A-Z of Crystals

Selenite Satin Spar

Satin Spar Selenite

Meaning of Satin Spar Selenite

The Rejuvenator, helps with relief of stress and enhances will power. Tissue repair, and fast pain relief. Can be used on auric arcs too to clear and cut in a ritual, releasing one form the connections to people or events past. Often used in relationships to heal a rift, and allow more peaceable end. Magical Use -Meditation, clarity of the mind, physical energy, opening and clearing of the upper chakras. Healing Use -Fertility, sex drive, skin, regeneration of tissues and muscular flexibility.

Satin Spar - This is NOT a name, but many seem to think it is. The phrase is a descriptor, it means "chatoyant fibrous". This is a characteristic of its physical form and as a characteristic it can be used to describe other minerals too and it does. Its also used to describe Satin Spar Calcite; a completely different mineral with the same physical features. Fibrous is the growth pattern and Chatoyant means shimmering.

Physical Properties

Selenite is a crystal form of gypsum. It occurs as either natural colourless clear crystals, needle like crystals or white tabular crystals. Selenite denotes the clear crystal variety that is less common. Selenite is the natural version of fiber optics. Crystals form in strange shapes often called Angel-wings or Fish-Bones. Selenite is also referred to as Gypsum and Alabaster. There are many forms selenite, the most popular are; Satin Spar Selenite, Selenite Desert Roses, and Selenite Fishtails. By far the most popular form is Satin Spar Selenite, which comes mostly from Morocco, this variety is mostly white in colour (pictured above) but can be orange too. Selenite occurs in massive, granular habits, the streak is white and it is transparent to opaque with a vitreous lustre. Group SULPHATES, Composition (CaSo4)2H2O, Hardness 2.0, Crystal structure MONOCLINIC.