Selenite Crystal Meaning: Benefits, Types & How To Use It

Selenite Bracelet

Selenite is an opaque, whitish crystal that is known for its incredible energy and its ability to charge crystals. It’s great for meditation and spiritual work, because it’s the highest vibrational crystal on the planet. It raises the vibration of everything around it and will cleanse you of bad, dirty energy, like EMF. Here’s an in depth on Selenite Crystal Meaning: Benefits, Types and how to use it in this post.

In Greek it means moon. Probably because of its color or the way the light reflects off it. It has many metaphysical and spiritual properties which make it a great tool for protection, cleansing, healing, and raising vibrational energy.

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Selenite Crystal Meaning

What does selenite look like?

Selenite can range from clear, looking almost like a slab of ice to opaque white with striations. As beads in jewelry it can look like a cat’s eye. It comes in many different shapes and sizes and can be found colorless, gray, white, green or orange. 

Selenite is a form of gypsum that is relatively clear and is formed in clay beds around hot springs. It’s formed from vapor. 

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Image taken by: Eurico Zimbres – Colorless Selenite

Where does selenite come from?

Selenite is found in many countries, including the USA, Australia, Greece, and Mexico. 

Selenite Benefits

High Vibes

Selenite is a high energy crystal. It will raise the energy of the crystals around it and your energy too. Point a selenite wand at your forehead and you may feel it emanate from your third eye through your crown chakra.

It will cleanse and clear your upper chakras, making it useful for spiritual work and healing. It basically raises the energy of everything around it. 

To get the most out of this high energy crystal, wear it when you need the boost, place it on your body during meditation to connect to your intuition, and keep a crystal in your work space for increased productivity. 

Use selenite in a crystal grid to make it more effective. If you use most or all selenite, you can create an energy vortex. Amplify your intentions by creating a money making grid to manifest wealth, a love grid to attract a partner, or anything else you desire. 

Clears & Cleanses Energy

The high energy of selenite will clear negative energy immediately from your body and space. It will cleanse any stuck energy too. This makes it good for cleansing crystals and the crystal jewelry you’ve been wearing or carrying around all day. Those crystals pick up energy from the environment and selenite will shake the congested energy off. 


The clearing and cleansing of energy like I described above will protect you from negative energy, like other people’s bad vibes and dirty energy, such as EMFs.


Selenite can be combined with other crystals to create powerful healing tools. Attach healing crystals to a selenite want and use it in meditation to stimulate the body to heal.

If you suffer from fatigue and stress, you can use a selenite chakra wand to balance your body. 

Meditation & Spiritual Work

Selenite is a must for spiritual work. It will help you communicate with your higher self, the divine, your angel guides and spirit guides, because It opens a doorway to the other realms. 

If you want answers or need guidance, use selenite in meditation. Place a wand on your heart pointing to your third eye. You can even go further and create a grid of selenite around your body to really open yourself to higher energies and your intuition.

Energy workers and healers use selenite for purification and clearing of energies in their work.


Selenite is used to clear and cleanse the chakras. It removes energy blockages allowing the energy in your body to flow freely. This helps balance and connect you to your intuition. Place selenite on your back to clear and cleanse all of your chakras. 

It’s especially beneficial to your third eye and crown chakra. Placing it near your upper chakras will connect you to your higher self and allow intuition to flow through you.

Types Of Selenite And Their Meaning

Selenite is a form of gypsum that is mostly clear and well formed. It looks like a sheet of cut ice. The selenite that is an opaque white and has striations or lines going through it is Satin Spar. This is a type of selenite or gypsum that’s more common and easy to find. 

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Selenite bracelet made from satin spar.

Desert Rose Selenite

This type of selenite forms in the desert by the sand, wind and water. It looks very different from other types of selenite. It’s a round ball with what almost looks like petals, called a rosette, hence the name desert rose.

These are found in dry, arid deserts and have the same properties as selenite. It’s effective at cleansing and clearing energy, protection and connection to intuition.

It can provide clarity during meditation and protect you from dirty energy.

Orange Selenite

Orange selenite can be found in Mexico and Morocco. It’s the same as white selenite except it has hematite in it, which makes it orange. It can range in color from peach, pink to dark orange. 

It has the same properties as white selenite, but with the added benefits of hematite, which is a grounding stone.

If you feel confused about a situation or need help making a decision, orange selenite can help you see the reality of the situation and get clarity on what to do about it. It’s very protective against negative energy and will bring balance, peace and harmony to your body. 

Crystals Selenite Harmonizes With

Selenite will amplify the intentions of any crystal. It blends and harmonizes the energy of all crystals, so you can use it as an added bonus tool. 

I highly recommend using it with chakra stones to increase the effects they have on your body. This is why you’ll see selenite wands with seven chakra stones glued or wire wrapped around it. 

Make your own tool by using selenite as the base and adding the crystals you want to work with to the wand. 

How To Meditate With Selenite

Since selenite can clear blockages from your chakras or energy field and it will connect you to your higher self and guides, it makes a great crystal to meditate with.

If you want to clear your energy, hold selenite in your hand while you meditate or you can place it on a specific chakra to direct the energy. If you’d like to connect to your intuition or your guides, place a wand or tower or any shape that has a point on one side, on your heart pointed towards your forehead. For added strength, place another above your head.

You can also place selenite around you in a grid like pattern to direct the energy to you.

An added benefit and something I like to do, is set an intention for my crystals, also referred to as “programming”. This is a tool for manifesting what you want.

For selenite some intentions you can set for it are…

  • Being connected to your intuition, so you make better decisions.
  • Connecting to your spirit guides or angels
  • Increase your energy
  • Protect from negative energy

Selenite can do this for you, but it’s more likely to happen when you set an intention for it. These are just a few of the intentions you can set for it, there are many more, especially if you combine it with other crystals. 

How To Cleanse And Charge Selenite

Does selenite need to be charged or cleansed? It depends on who you ask. 

I place crystals on my selenite plates to charge and cleanse their energy. Selenite is a high energy crystal, so technically doesn’t need to be charged or cleansed, but I do it anyway. 

It’s so easy to place it in a window during a full moon, so why not? I do it when I remember and don’t worry about it if I forget. Plus I’m always cleansing the crystal bracelets in my office with smoke and the sound from my tibetan singing bowls, so it gets a dose of those vibes throughout the week. 

Ways to cleanse your selenite and other crystals are…

  • Moonlight- during the full moon, place it somewhere that gets moonlight. Leave it there overnight. 
  • Sun – You can place most crystals in sunlight for a few hours to burn off stuck energy.
  • Smoke – Use cleansing wood or herbs like palo santo or sage and hold it over the smoke for 30 seconds. 
  • Sounds – Use a singing bowl, tuning fork, chimes or play the sounds over a speaker or your phone. 

If you’d like to know more about cleansing and charging, I go into detail in this post, “6 Ways To Charge Crystals”.

How To Cleanse Crystals With Selenite

Selenite charging plates are very easy to find and relatively inexpensive. Get a plate or place a few together and set your crystals on the selenite. Leave it overnight or for about four hours to raise its vibes. 

I always place the crystal bracelets I wore all day on a selenite plate at night to cleanse them. They also come in cute bowls which are perfect for crystal jewelry. 

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Mala being charged on a selenite plate.

Selenite Energy – Shapes And What They Mean


Wands are carved cylindrical shapes with a point and a flat or rounded end. They’re used in meditation practice to direct energy to chakras, they can be used in reiki to direct energy and other energy healing. Other crystals are usually added to selenite wands to increase the energy.


Stones carved into a rounded shape are good for diffusing energy and harmonizing and balancing a space. Use a selenite sphere in your office for increased energy and to cleanse dirty EMF energy.


Shaped as a pyramid, this shape will gather and direct energy. This, like the sphere, is good for a space, like your office or living room where people gather, because it can energize you and clear dirty energy. 

How To Care For Selenite

Caring for selenite is easy and low maintenance, but there are a few things about selenite that’s different from other crystals. 

With only a hardness of 2, it’s relatively soft. In comparison, quartz has a hardness of 7. Selenite can break easily, so keep that in mind when you wear it or carry it around. It will break if dropped.

Since selenite is formed from water vapor, it’s water soluble. Some people cleanse their crystals with water or salt water. It’s okay to run it through water, but don’t leave it in the water or it will start to break down. 

  • Avoid wearing it in the shower, swimming pool or hot tub. 
  • To clean it, use a microfiber cloth and gently rub it until it shines. 
  • Cleanse and charge it in the full moonlight.

As you can see, selenite is a must-have crystal in your collection for so many reasons. Mainly It has many metaphysical and spiritual properties which make it a great tool for protection, cleansing, healing, and raising vibrational energy.

Since it’s the highest vibrational crystal on the planet, it raises the vibration of everything around it and will cleanse you of bad, dirty energy, like EMF. You don’t have to do anything to benefit from it. It’s easy to find because it’s very common and inexpensive. You can get it in many different shapes and sizes, but I suggest everyone have a selenite charging plate or bowl in their home to place their crystals on. 

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