Selenite Crystal Meanings

Polished  Selenite
Polished Selenite
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Selenite is a form of Gypsum that, though crystallized, is very soft. Selenite, which comes from the ancient Greek Selene, means the moon and their moon goddess. This crystal has also been called maria glass and satin spar. It comes in white, gray, green, brown, and orange. A gray to brown-orange “rose” shaped variety is called desert rose.

Selenite is a protective crystal, and it is very soothing and calming. It is also a stone of mental clarity and flexibility. Selenite can also be a doorway to other realms and higher consciousness.

What would you use Selenite for in crystal healing rituals, treatments, or grids?

Spiritual, Metaphysical, Energy, and Historical Crystal Healing Meanings

  • Blockages: Clears blockages on physical or emotional levels that can cause disease or discomfort.
  • Soothing: This crystal can help with inflammation and, thus, with pain.
  • Spine: Selenite aligns the spine and promotes flexibility. Consequently, it can correct deformities of the skeletal system and ease backaches.
  • Seizures: Crystal healers use selenite to reduce or stop seizures and epileptic disorders.
  • Light Sensitivity: This crystal corrects light sensitivity.
  • Overall Health: Selenite promotes the healing of the physical body and overall health.
  • Infection: One way it does this is by fighting infection within the body.
Raw Selenite Wands
Wands or Logs
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Additional Healing Properties

  • Metal Poisoning: This stone is used to help disorders stemming from metal poisoning from old teeth fillings.
  • Free Radicals: It can also reverse problems associatedd with free radicals in the cell’s structure.
  • Cancer: Crystal healers use this crystal to overcome cancer and tumors.
  • Signs of Aging: Selenite can help eradicate age spots and wrinkles.
  • Psoriasis: This crystal soothes and clears psoriasis.
  • Fertility: As a fertility, pregnancy and motherhood stone, it protects a pregnant woman and her child. This is true before and after birth.
  • Breastfeeding: This crystal promotes a healthy breastfeeding relationship between child and mother.
  • PMS: This stone relieves the symptoms of PMS.
  • Treatments: This cystal can be used to aimpllify treatments of massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists.

Please remember that healing crystal meanings are not medical advice. Crystal healing is support for healing and wellness. See a doctor or other licensed healthcare practitioner about any illness or injury in addition to crystal healing.

Selenite Towers
Selenite Towers. Photo: AdobeStock

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How can you improve your life with this crystal?

Ritual, Sacred, Metaphysical, and Traditional Uses In Ancient and Modern Life

  • Caution: Selenite dissolves in water.
  • Clarity: Selenite brings clarity of mind and clears disorientation and confusion. Thus, it allows seeing the deeper picture, insight, and judgment.
  • Protection: This crystal brings protective universal life force as a stone for the home. It protects your loved ones. Additionally, it protects houses, property, possessions, and valuables. To protect an area place a large piece (or several small pieces) centrally in the area or at the corners of the space.
  • Protection of Beliefs: Additionally it protects your beliefs against doubt.
  • Dangerous Duties: Carrying Selenite is also helpful for those who perform dangerous duties: soldiers, sailors, airmen, emergency workers, and related jobs.
  • Protection of Spirit: It also can protect your spirit, from every day to visiting higher planes of existence.
  • Higher Consciousness: This stone can raise your consciousness to a higher level. Higher consciousness can help you communicate with spirit guides and angels.
  • Peace: This crystal brings serenity and peace.
  • Calm: Selenite is strongly calming, creating even more peace around you.
  • Meditation: Thus, it is helpful for meditating deeply.
  • Spiritual Work: It is also helpful for other types of spiritual work.
Selenite Log
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Additional Uses for Selenite

  • Clear & Charge Other Stones: Selenite is excellent for clearing and charging other crystals and stones. Just be sure to clear and charge it first. 🙂
  • Windows: Historically selenite has been used as windowpanes in sunnier areas, and Santa Sabina in Rome (opens in a new window) still has them. I think that’s just amazing.
  • Honesty: This crystal supports honesty and truth.
  • Relationships: Therefore, it promotes healthy relationships and good business practices.
  • Psychic: This crystal aids work in psychic skills. Thus it can increase clairvoyance, and do healing past life work.
  • Psychic Communication: Helps to interact with spirit guides, angels, the ancestors. This may be telepathically or through divination.
  • Balance: Selenite helps keep the emotions in balance, as well as spiritually, physically, and mentally aligned.
Orange Selenite Palmstones
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Orange Selenite is especially a home stone. Put it in a central location in your home. There it can bring happiness to the home and hearth. Also it can keep a family happy together. Additionally, outside the home it can be used to keep groups united and working well together.

Crown Chakra Symbol
Crown Chakra Symbol

Chakras and Other Associations

Selenite associates primarily with the Crown Chakra and the Third Eye Chakra. Orange or brown specimens also resonate with the Sacral Chaka.
See the Chakras Pages to learn more about the chakras. This stone also relates to the Wind element.

Water Warning: Be sure to keep your selenite dry and use a method other than water to cleanse or clear your stone. Otherwise, it will slowly dissolve a little more each time you clear or cleanse it. And if you leave it sitting in water, it’s liable to dissolve totally, You can learn other ways to clear and charge your crystals here.

You can find mineralogical information at mindat.org (opens in a new window). And you can find gemological information at gemdat.org (opens in a new window).


See additional references and resources on crystals and the GIA Gem Encyclopedia (opens in a new window) for sacred, spiritual healing, metaphysical and/or mineral information.

Other crystals you might enjoy are Opal, Moldavite, and Tourmaline. You can find all the crystals on the Home Page.

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