply put it under moonlight.
It IS a Goddess crystal after all, so why not ask the Moon Goddess to bless and cleanse Her crystal?
I think that is all that I can write for this crystal at this time.
Selenite is truly an amazing crystal and if you get a chance to try it out – I would advise you to do so.
I believe that all crystals on this Earth are a gift from Goddess.
And Selenite is truly a gift of the Moon Goddess.
It is a true Goddess Stone.
Until next time, I hope that you enjoyed this blog and take care.