crystal of the month
Cool, calm, and collected, selenite is a mineral moonbeam.
Named after the Greek moon goddess Selene, selenite exudes a lunar-like vibe that’s relaxed and serene.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that spiky selenite was more of an ice queen than a sweet moonbeam—its crystals commonly occur as glass-like columns that resemble broken-off icicles or miniature stalactites.
While cool in attitude, selenite is actually warm to the touch. A variety of gypsum, a soft sulfate mineral that occurs in transparent crystals, selenite has natural thermal insulating properties that make it perfect for laying on bare skin. It’s a lovely stone to place along the spine to balance the chakras from the root to the crown after a grounding bath.
But selenite’s to-the-point shape is no coincidence: Known for its ability to help sharpen your thinking, selenite is clutch for increasing mental clarity.
For an immediate boost of lucidity, try placing a piece of selenite on the crown of your head (probably best if you stay still) and picturing its soft white light removing any blockages or confusion.
If you’re already tapped into your telepathic potential, working with selenite can help you strengthen your connection to other voices; if you want to explore communicating with etheric realms, meditating with selenite in the palms of your hands can help dissolve the borders between worlds.
To make the most of the stone’s ability to dissipate negative energy, comb a selenite wand up and down your body like a shamanic TSA agent testing for stressors and anxieties that aren’t allowed on board.
As your truths are revealed, let go of the worries and confusion that were keeping them from view. You did request a window seat, right?