Selenite, Orange

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Mineralogy of Selenite

Orange Selenite, Grand Rapids Gypsum Co. Mine, Michigan, USA

Mineral Family: Sulfates

Chemical Composition: CaSO42H2o
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: White, orange, brown, green
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Prismatic to tabular
Fracture: Splittery
Gravity: 2.3
Hardness: 2
Luminescence: Green (long and short wave)
Luster: Subvitreous to pearly
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent – translucent

Location: Selenite is found on every continent.  Orange Selenite is relatively rare and has been found in Australia, Austria, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Poland and the United States (Michigan, Oklahoma, West Virginia).

Mineral Family: Selenite is the beautiful transparent crystal form of Gypsum, a Sulfate mineral. Sulfates are a group of minerals whose crystal structure has four Oxygen atoms forming a square with a Sulfur atom in the center. There are approximately 200 types of Sulfates, with Gypsum and Baryte being very common and the rest being quite rare.  While Gypsum is wide-spread and can be found in desert locations worldwide, the transparent variety of Gypsum called Selenite is relatively rare.

Associated Minerals: Aragonite, Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Malachite, Pyrite, Quartz 

Formation: Selenite, like other forms of Gypsum were formed by the evaporation of ancient oceans. Due to its low solubility, Gypsum was typically the first mineral formed and it can take a variety of shapes from dazzling white sand dunes to shimmering rosetta stones, and various crystal forms. Selenite crystals typically occur as tabular or columnar crystals with few inclusions and can be so clear as to appear glass-like. Orange Selenite gets its color from iron-oxide (Hematite) inclusions.

Mining: Selenite is mined at its primary deposit.  While Gypsum is commercially mined for industrial purposes, Selenite is mined primarily for decorative and metaphysical purposes.

Enhancements: All Selenites on the market are natural, enhanced only through tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Gypsum, Satin Spar, Desert Rose

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Photos: Selenite

History of Orange Selenite

Selenite is a rare form of Gypsum.  Gypsum is commonly found in deserts and other dry locations in many parts of the world.  Common Gypsum was actively mined by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, Chinese and other civilizations, principally to be used as a plaster for building projects.  Snow-white Alabaster, the massive form of Gypsum, has likewise been used to carve statues for millennia.  Selenite, the fragile gem variety of Gypsum, is so soft that it can only be used for decorative and metaphysical purposes.  Selenite literally means “moonstone”, from the Greek selene, or moon.

Orange Selenite is a rare variety that has recently become more poplar due to recently mined deposits in Morocco.

 

Healing Properties of Orange Selenite

Spiritual: Selenite has an exceptionally high and pure vibration, which promotes super-consciousness.  It connects us with our Highest Self, our Spirit Guides, and lights up the mystical pathway between ourselves and the Divine.  Selenite can be used to access past lives – as long as our purpose is to seek healing and completion, not just simple entertainment.  Selenite propels us forward, continually asking us to become the brilliant and vibrant person we are capable of becoming.  It can be used to clear our aura, chakras, and other energy fields, and is an excellent tool for scrying, meditation and indoor grids. Orange Selenite in particular is a wonderful crystal ally for strengthening positive affirmations and manifestation. It helps us to see our goals as clearly as possible and to frame them using positive language, such as “I will” and “I want to” rather than in negative terms, like “I won’t” or “I don’t want”.  Orange Selenite reminds us that we are worthy, beloved children of God.  Selenite is attuned to the Solar Plexus, Third Eye and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Taurus.  It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the number 8.

Emotional: Selenite has a calm and wonderfully peaceful energy.  It invites us to step into a bright new future and leave the past behind us. It can help us to overcome feelings of being stuck in a rut, or afraid to try new things.  Selenite creates a protective and inspiring vibration field around us, so that we feel both safe and curious. Selenite also sings of pure true love, without any limitations or conditions. This is LOVE at its highest level.  Selenite shows us that such love is possible and something that we should strive for in all of our relationships.  Orange Selenite is especially good at helping us to release old emotional beliefs linked to low self-esteem and creating new beliefs about ourselves that are honest, happy and hopeful.

Mental: Selenite aids discernment, helping us to swiftly analyze situations and people and to see both the superficial surface level, as well as deeper truths.  It is a stone of Justice and Truth, and teaches that the spirit of the law is often more important than the letter of the law. Selenite is an advocacy stone for people who have been let down by the judicial system.  It illuminates other potential paths forward for personal and societal peace. Selenite encourages compassion, but also shines a bright light on the mental blocks and privileges which allow good intentions to have disastrous results.  Selenite asks us to think as clearly and purely as possible, assessing all sides and doing right by all.  Orange Selenite is particularly good at helping us to focus clearly and to move forward swiftly.

Physical: Selenite wands are commonly used by metaphysical healers to direct energy into the body.  It is said to clear blockages and dangerous lumps in the body and to assist with chemo treatments for cancer. Selenite is believed to be especially good for treating the skeletal system, particularly the spine.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Ethically Sourced Orange Selenite

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Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary in 2017 at the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona.  Most of his stones were rough, rather than tumbled, but what caught my eye was his beautiful polished Selenites which came in a variety of shapes and colors.  I asked him to tell me about his business and he proudly told me that he had built the business up from nothing 20 years ago and his sons will inherit it when he is ready to retire.  We talked together about the importance of buying directly from the miners rather than middlemen, whenever possible.

Orange Selenite

Color: Orange, with a subtle shimmer. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty

Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger

Weight: 1 oz

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days, while International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Supply Chain: Traveling Earth to Pocket, this stone would have traded hands only three times.

The mine and tumbler are a single company.  They sell directly to Moonrise Crystals.  Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

Safe Handling of Selenite

Cleaning Healing Crystals

There are many ways to cleanse, charge, and set intentions with crystals.

Before cleaning your healing crystals, always consider the geology of each stone.  Some stones are sensitive to water and/or sunlight.  Best Practice is to keep your stones out of direct sunlight when you’re not working with them, simply because the sunlight will fade the crystal’s color over time.  This is especially true for transparent and translucent gems.  Remember crystals grow underground where it’s nice and dark!  Stones that are formed in dry desert conditions may be harmed by immersion in water.  This is especially true for fragile and porous stones.

One of the easiest and most effective way to energetically clean crystals is to smudge them with smoke from plants like sage, juniper, cedar, lavender, tobacco, etc.  Each plant has its own unique smell and spiritual property.  Moonrise Crystals smudges with white mountain sage (for cleansing) and sweet grass (for kindness) before the crystals are sent to their forever home with you.

Other common ways to energetically clean healing crystals are to set stones near a piece of Carnelian, Citrine, Kyanite, Selenite or other stones that are energy purifiers.  Be sure to pamper the purifying stones regularly so that they can continue to do their job properly.  Citrine and Kyanite are self-cleansers that don’t “need” extra care.  But they will love getting extra attention from you!

If a stone is doing a lot of heavy energetic work, one of the best ways to restore its energy reserves is to allow it to rest on the earth, next to a plant.  A potted plant inside the house works just fine.  Let the crystal rest overnight or longer, until its energy feels bright and sparkly again.

Charging and Setting Intentions with Healing Crystals

There is no right/wrong way to charge and set intentions.  But here’s a few ways that it’s done at Moonrise Crystals.

Cleanse the crystals and yourself.  It is good to take the time to physically clean stones before doing spiritual work.  It sets a tone of purity, respect, and reverence.  Hold the crystals or be near them.  Sing or talk to the stones.  Tell them about yourself and what you are working on.  Ask them for their help.  You don’t need to use any special words, simply speak from the heart.  Treat the crystals like your best friends and closest allies.    They want to help you.

If you feel shy or awkward, you can also write your message on a piece of paper and set the stones on top of it.  Music, including singing bowls, can also be used.  The most important thing is simply to be present with the stones and focused on setting the intention.

This can be done at any time, day or night.  However, nighttime is often a particularly good time for setting intentions.  Take the crystals outside, if possible.  You can talk to your crystals outside, or you may just want to sit near them and meditate or pray.

  • During the Full Moon, energy is amplified.  It is also a wonderful time to celebrate in the bright light when your intentions are already going well and you want to keep the trend going.
  • The New Moon is a time for new beginnings. The darkness is like planting a seed underground.  It will grow up into the Light.
  • Eclipses, meteorite showers, and other astronomical events will add their own unique energy.
  • Knowing where the moon is astrologically, can also add a fun element to intention setting.  The moon changes signs every 2-3 days.

Reviews

  1. Susan S. (Ohio)

    Would buy from again. Accurate description, additional info on website. Thanks!

  2. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The orange selenite is pretty neat! I’ve only seen the white kind before. It has such a beautiful inner glow! Very pretty!

  3. Estelle D. (France)

    As you unpack this beautiful orange stone, you are impressed by and infused with the joy and zest for life it carries. I totally recommend Julie’s stones and service!!!!

  4. Estelle D. (France)

    I received the stones yesterday evening, wow they are beautiful. I love your stones, they arrive very clean and energy radiating. I can’t wait to work with them. They are all wonderful, I could feel their particular vibes as I held them in turn. And thank you for the gift pen, and for taking such great care in packing them You are amazing

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  6. Jessica W. (Florida)

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