Feel grounded and uplifted simultaneously
Harmonize masculine and feminine energies.
Combine intuition and logical common sense.
Relax and know that you are divinely protected
Let Moonstone Tourmaline bring you peace!
Mineralogy of Moonstone Tourmaline
Color: White/grey and Black
Luminescence: Reddish-Purple and/or Blue (short wave)
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Location: 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 Moonstone Tourmaline on the market comes from India.
Rock 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 the case of Moonstone Tourmaline, typically just two minerals are present, White or Rainbow Moonstone and Black Tourmaline.
Formation: 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.
Mining: 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.
Enhancements: All Moonstone Tourmalines on the market are natural, enhanced only tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
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.
Healing Properties of Moonstone Tourmaline
Spiritual: 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. Moonstone Tourmaline 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. Moonstone Tourmaline helps us to stay connected to our body during shamanic work and awakens our natural psychic abilities. Moonstone Tourmaline is attuned to the Root, Sacral, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn. It is connected to the element of Wind and Earth and vibrates to the number 2, 3, and 4.
Emotional: 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. Moonstone Tourmaline 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. Moonstone Tourmaline 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: 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. Moonstone Tourmaline helps us to stay calm and not over-react even when the situation feels dire. It inspires creativity and flexibility. Moonstone Tourmaline is particularly good for anyone who needs a better work/life balance.
Physical: Moonstone Tourmaline has been used by metaphysical healers to treat the reproductive organs. It is said to be especially useful for treating pain associated with the reproductive system including symptoms related to menstruation, menopause and endometriosis. Moonstone Tourmaline is an excellent stone to work with for anyone undergoing gender reassignment or hormonal therapy.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Moonstone Tourmaline
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.
The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.
This Moonstone Tourmaline was artisanally-mined in Orrissa, 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
This Moonstone Tourmaline was polished in Mumbai, India.
The Lapidary is owned by a woman and is a family business.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
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.
Moonstone Tourmaline Tumbled Stone
Color: White Moonstone with Black Tourmaline inclusions. The Moonstone may have a blue rainbow “flash”. This is a 100 % natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days, while International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Moonstone Tourmaline
Cleaning Healing Crystals
There are many ways to cleanse, charge, and set intentions with crystals.
Before cleaning your healing crystals, always consider the geology of each stone. Some stones are sensitive to water and/or sunlight. Best Practice is to keep your stones out of direct sunlight when you’re not working with them, simply because the sunlight will fade the crystal’s color over time. This is especially true for transparent and translucent gems. Remember crystals grow underground where it’s nice and dark! Stones that are formed in dry desert conditions may be harmed by immersion in water. This is especially true for fragile and porous stones.
One of the easiest and most effective way to energetically clean crystals is to smudge them with smoke from plants like sage, juniper, cedar, lavender, tobacco, etc. Each plant has its own unique smell and spiritual property. Moonrise Crystals smudges with white mountain sage (for cleansing) and sweet grass (for kindness) before the crystals are sent to their forever home with you.
Other common ways to energetically clean healing crystals are to set stones near a piece of Carnelian, Citrine, Kyanite, Selenite or other stones that are energy purifiers. Be sure to pamper the purifying stones regularly so that they can continue to do their job properly. Citrine and Kyanite are self-cleansers that don’t “need” extra care. But they will love getting extra attention from you!
If a stone is doing a lot of heavy energetic work, one of the best ways to restore its energy reserves is to allow it to rest on the earth, next to a plant. A potted plant inside the house works just fine. Let the crystal rest overnight or longer, until its energy feels bright and sparkly again.
Charging and Setting Intentions with Healing Crystals
There is no right/wrong way to charge and set intentions. But here’s a few ways that it’s done at Moonrise Crystals.
Cleanse the crystals and yourself. It is good to take the time to physically clean stones before doing spiritual work. It sets a tone of purity, respect, and reverence. Hold the crystals or be near them. Sing or talk to the stones. Tell them about yourself and what you are working on. Ask them for their help. You don’t need to use any special words, simply speak from the heart. Treat the crystals like your best friends and closest allies. They want to help you.
If you feel shy or awkward, you can also write your message on a piece of paper and set the stones on top of it. Music, including singing bowls, can also be used. The most important thing is simply to be present with the stones and focused on setting the intention.
This can be done at any time, day or night. However, nighttime is often a particularly good time for setting intentions. Take the crystals outside, if possible. You can talk to your crystals outside, or you may just want to sit near them and meditate or pray.
- During the Full Moon, energy is amplified. It is also a wonderful time to celebrate in the bright light when your intentions are already going well and you want to keep the trend going.
- The New Moon is a time for new beginnings. The darkness is like planting a seed underground. It will grow up into the Light.
- Eclipses, meteorite showers, and other astronomical events will add their own unique energy.
- Knowing where the moon is astrologically, can also add a fun element to intention setting. The moon changes signs every 2-3 days.
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