The Power of Divine Light: Selenite

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power of Divine Light: Selenite

Chakra correspondences: Crown, soul star, stellar gateway, and beyond

Physiological correspondences: Spinal column, joints, breasts, nerves, puberty, menopause; the most profound healing occurs at an energetic rather than physical level

Vibration: High to exceptionally high


Selenite stands at the threshold between spirit and matter. A Kabbalistic creation myth tells us that before the universe existed, God was everywhere, but he had to inhale to create space for our world. Realizing he was not present in creation, he fashioned vessels of divine light to populate the universe, but they shattered. Carrying that light, Selenite’s task is to reunite the shards of the divine with their source.

Selenite was traditionally used for scrying. An eleventh-century lapidary says Selenite grows with the waxing moon and diminishes with the waning one. The Alfonso lapidary says if the stone is hung on a tree, the fruit will grow and ripen rapidly.


In ancient Mesopotamia, Selenite kept sickrooms free from evil spirits. The “Ritual for Curing a Sick Man” reveals, “The selenite and the bitumen which they [the priests] smear on the door of the sick man, the selenite is Ninurta. The bitumen is Asakku. Ninurta pursues Asakku.” Ninurta is Saturn, a good guy, and Asakku an evil deity. The spell says Asakku was caught in a ritually created net, much as modern crystal workers use a Selenite grid to constrain a destructive entity.

The Alfonso lapidary tells us Selenite cured epilepsy; wearing it prevented attacks. Today crystal workers use Selenite to ameliorate detrimental effects of dental amalgam and free radicals. Green Selenite may delay aging of the skeleton and skin. Fishtail Selenite supports nerves and neural pathways. Peach Selenite assists puberty and menopause. Placing Blue Selenite on the third eye chakra silences mental chatter and opens the third eye. Pure white Selenite is an excellent auric cleanser and healer. All Selenite acts as an emotional stabilizer that calms mood swings.


Selenite accesses angelic consciousness and brings divine light into everything it touches. White or Golden Selenite forms a bridge for the lightbody, facilitating expansion of consciousness and integration of the divine. A powerful transmutor for emotional energy, Selenite releases core feelings behind psychosomatic illnesses and emotional blockages. Connected to Persephone, Greek Queen of the Underworld, Peach Selenite shines light into dark places to help you understand your inner processes and integrate shadow qualities. It also facilitates female rites of passage, such as puberty and menopause, encouraging reconnection to the wise feminine divine power. (Note: Selenite dissolves in water. Cleanse in brown rice and re-empower in moonlight.)



Hold Selenite above your head. Feel it radiating divine light through your whole being, illuminating your inner temple and connecting you to All That Is.