Published February 2016 • Updated December 2022 • Read Time: 5 minutes
Peach Moonstone evokes the new moon crescent, the full harvest moon and that magical time between sunset and moonrise. Moonstone and Sunstone are ancient names that is used for a variety of iridescent Feldspar minerals. Moonstone are typically white with a silvery iridescence, while Sunstones are typically orange with a golden iridescence. Peach Moonstones straddle the line between them, as an orange stone with a silvery shimmer! Like other Moonstones, the peach variety has a very feminine energy. It is notably youthful, making it a perfect choice to evoke the Maiden’s energy when exploring the Triple Faces of the Goddess.
All Moonstone evokes the Goddess and the energy of the Moon. Peach Moonstone is warm and bright, like moonlight on a hot summery evening. It is a time of sensual celebration and vibrant psychic power. As a stone of new beginnings, it shines brightly, illuminating our visions and dreams, and helping us to chart a clear path forward in our lives. Peach Moonstone activates the Kundalini Serpent and encourages us to explore tantric sexuality as a means of worship and sacred connection.
Sacral, Third Eye, and Crown
Cancer, Libra and Scorpio
Emotional Healing Properties
Peach Moonstone was a warm feminine energy which can help us to better understand our emotions. It gently shows us how to create a steady sense of internal safety and grounding, so that we don’t feel overwhelmed by our emotions or the situations we find ourselves in. It teaches emotional intelligence and helps us to navigate uncomfortable emotional terrain with ease. It also helps us to feel comfortable enough to be emotionally vulnerable in a healthy relationship. Peach Moonstone strengthens feminine intuition, especially as it pertains to relationships of all sorts. It also teaches us the value of patience, encouraging us to wait for the “right time” rather than trying to force something to come to pass. It joyfully invites us to be open-hearted and receptive to all blessings.
Mental Healing Properties
Peach Moonstone is a stone of sudden inspiration and intuitive knowing. It encourages us to be open to serendipity and spontaneity, and to trust that everything is working out according to a higher Divine plan. It calms overreactions and helps us to logically and intuitively explore emotional triggers and other erratic energies. It is especially useful for anyone who has always accepted emotions as being “true” without checking to see if the emotions accurate match the situation. For example, does the level of anger or fear that we are experiencing a match for what is actually happening in real life? Or is the emotion larger or smaller than it should be from a logical perspective? Peach Moonstone gently helps us to test our emotions and lean into reality.
Physical Healing Properties
Peach Moonstone is recommended for young people going through puberty. It helps moderate emotional responses to fluctuating hormones and helps us to consciously recognize how chemical reactions in the physical body affect our perceptions of the world. It is especially good for young women who are adjusting to new monthly rhythms. Peach Moonstone is especially soothing during PMS when emotions feel so valid, even if they are actually an exaggeration. It is also a sweet talisman for anyone, at any age, that is feeling emotional sensitive and triggered because of major changes to the body.
Buy Peach Moonstone or Crystals with a Similar Energy
Peach Moonstone can potentially be found anywhere there is tan/orange colored Feldspar minerals. There are some beautiful specimens in the United States, however, most of the iridescent Peach Moonstones on the market come from India and Madagascar.
Mining and Treatments
Moonstones are typically mined at their primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. They typically come from artisanal miners working small shafts dug out by hand.
Moonstones have a natural iridescence that is enhanced by cutting and polishing.
Moonstone is a name used to describe a variety of Feldspar minerals which show a white, silver or rainbow iridescence. Feldspars are silicates, minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Scientifically, Moonstone can be any of the following minerals: Orthoclase, Anorthoclase, Oligoclase or Adularia.
Moonstone can be formed through igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic processes. Its most famous feature is an iridescence which may be white, blue, or a full rainbow. This shimmer is called the “schiller effect” and is caused by tiny layers of various Feldspar minerals (most notably Albite) which are laid down during the crystallization process.
Peach Moonstone’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment. Try it in combination with Red Tourmaline and Rose Quartz
Conchoidal to uneven, brittle
Hardness – Mohs Scale
Transparent to opaque
History of Peach Moonstone
Moonstone has been a prized gemstone for centuries. Unlike most healing stones, Moonstone isn’t a single mineral or a rock, but rather the title given to a variety of Feldspars that show a shimmering iridescence. Moonstone has been closely associated with the moon since antiquity. Because Moonstone has long been tied to the moon and lunar cycles, it is no surprise that Moonstone is often considered a particularly powerful talisman for women and feminine energies. It has long been associated with soothing menstrual discomfort, enhancing fertility, and easing the pains of childbirth.
For most of history Moonstones were exclusively white or cream colored stones. But in the 20th century, black and peach iridescent stones also began to be categorized as Moonstones. Peach Moonstone is associated with the new moon and certain full moons, such as the Harvest Moon. While Moonstones in general symbolize feminine energies, Peach Moonstone is associated with younger energy of the maiden and the bride, rather than the mother or the crone. It is a wonderful stone for anyone who is new to Wicca and other forms of witchcraft.
Julie Abouzelof is the owner of Moonrise Crystals and an advocate for responsibly sourced gems and minerals. Her first career was in education teaching history, geology and anthropology, as well as working with special-needs students. She is now a heart-centered entrepreneur who encourages mindfulness and positive action to heal ourselves and the world. Julie lives in Hawaii with her lover and a little parrot named Darwin.