Also known as Water Opal, Fish Eye, or Wolf's Eye, rainbow moonstone is known for its beauty and uniqueness, rainbow moonstone is known to help exude the feminine energy within us all.
This energy will help to balance the masculine and feminine energy and nurture your spirit.
In this article I have provided information on the stone, who can benefit from the stone, how to use it, as well as the history of it.
Keep reading to find out if rainbow moonstone is a crystal that you need in your personal collection.
Use the Table of Contents section and use your intuition to find what peaks your interest the most, or continue reading to learn everything you need to know about this powerful stone.
What does Rainbow Moonstone look like?
Rainbow moonstone is pearly in color, ranging from clear, iridescent, to white. It shimmers like a rainbow when it catches the light.
Named for its sheen, rainbow moonstone is a feldspar mineral bearing soft watery opaqueness with a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy that moves as a line across the surface as light varies, elegantly dancing with every movement.
Rainbow Moonstone energetic signature
This beautiful crystal is highly spiritual by nature, and is known as the talisman of the inner journey.
As beautiful and mysterious as the moon itself, rainbow moonstone owns the power to bring huge benefits to its owner.
Rainbow moonstone is believed to be the missing part of your soul.
The stone is said to connect both sexes with the vibration of Mother Gaia and her energy.
Rainbow moonstone is closely connected to the moon, as it is ruled by the moon.
These crystals are said to reflect the healing vibration from the moon within them.
Moonstone is known as the “Traveler’s Stone” and has been used as an amulet for protection for thousands of years.
It is said that the stone is most powerful at night and on water when the moon is shining.
To bring the energy of rainbow moon stone into your life, I recommend getting a piece of rainbow moonstone jewellery so you can wear it everyday and let its magic get to work on you. Here are some of my favourite pieces:
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Rainbow Moonstone quick facts
- Element: Water
- Planet: Moon
- Candle Color: Silver
- Zodiac: Cancer (Moonstone)
- Birthstone: June (Moonstone)
- Flowers and Plants: Jasmine and Magnolia
- Herbs/Incenses/Oils: Coconut, Lemon Balm, Mimosa, and Papryus
- Mohs Scale Number: Between 6 and 6.5, (Rainbow moonstone is not known for its toughness and durability, as high heat and temperature changes may cause the stone to crack or break).
- Mineral Class: Feldspar Family (Lattice Silicate)
- Goddesses/Deities: All Lunar Deities, Isis, Diana, Selene, Atremis, and Chandra
- Vibrates to the number: 4
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Balancing the masculine and feminine energy within
In essence, rainbow moonstone has the ability to balance the yin and yang energies within.
Rainbow moonstone represents the Yin energy, and attracts peaceful energy and brings about a calm balanced state.
In women, rainbow moonstone will help women to recognize and embrace their own personal power.
In men, the right side of the brain become more activated, creating a more emotionally balanced state, non-linear thinking, and helps him to become more in tune with the feminine aspects of himself.
The stone embodies the energy of the Divine Feminine. It helps you to feel courageous in your own skin and within your life, using the talents you already have and seeing a clearer picture of those you must attain.
In women, the stone is known to aid in enhancing psychic visions, known as clairvoyance.
It is also said that rainbow moonstone stimulates awareness of the cycle of life. The ebb and flow, the ups and downs, the idea that nothing is permanent.
Rainbow moonstone works as a spiritual protector and eliminates negative thoughts as well as trauma and depression.
I recommend getting a piece of rainbow moonstone to sleep with. This is my favourite piece to either set up on my side table by my bed, or under my pillow. It really helps lift the depression.
Rainbow Moonstone and the moon
The moon is the manifestation of the feminine energy.
As rainbow moonstone is named after the moon, it harbors much of her energy and power.
What chakras does Rainbow Moonstone have an effect on?
Rainbow moonstone opens the crown chakra, but also aides the third eye and sacral chakras.
By placing rainbow moonstone at the center of the chin, (also known as ‘The Moon Center’), the stone is believed to create balance of healing, stimulate confidence and composure, and mastery of emotions.
The stone helps to bring emotions under your own control rather than expressing or repressing them.
By placing rainbow moonstone at the crown chakra, it will help to open and activate it. This practice is used during Reiki healing sessions.
Also in Reiki, rainbow moonstone can be placed on all seven chakras.
This stone will help to clear and activate each chakra and leaving the participant feel loving compassion, as rainbow moonstone diffuses energy all through out the aura, like a prism.
To help aid emotional experiences, rainbow moonstone should be placed over the heart.
To bring the energy of rainbow moon stone into your life, I recommend getting a piece of rainbow moonstone jewellery so you can wear it everyday and let its magic get to work on you.
Who Could Benefit From Rainbow Moonstone?
Really, anyone! But here is a few ailments that the stone is known to help ease.
- Blood and Circulation of Blood Disorders
- Stomach issues
- Insomnia/Sleep disorders
- Alleviate the effects of jet lag
- Can aid children with learning difficulties or speech problems
- Pituitary gland ailments
- Hormonal disruptions
- Harmonizes the body's use of minerals, salts, and waters
- Removes toxins from the body
- Reproductive system issues
You might also benefit from wearing rainbow moonstone if you are feeling stressed, anxious, or hyperactive.
A home or office filled with a lot of fiery yang energy can benefit from having rainbow moonstone around as it helps to promote balance.
It is believed that rainbow moonstone brings success in business matters, and many people wear or carry rainbow moonstone when they need to make business related decisions or are creating products that they wish to make a financial gain on.
Rainbow moonstone is commonly used by doctors, nurses, technicians, and other healthcare works to increase empathy, compassion, and understanding.
Don’t be surprised if you stumble across some in a health care practitioner’s office.
Rainbow Moonstone and magic
Rainbow Moonstone should be used in any love or moon rituals.
It is known as a long term wish stone.
Rainbow is the ideal stone for lovers.
Known as the gift for the 13th wedding anniversary, it is believed that the stone will bring forth tender feelings, protect true love, support a couple emotionally, and increase sensitivity and loyalty.
It is known to help heal quarrelling lovers and bring them back together, even closer than before.
Rainbow moonstone can be used in many magical rituals or practices.
Moonstone is most potent at night, and it will be of most use once the sun has set and the moon is high in the sky.
Meditating with the stone is said to take one deep within oneself.
It is great for past life regression work.
It can help to strengthen the faith of religious people in all cultures, therefore this stone will help you to open your mind to your spiritual beliefs and help you to gain knowledge and insight on parts of your journey that you may have been struggling with.
This stone connects with the higher spiritual being to give us the goodness of physical, emotional, and intellectual balance.
Rainbow moonstone is known to give flashes of intuition and insight and is believed to be a stone that assists in foretelling the future.
Many fortune tellers will adorn their scrying tools with rainbow moonstone to aid in psychic visions and fortune telling.
Known as a stone of new beginnings, rainbow moonstone aides in developing oneself personally, spiritually, emotionally, and beyond.
Rainbow moonstone is also a great stone to help and inspire you to contact your spirit guides.
If you are looking for love, rainbow moonstone is known to help draw it to your life.
On the night of a full moon, and by its light, adorn a pink candle with rainbow moonstone and light the candle.
As it burns, imagine yourself in a loving healthy relationship.
Plant Rainbow moonstone in your garden, visualising it bursting with fertility.
To help aid a tree into abundant fruiting, tie or attach a rainbow moonstone to one of the tree’s limbs.
Because of its association with the moon, The stone can be placed beneath the pillow or as beads worn around your neck to ensure restful and peaceful sleep.
To charge rainbow moonstone, leave it under the light of a full moon.
But make sure that you are able to get the stone back indoors as the sun is rising as you don’t want it to absorb too much yang energy from the sun, if any.
In addition, exposure to strong sunlight can damage the stone physically as well as lesson its metaphysical powers.
It is said to wear rainbow moonstone if you are trying to conceive as it is a powerful fertility stone.
Many women wear necklaces or bracelets made of the stone or sew the stone right into their garments or clothing.
Moonstone is not water soluable, so cleaning it and working with it in spell work that involves water is ok.
Although moonstone does contain aluminum, so it should not be ingested. It is ok to make elixirs from moonstone, but do not grind or crush it as it can be harmful.
Rainbow moonstone beads or pendants are worn during divinatory acts to produce psychism in general.
Psychics keep moonstone with their tarot cards or rune stones to heighten their abilities to use such tools.
Their vibrational frequency stimulates clairvoyancy, intuition, and psychic abilities.
Rainbow moonstone is known as an anti-aging stone. Thought to slow degeneration in the elderly.
Rainbow Moonstone folklore
Rainbow moonstone has been given to sailors for thousands of years as it is said to be a powerful stone of protection for people traveling by sea or bodies of water.
In Eastern cultures, the stone was an omen of good luck. They suggested that a good spirit dwelled within. They also believed that it was the stone of love.
It is believed that if a man gifts his lover with a moonstone necklace on a full moon, the couple will experience intense passion for each other forever.
In India the stone is thought to be a sacred and powerful gemstone.
It is believed to bring the wearer beautiful visions during sleep.
The legend about how the moonstone came into existence begins with a battle fought between Lord Vishnu and Bali, the demon god.
Lord Vishnu destroyed Bali and broke his body into pieces.
The pieces then fell to Earth as various jewels.
The moonstone was formed from a piece of Bali’s eye.
According to Asian myth, the highest quality moonstones washed up on the beach every 21 years.
The Romans believed that wearers of moonstone would receive wisdom, wealth, and success in battle.
To dream of a rainbow moonstone crystal is believed to mean travel and good health, but it could also symbolize the unfolding of spiritual and psychic development.
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Other crystals To pair Rainbow Moonstone with
There are a number of stones that rainbow moonstone can be paired with.
If you are looking to enhance your psychic abilities, pairing rainbow moonstone with Lapis Lazuli, Blue Sapphire, Prasiolite, Charoite, or Sugilite all aid in enhancing the gift of claivoyancy.
Pairing rainbow moonstone with Merlinite or Orange Sunstone will help to balance the masculine and feminine energies within yourself most efficiently.
To aid in lucid dreaming, pair rainbow moonstone with Dream Quartz, Angelite, Kyanite, Solidite, and Ruby.
For psychic and spiritual protection, pair this stone with Black Tourmaline, Amber, Jet, or Black Jade.
Rainbow Moonstone history
Rainbow moonstone was admired and worshipped by the Greeks. The Romans believed that it came from rays of the moon made solid.
Moonstones later were made popular in the 1960’s by the hippie movement as well as the contemporary New Age spiritual movement.
It can be found in Canada, the USA, Madagascar, Mexico, Burma, Russia, and Ceylon.
Rainbow moonstone has been used in Roman jewelry since the year 100 AD.
Rainbow moonstone was very popular in the Art of Nouveau jewelry of the early 20th century and continued to be very popular until around 1925 in the USA.
How do you use Rainbow Moonstone? What's been your experience? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
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Matt is a Modern Mystic. He explorers the spiritual, mystical, esoteric and parapsychological worlds to uncover the secret to aligning with your soul purpose.
Matt also provides Intuitive Oracle Readings on a one-to-one basis.