Are Selenite and Celestite the same thing? No. There are many differences between the two crystals although they share similar attributes.
Selenite derives from the mineral gypsum, while celestite is a common strontium sulphate mineral that forms within certain geodes.
Celestite was named from the Latin word coelestis and means ‘heavenly’ or ‘celestial’, while selenite is named after the goddess of the moon, Selene. It is mostly found in subtle blue mineral hue, which is like the colour of the sky, and it can also be referred to as Celestine.
Both celestite and selenite crystals possess high vibrational frequency which emits positive energy that can cleanse the environment, heal your aura, and connect you to a higher realm – to your guardian angel or spirit guide.
For insomnia, celestite could be just what you need to calm racing thoughts and ensure that you are in a more tranquil state.
Celestite crystal is prized for its metaphysical properties and enhances psychic abilities, so if you wish to contact the spirits from other worlds or wish to tap into your psychic powers, it is very much recommended by practitioners.
Meanwhile, selenite’s power to connect to the divine is a little different in that it is attuned to your higher self and its gift is to connect you to the angels for the purposes of wisdom and protection.
With celestite, the attraction to angelic beings is one of its more dominant attributes. This is heady stuff and therefore it is a stone that needs careful consideration before you bring it into your life. But like most crystals, the benefits have the potential to transform your life in a positive way.
Where selenite has the edge over celestite is its unique ability to charge itself as well as other types of crystal. This is the stone to reach for when you or your crystals need a steady flow of cleansing and uplifting vibrations.
And as well as charging itself and other crystals, selenite has the ability to cleanse the Crown chakra, which is the centre of high consciousness, life purpose, enlightenment, and spiritual transformation.
Your aura may become blocked for various reasons, for example you may unintentionally absorb negative energy from certain people, situations, or spaces and this may then adhere to your aura. Run a selenite stone or wand around your body and it will work to clear this unwanted energy making you much more mentally astute and balanced out.
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When we work with crystals, we are drawn to certain ones. Maybe we don’t even know why that is the case, but that is their mystery.
Most people who enjoy working with crystals won’t just have one particular type. After all, there are so many different kinds out there, each possessing unique properties and abilities.
Maybe you are drawn to both selenite and celestite crystals and don’t know why.
If this is the case, it is a good thing to narrow down your intentions when you come into a crystal’s possession and understand what you wish to do with it.
You may be having problems with mood swings, or perhaps you are experiencing mind fog, or you need to sharpen your intuition. You may believe that selenite and celestite are the pairing you need because they are acting together to bring you more clarity, and to connect you to the spiritual realm.
On the other hand, their overlapping similarities can also be a problem.
Both bring calm, clarity, connect you to the spiritual, and help you connect to the angelic realm. And when crystals are too alike their power can often be overwhelming. In some cases, they can repel each other—and rebel—by cancelling out each other's energy.
We are not saying that the two are incompatible; it’s all about your intention and what you are using them for.
It really is a case of trying out different crystals and seeing if they bring you the benefits you desire.
But be mindful that both selenite and celestite are powerful in their own right.
If you feel a connection to your crystal, then usually it is the one for you.