Published September 2014  •  Updated August 2022  •  Read Time: 5 minutes
Moonstone Tourmaline is a fabulous combination stone.  Scientifically its what’s known as a Pegmatite, an igneous rock with large well-formed crystals.  It is mostly white Orthoclase, better known as Moonstone, and Schorl, or Black Tourmaline.  This combination has been found in several locations, but most of the specimens on the market come from an area near the border of India and Pakistan.  Energetically, it combines the best of two individual minerals and is particularly good for balancing male/female and yin/yang energies.  It is also a fantastic choice for travelers who want to seek out new horizons while also being safe along the way.

Moonstone Tourmaline

Moonstone Tourmaline Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Moonstone Tourmaline has a rare energy that is both grounding and uplifting. It provides protection and good fortune to travelers and anyone starting off on a new chapter in their lives. It evokes the Goddess and asks Her to watch over our path and guide us towards our Highest Self and to affect positive change in the world. It purifies our auric field and activates the Kundalini Serpent. It helps us to stay connected to our body during shamanic work and awakens our natural psychic abilities.

Metaphysical Properties Moonstone Tourmaline
Chakra Root, Sacral, Third Eye, and Crown
Element Wind and Earth
Numerology 2, 3, and 4
Zodiac Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn

Emotional Healing Properties

White Moonstone has a gentle feminine energy, while Black Tourmaline has a strong masculine energy. Together, they have an exceptionally calm and balanced vibration that helps us to quickly settle into a heart-center way of being. It reminds us that we all have both feminine and masculine traits and by honoring both sides we become our Highest Self. It helps us to let go of negative emotions, beliefs, and memories and to confidently take ownership of our own life. It helps us to feel safe and to trust that everything will come to pass as it should. It has a very patient and relaxing energy, helping us to go with the flow and not try to rush or force anything before its time.

Mental Healing Properties

Moonstone Tourmaline combines our intuition with our logical common sense, allowing us to use both parts of our mind seamlessly.  It encourages us to be open to new ideas and to keep our mind emotionally neutral as much as possible so we can think clearly.  It helps us to stay calm and not over-react even when the situation feels dire. It inspires creativity and flexibility.  It is also particularly good for anyone who needs a better work/life balance.

Physical Healing Properties

Moonstone Tourmaline is recommended for anyone focused on the reproductive system as it relates to everyday life, rather than in relation to fertility questions. It boldly encourages us to be our own healthcare advocate and to not allow other people, including healthcare professionals, downplay our physical symptoms. It is an excellent talisman for women struggling with issues related to menstruation, menopause or endometriosis. It helps us to assess what is normal and tolerable vs what is concerning and requires additional healthcare support. Moonstone Tourmaline is also a wonderful talisman for minorities who may not receive the same level of healthcare compared to a more privileged individual. It helps us to calmly stand up for ourselves and ensure we get the care we deserve. It is also highly recommended for anyone undergoing gender reassignment or hormonal therapy.

Moonstone Tourmaline Mineralogy

Where does Moonstone Tourmaline come from?

Deposits for Moonstone and deposts for Tourmaline have both been found in India, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, and the United States. However, most of the combination stone on the market comes from India.

Mining and Treatments

Moonstone Tourmalines are mined from primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host Petmatite rock. Most likely the purpose of the mine would be to find gem-quality Tourmaline.

These are natural crystals, enhanced only cutting and polishing.

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Moonstone Tourmaline

Mineral Family

Moonstone Tourmaline is not a single mineral, but rather a rock. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In this case, it is a Pegmatite a type of igneous rock that has very large course-grained crystals.  Some of the largest crystals ever found have grown inside Pegmatites.  Because different minerals can from into Pegmatites, this word is properly a description of texture, rather than signifying a specific rock such as Granite or Marble.  For this variety, the two main minerals are Tourmaline, var. Schorl and Moonstone which is some kind of Alkai Feldpsar, most likely Orthoclase.

Its energy works well with its family – other Pegmatite rocks.  Try it in combination with Chinese Writing StoneIndigo Gabbro, Preseli Bluestone, and Unakite

Moonstone Tourmaline Formation and Crystal Associates

Moonstone Tourmaline is most likely formed in an igneous processes, since both Moonstone and Tourmaline minerals individually can form in that way. Most likely the Black Tourmaline grows first, and the Moonstone grows around it eventually engulfing the Tourmaline.

Moonstone Tourmaline’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Muscovite

Mineralogy Moonstone Tourmaline
Rock Type Igneous Rock
Major Minerals Moonstone (white) and Tourmaline (black)
Minor Minerals
Color White/grey and Black
Transparency Transparent to opaque
Special Features

History of Moonstone Tourmaline

Moonstone Tourmaline is a relatively “new” healing stone whose properties have only recently begun to be explored. As a result, it was not included in any known lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers.  This stone is sometimes sold simply as Rainbow Moonstone, and the black Schorl ignored as a minor inclusion.  The two minerals are so closely entwined that to cut them apart into two distinct minerals would essentially destroy the stone, so they are kept together.  Modern metaphysical healers appreciate the combination for its striking contrast in colors and its equally striking contrast in energies.  While Rainbow Moonstone is a high-vibrational feminine stone, Black Tourmaline is a very grounded masculine stone.