Satin Spar

A Beautiful Guide To Satin Spar: Magical Properties And More

Satin spar is a beautiful and unique gemstone that has been used for centuries for its exceptional properties.

It’s said to be able to cleanse and purify both the body and mind and is often used in spiritual practices, and it’s certainly one of the most versatile stones in my own practice.

Satin Spar

Used to promote creativity, intuition, and imagination, Satin spar is a popular choice for those who wish to enhance their spiritual journey in many interesting ways.

Take my hand on this journey as we dive into everything you need to know about satin spar: what it is, how to use it, the benefits of using it, and more!

An Introduction To Satin Spar

First and foremost, the first thing you have to learn about Satin Spar is that it is not Selenite. The names are commonly used interchangeably; sometimes, they’re even referred to as ‘Satin Spar Selenite’.

However, the two crystals are different. They have similar properties, but they are not the same, but the mix-up can be easily forgiven.

The two crystals look very similar and come from the same family of crystals, the Gypsum line, which shares the chemical compound CaSO4.2H2O. You don’t have to remember this, it’s just how it is!

Anyway, while similar, the two are different, and while many have been mis-sold around the world, just bear in mind that they are two separate crystals that you’d use for two separate spiritual practices and reasons.

Satin spar is commonly found in several places worldwide, including Mexico, Morocco, India, Greece, Pakistan, and Russia. It’s a beautiful white or translucent crystal (see also ‘What Do White Crystals Mean?‘) that has a vitreous luster.

It’s often found in the form of stalactites or columns and can grow up to several feet long. Some of the longest columns can exceed 35 feet!

The stone is identifiable by its classic misty, pale white aesthetic, but it’s not uncommon for it to be discovered with tones of pink, brown, orange, green and yellow, sometimes a mix of several.

These additional hues give the crystal its unique and alluring appearance.

Satin spar is often used in jewelry and decoration due to its lustrous surface, but it also has several interesting properties that make it ideal for use in spiritual practices.

While many people will use it in its natural form, usually a rough cut shape of when it was mined that can fit into your hand, it’s also found in homes in the form of towers, smaller wands, or even shaped into candle holders!

How To Use Satin Spar

There are many ways you can use satin spar in your day-to-day life, and it really depends on the kind of experience you want to have with it.

It can be used in its natural form, or it can be shaped into several different objects for decoration or use in spiritual practices.

One of the most popular ways to use satin spar is to place it in your home, typically in the form of a crystal tower (see also, ‘What Are Crystal Towers Used For?‘).

Satin spar can cleanse and purify both the body and mind, meaning you can experience these benefits when a room is soaked in it, and it’s also a popular choice when you want to promote creativity, intuition, and imagination.

If you’re working on a project at work, in your spare time, or just looking to find a new perspective for addressing a situation in your life, spend some time with satin spar for a refreshed and enlightened way of thinking.

When placed in your home, Satin Spar is said to purify the energy and create a positive atmosphere. It’s often used in rooms where people meditate or do yoga, as it can greatly enhance the practice.

As above, if you’d rather take a smaller piece of satin spar with you throughout your day wherever you go, it can also be used in jewelry.

It’s a beautiful and unique gemstone (see also ‘How To Tell If A Gemstone Is Real‘) that looks stunning when made into pretty much anything, whether it’s held around your neck, used in an ear ring, or made into a bracelet.

Personally, however, I tend to use it at home where I can place larger pieces of the crystal for a more potent effect.

That said, when worn as jewelry, Satin Spar is said to bring the wearer good luck. It’s also an unobtrusive way to bring the stone into your meditation practice.

If you want to actively use Satin Spar and activate its magical, mystical properties, there are several ways to do so.

The first way is to hold it in your hand during meditation.

You can also place it on your third eye or anywhere else that feels right for you. As you meditate, focus on your breath and the crystal, and allow yourself to be open to any messages or guidance that comes through.

Another way to use Satin Spar is to place it in a room you wish to purify. The best way to activate its natural properties is to place it in direct sunlight, where it can absorb the light and cleanse the area.

Satin Spar can also be used in rituals and spells (see also our favorite herbs for spells). It’s a powerful crystal that can be used to amplify the energy of your intention.

When using it in spell work, it’s important to focus on what you want to achieve and then let the crystal do its job.

I personally like to use a crystal grid (see also ‘What Are Crystal Grids‘) form of activation. This is where you place the satin spar in the center of a grid and then surround it with other crystals that correspond to your intention.

For example, if you’re looking to attract love, you might surround the satin spar with rose quartz (see also ‘Can Rose Quartz be In The Sun?‘).

Once your grid is set up, you can then activate it by charging it with your intention. To do this, simply hold the satin spar in your hand and focus on what you want to achieve.

Then, visualize the energy of your intention flowing into the crystal and out into the universe.

Other crystals that work well with Satin Spar include;

  • amethyst
  • quartz
  • selenite.

The Benefits Of Using Satin Spar

Satin spar is said to be able to cleanse and purify both the body and mind and is often used in spiritual practices.

Satin spar is also said to promote creativity, intuition, and imagination, as well as soothing a stressful mind by helping to reduce stress and anxiety (see also ‘20 Best Crystals For Anxiety You’ll Love‘) when used in its natural form.

It’s also thought to be helpful in reducing negative energy and can be used to cleanse the aura, making it an ideal stone for healers and cleansers.

As you can see, it’s a bit of a jack-of-all-trades kind of crystal. The absolute best way to make the most of what it has to offer is to use it mindfully.

Really tune into yourself and what you’re trying to achieve with your practice. You’ll usually find that Satin Spar can accompany your journey rather than setting the direction as other crystals can sometimes do.

It can take some practice and a little bit of experimentation on your part, but once you’ve got the hang of it, using Satin Spar in your spiritual practice can be a beautiful and rewarding experience.

Which Chakras Is Satin Spar Associated With?

Satin Spar is most commonly associated with the crown chakra. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is said to be the chakra that is most in tune with the spiritual realm.

It’s often seen as the gateway to higher consciousness and is associated with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

When the crown chakra is balanced, we feel connected to our higher selves and the universe. We feel a sense of peace and calm, and our thoughts are clear.

When the crown chakra is out of balance, we may feel disconnected from our spirituality and may experience feelings of anxiety, confusion, and frustration.

If you’re looking to use satin spar to balance your crown chakra, you can do so by placing it on your forehead, or by holding it in your hand during meditation. You may also want to try using it in a crystal grid or wearing it as jewelry.

But, there’s more. Satin spar connects to the Third Eye chakra, which is also found near the top of the head. The Third Eye chakra is associated with intuition, imagination, and psychic abilities.

It’s often seen as the seat of our inner wisdom and is said to be the chakra that allows us to see beyond the physical world.

Connecting with a satin spar crystal is a great way to connect and open this chakra and enhance your spiritual abilities in this way.

How To Cleanse Satin Spar

Cleansing all kinds of crystals (see also ‘How To Cleanse Crystals‘) is vital if you want to use them for a long time, have the best experience with them, and enjoy the most benefits through your practice with them, and satin spar is no exception.

Satin spar can be cleansed using several different methods. It can be placed in direct sunlight, buried in the earth, or placed in running water.

When cleansing satin spar, it’s important to visualize the crystal being cleansed of all negative energy. This will help to ensure that the crystal is cleansed of all unwanted energy and will allow it to be used to its fullest potential.

After cleansing satin spar, it’s important to charge it with positive energy. This can be done by placing it in direct sunlight or holding it in your hands, visualizing a white light surrounding it, and filling the crystal.

Then, place your satin spar in its desired location and allow it to do its work.

Cleansing and charging satin spar regularly will help to ensure that it’s always working at its best.

Of course, the frequency of your cleanses will depend on how much you use them, but you’ll ideally want to aim to clean them at least once a month.

If you find that your satin spar is no longer working as well as it used to, then it may be time for a more thorough cleanse. This can be done by placing the crystal in direct sunlight for an extended period of time or by burying it in the earth overnight.

Once your satin spar is cleansed and charged, it’s ready to be used in your spiritual practice.

How To Care For A Satin Spar Crystal

In addition to cleansing and charging your Satin Spar, there are some other ways you can care for your crystal that will really help you to get the most out of it and help ensure that it will be a part of your practice for years to come.

First, it’s important to ensure that you’re using a high-quality Satin Spar crystal.

There are a lot of fakes out there, especially when they are marketed as Selenite, and using one of these can actually do more harm than good.

Make sure you only purchase from a reputable source and look closely at the crystal to ensure it’s the real deal.

Check out our beautiful range of high-quality satin spar crystals here to get started!

Next, it’s important to store your Satin Spar properly.

This means keeping it away from other crystals, as well as keeping it safe from any negative energy that might be around. An excellent way to do this is to keep it in a cloth bag or pillowcase and to store it in a cool, dark place.

Finally, showing your Satin Spar some love and appreciation is important. This means taking care of it physically and ensuring you give it the attention it deserves. Take time each day to hold it in your hands and tune into what it offers.

By following these simple tips, you can be sure that your Satin Spar crystal will be a part of your practice for many years to come.

And who knows, maybe one day it will even become your most prized possession. Until then, enjoy exploring all that this beautiful crystal has to offer!


Satin Spar is a beautiful and versatile crystal that can be used in various ways to improve your life. Whether you use it for cleansing, charging, or simply to show it some love and appreciation, taking care of your Satin Spar is sure to bring you many rewards.

Thanks for reading, and I hope this guide has helped you to understand this amazing crystal better!


Sat Nam. Blessings. Love and light. Thank you for reading!

Andrea Daehma