The Stone of the Moon: Selenite Metaphysical Meaning and Uses

A selenite crystal sphere that almost resembles the moon with a subtle glow, sitting on a darkened surface against a dark background.

The Magic of Selenite

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A conduit of powerful, celestial energy, Selenite is often called the “liquid light of spirit” as it houses seraphic forces within its ethereal bonds. Its name is not a coincidence; the stone is named after the Titan Goddess of the Moon, Selene, the goddess who traverses the veiled night with the light of her moon chariot.

Selenite is a stone for divine clarity, giving us a heaven’s eye view of our temporal realm and providing insight into the Grand Scheme and how it influences the seemingly mundane circumstances of our everyday life.

The quintessential “stone of the moon,” Selenite connects us to the celestial realm and our better guides and angels. The stone acts as a medium of communication, helping us receive divine symbols and messages with more ease and lucidity.

Two Selenite crystal towers from Conscious Items.

Use selenite to attune yourself to the mystical energies of the spiritual plane. The stone’s pure, ethereal energy can also help cleanse the aura of disruptions, as well as provide a buffer against maligned or negative energies from people and the environment.

Selenite’s energy is the key to higher levels of consciousness and awareness. It is connected to the Crown Chakra, which is the portal to our higher selves, as well as the lesser-known Etheric Chakras, which contain information of the highest spiritual magnitude.

A colorless, arrow-shaped gypsum selenite specimen.

Selenite Magical Correspondences

  • Energy: Receptive
  • Planet: Moon
  • Element: Water
  • Magical Attributes: Reconciliation, Energy

From Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham.


Protection with Selenite

Grid your house or workspace with selenite crystals. You can place them in the corners of the room or house to protect the area from undesired outside influences while promoting an energizing and elevating environment. Inundated by people who seem to drain your energy? Wear a selenite pendant, as it can help protect against the negativity of others.

It’s nothing out of the ordinary for a child to be afraid of the dark. Help quell your child’s fears by keeping a selenite egg or cluster nearby your child’s bed. Let them know that the moon’s angelic light is captured within the stone, and will shine on them and keep them safe while they sleep.

Selenite for Divination

Selenite can be used to clear and ready the mind for divine revelation. It promotes purity of thought, making it easier to receive and understand celestial information unclouded by temporal influence. Use selenite to connect and communicate with spirit guides, as well as access and understand spiritual symbols and signs. Laying in the center of a selenite grid is quite a mystical experience, and can help stimulate spiritual ascension.

Accessing Past Lives with Selenite

It is believed that selenite carries all of history within its linear striations. This makes selenite the ideal stone for accessing ancient wisdom and knowledge. Allow the stone to help you access your between-life state, helping you touch base with your soul’s progress throughout your lives as well as understanding more fully the issues of this life and how to overcome them.

A golden yellow Duckbill Selenite specimen.

Selenite as a Magical Tool

You can use Selenite’s cleansing energy to clear your stones and crystals. Consider selenite for your next magical wand, as not only does selenite make magnificent and powerful wands, but they are relatively inexpensive. Keeping selenite nearby your other crystals and magical tools will amplify their power. Selenite records the information of anything that happened in its presence and can be used to scry the truth of a situation if the stone was witnessed.

Improving Communication with Selenite

Selenite is said to hold information within its bounds. It can be used to store telepathic messages, as well as strengthen telepathic communication between people. If there is someone you are looking to reconnect with, send them a piece of selenite, as its energy can help make reconciliation easier.

More Magical Ways to Use Selenite

Consider selenite for all that concerns womanhood. It is perfect for women dealing with the stresses of pregnancy and childbirth, as it can introduce calm.

Consider placing selenite on your yoga mat, as it helps promote mental and physical balance.

Selenite has excellent benefits for those who are business-minded. It can promote harmony and accord in partnerships and help the mind focus to make good business decisions.

A Selenite Harmonious Heart from Conscious Items, sitting in a stream of water.

The Healing Power of Selenite

When trying to understand the healing power of selenite, think “clear”. Selenite crystals can be used to cleanse the aura, as well as clear any blockages and irregularities in your energy field. Use selenite to help clear away negative feelings, such as doubt, jealousy, low confidence, and confusion.

Selenite’s high-frequency energy can be directed into the body to help stimulate healing. By tracing from the back of the neck to the base of the spine with a selenite wand, you can clear blockages. Do this in the opposite direction to smooth the flow of energy.

Selenite has applications for emotional health and well-being as well. It can be used to soothe and stabilize emotions. Those suffering from an attention-deficit disorder or rampant mood swings can also benefit from selenite’s steadying energy. It can also help remove emotional stagnation, which can often be stunting when trying to make progress in life.

Selenite’s energy is excellent for bone health. It is used in crystal healing to align the spinal column and treat deformities in the skeletal system. It can help strengthen and support bones as well as nerves and tendons and is said to promote a flexible and limber muscular system.

A close-up view of a cluster of selenite crystals.

How to Charge and Cleanse Your Selenite Crystals

Selenite has the unique ability to charge and cleanse itself. In fact, selenite is often used to charge other crystals due to its intrinsically pure energy and ability to repel negative energy. However, if you wish to charge your selenite crystal anyway, you can charge it under the light of the moon in any moon phase or with a white candle. Never cleanse selenite with water as it can dissolve your selenite crystal.


Selenite and the Chakras

Selenite is associated with the Crown Chakra, as well as the higher chakras, often referred to as the Etheric Chakras. The Crown Chakra is our connection with divine, spiritual energy, and is the portal to our highest selves. It is the font of our spirituality and houses the knowledge of who we really are and what our place is in the universe.

The Etheric Chakras refer to the series of chakras located above the Crown Chakra. They are deeply entwined with the spiritual world, and provide a doorway to other realms and spiritual planes. They contain information of the highest spiritual magnitude and identify us with The All, oneness, the truest peace, and the deepest wisdom. 


Selenite Interesting Facts

  • The origin of selenite’s name can be sourced to the Ancient Greek word for moon – Selene.
  • Selenite’s name literally translates to “stone of the moon” or “moonstone.” The ancients believed that the energy of certain translucent stones, such as selenite, waxed and waned with the moon.
  • The Salt Plains in northern Oklahoma are the only place in the world to produce the unique “hourglass” selenite. They are named so due to the hourglass pattern that forms within the crystal. These imitable crystal formations occur due to the selenite crystal being formed in wet soil.
  • Selenite can grow to impressively large sizes – more so than most crystals. The largest selenite crystal ever found was found growing in the Naica Mines Cave of Crystals and weighed a staggering 55 tons and was 12 meters long.
  • Selenite does not usually contain imperfections or inclusions. However, there have been instances of water and even fossils found within selenite crystals.
  • Large sheets of selenite crystal comprise all the windows of the Basilica de Saint Sabina, located at Aventine Hill, Rome.
  • Selenite is a very soft crystal. It registers at 2 on the Mohs hardness scale and can be easily scratched using just a fingernail.
  • Selenite will dissolve if left in water over time.
  • Selenite is a variety of gypsum. Other forms of gypsum include desert rose, satin spar and gypsum flower.
  • Selenite, like other gypsum crystals, is generally cold to the touch. This is due to the fact that gypsum crystals have natural thermal insulation properties. 

The Crystal Forge: How Selenite is Formed

Much like table salt, selenite is forged through evaporation. When bodies of water evaporate, it is the chemicals that are left behind that form into selenite, as well as other gypsum crystals.

Through concentration and crystallization, eventually, the selenite crystal emerges. It is important to note that selenite is an evaporative material, meaning that it is water-soluble and will dissolve in water given enough time.

Selenite has a penchant for forming in evaporated seas, salt flats, salt springs, caves, and alkaline lake muds.


Selenite Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does a selenite wand do?
    • Not only are they surprisingly inexpensive, but a selenite wand can also be used to cleanse the aura of negative energy. It can help you “unstuck” stagnant energy, promoting the flow of energy throughout your body, and help with mental clarity.
  • Can you put selenite in water?
    • It is not a good idea to put selenite in water, as it will dissolve.
  • Is selenite good for sleep?
    • Selenite is an ideal stone for sleep as it can help calm and quiet the mind’s chatter, which can oftentimes work contrary to getting a good night’s sleep.
  • What is a selenite tower?
    • Selenite towers are excellent for directing selenite’s protective and calming energies to fill a space. Set them up in the four corners of your workspace or any room and enjoy the pure, cleansing energy it generates. 

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