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Selenite is a high vibration crystal that helps clear obstructions and promotes clear communication. This powerful stone can open the third eye and crown chakras, allowing for angelic communication. Combined with its peaceful energy, this is an excellent choice for when you are practicing meditation.

Selenite sweetens any space it is in, dissolving tension, stress, and negativity. This stone’s high vibration also provides mental clarity, mental flexibility, and enhanced decisiveness; it comes highly recommended for students and businesses. Additionally, selenite is thought to remove pollution and purify water it comes in contact with, including the human body.

Historical Folklore

This crystal’s name comes from the Greek word selene, meaning “moon”.

There is a legend that tells of God taking a breath during the process of creating divine light. When God exhaled, the particles fell to Earth and formed into selenite.

In ancient Mesopotamia, selenite was found in sick rooms to keep evil spirits at bay.

Some believe that this crystal can be hung on fruit trees to increase their bounty.

Selenite is thought to be especially strong in grids, as it is a powerful cleanser for other gemstones.


Selenite is considered a sedimentary rock. It is a crystallized form of gypsum created from evaporated saline water. This crystal is also considered an inorganic form of selenium, a mineral used for immune system disorders. Selenite deposits can be found in the United States, Russia, Mexico, France, Poland, Germany, Austria, Greece, and England.

Chakra Association

Selenite resonates with the third eye, crown, soul star, and stellar gateway chakras.


You can place selenite in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight. Selenite should be kept away from water.

Astrological Association

Taurus and Pisces are thought to connect with selenite.

Health Folklore

According to folklore, selenite is believed to support the teeth and bones, with a special affinity for working with the spine.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Selenite at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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Learn more about the metaphysical properties of stones by visiting our Crystal and Gemstone Dictionary!

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