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Moonstone Meaning & Uses

sheila of satin crystals holding a pile of moonstone crystals

Can you benefit from Moonstone gemstones?

If you can answer yes to one or more of these statements, Moonstone crystals can benefit and enhance your life:

  • You want to connect with the energy of the Moon

  • You are interested in astrology and lunar events

  • You seek calming energy in your life

  • You want to balance your yang with Moonstone's yin 

  • You are going through changes and new beginnings

  • You love the dancing sheen of Moonstone

  • You need a travel stone

What is Moonstone?

Moonstone is a shiny version of Orthoclase. Orthoclase is a part of the Feldspar family. Other famous Feldspars are Amazonite, Sunstone, and Labradorite. 

Moonstone comes in a variety of colors from silvery black to a glowing white. It has a distinguishing lunar sheen dancing upon the surface. This is also known as 'adularescence', a floating moon effect. 

Moonstone Stone Video

Click to watch the Moonstone video on Youtube. This is a part of our A-Z Satin Crystals Meanings video series, where we answer your top 5 questions on  all of the most popular crystals.

In this video, we will also go over our personal experiences and show you examples of Moonstone crystals.

Feel free to comment directly on the video with your questions and experiences. 

What Color is Moonstone?

Moonstone comes in a variety of colors. It can be clear, translucent, or opaque. Depending on what kind of healing you are looking for, different hues of Moonstone may be best for you. 

Here are the Moonstone colors you can find in the gem industry today:

black moonstone sphere

Black Moonstone varies from a light silvery gray to a dark charcoal color. This tone of Moonstone is rarer than the others. You will usually see lighter bands within the stone. 

 

pink moonstone spherePink Moonstone varies from a light rosy color to a deep salmon. It will usually have veins and inclusions. 

 

 

rainbow moonstone sphere

Rainbow Moonstone is the most coveted version of the gemstone for its brilliant flashes of sheen. Within the white stone, you will see iridescent colors ranging from blues to greens, to yellows. 

 

moonstone tourmaline sphere

Moonstone Tourmaline is a white or Rainbow Moonstone with Black Tourmaline inclusions. Growing together in harmony, this black and white contrast makes an excellent balancing stone. 

 

white moonstone ball

White Moonstone ranges from a creamy white to an off-white beige tone. It may have inclusions and always has a surface sheen. 

 

peach moonstone sphere
Peach Moonstone varies from a light tan tone to a deep orange color. This is a common color of Moonstone. It shows translucent patterns and surface sheen. 

 

You may want a mix of Moonstone colors, as you will find in the Moonstone Medley Bracelet

What are the healing properties of Moonstone?

Moonstone is best known for its calming energies connected with Mother Moon. 

Besides this loving energy, Moonstone is also known for the following metaphysical healing properties:

  • Accessing your subconscious mind

  • Meeting your Higher Self

  • Strengthening your Intuition

  • Aiding you through New Beginnings

  • Boosting your feminine energies

What chakra is Moonstone?

    Moonstone is most popularly associated with your Solar Plexus chakra. Here it calms your emotions and fills your aura with a comforting breath.

    Use Moonstone at your Sacral chakra to balance your sexual energies. It is especially useful for the feminine reproductive center and feminine health. 

    You can also use Moonstone crystals at your Third Eye chakra if you are doing intuitive work to connect with your Higher Self.

    Learn more about crystals and your chakras in the Chakra Guide.

    How do you use Moonstone crystals?

    Whether you are using the stone for healing or decoration, this intuitive gemstone is ready to infuse your life with relaxation. 

    Here are a few ideas to get you started on your Moonstone journeys.

    • Lie down and place a Rainbow Moonstone at your Third Eye chakra to focus on trusting your intuition. 

    • Use Moonstone tumbled stones as a reminder of your manifestation goals. Whenever you are out and about on your daily routine and absently reach for the stone in your pocket or purse, you will be reminded of your goals. 

    • Hold a pair of Moonstone spheres, one in each hand, as a replacement to metal stress balls. 

    • Place Moonstone crystals in the "New Beginnings and Family" corner of your room according to the Feng Shui Bagua map for your space. 

    • Place your Moonstone spheres at the "Health" area of your space to release a calming energy throughout the room. 

    • Meditate with Moonstone eggs to access the feminine divine. 

    • Wear Moonstone jewelry to empower your self-confidence and keep you protected during your travels.

    • Use Moonstone massage stones to relieve tension and anxiety from your body and replace it with positive vibrations. 

    • Place Moonstone pyramids at your bedstand or polished Moonstone under your pillow for a good night's sleep. 

    • Bring out your Moonstone crystals whenever there is a lunar event to strengthen your healing powers. 

    hand wearing black moonstone bracelets
    Sheila's personal experience with Moonstone

    Like most people, I am mesmerized by Rainbow Moonstone. The flashes are magical. I love to look for the rainbows in my Moonstone piece whenever I am feeling uninspired. The mysterious shine shows me that there's always a glimmer of hope no matter the state of the world. 

    I was later introduced to Black Moonstone. This is a more rare gemstone, making it automatically more attractive. Plus, being a dark color, it is easy to wear for most people who prefer wearing black clothing! 

    I also have Moonstone jewelry that I love to wear when I travel. It's one of the popular travel stones to ensure a pleasant journey. 

    Divination with Moonstone

    Drawing Moonstone in a gemstone divination session means: You need self-care. Stop your daily grind, even just for two minutes. Close your eyes, breathe deep, hold on tight to your Moonstone, and relax. 

    Magical Incantation of Moonstone

    This is a message from Moonstone from Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski's book "Crystal Therapy":

    "I am a talisman for women with my ever-present moon energy that surrounds my friends, enhancing their femininity and beauty. I captivate those who gaze at me, inducing a quiet feeling of sensuality and a calling to soul-mate partnership. Male/female balance is essential, for when you live in coordination of yin and yang principles, the universal flow moves without interruption, allowing consistent support and attracting experiences and people that encourage your purpose and focus. Although I'm an influence with feminine power (nurturer, creator, and lover), all humans can feel and share in these roles; thus my vibration is a tribute to the breadth of your possibilities."

    Lisa's personal experience with Moonstone

     

    Moonstone Mineral Facts

    Moonstone is a 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. 

    • Surface Color: White, Pink, Peach, Black

    • Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White

    • Group: Orthoclase Feldspar

    • Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): Right Angle

    • Fracture: Conchoidal (concave, like when glass breaks), Uneven

    • Luster: Opalescent, Vitreous

    • Transparency: Clear to Opaque

    • Crystal System: Monoclinic 

    • Crystal Habit: Prismatic (two end faces are similar in the shape)

    • Fluorescence: Weak - Bluish, Orange

    hand holding three peach moonstone slabs
    Where does Moonstone come from?

    Moonstone is found in several locations around the world including India, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, USA, Madagascar, and Armenia. 

    How do you care for your Moonstone?

    Your Moonstone pieces should be handled with care so they don't chip or break.

    Moonstone can be placed under running water or soaked in soapy water.

    Beware that if there are natural fractures or veins in the stone, these may be spots of weakness when subjected to water, heat, or chemicals. 

    Do not keep it near stones harder than 6 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness if you don't want it to get scratched.

    To learn how to energetically clean, charge, and program your Moonstone, visit Crystal Care.  

    Shopping for Moonstone Crystals

    Moonstone is a positive addition to your crystal collection. Shop the Moonstone Collection on the website or here on the blog:

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    Have any Moonstone questions, comments, or stories to share? Feel free to contact us by filling out the form below and either Sheila or Lisa Satin will get back to you. 

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