Selenite is a crystalline variety of the mineral gypsum. It is a very soft mineral which can be easily scratched with a fingernail and therefore not recommended for jewelry, unless looked after very carefully. If placed in water, Selenite will revert to gypsum.
Selenite crystals were appreciated by Ancient Greeks who named the transparent or translucent white gypsum crystals “selenite,” which means “moon” in Greek. The milky, pearly gypsum almost glows, making it look similar to the moon. They actually made windows out of selenite mineral rocks to let in the light so they could see more clearly, which is a part of selenite meaning.
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.
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Selenite is said to help align the spinal column and promote flexibility, helping to correct deformities of the skeletal system. Some say it can stabilize epileptic disorders. It is used to improve disorders associated with metal poisoning due to teeth fillings and can reverse the effects of “free radicals” in the cell structure. Believed beneficial for cancer, tumors, age spots, wrinkles and light sensitivity.
Physical healing properties of selenite may help clear the minds of those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Selenite may facilitate the absorption of vitamins and minerals through proper digestion. Calcium is more readily absorbed in the presence of this transparent or translucent white gypsum. Selenite may also help alleviate problems in the areas of sex and fertility. Selenite mineral rock vibrations tend to increase the sex drive, encourage fertility and protect the mother from complications.