Selenite - Stone of Clarity and Clearing Blockages

Selenite - Stone of Clarity and Clearing Blockages

Selenite

Stone for Clarity and Clearing Blockages

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the lunar desert rose, Selenite.


 

History of the Stone

Selenite shines like the moon, and so its beauty has not gone unnoticed. Pliny the Elder claims that some Romans had built beehive windows with selenite, allowing observers to watch the insects. Selenite saw extensive trade in the ancient times, seeing a mix of uses, such as jewelry, windows, or ornaments.

Selenite had been seen as a "moonstone" for a long time. Pope Clement VIII supposedly had a piece of Selenite that was a "natural moon dial" that would change in size according to the moon. This was almost certainly inspired by Greek myth, as they had felt the stone waxed when the moon waxed and waned when the moon waned. And a really interesting, but specific attribute, was that Selenite could grant someone extraordinary creative skills and foresight if they made an engraving of Diana, armed with bow and arrow, on the piece while the moon was in the 3rd, 16th, and 17th degrees of cancer. 

 


 

Scientific Information 

Hardness: 2

Lustre: Vitreous

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Etymology: From Greek, σελήυη (Selene), meaning Moon.

Location: Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas


Metaphysical Properties

Selenite is a supportive stone that, like other celestial bodies, can provide guidance in your life. It clears your mind of blockages and can help you connect to the astral realm or 3 bodies.

  • Stone for Meditation
  • Stone for Clearing Blockages
  • Stone for your Mind & Spirit
  • Stone for Nudging Creativity
  • Because the stone is useful in clearing blockages, writers, artists, developers, etc. might like the stone for getting rid of those pesky barriers that make it harder for you to enjoy your creative work.  


    The Wrap Up

    The moon has been going along the ride with us since forever. Selenite, in a way, has also been with us forever. We keep finding new ways to use the stone and give it a moment in the spotlight in our daily lives.

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    Crystals and gemstones are nature's true beauties, but they are not a substitute for seeking professional medical, legal, health, or financial advice.  Crystals and gemstones are to be used in conjunction with any professional care you are receiving and do not provide healing, cures, or other remedies modern medicine can provide.  The information provided in our listings with regard to the powers of crystals and gemstones are all derived from personal & professional experience with crystals & gems as well as ancient wisdom and texts documenting knowledge gained from civilizations around the world.  They are not backed by the FDA or scientific/government resources.  Our crystals & gemstones are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or malady.  Our crystals and gemstones are also not a replacement for seeking professional legal advice, financial advising, or any other field of professional expertise.  Crystals and gemstones are intended to be appreciated for their natural power and beauty, and used alongside modern, professional methods.

    Sources

    Kozminsky, Isidore. The Magic and Science of Jewels and Stones. New York, The Knickerbocker Press, 1922.

    Kunz, George Frederick. The Curious Lore of Precious Stones. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1913.

    https://www.mindat.org/min-5527.html




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