Rainbow Moonstone: Stone of New Beginnings
Nature's Treasures Team
Rainbow Moonstone AKA White Labradorite
Rainbow Moonstone is more accurately known as Transparent or White Labradorite. Rainbow Moonstone is a plagioclase feldspar with the chemical composition of Na AlSi308 which is the very same chemical composition as Labradorite. Moonstone, on the other hand, is an orthoclase feldspar and it’s chemical composition is K, AlS3O8. Rainbow Moonstone often has inclusions of Black Tourmaline which is one of the best ways to see the difference with the naked eye.
They have other similarities as well since they are so closely related. They both are a 6 on the Moh’s hardness scale and each is a member of the feldspar family. Both have a beautiful adularescence (that beautiful, shimmery chatoyancy that gives flashes of color) that is arrestingly gorgeous! In fact, they are so similar that it is considered correct to market Rainbow Moonstone as a Moonstone.
According to the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) “Rainbow Moonstone is transparent labradorite, a closely related feldspar mineral with sheen in a variety of iridescent colors. Although it’s technically not moonstone, it’s similar enough that the trade has accepted it as a gem in it’s own right.”
Rainbow Moonstone can be found all over the world but especially fine specimens come from India and Sri Lanka. Other popular mining locations include Australia, Brazil Madagascar, Mexico, Tanzania and the USA.
Rainbow Moonstone Myths & Folklore
Moonstones have long been associated with the moon and Labradorite is associated with the skies. Since Rainbow Labradorite is mostly white it is also more familiarly associated with the moon. This makes many of the myths and folklore of moonstones accurate for both. Diana, Roman Goddess of the Moon and Hanwi, the Sioux Moon Goddess of the Moon are both associated with Rainbow Moonstone. Throughout history Moonstone has been considered a stone of new beginnings and it has been carried as protection on the seas. Rest assured that your Rainbow Moonstone has the same history and properties.
The good news is that with Rainbow Moonstone you have the best of two worlds! Essentially they carry the attributes of both Moonstone and Labradorite. This makes for a magical, mystical and powerful stone. Both are considered to be a perfect stone for the Divine Feminine but they are not just for women. This is one of those Yin Yang situations where they actually help men and women to attune to both their feminine and masculine energies. Especially Rainbow Moonstone since in some ways it actually “mimics” the Yin Yang symbol due to the black tourmaline inclusions.
Rainbow Moonstone Healing Properties & Uses
These stones are excellent to align and balance the chakra’s and to cleanse the aura. Rainbow Moonstones can bring you joy, peace of mind and relief from stress and anxiety. Use your Rainbow Moonstone during meditation to help you reach your higher self or angelic realm. The Black Tourmaline will help to ground you.
If you are working on a crystal grid for healing Mother Earth you can’t ask for a better helper than Rainbow Moonstone. This stone truly connects with the earth and sky energies which helps to align and balance the two.
Rainbow Moonstones offer us protection from negative and destructive energies and stave off psychic attack. They purify our mind, body, spirit and emotions. These stones help enhance creativity, intuition and inspiration.
Rainbow Moonstone is a must have for your healing practice, sacred work space or in your personal collection. It is a beautiful and perfect stone to add to your grids. Wearing it as jewelry can bring you a sense of peace and joy while protecting you at the same time. Placing a Rainbow Moonstone Orgonite Pyramid or Sphere in your work or home environment helps to ward off negativity and chaos. This very special stone is a powerful, magical and fortuitous crystal ally for everyone.