Enchanting Selenite

Selenite Meaning and Healing Properties

Selenite is a crystallized mineral in the gypsum group. It's composed of hydrous calcium sulfate which means it contains calcium, sulfur, oxygen, and water molecules. Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are various crystal habit varieties of the mineral gypsum. Selenite is named after the Ancient Greek word for the moon and in honor of the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. Its crystals often exhibit a pearly luster and have a unique fibrous or columnar structure. The arrangement of ions and water molecules gives Selenite its characteristic fibrous or columnar crystal habit. Selenite is typically found in evaporite deposits, where it forms through the evaporation of ancient saltwater bodies. It's found in various locations across the globe, including Mexico, Morocco, Brazil, the United States, and Poland. Selenite crystals in the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico are the largest natural crystals ever found. They can grow up to 36 feet long and weigh up to 55 tons. Naica's Cave of the Crystals is an enchanting place found 984 feet below the earth's surface.


Selenite has been adored for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used Selenite for decorative purposes. Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, wrote about its enchanting appearance and believed it waxed and waned like the moon. It was used also in ancient Rome as window panes. The Aztecs used Selenite for protection against negative energy and evil spirits.


Selenite is a must-have for any collector or crystal healer. It's one of the most powerful tools to cleanse your energy, space or other crystals as it does not hold energy. Selenite is known as liquid light and its high vibrations can help you break through blockages. Allow yourself to experience the pure light healing energy from Selenite and channel healing from higher realms. Selenite brings clarity, peace and alignment. It opens the Crown Chakra and helps you connect with spirit guides, angels, your higher self, goddesses and divine feminine energy. Selenite helps raise your vibration, allowing for easier contact with higher levels of consciousness. 


Hardness: 2

Color: Clear

Structure: Monoclinic


Care: Selenite is very susceptible to scratching (it can be scratched by a fingernail) and damage due to heat or prolonged exposure to water. Remove before contact sports, weight lifting or activities where it may come into contact with force. As always, it should be stored away from minerals higher on the MOHs scale.

Cleaning: Warm water, mild soap, and soft cloth.

Feng Shui Placement: Selenite is great to keep in the entry way to cleanse energy as it enters the home.

Enchanting Selenite
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Metaphysical properties




♡ Chakra: Crown

♡ Element: Spirit/Ether

♡ Numerology: 8

♡ Zodiac Sign: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces


♡ Cleanses & purifies energy fields, body, mind and spirit

♡ Communication with Higher Self

♡ Clears energetic blockages & amplifies energy

♡ Used to build energy fields & create energetic vortexes

♡ Supports overall healing & direct high frequency energy

Use + Crystal pairings

Selenite is an incredible high-vibe crystal of purification. It can be used to cleanse your energy, space and other crystals. For this reason, I love to have Selenite at entry points of the home to cleanse energy as it flows in and out. Selenite crystals can be used to cleanse other crystals and is an easy way to purify large crystal collections. Its incredible to use in meditation, healing work and in jewelry. Selenite pairs nicely with any crystal and here are a few of my fav combos!


Black Tourmaline + Selenite

I love to recommend this combination to place near entry points to the home. Selenite and Black Tourmaline will cleanse energy as it flows in and out of the home. This incredible pairing creates a powerful energetic shield of protection.


Amethyst + Selenite

This combination is great for cleansing the aura and stuck energy from the Chakras. Amethyst and Selenite have a beautiful purification energy that helps alleviate pain and is helpful for recovery from headaches or migraines. 


Kyanite + Selenite

This is a great pairing to clear energetic attachments. Kyanite and Selenite do not hold energy and are incredible to use for cord cutting ceremonies.

Affirmation: I align with my Higher Self.

New custom Selenite jewelry will be available on this week's Instagram live sales on Thursday, January 18from 5-8 pm CST and Friday, January 19 from 11 am to 1 pm CST! New arrivals will be released to our website Saturday, January 20 @ 4 pm CST!!

Jamie Inglett

Jamie Inglett is founder and CEO of Enchanting Earth and author of Crystal Creed. Founded in late November 2019, Enchanting Earth has an ever-growing online crystal community of over 200,000 and has sold millions of crystals to enchanted souls across the globe. Jamie is an intuitive healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher. She also has a master’s degree in Business Administration. Jamie retired from her career as a banking executive to pursue her mission of spreading empowerment, love, and healing through crystals.


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