Desert Rose Selenite, also known as Gypsum Rose or Sand Rose, is a type of Selenite formed from a combination of water, wind, and sand. Sand becomes embedded in Selenite blades, while additions of water overtime help form the signature “rosette” formation. Most specimens on the market have been brushed lightly with a torch to help define these rose petal shapes, though it does not affect the energy of these stones. These tend to be formed over a couple of hundred years, rather than like a majority of crystals and minerals which have formed millions, and sometimes billions of years ago. Desert Rose Selenite is commonly found in most deserts around the world in countries such as Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Tunisia, and Afghanistan. There is a particular type of Desert Rose Selenite found only in Oklahoma that formed around 250 million years ago when a shallow sea covered the current state (it's locally called “Gerber Sandstone”). Most specimens are very fragile and should be held with great caution!
A traditional Native American tale stated that Desert Rose Selenites were carved by warriors who returned home from the spirit world. The roses were said to have been spread across the Earth to protect these spirits’ homeland.
Desert Rose Selenite is the perfect meditation tool that helps one stay grounded and balanced. This mineral actives our root, crown, and sacral chakras that assist in mental clarity and focus, manifestation, and self-expression, and unlocking our divine will. It's the perfect stone to place at your bedside, workspace, or meditation room as it helps cleanse one's aura and environment. Due to it mainly being Selenite based, it will charge and cleanse other crystals when placed around them. Desert Rose is a stone for anyone who feels as though they need a constant rejuvenation of energy. They work on a very high, energetic vibration that helps realign one’s chakra system. Removing blockages between chakras will help ease the flow of energy within.
While this stone may sound like its perfect for all chakras, its most beloved by the sacral chakra, it truly helps one find a path through the manifestation of achieving your dreams and turning them into a reality. We recommend holding a Desert Rose and verbally reciprocating into what you want from this world and how you plan on getting there. Doing this weekly will affect not only your physical actions, but also your mental decisions.
Desert Rose Selenite is a perfect stone to place within your crystal grids to enhance smaller stones energy output or to assist in the transfer of energy between other stones. These roses will also cleanse and charge the stones around it, so it's perfect for every crystal lover to have a few in their collection. They range in sizes from pea-sized to many feet in length and width.
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