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Desert Rose Selenite

Desert Rose Selenite

Best for: Everyone who wishes to shield themself energetically against negative entities and energy which may attempt to influence you adversely. It is also helpful in reducing resistance during difficult or unexplainable times.

If you feel like you’re trudging through a barren, hostile desert with no end in sight, Desert Rose’s presence motivates you to press on and keep moving, because your oasis is near.

Its formation perfectly accentuates its unrelenting perseverance. Its tenacity to bloom and flourish from apparent nothingness is what makes it a beautiful warrior and a strong protector. Desert Rose encourages you to embody these traits of resilience and hold your fort while it silently protects and safeguards your space. Truly a rose that never wilts.

Just like how its appearance is contrary to the conventional image of a bright red rose, Desert Rose teaches us that despite being different, we should not feel inferior or doubtful of ourselves. Instead, we should accept and make peace with our shortcomings. You can still thrive in your own right even if you’re different.

An everlasting rose without thorns and thistles, you don’t need to worry about pricking yourself when you go near it. That’s why you can feel safe by its side and count on this stone to give you the protection you need.

Grasping sand too tightly can make you lose more instead. Let go of your resistance to change and be less possessive of what you cannot control. Disperse negativity, frustrations and unhelpful thoughts into the wind with the help of Desert Rose.

Notice how the Desert Rose resembles the brain? Being a mineral that has both air and earth elements, it lightens up your mind while keeping sight that you stay firmly grounded. It is helpful for releasing mental blocks, programs that no longer benefit us. Metaphysically, it keeps one’s mind calm, open and receptive to what’s new and uplift our thoughts to a deeper and higher level. It is also helpful to shield against negative mental and psychic influences.

Recommended crystal(s) pairing for meditative work: Black Tourmaline, Shungite, Clear Quartz, Selenite, Angelite
*this is not an exhaustive list of crystals that you can work with

Best time to use it: All day, all night, especially when you need support to feel like yourself again.

Advised against using when: Out of hatred/anger Use it only after you have established calmness within yourself and are able to focus objectively.

Placement Advice: Near windows or corners of the room / Bedside if you have bad dreams / On the work desk to shield against psychic energy

Fun fact(s)
1) Desert Rose is formed when Selenite combines with water, wind, and sand. Sand gets embedded in Selenite blades, and water helps produce the trademark "rosette" structure over time. (Credits: The Crystal Council)

2) According to a Native American legend, Desert Roses were carved by warriors returning from the spirit realm. They were thought to have been planted all across the Earth to safeguard the spirits' homeland. (Credits: The Crystal Council)

Additional info
Chakra(s): Root, Crown
Element(s): Air, Earth
Mohs hardness scale: 2
Water-safe: No, only dust with a clean brush.
Common location(s) found: Mexico, Africa
Colour(s): Brown
Chinese translation: 沙漠玫瑰

 

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