Selenite is a pearly-white form of gypsum named after Selene, the Greek goddess of the full moon. Both the full moon and selenite purify energy, which is why selenite is one of only two stones that are energetically pure enough to clear quartz. (The other is apophyllite.) Gypsum’s otherworldly tendencies continue today in the white sands of New Mexico, which are so bright they can be seen from space. A crystal ball made of selenite, like the one pictured above, can represent the full moon at times when the moon is in another phase or the night is cloudy. Since selenite has a reputation as a scrying stone and a record-keeper (from Atlantis, no less), this fits right in with this beautiful stone’s still-developing tradition.
Selenite dissolves in water, so please don’t cleanse it in water or use it in an elixir. Small pieces may also come off in needle-like slivers, so handle it carefully. CaSO4 . 2H2O
SELENITE, COLORLESS: (Also known as Colorless Gypsum) Use at the 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra) for purification, to cleanse the chakras and the aura, to promote a connection with one’s divine self, to aid in the ascension process, to clear the mind before meditation, to enhance one’s ability to follow his or her spiritual virtues, to bring the light into one’s being, and to promote peace and harmony.