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Stone Magic: Selenite

By Katrina Rasbold

Selenite, a brittle, translucent form of gypsum, is multi-faceted in more ways than one! It’s beautiful milky surface is refractive and has a shiny appearance to it.

It resembles calcite and is named for Selene, the moon goddess, which is appropriate given its ephemeral nature and appearance. Like quartz, selenite modulates and elevates energy but it also transmutes contaminated energy into its purest form.

For this reason, slabs of it often serve as a sort of “charging station” for magical tools, draining out any contamination the tool may have picked up from existing in everyday life and infusing the tool with its highest level of energy potential.

Selenite has the same clearing and elevating effect for other stones, so if you use a black stone such as basalt, obsidian, or tourmaline to clear out negative energy, you can place it on selenite to drain away the negativity and raise the vibration of the stone back to its highest potential once again. Black stones by their nature draw away negativity and ground it back into the earth. Putting the stones onto selenite expedites the process and then maximizes the stone’s return to its strongest baseline energy.

I use selenite to maintain the energy of a spell candle I have to extinguish. Usually, I burn my glass-enclosed prayer candles all the way through without putting them out, but if I do have to extinguish one for some reason, I blow it out and while the smoke is still coming up from the wick, I lay the stick of selenite across the top over the smoke, allowing the smoke to flow around it. Normally, as soon as you extinguish a spell candle, the energy begins to diminish, but the selenite trick locks in the candle at the energy point it had when you extinguished it.

Here is a video that more fully discusses how to use selenite in this way with a candle spell:


Because of its “out with the bad, in with the good” superpower, selenite is great for establishing balance and harmony in relationships. Polished selenite worry stones are smooth and small, so they can easily rest in a pocket or inside your bra to convey its cleansing and restorative energies to you.

Katrina Rasbold is a professional Witch, published author, priestess, and editor of Green Egg Magazine. She and her husband, Eric, are the creators of the CUSP spiritual path and owners of Crossroads Occult. She and Dahlia Rose host the popular livestreamed video broadcast “Crossroads of Cognizance” most Thursday afternoons. You can reach her through

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