Selenite Crystal - Healing Properties, Meaning and Uses

The Moon Guardian

Quick Info

Uses: Known for charging, cleansing and healing 

Chakra: Associated with the crown chakra

Origin: Morocco, Australia, Greece, and the United States

Color: White, Grey, Orange and Green




Selenite crystal is known for its purifying properties. The stone is most widely used for cleansing and charging other crystals. Some of its other applications include calming the mind, bringing balance to crystal arrangements (e.g. grids, altars, installations, etc.), removing energy blockages and balancing the energy of a home. Every crystal enthusiast needs a form of selenite to lift, charge and balance your collection as a whole. 


What are the meanings and properties of selenite?


Selenite is a form of gypsum. It’s an exceptionally soft (2 on Mohs' scale of hardness) and brittle stone so it’s important to handle it with care. It’s most commonly found in Morocco, Australia, Greece, and the United States. Selenite can be unearthed in a variety of forms ranging from the white chalky variety which we’re most familiar with to intricate “desert roses” formations. The stone’s name derives from the Greek word “selene” which means moon.  


From a metaphysical standpoint, selenite is an extraordinarily powerful purifier and charging stone. For this reason, it’s used to cleanse other crystals, spaces and our bodies. It naturally draws out negative energy and reinforces the essential properties of the target stone, area on our body, or home. By adding selenite as a tool in your crystal playbook, you’ll be able to get the most out of your crystals since their effectiveness will be more sustainable and potent.


How to use selenite?


Charging and/or cleansing your crystals


One of the most popular ways of charging and cleansing crystals is by placing them on a selenite slab, plate or bowl. This form of the mineral is excellent because it exposes the stones on a piece of selenite with a large surface area. It’s also convenient and looks great. The amount of time needed using this method can vary but 24 hours is recommended for a full cycle, so to speak. 

Clearing energy blocks while purifying the mind, body and spirit 



Throughout various cultures, practices and even civilizations, selenite crystals are or were implemented as a tool for dispersing energy blockages. In our body this can occur from prolonged or intense periods of stress, depression and exposure to negative energy sources such as toxic people or environments. Below are some ways you can use selenite for healing.



  • Holding a selenite palm stone while meditating is a simple and effective way to clear pent up negative energy in the body and mind as a whole. 
  • In the practice of reiki, selenite wands in different shapes and sizes are often used to target specific problem areas on the body.  
  • Placing a small selenite pyramid on the forehead while laying down is often practiced to help clear an anxious and overwhelmed mind. Seeing as this is the location of the crown chakra, this placement is beneficial for dispersing negative energy in the area. By doing this, it will become easier for you to access your creative talents, manifest your desires, and elevate yourself to a higher level of consciousness.



Protecting your home



Our homes can become quite chaotic with various forms of both positive and negative energy. The varying experiences, people, and arrangements of a space can have a problematic effect on the overall feeling and energy of a home. A pair of bookends on a shelf or a selenite tower on the coffee table can work wonders in absorbing any negative energy and purifying a room or even an entire house. Candleholders are not only efficient for this purpose but they make for a striking piece of home decor. As long as the crystal is in the open air and not tucked behind the furniture or closed up in a drawer, it will help bring balance to its surroundings. 


How to care for your selenite stone.


  • Leave it in moonlight overnight or in the sun for a few hours
  • Bury it underground for 24 hours
  • Cleanse it with a sacred herb of your choice
  • Use a singing bowl 


Our final thoughts.


Selenite is the moon guardian of the crystal world. While not always at the forefront of our meditations, rituals and practices, the powerful gemstone provides protection, harmony and healing. Use the healing crystal to elevate and maintain the positive energy of your surroundings. While this crystal may look ordinary its potential to bring light into your life is anything but. 


Disclaimer:  Please consult a healthcare professional for any medical advice. The information in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.