Chemical Formula: CaSO4·2H2O
Birthstone for Taurus
Aligns with the Crown Chakra
Properties: Selenite has a high vibration, and its primary gifts are cleansing, clearing, and the release of stagnation. It is one of the few crystals that is genuinely self-cleansing, and it is frequently used to cleanse and charge other crystals, as well as areas. In the right situation it can help to restore equilibrium, so although it may be quite ungrounding and over-stimulating for some, many find it calms and sooths to such an extent that it is often used as an aid for sleep. A small piece of satin spar, such as a tumble stone, can be placed directly on the body to clear stagnation in a specific area. It can be used in meditation, either holding it or sitting in a stone circle, to connect with the highest energies, or to clear the mind when making difficult decisions. I recommend small pieces for this purpose, for reasons described below.
Cleansing and charging other crystals: clear selenite crystals usually form a spearhead shape. To recharge crystals, aim the point of the spear towards them and leave for a period of time, preferably over night. Alternatively, lay the crystals or jewellery on top of a block of selenite or satin spar, or create a small grid of natural satin spar sticks around the crystals. Even keeping crystals in a bowl with a satin spar tumble stone will help to cleanse and recharge your crystals between uses. Because satin spar is soft and easily carved, and also displays an interesting play of light it is available in a range of created objects including wands, sculptures, palm stones and lamps.
Cleansing and charging a room: create a grid of satin spar sticks, one in each corner, pointing in towards the room (there is not an obvious top and bottom to the crystals, so use your best judgement). The effect can be further enhanced by activating the grid by connecting the crystals with light (in a clockwise direction), using a control crystal, wand, or channelled energy. Practitioners often have satin spar lamps in their treatment room to keep the energy sparkling and clear.
Geopathic stress: single selenite crystals can be aimed from a window in the direction of a source of “Shar Chi” (poison arrow Chi), to redirect or dissipate the impact on a building. So called “negative ley lines” can be redirected or discharged by placing satin spar sticks or blocks either along the line or across it – experiment to find the optimum direction, as it varies with the situation and cause of the problem.
Releasing energy blocks or held energy in the body: a satin spar wand makes an excellent massage tool. I especially like the variety carved into a spiral shape with a fluorite end cap. Using the fluorite against the skin and rubbing very gently will release the blockage and restore balance, while the satin spar spiral whisks it away from the body and out of the energy field.
I avoid using satin spar or selenite grids in close proximity to the body - especially grids around the head, unless it is in meditation. I use satin spar to demonstrate the power of gridding to students, as even those who believe they have little or no sensitivity can feel it. In one incident a student lost consciousness during one of these demonstrations – this in a large room with a small stick in each corner. Never underestimate how powerful selenite can be, especially when placed in an activated grid!