The Magic of Selenite

Written by Shereen Campbell


Posted on December 23 2019

Radiate with light energy

Selenite is known as liquid light in the crystal world, because it simply radiates with light energy, heightening vibes wherever it is put. It’s also a well-known crystal for its ability to connect us to our higher selves and gaining access to ancient knowledge. Many practices use Selenite in meditation to access deeper levels of consciousness as well as to dissolve energy blocks through the body and aura. Wherever you put Selenite, it simply evokes high frequencies of light energy that connect with the Crown Chakra.

Selenite’s name derives from the Greek “selēnē” which was the name of the Moon goddess in Greek mythology and ancient belief systems. In literal translation “selēnē” means Moon, while Selenite’s greek name “selēnitēs” is translated as moon stone. Selenite is usually clear and white, but sometimes it can be found in nature in other colors as well such as: blue, green or orange-brownish.

More about Selenite:

Keywords for Selenite:

Some keywords for Selenite include clarity, light energy, spirituality, and intuition. If you are looking to remove energetical blockages, while increasing the flow of light energy in yourself, then there is no better crystal than Selenite to do so. In meditation practices, Selenite is most often used to gain clarity or to connect with our higher selves, the unconscious levels of ourselves, exploring higher planes of existence and also for connecting to the Universe’s ancient knowledge.

It is a stone that is self-reliant, because of its high-frequency energy vibes that won’t allow negative vibes to take over. It’s also used to charge other crystals, and cleanse them as well, so adding a piece of selenite to your crystal healing set will help you to keep the energy of all crystals healthy, and uninterrupted by low-frequency vibes.

Origin of Selenite:

Selenite is a fairly common crystal and is available on all continents. Most commonly, Selenite is found in places such as Mexico, Russia, Morocco, Greece, France, and the USA.

Are There Different Types of Selenite?

Yes! Selenite is usually sparkling white, however, sometimes you can encounter Blue Selenite, Green Selenite or even Peach and Orange Selenite. Although these are different varieties of Selenite, energetically speaking they carry almost the same energy frequencies. However, Blue Selenite is better for increasing intellectual knowledge and is good to be used in the business work world, Green Selenite is excellent when you are focusing on attaining the higher good in your life and Orange Selenite is great for boosting productivity levels and healing purposes.

How To Tell If Your Selenite Is Real?

Selenite is one of the most common crystals, and it’s one of the cheaper ones as well, which is why it’s very rare to encounter a fake Selenite on the market. However, if you are having doubts keep these things in mind:

  • The color will not be consistent all around, it should vary. Look for imperfections, natural stones have imperfections even if they are cut.

  • Selenite is a very fragile crystal, and even the smallest pressure sometimes will cause it damage.

  • It’s also water-soluble, so if someone is trying to sell you Selenite gem water, made with the direct method, either your Selenite will dissolve in the water after some time, or if it doesn’t they are selling you fake Selenite.

  • Gem Water with Selenite should always be made with the indirect method!

Mohs Hardness:

The Mohs Hardness for Selenite is 2 making it a very fragile stone. It’s dissolvable in water, and you can even damage it with your fingernails, or by exposing it on a light. Make sure you are extra careful when handling Selenite!

How To Cleanse Your Selenite:

Selenite can be cleansed in a variety of ways. Smudging with sage, lavender or palo santo is a great way to cleanse your selenite. Using a tuning fork will also do the trick. A tap or two will knock off any yucky energy – however, make them very gentle taps, because selenite is very fragile! No matter what way you chose to cleanse your selenite, just be sure to set an intention that your crystal is cleansed with all that does not belong to you.

Chakras Selenite Connects Best With:

Selenite is the best crystal to use when trying to connect with the Crown Chakra. Although there are many crystals that connect with the Crown Chakra, the connection Selenite has with it is very special, because of the pure, light energy vibes Selenite radiates with. The Crown Chakra is the path towards spiritual awakening, higher planes of existence and accessing ancient knowledge. Because of the pure, light energy that Selenite produces, the Crown Chakra can be easily balanced, and higher planes of existence can be explored.

Birthstone Month for Selenite:

Selenite is not a birthstone.

Planet Connected with Selenite:

If you are wishing to connect with the Moon, Selenite is highly connected to the Moon. The Moon rules our feminine energies. This is a great stone for purifying yourself with the power of the Moon.

Element Selenite Connect With:

Selenite is connected to the element of Wind. The wind is believed to activate the mind and encourage clairvoyance and intuition.

Affirmations Associated With Selenite:

Some key affirmations to use with Selenite are:

- I allow myself to heal every aspect of myself

- I am radiating with healing energy

- I am returning to my high-frequency vibes

- I am restoring myself

- I am energized with light energy

- I am letting go of pain and allowing myself to heal

Best Ways to Use Selenite

There are soo many ways to use Selenite in your crystal healing work. The top three ways are in gem water, a third eye meditation and in a crystal grid.

For Crown Chakra Meditation:

Lay down in a comfortable position

Take 5 calming breaths, relaxing deeper with each breath

Place your Selenite on your forehead.

Sit with the Selenite in place for as long as you feel comfortable, pushing away any thoughts and focusing on your breathing.

When you are ready, share your gratitude with the universe.

Repeat whenever you need clarity

You can use Selenite for a Crystal Grid to focus on connecting with ancient knowledge, healing every aspect of yourself or simply connecting with your higher self. Check out this post on how to create a crystal grid here.

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