Can Selenite Be In The Sun?

Selenite is a mineral found in some parts of the world, and has been used and appreciated by humans for thousands of years.

Can Selenite Be In The Sun?

It is typically found in long stripes of brilliant white and is known for its beauty, as well as key properties and benefits that can be used in a variety of ways.

We took a closer look at the properties and benefits of selenite, and the best ways to care for 

it to ensure that it stands the test of time.

What Is Selenite?

Selenium is an important mineral that has been used by humans since ancient times. It’s also one of the most abundant elements on Earth, making up about 4% of the crust.

Selenium occurs naturally as selenate (SeO42-) or selenite (Se2O3) in soils, rocks, and water. Selenite is the more stable form of the two, which makes it easier to work with than selenate.

The name “selenite” comes from the Greek word for “white stone,” Σειληνός, meaning “white,” and this refers to the color of the mineral – a bright, distinctive white which helps to give the stone its popularity.

Selenite is often found in areas where there are high levels of volcanic activity, such as Hawaii, Iceland, and New Zealand. This is because volcanoes release large amounts of selenium into the air, which then falls back down to earth as selenite ( see also ‘The Most Significant Metaphysical Properties Of Selenite‘).

What Are The Benefits Of Selenite?

There are many benefits associated with selenite, including:

Promotes A Sense Of Peace And Calm

Selenite is said to help promote a sense of peace and calm, and this is largely due to the high vibrational energy that it contains.

Selenite vibrates at one of the highest frequencies of any stone or crystal, and this means that it can have a profound effect on our bodies and minds when we hold it close to us.

Clear Blocked Energy

Selenite is believed to clear blocked energy, and this is why it’s so popular among those who practice Reiki healing.

When you’re holding selenite, your body will absorb the energy contained within it, which will then flow through your hands and outwards towards others. Selenite is a natural healer and can be used to cleanse a wide range of spaces as well as individual energies.

Helps You To Focus And Concentrate

Selenite is thought to help you focus and concentrate, and this is partly due to the fact that it resonates at a very high frequency.

Holding selenite while meditating or doing other activities that require concentration will allow you to tap into this higher vibration and gain clarity and focus, as well as make it easier to tap into your intuition,

Boosts Positive Energy

Selenite has a positive influence on both your physical and emotional health, and this is mainly due to the way that it affects your nervous system. When held or used, it is said to boost your immune system, improve your mood and reduce stress.

Can Selenite Be In The Sun?

Can Selenite Be In The Sun?

Unlike some other crystals, selenite can be placed directly in the sun without causing damage to the stone. However, if you do decide to place it outside, make sure that you protect it from direct sunlight, as this can cause the color to fade. 

Placing crystals in the sun is a good way to cleanse them – this means that you can clear them of any negative energy, and also essentially “wipe them clean” if they have previously been charged for a specific purpose, but you now want to charge them for something else. 

As an example, perhaps you charged your selenite for Reiki healing, but now you want to use it for meditation instead.

How Can I Cleanse My Selenite Crystal?

Cleansing your crystals is important in order to remove any unwanted energies that may have built up over time. There are a number of options for cleaning crystals, and these include:


Using water alone, or mixed with salt or sea salt, is one of the simplest ways to cleanse your crystals. Simply fill a bowl with warm water, add a pinch of salt or sea salt, then dip your crystals into the mixture.

Allow them to soak for around 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly under running water. You should only need to do this once per week unless you notice any discoloration or residue after each wash.

Placing In The Sun

As we mentioned, another option is to place your crystals in the sun for around 30-60 minutes. This will help to naturally cleanse them, and it’s a great way to recharge them too.

If you’re worried about damaging your crystals, you can cover them with a piece of paper first.

Charging Your Crystals With Other Stones

If you would prefer not to expose your crystals to the elements, you can always charge them with other stones. For example, you could charge your selenite with rose quartz, which has similar properties to selenite.

To do this, simply place your two crystals together, and allow them to sit for around 15 minutes.

How Do I Charge My Selenite Crystal?

To charge your selenite crystal, simply hold it in your hand and think about what you’d like to achieve. It is a good idea to find a quiet spot to focus and meditate and take deep breaths as you hone your focus on your intended goal and outcome.

Once you feel ready, gently rub the top of the crystal between your thumb and forefinger, and say the following words:

“I am charging my selenite crystal to bring me…” (Fill in the blank with whatever you’d like to receive)

You may wish to repeat these words several times before placing the crystal somewhere safe, such as on an altar or windowsill, or you can choose to carry the crystal with you to remind yourself of your intention.

You can also charge your selenite by using its name; for instance, if you wanted to charge your crystal to attract money (see also ‘Crystals That Attract Money – What Are The 12 Best Stones?‘), you could say:

“Money comes to me through my selenite crystal.”

This is ultimately a personal choice, and it is important to go with whatever feels most natural and powerful to you. Remember, however, that words and thoughts have power, so choose both carefully when you are working to charge and cleanse your crystals.

Final Thoughts

Selenite is a beautiful stone, and it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular.

It’s a versatile stone that works well for many different purposes, and it can be used to create beautiful jewelry pieces, or even just placed in your home to enhance your environment, and is a powerful stone that will work wonders when treated and cared for in the correct manner.

Andrea Daehma
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