Selenite is a form of gypsum: the clearest forms are true selenite and the white more fibrous forms may be referred to as Satin Spar. All forms are relatively soft (Mohs scale 2) and soluble if left in contact with water for periods of time. Some types of clear selenite natural crystal wands can bend or deform when in use, from the heat/moisture of the hands and energy flows, however most will return to shape when laid flat or if held gently between the palms. Selenite is usually clear or white, but may also be found in a golden brown/orange colour, when it forms in fan shaped clusters, rather like black kyanite.
All selenites have a tabular formation with striations running along their length and their structure attracts full spectrum Light. Hence they are tremendously useful for moving, directing and channelling energy into and through the energy field and bodies, when used in accordance with their natural alignment. They are also capable of moving and grounding large amounts of Light, and we find them extremely useful placed above the Crown and at Soul Star level when the body needs to receive a lot of energy rather quickly - yet they do this in a more gentle fashion than might be experienced with other crystals, such as Herkimer diamonds. Palmstones and soaps placed over energy centres will do the same task for any specific area of the energy body requiring an influx of Light, as will wands or tumbled stones when oriented correctly. Flat wands and tumbled stones are also useful for directing and reinforcing the flow of energy from one point to another - such as clearing the pranic core, or shifting blockages in energy flow within any of the limbs. They can even be placed one below each foot to help ground energy or remove / earth surplus energy safely.