Selenite is a gypsum crystal that comes in many forms and color variations. However most people associate selenite with its shimmery, luminous form known as satin spar.
Getting its name from Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon, selenite has properties that make it truly unique for spiritual and metaphysical purposes.
Selenite is a very peaceful, calming crystal that has the ability to clear away negative energy. If you feel stressed out, tired or angry, holding a selenite crystal can help clear away the negative energy and leave you feeling more calm, and centered. Keep a large peace of selenite in a room, to help ensure a peaceful atmosphere. Or, keep a selenite crystal next to your bed to create a restful space and help you have a good night's sleep.
Because of its calm inducing properties, selenite is an excellent crystal to use during meditation. Place one nearby while you meditate or hold a piece in your hand to help keep your mind clear, lucid and calm. Selenite also has the unique ability to filter out ego-based messages of the mind; those negative messages your mind tell you, that make you feel fearful, angry or victimized. Because of that helpful filter, selenite can allow you to get in touch with your Higher Self, and expand the awareness of your mind and spirit.
The following is a list of some other beneficial properties of selenite:
An aid for hypnosis
Helps one access their personal power
Enhances psychic awareness
Helps one gain an awareness of past lives
Helpful for communicating with the wisdom of angels
Important notes: Selenite is a very powerful crystal, that can very quickly open the Crown Chakra. If you're not experienced working with crystals, do NOT try using selenite when working the crown chakra. Instead, use a clear quartz crystal or amethyst.
Some people find that selenite can leave them feeling a bit dizzy or spacey. For this reason, it's advisable to keep a grounding crystal with you, or nearby, when working with selenite. Some choices for grounding crystals include obsidian, hematite, red jasper or black onyx. As an alternative to this you could do some conscious grounding after working with selenite, such as visualizing roots reaching from the soles of your feet into the ground, walking outside and feeling your connection to the earth, or eating a light snack.
Because selenite is associated with Higher Truth and our relationship with the spiritual plane, it's not a crystal to be kept stored away in a drawer or used merely as a decoration. Good owners of selenite will respect it, and work with its energy in a cooperative manner every day.