Good Thursday morning everyone. Welcome back to another Crystal Thursday. Today’s topic, Black Moonstone, was originally posted on my blog February 23, 2018. This beauty is a member of the Feldspar family and is often confused with Labradorite, another member of the family. I found one source when researching that said Black Moonstone was Labradorite. That is not true of course. Yes they are cousins but chemically they are different.
Many articles say the only source for this crystal is Madagascar where Black Moonstone has been found recently. I don’t believe this to be the case. One article stated if you were to buy a piece sourced from anywhere other than Madagascar it would probably be a fake. That statement confused me a bit so I took the question to a geologist friend who owns a marvelous crystal and mineral shop locally. He told me Moonstone, including Black can be found all over the world in countries like Brazil, Australia and India. For black to occur there needs to be Manganese present in the soil in some quantity.
Depending on the quantity of Manganese the color can range from light gray to black with swirling lines of gray, tan and peach. When the light is right pieces can appear silver. Like other colors of Moonstone, the black variety can be found to be translucent or opaque. On the Mohs scale it comes in at 6 to 6.5 and it resonates well with the third eye and Crown Chakra.
I’ve explained before that members of a crystal family share a certain amount qualities as well as having some specific to themselves depending on what makes them unique. It could be and often is the color and what mineral creates it.
As a Family Moonstone share qualities like enhancing intuition, increasing creativity and strengthening the connection to Goddess energy. Moonstone is also known to help you get your life on track.
Black Moonstone is a great choice to work with during the Dark Moon Cycle because it is a stone of beginnings whether it is a new idea for a project, a new relationship, or an overall fresh start. This is the stone that can help you form and set the intentions to make your new beginning a reality. It does this by helping you focus on your life path and break through old outdated thought patterns and belief systems.
A few other qualities this lovely crystal has to share are:
- It helps you connect to you Guardian angel and guides.
- Being black it is both very grounding and protective of your energy.
- It has a nurturing quality that calms and helps relieve stress.
- It helps heal lady monthly issues like cramping, flow and fertility problems.
- It helps clear digestive and respiratory issues.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Black Moonstone. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing healing qualities of this or any crystal or mineral is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.
Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon