Cute little selenite, like we have in the store
Big honkin’ selenite, at Cueva de las Espadas (Cave of the Swords) in Mexico
Description: Selenite is a form of gypsum (hydrated calcium sulfate), named for the moon goddess Selene, probably because its sheen resembles the light of a full moon. Although colorless, the parallel striations that run the length of this crystal often give it a whitish appearance. It forms natural wands, but may also be carved easily—for example, we’ve got a cute selenite candle holder for sale at Mimosa right now. A natural insulator, it warms up when held.
Metaphysical uses: White selenite is associated with the seventh (crown) chakra, and is most useful for purification and cleansing. It’s a very spiritual stone, good for connecting with our higher selves and the divine, especially the divine feminine. Selenite has an exceptional ability to clear stray energy before meditation. It attracts light, peace and harmony. Some experts consider selenite to be one of the few minerals powerful enough to use for cleansing and charging quartz.