Selenite is one of the most important tools in many metaphysical wellness worker’s arsenals. It is an abundant stone known as Satin Spar because of the milky sheen that illuminates from the surface. While selenite is found most often in countries like Australia, Greece, Mexico and the USA, those looking to profit specifically from the selenite healing properties should look for the long, clear selenite stones coming out of Mexico.
Not known for its strength, selenite stone slabs are still often used as a light bringing element in home decor. One of the more luxurious ornamental uses for selenite can be seen in the famous Santa Sabina in Rome, whose white window panes are made entirely of selenite. Selenite properties like its lack of durability make it useful for other purposes as well. With a Mohs score of just 2, selenite’s softness, flexibility and reflective qualities allow it to serve as ideal material in the manufacturing of cement, wallboard, certain plasters and soil conditioning.
This stone received its name from the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. This selenite meaning is easy to see when it reflects light, often appearing as a rock fallen direct from the moon. Formed from hydrous calcium sulfate, this mineral belongs to the family of gypsum crystals. Its monoclinic crystal system develops into long columns. Before being polished, selenite can be recognized for its fibrous striations that run down the length of the stone. The selenite crystal forms typically in clay beds, or around hot springs. Due to its classification as an evaporate, selenite healing properties have a tendency to flow in a way similar to water.