Selenite is a beautiful and powerful crystal that has been used in healing and spiritual practices like Reiki for centuries. In this article, we’re going to explore the different methods of charging selenite, as well as some best practices for doing so. Whether you’re a seasoned crystal practitioner or are just starting to explore the world of crystals and energy work, understanding how to charge selenite can help you make the most of its powerful properties.

What is Selenite?

Selenite is a mineral that belongs to the family of gypsum crystals. It is composed of calcium sulphate and is usually found in clear or white crystal formations. Its name derives from the Greek word for moon, selene, due to its resemblance to the moon's ethereal glow.

A hand holding a selenite rod.

It’s actually a very common mineral, and is found in many countries such as Mexico, Morocco and the United States. Its aesthetic appeal also means it’s used for decoration, although it gets used as a fertiliser additive for cement production in construction too.

In addition to its practical uses, selenite is used in spiritual healing practices. It is believed to have cleansing and energising properties, and is often used to promote peace, clarity, and spiritual growth.

Properties & Benefits of Selenite

This powerful crystal is valued for its many properties and benefits.

  • Calming & Soothing: Selenite is known for its calming and soothing energy. It can help to relieve stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and create a sense of peace and tranquillity.
  • Cleansing & Clearing: Selenite is believed to have powerful cleansing and clearing properties. It can help to remove negative or stagnant energy from the body, mind, and environment, and promote a sense of clarity and balance.
  • Spiritual Growth & Awareness: Selenite is often used in spiritual and energy work to promote spiritual growth and awareness. It can help to open the third eye and crown chakras, enhance intuition and psychic abilities, and connect a user to higher realms and dimensions.
  • Healing & Protection: Selenite is also associated with healing and protection. It is said to help support physical healing, boost the immune system, and protect against negative energies and entities.
  • Amplification: Selenite is known for its ability to amplify the energy of other crystals and objects. It can enhance the effectiveness of certain crystals and promote their healing properties.
A round orb of selenite.

How to Charge Selenite

Charging selenite can help to remove any negative or stagnant energy that may have accumulated, enhancing its natural properties and benefits.

Moonlight Charging

Moonlight charging is one of the most popular and effective methods for charging selenite. Simply place your selenite under the light of the full moon for a few hours, allowing it to absorb the energy and power of the moon's light. This method is particularly effective for selenite; it is already associated with the energy of the moon, and so this way of charging is said to enhance its connection to the divine feminine. Once your selenite has been charged in the moonlight, it will be ready to use for your desired intention, whether that be for meditation, healing, or spiritual growth.

Sunlight Charging

Similar to moonlight charging, this method involves placing your selenite in direct sunlight for a few hours, allowing it to absorb the energy and power of the sun's light. However, it is important to note that not all types of selenite can withstand direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure can cause it to fade or become damaged. Sunlight charging is particularly effective for selenite that is associated with the energy of the sun, such as golden selenite. Once your selenite has been charged in the sunlight, it will be ready to use as you intend.

Sound Charging

Sound charging is a unique method of charging selenite that involves using sound vibrations to enhance its energy. Tools such as singing bowls, bells, chimes, or tuning forks can be used to create sound vibrations that help to cleanse and charge the selenite. This method has been used for centuries and can be a highly effective way to clear negative or stagnant energy from your selenite. Simply hold your selenite near the sound tool and allow the vibrations to wash over it, visualising its energy being cleared and replenished.

Crystal Cluster Charging

Crystal Cluster charging involves placing your selenite on a bed of crystals (such as clear quartz or amethyst clusters) and allowing their energy to transfer to the selenite. The reason why it's so effective is because crystal clusters are known for their ability to cleanse and amplify energy, making them an ideal tool for charging other crystals. This is probably the most convenient and low-maintenance method, as you can leave your selenite on the cluster for an extended period of time and allow it to charge at its own pace.

A close up image of seven chakra healing crystals charging on a selenite wand.

How Often Should You Charge Selenite?

How often you charge selenite can vary depending on how often you use it and the environment in which it is kept. As a general rule, it is recommended to charge your selenite at least once a month, or whenever you feel that its energy has become depleted or stagnant. However, if you use your selenite quite frequently for meditation or energy work then you may want to charge it more often to keep it at its peak performance.

It is also important to consider where your selenite is being kept, as it can absorb negative energy from its surroundings. For example, if your selenite is kept in a busy or chaotic space (like a kitchen or office space), you may want to charge it more frequently to keep its energy clear and balanced. Ultimately, how often you need to charge your selenite is based on your own intuition and the needs of your crystal.

How to Cleanse Selenite

As well as charging, cleansing your selenite is an important way to maintain its energy and effectiveness.

One effective method for cleansing selenite is to use smoke. You can create smoke using sage, palo santo, or incense, and simply hold your selenite in the smoke for a few moments. As the smoke washes over your selenite, it will help to clear away any negative or stagnant energy.

Another method for cleansing selenite is to use water. However, not all types of selenite can withstand contact with water, so just make sure you check your selenite’s type beforehand. If your selenite is safe to use with water, you can hold it under running water for a few moments, or submerge it in a bowl of water for a few hours.

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