Colour: clear, white, orange,blue,brown,green
Found in: numerous locations.
A clear Gypsum, named after Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. Also called Satin Spar. Round rosettes of selenite are often found and named “desert roses”. It can sometimes bend in the hand, or separate into layers when placed in water, so needs to be kept dry and securely.
It promotes serenity, purification, peace, meditation and universal consciousness. It brings clarity of thought and purity of heart. It is a stone of truth, universal love, integrity, spirituality, psychic development, forgiveness and positive thoughts. A good stone to keep in the work space, holding it can erase the day’s stress and any painful memories. A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences. Said to improve the memory.
Health: Use Selenite in a grid around your home or in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space. Selenite also removes energy blockages from physical and etheric bodies. Selenite is said to reverse the effects of “free radicals” to heal and repair on the cellular level. Associated with the spine and the skeletal system, Selenite also can be used to mitigate problems with Mercury fillings in dental work. Selenite is also good for breast feeding. It is said to help prevent epileptic seizures. It is said to relieve pain during cancer by being held against the painful area for as long as possible. This is best done by a qualified crystal healer. Good when applied to eczema affected areas of the skin for at least thirty minutes a day. Place next to the bed to reduce infertility. It is said to fade liver spots when placed on them for at least ten minutes a day. When held onto pressure sores for thirty minutes, two to three times a day, it is said to effect healing. An elixir made from the stone can also be applied. Calms an excessive sex drive. When worn or carried, it is said to reduce or prevent spots and acne. Aids cells and fluid, particularly spinal fluid and ability to absorb nutrients from food and drink. Good with fertility problems, protects both the mother and the unborn, and increases libido in women. Helpful when elixir is rubbed into the scale to combat hairloss. Wear for three consecutive menstrual cycles when needing to regulate periods.
Chakra: Selenite can clear, open, and activate the Third-Eye, Crown, and Higher Chakras. Also use with the sacral chakra.
Blue Selenite: encourages uninterrupted meditation
Fishtail Selenite: good for the nervous system – often known as Angel’s Wing selenite as it helps meditation.
Golden Selenite: Found in Australia. Working with these crystals at the level of the solar plexus chakra.
Green Selenite: works as an anti-ageing stone and protecting the skin and skeletal structure from that ageing process. Brings about self-confidence and the ability to love oneself and have faith in oneself.
Naica Selenite: Good for spiritual healing.
Orange Selenite (or brown): Aid healing of the earth, the home etc.
Sunset Gold Selenite: amber coloured Selenite crystals found in the Texas grasslands. Opens and activates the third eye and solar plexus chakras. It aids manifestation through the will and it helps one create prosperity, works of art or anything one wholeheartedly desires to bring into being.
REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Gienger M (2007) Healing crystals
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