Rainbow Moonstone Heart

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Empowered Femininity

Embrace the Goddess & find Her within. 

Increase emotional intelligence & patience.

Be creative, fertile and open to goodness.

Explore the world & all its mysteries.

Let Moonstone inspire a great journey! 

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Healing Properties of Moonstone

Spiritual: Moonstone evokes the Goddess and the energy of the crescent and full moon.  It invites us to dance in sensual celebration and to be comfortable exploring the many mysteries of the world.  It can be used in tantric and other sexual rituals to sanctify the rites of love and pleasure.  Moonstone ignites our most vibrant psychic powers, awakening and strengthening our intuition and encouraging all aspects of empowered femininity.  Moonstone washes away the toxic stigmas and labels that have slandered women for centuries.  It illuminates our true beauty, bestowing upon us a feeling of  pride, joy and understanding.  As a stone of new beginnings, Moonstone shines a bright and kind light on our all our dreams and helps us to chart a clear path forward.  It provides protection and good fortune to travelers and anyone starting off on a new chapter in life.  Moonstone invites us to know the Goddess in all her many faces and ages, and to see the goddess in every woman.  Moonstone is attuned to the Sacral, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Cancer, Libra, Scorpio. It is connected to the element of Wind; and vibrates to the number 4.

Emotional: Moonstone encourages us to connect with others heart-to-heart and to speak openly of the yearnings of our mind, body and soul.  Moonstone helps us to sort through our emotions and understand them better, both at the surface level, as well as the hidden undercurrents.  It calms overreactions and helps us to safely explore our emotional triggers and patterns.  Moonstone encourages us to release negative energies if they serve no purpose and to always be receptive to blessings and goodness.  Moonstone reminds us that life is a series of cycles and that to all times there is a season, and if we are wise, we honor and enjoy each passing moment.  It also teaches us the value of patience, and to wait for the “right time” rather than trying to force something to come to pass.  Moonstone celebrates female connections and feminine energy, making it a powerful tool for explore the maternal line as well as for strengthen female friendships and family ties.  Moonstone asks us to trust that we will be supported by the people who love us.  But if we can’t find the support we need in our original family and friends, Moonstone encourages us to look elsewhere until we find our tribe and our soulmates.

Mental: Moonstone is a stone of sudden inspiration and intuitive knowing. It encourages us to wild levels of creativity and flexibility and helps us to be more spontaneous and open to serendipity.  But, if our creative musing veer too far into the fantastical, Moonstone helps us to enjoy the ideas, but wait until the hard light of day before we take action.  If someone wants to talk to us, Moonstone helps us to be emotionally supportive and give helpful advice.  It makes us more conscious of power dynamics between people and encourages us to treat everyone with a healthy level of respect.  If we find ourselves in a toxic situation, Moonstone strongly reminds us to prioritize our own mental health, even if that means leaving the relationship.  If we do need to leave, Moonstone helps us stay calm and do what needs to be done.  It reminds us that this difficult choice, is only a brief moment in our lives, and that better times will be ours again.  Moonstone is a phenomenal talisman for astronomers, astrologers, and anyone who is always looking up!  

Physical: Moonstone is fantastic stone for reproductive health and wellbeing.  It is highly recommended for women who hope to get pregnant, are currently pregnant, are heading into labor & delivery and for post-partum as well.  Moonstone connects women with Mother Goddess energy to create and nurture new life.  It  also connects women with all the mothers that came before them, and will come after, tapping into a sisterhood of support and understanding.  Moonstone doesn’t idealize pregnancy or motherhood, but neither does it exaggerate the problems.  Instead it helps women take a sensible approach and feel supported for the real pain and pleasure of this journey, both its ordinary and extraordinary moments.  Moonstone is a also great talisman for women struggling with issues related to hormones and the pineal gland, menstruation, menopause or endometriosis.  It helps us to assess what is normal and tolerable in hormonal fluctuations vs what is concerning and requires additional healthcare support.  It firmly encourages us to be our own healthcare advocate and to not allow other people, including healthcare professionals, downplay our physical symptoms. 

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Moonstone

Rough Moonstone
Raw Moonstone

Mineral Family: Feldspar

Chemical Composition: Various
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: White, Colorless
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Short prismatic
Fracture: Conchoidal to uneven, brittle
Gravity: 2.6
Hardness: 6-6.5
Luminescence: Reddish-Purple (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Tranparent-Opaque

Location: Moonstone deposits are found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, and the United States.

Mineral Family: Moonstone is a term used to describe a variety of Feldspar minerals, which all belong to the Silicate Family. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are 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. Moonstone is the name used for several types of Feldspar which show a white iridescence when cut properly. Most Moonstones are technically Anothroclase, but they can also be Orthoclase, Sanidine, Albite, Oligoclase, or Adularia. These stones are closely related to several other shimmering minerals such as Amazonite, Sunstone and Labradorite.   

Formation: Moonstone can be formed through igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic processes. Its most famous feature is an iridescence which may be white/silvery, blue, or a 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.

Mining: Typically mined from primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. Many Moonstone mines are small operations, small shafts dug out by hand.

Sri Lanka Moonstone Mine
Moonstone Mine, Sri Lanka

Enhancements: All Moonstones on the market are natural, enhanced only tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Moonstone, Moonstone Mine

History of 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. Most Moonstones are white or cream colored, but they can also be peach or black.  Moonstone has been closely associated with the moon since antiquity.moon mother

The oldest historical reference to Moonstone comes from Pliny the Elder (CE 23-79), a Roman author, naturalist, and philosopher. In his lapidary, The Natural History of Precious Gemstones, Pliny the Elder wrote that Moonstone, “contain[s] the image of the moon, which, if the story be true, daily waxes and wanes according to the state of the luminary.” The idea that Moonstones would change in size and luster according to the phases of the moon was repeated in numerous other ancient and medieval lapidaries. In the 16th century, this legend was even “proven” by Antoine Mizuald, an Italian scientist who studied a Moonstone owned by Pope Leo X (1475-1521). According to Mizuald, he carefully recorded the changing size and the position of the shimmer on the gemstone and compared them to the moon in the sky. His research led him to conclude that there was in fact a direct correspondence between the gemstone and the lunar orb.

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. It is also thought to be a lucky stone and in particular is associated with “love spells.”

Photos: Earth Goddess and Moon Cycles

Ethically Sourced Rainbow Moonstone

 

The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary. 

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short and clean.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.

 

 

The Mine

 

This Moonstone was artisanally mined in India.  

The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,

and would have been relatively low risk for miners. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

The Lapidary

These Moonstone hearts were the first product Moonrise Crystals ever commissioned.

They were polished in Mumbai, India, by a female-owned lapidary

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona.  It was my first buying trip for my own store and I was nervous.  Most lapidary owners were brisk and impatient with my questions, especially when I asked about the mines and the supply chains.   But one man stood out to me as particularly patient and kind.  He had been a whole-seller for over twenty years, yet he was happy to meet someone brand-new to the industry.

He took time to talk to me about the stones.  They came from his home country of India and he was able to tell me exactly which state or territory each one came from and some of the conditions at the individual mines.  When I told him that I wanted to source ethically, he said that it would be difficult, but that it was worthwhile challenge.  He made me feel like I could succeed, both at ethical sourcing and at being a business woman.

I looked forward to a long business relationship with him.  He died, unexpectedly, in 2016.

I stayed in touch with his family and in 2017 met his wife, teenage daughter, and his father.  This three-generation family has picked up the pieces and learned how to run the business.  The wife had never worked before, but she has gracefully stepped into her new role as a business owner.  Her father-in-law offers practical and moral support, but makes sure that everyone knows that SHE is the boss and that checks should be written directly to her.  The family continues to be supportive of my efforts to ethically source.  More than any other lapidary, they are willing to speak openly with me about the difficult parts of the industry.  They have invited me to visit them in India, to visit the mines and their lapidary.  The daughter is now a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate and is interested in reiki and other healing modalities.  As she has grown up, she has become increasingly concerned about ethical issues.  The wife, the daughter and I are in active conversation about how we can support each other so that their supply chain becomes more ethical.

Safe Handling of Moonstone

Rainbow Moonstone Heart

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Rainbow Moonstone

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: India

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: White with a vivid blue or full-spectrum rainbow
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Puffy Heart
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Pocket-size is 1 x 1 x .5 in / 25 x 25 x 12 mm
    • Palm-size is 2.5 x 2.25 x .75 in / 63 x 57 x 19 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight:  Average weight varies
    • Pocket-size is 0.4 oz / 11 g / 56 carats
    • Palm-size is 4.5 oz / 128 g / 638 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

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