Everyone could use more positive energy, right? Selenite is what I turn to to keep myself and my home functioning with as much love and light as possible. In this post, I’m going to tell you a little about the metaphysical properties of selenite, and then some of my favorite uses for selenite.
Selenite gets its name from Selene, the Ancient Greek goddess of the moon. One look at the white, almost glowing, surface of selenite and that makes perfect sense.
This beautiful stone helps to clear negativity. That includes negativity in your physical environment AND your mental and emotional space. It’s a perfect stone to keep around you if you have people in your life who are emotionally draining, complaining, and bringing you down. Let the selenite absorb those negative energies and keep your energy field clear so you can keep working toward your best self.
With selenite, the focus is on healing at the energetic level. Its ability to balance and stabilize emotions gives your body and mind the stillness you need to heal yourself. A beautiful stone for meditation, selenite is associated with the crown chakra. We are only able to truly connect with the divine when we have settled the mind and found the stillness within ourselves.
From a practical standpoint, it’s important to remember that selenite is a very soft mineral, with a hardness of just 2 on the Mohs Scale (diamond is a 10). You must also be careful with exposure to water. Some crystals can be cleansed by running them under water – please don’t do that with your selenite! Since selenite is self-clearing, it doesn’t need as much focused cleansing as other crystals. You can leave it in sunlight to charge, and run it through sage or palo santo smoke when necessary.
My favorite uses for selenite:
- On windowsills and above doorframes to welcome positive energy into the room
- To cleanse other crystals – I have a larger, flat piece that I will place other stones on.
- During Reiki sessions, I’ll place a larger piece of selenite under the table or chair and will sometimes have the client hold a selenite palm stone as well.
- In my car as a trio with rose quartz and black tourmaline. One of my Reiki teachers recommended the combination of selenite, rose quartz, and black tourmaline. I love the mix of love, protection, and clearing negative energy. My husband has this trio in his car too.
Available in my shop
I have a variety of smooth and raw selenite available for purchase through my Etsy shop. This stone really has great energy! Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about working with selenite.