Using selenite to cleanse crystals is a simple, straightforward way to keep them energetically clear and ready to work with. Here's how and why you can use selenite to cleanse your crystals.
If you're into crystals, you may already know that they need to be cleansed regularly to maintain their energy and effectiveness. One of the most popular methods of cleansing crystals is using selenite. Selenite is a translucent crystal that has a high vibration and is known for its cleansing and charging properties.
Using selenite to cleanse your crystals is easy and effective: and simply requires a piece of selenite and some time. While it's not the fastest way to cleanse your crystals, it's certainly one of the easiest – and there's no mess or oversight needed. With regular use, selenite can help keep your crystals energized and free of negative energy.
Selenite is a type of gypsum that has been crystallized into a transparent, pearly-white mineral. It is a relatively soft mineral, ranking only 2 on the Mohs hardness scale, which means it is quite brittle and can easily be scratched or broken. However, it is also a soluble mineral, which means it can dissolve in water over time.
While we won't debate selenite var. gypsum (forms in sheets; typically translucent) and selenite var. satin spar (white, fibrous, typically high-shine, opaque white to translucent) here, you can check out this post for all of the details. And if you don't want to take the time right now, here's the short version: they both have similar properties and the same crystal structure. While they come from different regions (satin spar from Morocco, gypsum from around the world), they are both selenite and can both be used for cleansing your other crystals.
One of the most distinctive features of selenite is its high vibration. This crystal has an uplifting vibration that purifies and amplifies the energy of other crystals. It is often used in crystal healing and meditation practices to help clear the mind and promote spiritual growth.
Selenite also has an angelic resonance, which is why it is often associated with the angelic realm. This resonance helps to turn negative energy into positive, making it an excellent tool for cleansing other stones.
When using selenite to cleanse other crystals, it is important to remember that it is a self-cleansing crystal. This means that it does not need to be cleansed itself, as it is constantly purifying its own energy. And while it's commonly used to cleanse other crystals, it's important to handle selenite with care (and place any other stones on it carefully), as it is a soft mineral and can easily be scratched or damaged.
The Importance of Cleansing Crystals
When it comes to working with crystals, it is important to keep them cleansed and charged. Crystals can absorb negative energy and, if they are not cleansed regularly, they can become less effective over time. While this isn't too likely with casual use, it's an important aspect to be aware of. Specifically, you should always cleanse your crystals:
- When you first get them
- After you've used them for healing or energy balancing purposes
- Monthly, if they're being displayed in your home
- After any emotionally-charged interactions: a party in your home, an argument with a partner or roommate.
This helps keep them fresh and energetically clear.
Cleansing Crystals with Selenite
Cleansing your crystals with selenite is one of the most simple and effective ways to remove any negative or stagnant energy that may have accumulated in them. Selenite has a high vibration that can purify and cleanse the energy of other crystals. It is also known to have an angelic resonance that can turn negative energy into positive.
When you work with crystals, you are working with their energy. Crystals have a unique vibration that can help balance and align your own energy. However, if the crystal is not cleansed, it can transfer any negative or stagnant energy it has absorbed to your own energy. This can leave you feeling drained or unbalanced.
By regularly cleansing your crystals with selenite, you can ensure that they are always working at their highest potential. This will allow you to receive the full benefits of their healing energy.
Selenite and Crystal Cleansing
There are a variety of ways to cleanse your crystals with selenite. Since selenite is a soft mineral, it is easy to find in a variety of shapes. It's also a relatively inexpensive mineral: so it's possible to find larger pieces and slabs that are affordable, if you'd like a large piece to charge a larger crystal, or a number of crystals all at once.
Here are several shapes of selenite that are common – and how you can use them to cleanse your crystals.
Selenite Sticks, Wands, and Slabs
- Selenite Wand: A selenite wand is a long, thin piece of selenite that is pointed at one end. It is perfect for directing energy and can be used to cleanse your crystals by holding the wand over them and visualizing the negative energy being absorbed by the selenite.
- Selenite Charging Plates: Selenite charging plates are flat platforms made of selenite that are perfect for charging your crystals. Simply place your crystals on the plate and leave them overnight.
- Selenite Slab: A selenite slab is a larger piece of selenite that is perfect for cleansing multiple crystals at once. Simply place your crystals on the slab and leave them overnight.
Selenite Bowls and Plates
Selenite bowls and plates are perfect for charging and cleansing small crystals, jewelry, or other objects. Place your crystals or objects in the selenite bowl or on the selenite plate and leave them there overnight or for at least 6-8 hours.
Selenite towers are great for cleansing and charging larger crystals or groups of crystals. Simply place your crystals in front of the selenite tower and leave them there for at least 6 hours. Some people like to use selenite towers, especially, for charging crystal stretch bracelets: simply slide your bracelets over the lamp, to keep them all in one place while you cleanse them. You can also use selenite towers to cleanse and charge your living space or work area. Place the selenite tower in a central location and let it do its work.
Selenite Cleansing Lamps
Selenite cleansing lamps are a great way to cleanse and charge your crystals while also providing a beautiful and calming light source. Simply turn on the lamp and place your crystals in front of it for at least 6 hours. As with towers, if the lamp is thin enough you can stack your gemstone bracelets on it to cleanse. You can also use selenite cleansing lamps to cleanse and charge your living space or work area.
Selenite is a powerful and effective tool for cleansing and charging your crystals. Whether you use selenite sticks, wands, slabs, bowls, plates, towers, cleansing lamps, or bracelets, you can be confident that your crystals will be cleansed and charged with the fine vibration of selenite.
Caring for Your Selenite
Selenite is a delicate crystal that requires proper care to maintain its effectiveness in cleansing other crystals. Here are some tips on how to take care of your selenite:
Handle with Care
Selenite is a soft crystal that can easily scratch or break. Avoid dropping or knocking it against hard surfaces. When handling it, make sure to hold it gently and with care.
Keep it Dry
Some selenite is water-soluble, so avoid exposing it to water or moisture. If it accidentally gets wet, dry it immediately with a soft cloth. Do not use any cleaning agents or chemicals on it.
Avoid Salt Water
Salt water can damage selenite, so avoid using it to cleanse your selenite. If you need to cleanse your selenite, use other methods such as smoke cleansing or sound retuning.
Store in a Safe Environment
To prevent scratches or damage, store your selenite in a safe place away from other crystals or objects. Keep it in a dry and cool place, away from direct sunlight or heat. This isn't a great crystal to carry with you in your pocket or purse, unless you don't mind it getting scratched up.
Connect with Nature
Selenite is a crystal that is associated with peace, harmony, and protection. To enhance its effectiveness, connect with nature by placing it in a garden or near plants. You can also meditate with it in a peaceful environment to enhance its energy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I use selenite to cleanse my crystals?
It is recommended to cleanse your crystals with selenite after every use or once a month, depending on how often you use them. However, you can cleanse them more frequently if you feel they need it.
What is the best way to use selenite to cleanse my crystals?
The best way to use selenite to cleanse your crystals is to place them on a selenite plate, bowl, or tower overnight or for at least 8 hours.
Can selenite be used to cleanse all types of crystals?
Yes, selenite can be used to cleanse all types of crystals. It is a powerful cleansing stone that can remove negative energies and restore the natural energy flow of your crystals.
Can selenite only be used to cleanse crystals?
Nope! You can use selenite to clear and cleanse the energy of pretty much anything: your space, your self, your jewelry, your tarot or oracle cards… Simply use your selenite in the same way (i.e., place your tarot deck on a large slab of selenite and let it sit for several hours or overnight; use a selenite wand and “brush” around yourself or what you'd like to cleanse) as you would for your crystals.
Is it necessary to cleanse selenite before using it to cleanse other crystals?
No, it is not necessary to cleanse selenite before using it to cleanse other crystals. Selenite is a self-cleansing stone that can also cleanse other crystals. However, you can cleanse selenite if you feel it needs it.
What are the benefits of using selenite to cleanse crystals?
Using selenite to cleanse your crystals can help remove negative energies, restore the natural energy flow of your crystals, and enhance their healing properties. Selenite can also help you connect with your higher consciousness and promote mental clarity. It's also a really simple, straightforward process – which makes it very popular.
How do I know when my crystals have been properly cleansed with selenite?
You can tell when your crystals have been properly cleansed with selenite when they feel lighter, brighter, and more energized. They may also have a stronger energy flow and a more vibrant color. Trust your intuition and feel the energy of your crystals to know when they have been properly cleansed.
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