Desert Rose Selenite, also known as Gypsum Rose or Sand Rose, is a type of Selenite found in most deserts around the world. They range in sizes from pea-sized to many feet in length and width. Desert Rose is a beige coloured gemstone that is very fragile and has to be handled with caution and kept away from water. Desert Rose form, in the desert sands, over a couple of hundred years by a combination of water, wind and sand. There is a type of Desert Rose found only in Oklahoma that formed around 250 million years ago when a shallow sea, that covered the region, receded. The it is locally referred to as “Gerber Sandstone” and is a light brown colour.
Desert Rose is a stone of the mind. It promotes intuitive perception, mental ability and clarity. It calms the worries of the mind from distractions and disruptions. It clarifies thinking and perception. Desert Rose can be used to relieve stress and enhance will power. It is best to place at the bedside, near a favourite chair, in the home or office as it helps cleanse the auric field and the environment. As with Selenite, Desert Rose will clear and charge other gemstones it is placed near. Although they do not make good palm stones, because of their fragile states, adding them near a meditation chair, yoga mat or under a Reiki table will assist in removing blockages between Chakras and assist with the Chi energy flow.
A wonderful gemstone to manifest your dreams into reality, use in crystal grids as they will also cleanse and recharge the stones around them or hold gently while verbally stating your intentions.