Good morning and welcome to Crystal Thursday. Today’s crystal of interest is Selenite. The original post was on October 7, 2017. Before we get started I’d like to share an interesting fact I found. In medieval times Selenite was used as window glass.
Selenite is a type of Gypsum found in four types, Satin Spar, Desert Rose, Alabaster and Gypsum Flower. Although it can be found in a range of colors like grey, brown, red, and yellow it’s generally found in a clear to translucent white as you see in the Satin Spar above. I do have a couple pieces of Desert Rose but that’s post for a different day!
I’ve spent a good deal of time trying to discover where Selenite was first discovered but to date have not been able to. I have however found who named it! That was Swedish scientist J.G.Wallerius in his book Mineralogia eller Mineralriket in 1747. He was a professor of medicine, chemistry and a mining specialist. Wallerius was also the first to present minerals according to their chemical makeup rather than appearance. This process opened a whole new door to mineralogy.
Selenite can be found all over the world in sediment around hot springs. Some current mining locations are in China, India, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and the US. This is a very soft sodium based mineral and can be damaged easily, and shouldn’t be put in water. On the Mohs scale of hardness it registers as 2. Even though it’s very soft it is a high energy crystal that resonates with the third eye and crown chakras.
Now let’s take a look at a few of the metaphysical qualities working with this crystal has to offer.
- Said to be good luck.
- Clears and opens the crown chakra.
- Said to repair the 12 strand DNA.
- Clears and protects against negative energy.
- Brings clarity to confusing situations or issues.
- Gets stagnant energy moving.
- Clears the aura and opens intuition.
- It is a conductor and amplifier of energy so Selenite can be used to energize other crystals.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Selenite. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.
Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon