MINERAL FAMILY: gypsum
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: monoclinic
COLOUR: translucent to opaque white
AFFIRMATION: “I am at one with myself, those around me, the earth, and the universe”
BEST FOR: Unblocking stagnant energy, promoting joy + protection
ORIGINS: Morocco, Greece, France, Mexico, USA
COMPANION STONES: for protection – black tourmaline, for peace – apophyllite, communicating with angelic beings – celestite + angelite, for spiritual growth – amethyst, for intuition – lapis lazuli
OTHER NAMES: Satin Spar, Gypsum Flower, Maria Glass, Desert Rose
Cleansing White Selenite, Satin Spar, Maria Glass, Desert Rose… whatever you call it, when it comes down to it, it’s essentially all the same thing. One point is for sure - it is an essential weapon in any metaphysical wellness worker’s arsenal. Like burning white sage or sprinkling salt, Selenite can cleanse your space of ugly vibes left behind after a nasty breakup, a death in the home, or even just bad juju left behind by shitty housemates who refused to help do the dishes.
A Selenite crystal can also be used to cleanse the energy of your other stones. If you have a large selenite block you can lay your other stones on top of the block overnight to recharge like an Ikea wireless phone charger. Selenite is also a stone of mental clarity. It can enhance mental flexibility as well as enabling stronger decision-making. Who hasn’t wished for stronger decision-making abilities when spending their entire night trying to decide which movie to watch on Netflix before going to bed and falling asleep watching the same episode of Gilmore Girls you’ve fallen asleep watching 157 times before?
Though Selenite is named for the Moon, it is also a sweet angel stone. It is used for contacting and communication with angels for guidance and can also be used for finding and working with other spirit guides. Oh, and it’s damn pretty.