More About Selenite:
Selenite is a pearly-whiteform of gypsum (hydrated calcium sulfate), 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, which is why selenite is one of only two stones that are said to be energetically pure enough to clear quartz (the other is apophyllite). 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) at times when the moon is in another phase or the night is cloudy. Since selenite has a reputation as a scrying stone and a record-keeper, this fits right in with this beautiful stone’s still-developing tradition. Some even claim that Selenite was used in Atlantis to store energy and information. A natural insulator, it warms up when held.
It forms natural wands, but may also be carved easily. 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
When you work with Selenite for healing, it’s like having a direct connection to the universal source (divine or 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).
Crystal Healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine, but rather to complement and enhance it. Information within this site is metaphysical in nature and is by no means medical. Crystals should only be used with the understanding that they are not an independent therapy, but rather are just part of a holistic healing approach to wellness.