All About Rainbow Moonstone
Rainbow moonstone might be called a "moonstone," but it's actually a transparent form of labradorite. Labradorite and moonstone are both feldspars with similar chemical makeups and crystal structures, but which react to light differently. It can be distinguished from true moonstone by its greater transparency and play of colour, which are qualities of labradorite. This captivating effect is created by layers of internally repeating feldspar that scatter light, producing a mystical blue glow that resembles moonbeams. While high-quality rainbow moonstone is highly transparent, the roughs and tumbles commonly sold are usually less so, and the stone colour of rainbow moonstone is typically a somewhat translucent white or grey. It is also sometimes called "Labradorite Moonstone."
Rainbow moonstone is commonly found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, India, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka. This unique stone may faintly fluoresce pink-orange under a shortwave UV flashlight. With a hardness of 6 to 6.5, it produces a white streak when rubbed across an unglazed tile. It is classified as a silicate with a triclinic crystal structure, and its chemical composition is a blend of NaAlSi₃O₈ and CaAl₂Si₂O₈.
In the Western chakra system, rainbow moonstone is believed to connect to all chakras. Rainbow moonstone is associated with the number 77, which symbolizes healing, psychic abilities, creativity, good luck in business, personal freedom, spiritual guidance, change, breaking bad habits, intuition, and inner wisdom. Rainbow moonstone is also connected to the zodiac sign of Cancer and to the astrological "planet" of the Moon. Rainbow moonstone is connected to all colours and to the element of water. Those who believe in crystal healing believe that rainbow moonstone can help the arteries and veins, the eyes, and various internal organs.
Rainbow Moonstone is a powerful stone that embodies spiritual healing and connects you to your life's overall plan. It facilitates the body and soul's transformation during the ascension process and increases awareness while deflecting negative energies. This crystal also helps clear past disappointments and fosters trust in the universe, ultimately providing strength and perseverance to navigate life's changes successfully.
Through its unique connection to both rainbows and the moon, rainbow moonstone may help connect to the deities Artemis, Diana, Hecate, Heimdall, Iris, Khonsu, Kuu, Luna, Manzat, Phoebe, Selene, Thoth, and others. Non-deities it may be connected to are the Bifrost, fairies, and the angel Gabriel. This stone connects particularly well to amethyst, ammonite/ammolite, blue lace agate, citrine, eggshell, hematite, milky/snow quartz, opal, opalite, pearls, rose quartz, selenite, shells, silver, water. It pairs well with the herbs and incenses of chamomile, jasmine, lavender, lotus, myrrh, poppy, and vervain. It works well with willow wood, and slightly less so with alder. It would go well with a jasmine tea or a lightly fruity white tea. As may be obvious, it is particularly useful in lunar workings. It also connects to the day of Monday; to the colours white, blue, green, lavender, and grey; to the tarot card of the High Priestess; to hummingbirds, rainbow abalone, starlings, white or albino snakes, and all creatures with tapetum lucidum; and to the season of spring rains.
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