If you’re interested in crystals and their healing powers, you may already be familiar with some of the staple healing crystals such as Amethyst and Rose Quartz. However, you may not be quite so familiar with more unusual gemstones.
Meteoric gemstones such as Moldavite are less well-known in the crystal community, partly because while they are loosely referred to as gemstones, they’re actually types of glass.
Nonetheless, there’s no disputing that Moldavite is a powerful stone, and depending on what kind of healing and growth you’re looking for in your life, it could be the perfect addition to your crystal collection.
Read on to find out all about Moldavite, from what meanings are associated with it to its healing properties and beyond!
Moldavite is part of the Tektite family of gemstones. The word ‘Tektite’ has its origins in the Greek languages, being derived from the word ‘Tektos’, meaning ‘molten’.
This is because Moldavite is actually a type of meteoric glass made from a combination of various metals. These include iron oxide and alumina as well as silicate minerals.
Scientists think that Moldavite was initially formed during a meteor strike several millions of years ago. The radiation combined with the momentum distributed the molten glass across the continent of Europe.
Most of it crystallized as it landed in the Southern areas of the Cxech Republic.
Other than its otherworldly origins, Moldavite is special for its bright green coloring, and also because it’s very expensive to purchase. The reason it costs so much is because extracting Moldavite from craters in the Earth’s surface is a difficult and costly process.
It’s also quite a difficult stone to trim and purify, especially since it’s pretty rare to find this gemstone in large chunks.
It is important to bear in mind that Moldavite is rare and sought after. It won’t reproduce on Earth, so its availability is significantly restricted.
Therefore, if you manage to get your hands on a Moldavite crystal or a piece of Moldavite jewelry, you should make sure to take care of it and keep it safe. We’ll explain how to care for Moldavite in a later section.
Authentic Moldavite looks glossy, but it shouldn’t look totally clean and unflawed. If it does, then it’s probably not authentic. You can find authentic Moldavite in many forms, including rectangular, spherical, or even spiral form.
Bear in mind that some Moldavite can be yellow or brown in color. This is natural and does not mean that the stone is not authentic.
Because Moldavite is associated with the springtime, it can be thought of as a birthstone for people born during the spring months. This explains the link between Moldavite and good health and rejuvenation, as we’ll see in more detail later.
With that being said, unlike some other gemstones, there’s no particular Zodiac sign associated with Moldavite.
The Meanings Of Moldavite
Moldavite is usually thought of as a stone of connection. It has an intense energy and vibrates strongly, which is why a lot of people feel strong emotional reactions when using this crystal.
Moldavite is associated with the heart chakra, so it resonates with a variety of emotions, from anger to pure happiness. Because of this, it is also thought of as a stone that can assist in spiritual development because it can help the wearer or user to be more in touch with themselves.
Many people view Moldavite as a symbol of luck, and because of its springtime association, it’s also thought of as a stone of reproduction.
You might hear people reference the Holy Grail when discussing the meaning of Moldavite because both are green stones that fell from the sky according to literature.
Moldavite’s Healing Properties
Moldavite has many healing properties for the body, mind and spirit. This makes it a versatile, multipurpose gemstone.
In terms of physical, bodily healing, Moldavite has been known to help with age-related conditions, particularly cognitive deterioration.
Moldavite also helps to improve vision, especially visual cortex abnormalities. It’s also useful for treating more general infections, including the flu, and may even help with the symptoms of rheumatism.
If you are feeling physically unwell and like your body needs to go through a period of regeneration and rejuvenation, Moldavite is one of the most effective healing crystals.
Moldavite is also a great stone for mental and emotional healing due to its connection to the heart chakra and its potential for increased Chakra activation in general.
People who struggle to connect with their true emotions and their authentic selves will find that Moldavite helps to bring suppressed feelings to the foreground. It may also bring back repressed memories or cause new ideas to pop into your head.
This can be a difficult experience if you’re someone who doesn’t like to entertain their emotions, but if you’re in need of love (both from yourself and others), this stone will help you through your emotional pain and allow you to grow emotionally.
Moldavite is also known as a stone that promotes positive mental health and psychological growth. This is why a lot of crystal experts will recommend this stone for children and adolescents because it can help with the personal growth process.
With that being said, a lot of adults can also benefit from mental growth, and Moldavite is a great choice of healing crystal for this purpose.
If you’re seeking spiritual development and healing, you need to add Moldavite to your crystal collection. That’s because Moldavite has the power to open your awareness and promote both development and change, including in ways that involve religious or spiritual experiences.
Moldavite is a highly celestial stone, and many believe that it has the power to conduct otherworldly communications and bring enlightenment to the wearer or user (see also ‘5 Beautiful Celestial Crystals‘).
Moldavite is also a protective stone, which is important from a psychic perspective when exploring your spirituality. It will help to sever toxic relationships and protect you from negative energy.
In addition to being generally beneficial for emotional regulation, Moldavite is particularly good at preventing negative impulses such as destructive behavior.
When you use Moldavite as part of your spiritual practice, you’ll feel illuminated and enlightened. You will feel more connected to the earth and your fellow beings, human and non-human. Feelings of kindness and connection will abound.
How To Use Moldavite
You now know how Moldavite can benefit you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. But how can you use Moldavite in order to unlock these incredible benefits?
Well, the good news is that you can use Moldavite in various different ways, including incorporating the stone into different rituals and spiritual practices.
This means that there’s no one correct way to use Moldavite, although you should consider which of the options outlined in this guide will best align with your goals and your personality for the best connection.
Incorporating Moldavite In Meditation
One of the most powerful and effective ways of working with Moldavite is to incorporate it into your meditation practice.
You can meditate with Moldavite either by placing it somewhere on your person during your meditation (you could hold it or wear it around your neck, for example), or staring through the translucent parts of the stone while in a meditative state.
Doing this will help to enhance your spiritual awareness and will open your mind to messages and new ideas. If you’re meditating with the goal of communicating with frequencies in the universe, adding Moldavite to your practice will increase your chances of success.
Wearing Moldavite On Your Person
Moldavite can bring you some of its mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits if you wear it in your daily life.
Not all of us have time to sit and meditate or do Chakra work every day, so if you want to receive the benefits of Moldavite in a more passive way, wearing Moldavite jewelry or carrying the stone with you can be effective.
With that being said, some people have reported feeling less grounded when wearing Moldavite because of how much it resonates with otherworldly planes. Therefore, you might have to start wearing it for short periods of time and gradually build up your wearing time if your goal is to wear Moldavite for longer.
Moldavite Placement In And Outside The Home
An alternative to wearing Moldavite if you don’t want to experience such intense emotions is to put the crystal somewhere within your home or workplace.
We especially recommend placing Moldavite somewhere in your home when you first move in because it’s a great stone for new adventures. Pick a room in your home that symbolizes renewal for you.
If you want to experience the mental benefits of Moldavite at work, you can simply place it on your desk. Of course, if you have a workspace at home, you can put your Moldavite here, too.
Using Moldavite In Chakra Work
Moldavite has a strong connection to all the Chakras, but particularly the heart, crown and third eye chakras. Therefore, Moldavite is the perfect enhancer for your Chakra work, during meditation or separate from this practice.
If you want to get in touch with your emotions and stop bottling up your feelings, using Moldavite to activate the heart chakra is a great way to achieve this.
Regulating your heart chakra is important, especially since it’s easy to get comfortable with suppressing your emotions with a blocked heart chakra.
You might think that your ability to push your emotions away is a strength because it allows you to be dominant and confident, but it can hinder you in your personal relationships as well as your relationship with yourself.
Your crown chakra is your connection to the universe and has a profound impact on your emotions. Since Moldavite is a celestial stone with strong emotional effects, this is the perfect gemstone to use if you’re trying to unblock your crown chakra.
Moldavite is also in tune with your third-eye chakra, which is the chakra responsible for your awareness, understanding, ideas, and visions. The third-eye chakra is a great portal through which to receive and utilize the mental benefits of Moldavite.
If you use Moldavite while working on your third-eye chakra, you may find yourself feeling a sense of greater understanding and awareness.
You might also find yourself having new ideas and perceptions since your Third-Eye Chakra will be opened, and you may even have an out-of-body experience due to the fact that this Chakra is associated with spiritual enlightenment and higher consciousness.
Moldavite Crystal Pairings
Moldavite is a powerful crystal by itself, but when paired with other compatible stones, it can be even more effective in its healing powers.
Moldavite pairs especially well with quartz crystals. Quartz comes in many different colors, and Moldavite can be used alongside many of them for enhanced healing and growth.
If emotional healing is your goal, we recommend using Moldavite alongside Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is commonly known as a crystal of kindness, love, comfort, and personal growth.
Therefore, it’s the perfect companion for Moldavite, particularly if you’re working on opening your heart chakra.
Clear quartz is also a great stone to pair with Moldavite. You might have heard people who are familiar with crystal therapy refer to Clear Quartz as the ‘master healer’ crystal. That’s because it is a carrier of positive energy, which is essential for all forms of healing, physical or emotional.
Smoky Quartz is another quartz crystal that we highly recommend using alongside Moldavite. Smoky Quartz is known to be an effective emotional healer, banishing toxic energy and remedying symptoms of depression.
It’s an energy purifier that will help you to get in the right state of mind to receive the healing benefits of Moldavite.
Caring For Your Moldavite Crystal
If you want your Moldavite crystal to be as functional and effective as possible, you need to know how to care for it properly.
If you’re new to crystal therapy, the idea of caring for a crystal might sound strange, but it’s important not to think of crystals as simply inanimate objects. Rather, you should view them as energetic beings, and just like any person, a crystal needs care and attention in order to thrive.
Maintaining your Moldavite crystal involves many different facets of care. You need to know how to charge, cleanse, and program Moldavite if you want it to continue to serve you well.
Moldavite, unlike some other crystals, can be placed in water, so the easiest way to cleanse it is to run it under water or expose it to direct sunlight or moonlight. You can also use energy purifying stones such as clear quartz to cleanse the stone.
When it comes to charging Moldavite, you can use some of the cleansers mentioned above to imbue the crystal with fresh energy.
Either sunlight or moonlight works well for this purpose, but if you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty, you can also choose to bury it in the ground and leave it overnight so that the healing energies of both the moon and the earth can empower the stone.
You may wish to program Moldavite before you work with it if you have a specific intention or goal in mind for your crystal therapy.
Since Moldavite is a crystal that can be used for various purposes, it helps to program the stone with your intention before you begin your spiritual practice.
Because Moldavite is such a powerful and receptive crystal, it doesn’t take very much to program it according to your intention or goal. All you need to do is hold the crystal in your hand while concentrating on your intention.
This will be more effective if, instead of simply thinking about your goal (‘I would like to open my heart chakra’) you try to envision what your life would be like once that goal is achieved and really feel the emotions.
For the heart chakra example, you might cultivate feelings of warmth, peace, and joy while imagining yourself practicing self-care (demonstrating love and connection to yourself) and enjoying healthy, fulfilling connections and relationships.
No matter what your intention is when programming, make sure you’re actively trying to manifest that goal as you make physical contact with the Moldavite. This is the most effective way of transmitting your intention to the crystal.
A Word Of Warning
Moldavite is a gemstone that holds great emotional and psychic power. Therefore, it should only be used with care and respect.
You might have heard some people talk about concerns regarding the toxicity of Moldavite, but we can reassure you that Moldavite is not toxic and it won’t cause you to become unwell.
The biggest concern when using it is that it can cause an overwhelming emotional experience for some, so it’s best to take it slow and be gentle with yourself when working with Moldavite for the first time or when processing difficult emotions.
Although Moldavite is a high-vibrational stone, meaning it should usually protect you from negative vibrations, there is the potential for dark emotions to come to the surface when working with Moldavite early on.
This is especially likely if you have repressed trauma or have a tendency to bottle up feelings that you don’t want to deal with. When your heart chakra is opened to these emotions, the result might feel heavy and painful.
It’s also important to note that since Moldavite is such a powerful crystal, many users report feeling energetically drained when working with it for long periods of time.
This is why we recommend keeping your crystal therapy with Moldavite short at first and building up to longer sessions over time, especially if you’re going to be wearing Moldavite on your body. This will help to prevent exhaustion, emotional and physical.
Because Moldavite has a connection to the Crown Chakra as well as the Heart Chakra and Third-Eye, you may find repressed memories coming to the surface. This can be very distressing depending on the content of these memories.
If you suspect that you may have repressed or buried trauma in your early life, for example, we recommend working through this with a licensed therapist before attempting to use Moldavite to process your emotions.
Avoiding Negative Impacts From Moldavite
If you want to use Moldavite but are worried about being negatively impacted by the intense emotional power of the stone, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from feelings of overwhelm and distress.
Firstly, even if you don’t want to incorporate Moldavite into a meditation, we recommend meditating before using it. This will help to calm and clear your mind and stabilize your emotions so that you’re in a good headspace when you start using Moldavite.
This is especially important if you’re going to be using Moldavite to open your Heart, Third-Eye or Crown chakras.
That’s because the Third-Eye Chakra is responsible for out-of-body experiences, while the Crown Chakra is linked to the spiritual plane and your Heart chakra controls your emotions.
Using a powerful stone like Moldavite to open these Chakras can come with risks if you’re not in the right state of mind.
Whether you’re wearing Moldavite or keeping it somewhere in your home, we also suggest putting the crystal away sometimes.
Having Moldavite on your person or in your direct environment all the time can become draining, so to avoid feeling burnt out by your emotions, it’s best to separate yourself from the stone now and again to give yourself a break.
Knowing what to expect when using Moldavite will also help you to manage any emotions and sensations that might come up.
There’s something called the ‘Moldavite flush’ which is a kind of physical reaction that some people have the first time they interact with Moldavite. It’s often described as feeling light-headed and having a tingling sensation throughout your body.
Sometimes, users will experience a wave of hot energy at the same time. If you know about this, you’ll be less likely to be alarmed if it happens the first time you use the stone.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Is Moldavite Activated?
People often ask how to activate Moldavite, and when they do, they’re asking the same question as ‘how can I program Moldavite?’
Activating and programming are the same thing when it comes to crystals. Therefore, in order to activate Moldavite, you need to go through the same process of holding or otherwise making direct contact with the stone while imbuing it with your intention through visualization and clear intention-setting.
How Rare Is Moldavite?
You might be surprised to learn that Moldavite is actually rarer than diamonds! This might sound far-fetched, but it’s important that Moldavite was created during a meteoric event which means that it can’t reproduce on earth. Unlike diamonds, there isn’t a plentiful supply of this green stone.
What Are The Uses Of Moldavite?
Moldavite has many different uses, as we’ve covered during this article.
People who don’t subscribe to crystal therapy may simply wear Moldavite in jewelry due to its appealing green hue and mesmerizing translucency.
However, those who do believe in the healing power of crystals may choose to use it for any of its healing properties. Moldavite is a multipurpose crystal that can help to heal a person physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.
What Is The Best Way To Use Moldavite?
There is no one best way to use Moldavite because its effects are so personal and everyone is different.
We generally feel that the best way to use Moldavite is a way that ties in with your daily life or your regular spiritual practices because you’ll feel more comfortable and thus be more receptive to the crystal’s effects.
For example, if you meditate daily, this could be the perfect way to use Moldavite. On the other hand, if you don’t usually meditate or do Chakra work, there’s no need to begin a new spiritual practice to get the benefits of Moldavite (unless this is something you’re interested in anyway).
You could, instead, wear the crystal starting for short periods of time, or place it somewhere in your home or workplace.
Can You Tell Real Moldavite From Fake?
You’ll come across a lot of Moldavite that isn’t genuine when you go looking to purchase Moldavite crystals because Moldavite is so rare. Therefore, it’s important to be able to differentiate authentic Moldavite from fake Moldavite.
The best way to tell whether Moldavite is really authentic is to check whether it looks perfect. If the stone looks completely flawless and is perfectly shaped, especially if it’s a larger stone (we’re talking over 100 grams), you can be fairly sure it’s not authentic.
Authentic Moldavite is usually found in small fragments and has a lot of little ‘flaws’ that make each stone unique.
What Makes Moldavite So Powerful?
The reason Moldavite is such a powerful stone all comes down to its vibrational frequency. Moldavite is high-vibrational because it’s a meteoric stone, meaning it has a deep connection to the cosmos.
This is why it’s such a powerful healing stone that can help to open your mind and inspire connection to yourself and those around you.
Does Moldavite Bring You Luck?
Many people believe that Moldavite can bring you good fortune. This is partly because Moldavite is a protective stone, especially when it comes to emotional energy. It also brings protection and good luck during travel and matters of fertility.
Additionally, because Moldavite is known to raise the wearer’s vibrational frequency, you may be less affected by low-vibrational energy which might lead to you feeling luckier and experiencing more good things since you’re not weighed down by negative feelings or thoughts.
How Much Does Moldavite Cost?
How much Moldavite costs will depend on where you source it from. However, generally speaking, Moldavite tends to cost anywhere between $8 and $15 per gram. Therefore, how much you spend on Moldavite will also depend on the size of the crystal.
Bear in mind that most Moldavite crystals are very small, so larger crystals of 100 grams or over are often fake.
Moldavite is a fascinating crystal, and there’s a lot to learn about the way this meteoric stone can benefit you in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual spheres of your life.
This crystal can serve many purposes. It’s linked to the Heart Chakra, the Third-Eye Chakra, and the Crown Chakra. This means that it can help you to get in touch with your emotions, open you to new perspectives and ideas, and enhance your memory and connection to the universe.
Moldavite is also a protective stone that will raise your vibration, protect you from low vibrational energy and psychic attacks, and keep you safe during travel. Moldavite is associated with luck and good fortune, especially in matters of fertility.
Moldavite is an extremely powerful crystal due to its high-vibrational cosmic frequencies, so while it’s an effective healing crystal, caution should be exercised when working with it, especially at first.
You can experience the benefits of Moldavite for yourself by incorporating it into spiritual practices such as meditation or Chakra work, wearing it on your person, or placing it in a home or work space.
However, bear in mind that the effects of Moldavite can be overwhelming at first, so you should start with shorter crystal therapy sessions and prepare your mind to remain in a calm state before working with this gemstone.