Monday 10 May 2021

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #124 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Crystal of the Week PLUS **Your Crystal Questions Answered** What Is Selenite Good For?

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Welcome to another glorious week at BBHQ and we're continuing our crystal journey today, and this week, we've got a lovely gemstone to share as Charlie asked us; what is Selenite good for? 

Crystal of The Week


What is selenite good for?

Selenite is a beautiful semi-translucent satin white stone, in its unpolished state it appears to have shallow ribbing, it's quite angular and sadly breaks easily.  This is also a highly friable crystal, in other wurds, don't get it wet, as it will disolve.  It is one of the more delicate stones and scratches easily, but as long as mew take this into account your crystal will be fine, just be a little more careful than mew would with say an amethyst.
Colouring with Cats ©BionicBasil® Crystal of The Week - Selenite

We have a nice selenite tower, a crystal ball and a couple of tumble stones at BBHQ, plus a beautiful dowser with a blue cavansite crown, that's a lovely piece. Though Melvyn was particularly intrigued by the tower. The selenite blades or wands are popular, but the towers are the ones the P.A. sees most at the crystal shows.  

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #123 Melvyn Inspecting the Selenite Tower

Anyhoo, let's jump right in and tell mew a little about the gem lore surrounding these ameowzing crystals. They come in orange, green, brown and blue as well as white and there's also another variation called Desert Rose, which looks more like a rose with petal formations in a sandy colour - we have one of these at BBHQ - see example below. 
Desert Rose Crystal - sample

Selenite is reputedly a great stone for accessing angelic consciousness, and the higher realms aiding in increasing intuition and assisting in raising your own vibration to a much purer and higher level. It is also suggested that it's great for using with the crown chakra - this is located just above the head. It is a stone that instils purity, calm and can imbue a deep, meditative peace.  

In other texts we've read, it suggests that is an ancient stone and would be excellent for any lightwork, healing or spiritual work, so if mew're looking to expand your skills in the mystical realms this may be beneficial.

Keeping a tower, or large piece in the home is purportedly beneficial for creating a calm and safe space, mew can also grid a home with smaller pieces, placing them around the house to keep negative influences and bad mojo out. We use black tourmaline for gridding at BBHQ, we'll get to that one in the coming weeks. 

It is also said to be a supurr stabiliser and assists in harmonizing erratic feelings, so if mew're feeling a little all over the place, this may be a crystal to explore.

The P.A. hasn't seen any as jewellery as it's probably far too fragile, so mew could possibly have a smaller polished tumble stone in your pocket if mew wanted one near/with mew at all times. 

Many thanks for emailing us Charlie, and we hope that answered your question.

 If mew have any crystal questions; email us, DM us or ask us in the comments below.

To check out last weeks Crystal of the Week, click the link: Sunstone.

(disclaimer; we are not health or medical practitioners, all crystal info is purely for entertainment purposes only.) 

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend, and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.

Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!

All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, aka The B Team.

Here's this weeks mandala.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #125 Downloadable Image
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And here's our finished version; this week we used a combination of greens and pinky/purples with black.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #124 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma, this time we chose the effect - Nest.

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On that note, we'll say bye for now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're here Part 7 of our especially epic adventure rerun; Fast, Furry and Dangerous, and if mew've missed any of the action so far, don't panic, just click here to catch up. 

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Supurr chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. That one sounds like something we could all use!

  2. We love your pretty Mandala and Crystal and swhat it's good for. So interesting read this. I think the Crystal is so pretty

  3. Love this information!
    You've given me an idea, about holding my special crystals and rocks, when I try to communicate with animals.

  4. Love the stone and I thank you for schooling all of us on these differen crystals.

    You know I love the breathing exercises. I feel so much better now.

    Love the coloring. You're never to old to color.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

  5. We have heard of this and Dad thinks he has a little sample of this hidden away. Thanks friends and we love that Mandala. Beautiful

  6. Kitty seems quite unsure about that crystal - is it good to eat? Thanks for sharing at

  7. The desert rose crystal is very pretty.

  8. That is another one I have not heard of, but it is beautiful. The mandala is beautiful too. XO

  9. Ahhh, a Springtime mandala! Like a blossom:)

    I have seen orange selenite in my Dad's collection. The 'desert rose' is so very pretty!


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