Sharp Sword of Awareness
Selenite, also known as Satin Spar and Desert Rose is a clear variety of gypsum, selenite crystals often form as seawater evaporates. As they become heavier, these crystals sink to the bottom of the sea bed. Strangely enough Selenite can be permanently damage if exposed to water, so do not cleanse or immerse it in water for any reason.
Although the name Selenite means ‘moonstone’ it has no connection with the other more beautiful and durable moonstone gemstones. The silvery quality of the stone may have reminded those who name it of the moon, and in turn the Greek moon goddess Selene.
Scientific Gemstone Properties
Mohs Hardness of 2 with a monoclinic crystal structure
Selenite is a colorless form of gypsum. Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are four varieties of the same mineral gypsum; all four varieties show obvious crystalline structure.
The four “crystalline” varieties of gypsum are sometimes grouped together and called Selenite. Also, because gypsum has natural thermal insulating properties, all varieties feel warm to the touch.
Metaphysical Gemstone Properties
Selenite is said to be a powerful crystal of psychic communication. It will aid in interaction with one’s wise ancestors, angels and spirit guides as well as loved ones that have gone beyond.
Translucent Selenite has a very fine vibration and shall bring clarity of mind, opening the crown and higher chakras while accessing angelic consciousness and higher guidance. Pure Selenite is a link to the light body, helping to anchor it in the earth vibration.
Healing Gemstone Properties
It may heal the cells of the body and ensure that the fluid system flows harmoniously, including spinal fluid. Told to align the spinal column and promote flexibility, it may guard against epileptic . It is also said to improve the skin tone and increase the body’s capacity to absorb calcium. It helps the body to assimilate needed vitamins and minerals, but do not ingest it.
A stone of fertility, pregnancy and motherhood, this wonderful stone is said to protect the health of the would be mother, the pregnant woman and the unborn child until it is able to leave the mother happily. It is also said to increase the libido.
Magical Gemstone Properties
Powers: Energy & Divination
Candle Color: Silver
Selenite is most effective in cleansing and charging of other gemstones. It must never be ingested (as an elixir) but it may be laid on the body or run over the aura to gain the needed effect.
It will also promote the recollection of dreams and past lives for anyone open to them. It is said that if one keeps a Selenite in a love charm bag it will ensure fidelity “until the seas run dry”.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
Zodiac Stone of: Cancer
Birthstone: Not a birthstone for any month
To dream of Selenite foretells of a pleasant period where one as well as one’s home may be the center of positive social interactions.