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Selenite is a common name for the mineral gypsum. Historically it was only used for transparent crystals and the white fibrous variety was called satin spar instead. (Since the latter was also used for fibrous calcite and aragonite, scientific sources use the name as a prefix.  This material is more technically satin spar gypsum.) Pieces may be chatoyant because its structure reflects light like satin. The name selenite is derived from the Greek selēnitēs lithos (“moon stone”), after a stone in folklore said to change its appearance as the moon waxed and waned.

Rough Peach Selenite

  • Rough Peach Selenite Chunk

    • Source of Origin (location THIS crystal was mined from): Morocco
    • Source(where the crystal is known to grow around the world): England, USA, Mexico, Russia, Austria, Greece, Poland, Germany, France, Sicily
    • Weight: Appox. 1.05lb
    • Size: 4.75" x 2" x 1.75"
    • Availability: Common
    • Crystal System: Monoclinic
    • Color: Colorless, White, Gray, Yellow, Peach
    • Chakra: Third Eye, Crown, Higher Crown
    • Number: 8
    • Element: Wind
    • Zodiac: Taurus, Gemini, Cancer
    • Planet: Moon
    • Benefit: Insight, Alignment, Flexibility, Healing, Clarity, Clearing, Cleansing, Purification, Meditation, Protection, Clairvoyance
  • "The name Selenite derives from the Greek moon goddess, Selene, and means “moonlike glow.” With a very fine vibration, Selenite induces clarity of mind and accesses angelic consciousness. This crystal anchors the light body in the earth vibration. The purest translucent white Selenite has an ethereal quality and is said to inhabit the space between light and matter. An ancient stone, it is one of the most powerful crystals for the new vibration on earth and can be used for scrying, to see the future or to ascertain what has occurred in the past. A powerful disperser and stabilizer for erratic emotions, it brings about a conscious understanding of what is taking place at the subconscious level. Selenite creates a protective grid around a house, and a large piece placed in the house ensures a peaceful atmosphere."


    Hall, Judy. The Encyclopedia of Crystals, New Edition (p. 257). Octopus Books. Kindle Edition. 

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