Selenite is a form of gypsum crystal also known as Satin Spur, named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene, because of its soft white light and healing properties. Appearing as the “liquid light”, the crystals’ striations (fine parallel grooves and narrow bands) are the pathways for the illuminated substance of Spirit. Selenite is said to reside on the threshold between pure white light and physical matter.
Selenite is a very soft crystal; it should be handled with care. It should never be washed or placed in water because this can erode or damage its surface. Handle with the utmost care. Use Sage or moonlight if you wish to cleanse selenite.
Selenite is a powerful tool to connect with teachers, angels and guides by opening the higher self. The soothing properties of Selenite allow one to become calm, centered and filled with divine light. Selenite constantly cleanses and recharges itself and other crystals.