Selenite is a variety of gypsum. A very soft mineral with a hardness of only 2 to 2.5 on Moh’s Hardness Scale. The name derives from the Greek god, Selene, goddess of the moon, for its moon-like glow. White is the most common colour, but orange or peach colours are becoming popular as well. Selenite is found in every continent in the world but most commercial gems are mined in Morocco, Madagascar, Utah and Mexico, where the mine ‘Cave of Swords’, forms large and beautiful blade-like sheets of Selenite. A light-hearted and gentle stone, Selenite has a direct impact on the emotional body, drawing out blockages and dispelling negative thoughts. To bring a sense of peace to the home, Selenite should be displayed at the entrance of one house giving guests and owners alike a sense of upliftment upon entering. Also said to keep the mind balanced, relieve stress and soothe uneasy breathing.