If you’re looking for a stone that cleanses, soothes, and radiates peace, selenite is the crystal for you!
Named after Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon, selenite is crystal that exudes healing properties.
Milky-white and translucent in appearance, selenite is an absolutely breathtaking crystal. It comes in several forms including towers, palm stones, nuggets, and wands, all of which accentuate its natural beauty and properties in different ways. Selenite is one of my favorite crystals in my collection (and I own a fair few).
Ranking at only a 1.5 on the Mohs scale, selenite is an incredibly soft crystal, meaning that it will scratch and break easily if mishandled. For this reason, I recommend storing it separately from other crystals to avoid damaging the stone.
Additionally, selenite will dissolve when submerged in water so avoid getting it wet!
It’s an excellent crystal for beginners, as the energy it puts out is very gentle and adaptable to many different situations.
Below I’ve highlighted some of the properties of selenite, as well as some easy ways to incorporate this versatile crystal into your daily routine!
Properties of Selenite
Physical healing properties
Selenite’s healing vibrations help to enhance the effects of all physical health treatments, especially those related to the nervous system and spine.
People in the fields of massage therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractors could all benefit from keeping selenite in their areas of practice.
Emotional and mental properties
Selenite exudes a positive, radiant energy that helps to regulate moods and erase feelings of self-doubt. It’s loving vibrations make it excellent for those struggling with depression.
It also aids in quieting your mind. Keeping selenite close by can help to increase your focus and mental clarity.
Finally, selenite is an excellent choice for aiding in releasing anger and moving past grudges that you are holding. It’s transformative properties can help you to overcome emotional blocks and start the process of healing.
Where do I begin? Selenite has so many spiritual properties.
First and foremost, selenite is one of the only crystals that not only absorbs negative energy, but neutralizes the negative energy as well! This makes it excellent for releasing stagnant or negative energy in a room.
Simply keeping selenite in a room can help to keep negative energy at bay.
Due to the fact that it helps to connect your intuition with your conscious mind, selenite is an excellent crystal for aiding in divination and the development of your intuition. Use selenite when you’re looking for answers from deep within yourself or higher powers!
Selenite can actually help to expand your consciousness and understanding of the universe, further improving its ability to help in divination and intuitive practices.
If you’re planning on doing astral projection or worried about psychic attacks, selenite can help to protect you. Just like it’s cleansing properties can be used to “clean up” the energy of a room or objects, it can also be used as a psychic shield.
Last, but certainly not least, selenite can help to amplify the healing energies of other crystals when used in conjunction with them.
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Six great uses for selenite
1.. Use a selenite palm stone when you are feeling anxious or depressed. It’s gentle loving energy can help alleviate the symptoms.
2. When doing energy work, use a selenite wand to help direct the energy you are channeling. As a bonus, it also helps to amplify the healing effects of your energy!
3. Keep a piece of selenite nearby when doing divination, such as tarot or pendulum readings, to help enhance your ability to interpret the messages you are receiving.
4. Meditate with selenite to help connect with your spirit guides or other higher powers.
5. Because of its powerful cleansing properties, keeping a piece of selenite in each room of your house can help to prevent negative energy or entities from settling into your space.
6. Use a large crystal wand or plate as a simple way to cleanse your tools or other crystals. Simply place the items on the piece of selenite and leave them overnight. Selenite’s cleansing properties will neutralize any negativity.
As you can see, selenite is an incredibly powerful and versatile crystal. I personally believe everyone should have a piece in their collection!
Do you use selenite in your practice? Have you discovered any other great uses for it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
4 thoughts on “Selenite Properties + Six Ways to Use Selenite”
Hi Rachel, i have a question about selenite powder. Does it have the same effect even though it has changed form? I can’t seem to find any answer to that question, hopefully you can help.
I am dutch and live in the Netherlands. Nice site, thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Lots of love and light 💫 Carine
Hi Carine! Thank you so much for the lovely comment ❤️
Selenite powder, or any powdered crystal for that matter, will have the exact same properties as a normal specimen of the crystal. It’ll just be a little more difficult to work with than a normal stone because of the fact that it is a powder. I hope this is helpful for you!
Rachel, do you have suggested sources for purchasing inexpensive crystals? I live on the state line border of west Tennessee/Kentucky in the US.
My favorite online shop for crystals is Sylverra Crystals — they’re the first ones that come up on Google if you search for them. Her crystals are always reasonably priced and some of my favorite pieces were ordered from Sylverra (including the selenite I mention in this post!)
For purchasing in-person I recommend doing an online search for metaphysical or geological shops near you. Both will have great options and allow you to feel out the energies of different stones prior to buying, but prices can vary based on the shop.
If you have any other questions about this please let me know 🙂