Selenite is a part of the crystallized gypsum mineral family and variety. It forms as an evaporate within salt flats, hot springs, caves, and clay beds. It obtained its official name in the year 1747 by J.G Wallerius after the Greek goddess of the moon Selene. Greeks greatly appreciated the beauty Selenite had to offer, they appreciated it so much that they even had windows made of this stone. They had windows made of Selenite in order to amplify the moonlight for a much clearer view.
Fun fact, Selenite holds the record for the largest crystal found on planet Earth! It was discovered in the Naica mine located in Mexico. Selenite contains a more transparent transparency along with vitreous luster. Color wise Selenite can be found to be white, colorless, grey, or containing iridescent shades of either green or blue.
Selenite can be found in various parts of the world; in fact, it can be found on every continent on Earth. It can be found in Greece, Australia, Morocco, Mexico, and the United States.
In metaphysical beliefs, Selenite is believed to stimulate feelings of calm and peace. It is also said that Selenite contains the ability to clear any type of blocked energy as well as aiding in accessing one’s intuition.