Tuesday, April 26, 2011

About Stones: Selenite

Astrological Sign: Taurus

Chakra: Crown, Brow

Lore: Selenite, named for the ancient Moon Goddess Selene, provides for mental clarity. Like a sharp sword of awareness, it cuts through unconscious assumptions about ourselves and our surroundings. Lovers can trade selenite crystals to help reconcile differences. Selenite activates the aspect of our nature that is true spiritual feeling.

Geology: Selenite, a crystallized form of gypsum, is a hydrous calcium sulfate. It is one of the first minerals formed by evaporating salt water in land locked bodies isolated from the open ocean. Pictured are three varieties of selenite: a cluster known as "Desert Rose," white selenite, and brown "Hourglass" selenite from Jet, Oklahoma.

Localities: Chihuahua, Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas