Weighs approximately 107 grams
Measures 70mm x 60mm x 20mm
The energy of Selenite promotes a feeling of spirituality and encourages connection with the divine. Selenite has a gentle and fine vibration that is often associated with opening up the crown chakra and accessing angelic consciousness. Selenite is also useful as a tool when accessing past life material or for use when meditating.
The clear form of the crystal, in particular, represents clarity, reminding us to aim to think clearly and without prejudice.
Selenite is prized as a semi-precious mineral, and is a valuable tool for healing. Selenite enables one to achieve clarity of mind, and gain higher awareness. Fashioned as a wand, it will transmit electro-magnetic energy such as visible light along its length (very much like a bundle of optical fibres), and not surprisingly therefore, transmits Reiki and similar healing energies. In the hands of a healer, a Selenite wand can be used as a "psychic sword" for healing and related energy work.
I always use Selenite as a protective shield when giving a healing session it is the last crystal that I use when completing the therapy.
Selenite is an alternate name for the mineral Gypsum. The word Selenite comes from the Greek “Selenites”, meaning “moon stone” or “moon rock”, with the root word “Selene” meaning “Moon”, the mineral Selenite is the near transparent and colourless crystal form of Gypsum that exudes a pearly lustre which glows and can very much resemble the moon. Selene is also the name of the Greek Goddess of the Moon.
Gypsum is a common sedimentary mineral - the most common of all the sulphates - and is usually found in massive beds of tabular or block crystal form. These sedimentary deposits are formed through a hastened acceleration of evaporating saline water, and in the process may retain trapped bubbles of either air or water called “enhydros”. Gypsum is often found in caves, in evaporated lakes or seabed’s, or salt flats. It is interesting to note that if the natural conditions become extremely dry and the Gypsum becomes overly dehydrated, it transforms into the mineral known as Anhydrite. If water is then reintroduced, it is restored back into Gypsum.
There are five main types of Gypsum, known by the following names: Selenite, Satin Spar (not to be confused with Iceland Spar which is a related Calcite), Gypsum Flower, Desert Rose, and Alabaster. The first four crystalline varieties are commonly known as Selenite even though they contain some notable differences in appearance. The larger crystalline form of Selenite, being a clear colourless crystal, is rarer than the other forms of the mineral. Satin Spar is usually fibrous, translucent white and satiny. The other forms of Gypsum are readily available in tabular, rosette or needle-like crystals, with Alabaster being the granular massive form of the mineral. Selenite crystals can be quite large, but the mineral itself is very soft and slightly flexible (although not elastic, meaning it can be bent but will not resume its original shape on its own). Often fibrous, it can be easily broken or scratched. All forms of Gypsum are soft and can be scratched.
Gypsum, Selenite is a natural insulator and will appear much warmer to the touch than other crystals. Industrial grades of Gypsum are used in making sheet rock drywall, concrete, and Plaster of Paris. Both Selenite and Satin Spar are often vitreous (glassy), pearly and silky to the touch, and both may exhibit chatoyancy (cat's eye reflections).
Selenite could deteriorate if left in water for long periods of time.