Gods and Goddesses

Selene Goddess of the Moon: Empowerment With the Moon Personified

When I look at a beautiful Full Moon, I know I’m not alone. The Divine Feminine’s force vibrates through the moon, down through the lunar beams and into our hearts. Over time, there have been hundreds of magical lunar deities come and go, but one particular name is still spoken today – Selene, Goddess of the Moon. Here we get to know the goddess Selene better and learn how to work with her in our spiritual practice.

Who is Selene, Goddess of the Moon?

Selene Goddess of the moon is a deity in the Greek pantheon. She is a sister of Helios (a solar god) and Eos (goddess of the dawn), and daughter to Hyperion and Thea. When the moon rises in the night sky, Selene is waving hello from her silver chariot pulled by two great white horses. While often linked to Artemis and Hecate, two other Greek moon goddesses, Selene is different. She’s considered the image of the moon itself, not merely a deity who rules over it. Because Selene is the moon, her powers and align with lunar magic: healing, intuition, psychic abilities, dreams, emotions, and much more!

Selene’s Lessons for Modern Women

What do you wish to learn from the moon? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been entranced by the Full Moon since I was a little girl. It always felt feminine to me. Selene Goddess of the Moon teaches modern women to be intimate with their own bodies and menstrual cycles. As women, our reproductive systems are linked to the phases of the moon and therefore to Selene herself. As the moon waxes, so do our wombs. When the moon is full, our wombs are ready for implantation. Then when the moon wanes, our wombs shed and wane too. Our femininity is the goddess within and the moon shining through us.

Selene the Moon Goddess also brings to her followers a flood of intuition, the ability to dream and interpret dreams, and divination powers.

Goddess of the Moon

How to Call on Selene Goddess of the Moon

Working with or getting to know a moon goddess like Selene is a slow yet enchanting process. If you already feel a connection to the moon, the process may be even easier. First, study Selene Goddess of the Moon: her myths, her qualities, and what magic she offers us. Gaze at the moon in its various phases and record your thoughts and experiences. Then, set up an altar and give offerings to Selene. Wear a crescent moon to invoke her power. Also, try the Selene Goddess Full Moon ritual below.

Altar and Offerings for the Goddess Selene

One of the most effective ways of working with a goddess like Selene is to set up an altar or a space on your altar dedicated solely to her. A painting of the moon, a moon goddess statue, or even a few pieces of moonstone are a perfect representation of Selene. Horses, silver, and white are great for Selene altar decorations. Dedicate your altar space to her and tell her it was built in her honor. Leave an offering of moonstones, silver, moon water, a small horse figurine or drawing, a poem, etc. to appease her. Do this as often as you’d like. Remember, relationships are built by communication and giving – receiving equal exchanges.

A Selene Goddess Full Moon Ritual

If you want to dedicate yourself in the moon goddess’ service, try this Selene Goddess Full Moon Ritual:

What You’ll Need:

  1. Silver or glass bowl or vase
  2. Silver or white dress or robe
  3. A clean bathtub
  4. Timing: Full Moon

What To Do:

  1. Fill your silver or glass bowl with filtered/purified water OR collected rain or spring water.
  2. Set it outside on the Full Moon somewhere where the moon’s rays will touch the water itself.
  3. Leave it to be charged in the Full Moon light for 3 hours.
  4. Bring the vase/bowl inside. Prepare a bath. You may add herbs associated with the moon, if you so choose.
  5. Pour about a cup of the moon water from the silver vase/bowl into the bathtub and say, “Selene, Goddess of the Moon, Lunar deity of love and light, may your healing, feminine power flow through the water and fill me with wisdom, intuition, and connect me to the Divine Feminine. So be it.”
  6. Turn down the lights, bathe in the moon charged bath water and emerge anew.
  7. Wear the white or silver robe/gown for the rest of the night. You have dedicated yourself to the Moon Goddess’ service.
  8. Save the moon water to cleanse and charge your moon altar and tools.

More Goddess Spirituality:

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  1. Vanessa

    May 5, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Will performing the ritual on May 26th (the blood moon) have any negative effects?

    1. Anonymous

      May 12, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      Yes what rituals should I do for the blood moon?!

  2. Anonymous

    January 26, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Hi! where can i find the shower rituals?

  3. Aya

    January 20, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Weird how the moon and earth is always female while the sun is male. The sun is the center of the solar system and the moon and planets revolve around it lol. Gotta love how that works :/
    I got a piece of selenite today, it’s polished in a ball and all the little inclusions make it look JUST like the moon, it’s crazy. So I was like “hey selenite is named after Selene!” And then found this article XD

    1. Makaya Masters

      March 7, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      I’ve been using tarot a lot lately, I always get a card that is moon related or something related to Selene. The Moon card keeps appearing, then when I was trying to communicate with my spirit guides. I asked for their name, then a got 3 cards that can spell both Luna and Selene. I had a dog named Luna, 2/3 of the cards had a dog on them. Then a couple days ago a girl by the name of Luna started talking to me. Yesterday, I asked if she could show herself in the form of a horse. A friend sent me a picture of a bonfire she was at. The fire was shaped like a reering horse. I’d honestly really like to get advice on this.

    2. henley

      October 20, 2021 at 1:36 am

      In the Norse Pantheon, the Moon is Male – Mani and the Sun is Female – Sol

  4. Arianna

    December 28, 2020 at 3:05 am

    I think I might be being claimed by Selene, I’ve always been attracted to the moon, moonstones, and I have a very strong sense of intuition and extremely vivid dreams. Do you have any advice or know what’s going on?

    1. Anonnomusss

      January 28, 2021 at 6:17 pm

      Same here! Ever since I was little I always have wanted to talk with the moon almost, because of how much I praise it. It’s so beautiful. Well around six months ago, I found out about witchcraft, and along with it comes Wiccan and Paganism. So here I am. I will work with her to see. You should too!

      1. Savannah

        February 22, 2021 at 1:17 am

        Im pretty new to all this I feel I should say but Ive been expanding my knowledge and trying to connect with my spirit guides. And Im inclined to think the same. Ive been getting signs that Selene has a message for me or is trying to contact me, never considered shes claiming me. My spiritual practice has always been instinctual, Ive always felt drawn to the moon and just so happens my alter/work space has many of her prefered items……should I try working with her? I would love to, Im just kinda new to this.

  5. Lisa

    September 29, 2020 at 3:35 am

    how do I do the ritual for a shower instead?

    1. admin

      October 2, 2020 at 10:51 am

      We have shower rituals on the website. You can search in the search box on our site for shower rituals and find them.

  6. ella

    August 24, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    how do i know if she has accepted my offerings

  7. Kevin Hickson

    June 25, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Thank you for the wonderful ideas on how to honour Selene, apparently already was with the moonstones I have on my altar๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ™

  8. Keyla Munoz

    June 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    What if I donโ€™t have a bath to do her full moon ritual?

    1. admin

      June 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Make it a shower instead.

  9. angelous park

    May 26, 2020 at 1:58 am

    hi my name is angelous and I want to give my loyalty to selene but will she accept me for being a man?

    1. Michelle

      June 7, 2020 at 12:48 am

      100% she will she will open her arms to anyone who needs her

  10. Tammy Jackson

    January 27, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Hi my name is Tammy Jackson do you know any gifts or offerings that I can give to Moon

    1. admin

      January 27, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Moonstone, water, anything silver, any plant that corresponds to the moon like moonflower or jasmine.

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