Metaphysical and Mineralogical Properties of Selenite
Selenite is a form of gypsum, a common mineral composed of calcium sulfate. Gypsum normally is found in sedimentary rock formations, where it forms deposits that can be up to 30 feet thick. The name "gypsum" comes from the Greek word "bypsos" meaning plaster. Gypsum is used today to make plaster and cement.
Selenite is the colorless to white colored, translucent variety of gypsum. The name selenite comes from the Greek word "selenites" meaning "moon stone". Selenite exhibits a characteristic brilliant watery reflection on its surface as light changes or one's point of view shifts. This is known to gemologists as "chatoyancy".
Coined from the French "chat oeil," meaning "cat's eye," chatoyancy occurs when light is reflected from bands of fibrous inclusions or cavities within the stone, as in cat's eye chrysoberyl. or selenite.
"The effect can be likened to the sheen off a spool of silk; the mobile, wavering reflection always being perpendicular to the direction of the fibres," according to the Wikipedia.
Crystal healers say that selenite radiates a vibration of mental clarity, and can be excellent doorways to higher realms, so they can be a point of contact with spiritual guides and teachers, both those in physical bodies at this time and those whose energies are primarily elsewhere.
Selenite radiates a vibration of mental clarity, and can be excellent doorways to higher realms, so they can be a point of contact with spiritual guides and teachers, both those in physical bodies at this time and those whose energies are primarily elsewhere.
Selenite "can be used to access past-lives as well as future lives," says Melody. "the future lives being those which are probable at this time. . .This access is provided by rubbing the crystalline structure with a finger or thumb (not a fingernail); during this activation process, when the meditative state is attained, the visual images will begin."
Because "future lives" indicate the outcome of the flowering of our present seeds of karma, it is clear that they indicate events which are likely to occur later in this life, to prompt resolution of karmic imbalances we carry with us from our past, and if the imbalances are not equilibrated in this life, the same conditions will occur once again in "future lives". Thus Selenite is an ideal tool for divination, providing us with direct insight into the most important karmic debts we have to pay, the most important elements of our future life script we have yet to encounter.
Selenite promotes self-expression, sharpens the user's ability to discriminate between options in life, and to make clear and balanced judgements in matters of business and in disputes of all kinds. Selenite attracts material success.
Selenite has been used as a tool to enable lightworkers to "see" inside the physical body to determine where energy imbalances and unhealthy conditions predominate. Selenite has also been used to adjust the energy in the spinal column. Moving the selenite up the spinal column removes energy blockages, and moving the selenite down the spinal column smooths out energy flow.
Winnipegs: Winnipeg Selenite Spheres are a unique find from Winnipeg, Canada. Expertly mined, it comes to us intact in all of its biomorphic beauty. These pieces have a unique sweetness to them, and it is as if a great guardian spirit inhabits each sphere. Filled with the beginnings of multiple golden selenite points, some of them have grown outward from the sphere into one or more magnificent golden crystal points reaching skyward as you can see in the photos on this page. There is also a photo of the sphere held in the hand to give you an idea of scale.
Visit the Selenite section of our Crystal Store to view selenite specimens.