Selenite is a common type of chemical sedimentary rock and a semi-precious fibrous crystal, which means when in its raw form it can easily be scratched or shed. Selenite is a form of gypsum that occurs in different parts of the world.

Gypsum exists in sedimentary deposits, and fun fact: it is often used as a resource or tool in the building industry. After gypsum is formed into clear and colorless crystals it is called selenite. However, it is referred to as satin spar if it forms with a more fibrous texture and has a more opaque appearance.

The word Selenite comes from the Greek word selēnitēs lithos, which translates to “moonstone.” There are three different types of chemical sedimentary rocks: evaporate, carbonate and siliceous rocks. Selenite is an evaporate rock that forms after a body of water has evaporated. It is a soft mineral and should therefore be kept dry.

The Selenite crystal is commonly used for Chakra alignment and Reiki practices. It is a calming crystal that encourages deep peace and insight. The crystal is specifically acknowledged for successfully activating the 6th Chakra, which is known as the center of focus and key to achieving clarity and removing confusion.

How do I use the Selenite Crystal?

Start at the top of your head with a Selenite crystal while holding the wand about five inches from your body. Slowly begin to bring the crystal down your body. Visualize the crystal taking in the negativity, anxiety and worries away from you. You can also place the crystal carefully between your feet in order to feel grounded.

Crystal therapy is part of holistic healing and is not meant to replace conventional medicine but rather aid or enhance it. It is not used as a prescription or to diagnose or treat.