Did you know that the Holy Grail was said to have been made from a green glass that fell from the heavens? Moldavite fits the bill for this description and that’s just a taste of what we will be exploring today. In this article we’re going to take a deep-dive into the lore surrounding this stone so that you’ll have useful applications and tips for use with Runework, Chakra meditations, and much, much more!
Before we get started, while Moldavite is considered a healing stone, we don’t recommend that you use it on its own as a way to diagnose or treat any suspected or confirmed medical conditions. The lore that we are sharing today is NOT intended to replace modern medicine. That said, you can certainly use it along with medical treatment to great effect. After all, why not get the best from both the old and the new sciences whenever you can?
That said, let’s get started with some basic information on Moldavite which we’ll use as a foundation and build up with some traditional and historical knowledge from there. Without further ado, let’s talk about Moldavite!
Getting started with Moldavite – A Quick Profile
When you are first learning the properties of various stones, it helps to have a little something to build on, so here we are! In this section we’ll give you a few basics about Moldavite so that you know where it comes from, what colors to expect, its rarity, and more. Let’s look at some quick and useful specs on this popular star stone.
Moldavite – aka ‘The Holy Grail Stone’, Vitavin, and ‘Bouteille stone’
Color: Olive or forest green, sometimes bluish-green, and brow.
Rarity: Very rare
Found in: Moldavite is only found in the Moldau River region of modern-day Czech Republic.
Most commonly used for: Increased empathy, spiritual and emotional healing, self-esteem boosting, and inspired speech and other creative expressions
Description: Moldavite is a type of tektite glass, believed to have been created by a meteor impact which occurred around 15 million years ago. Most commonly a forest, olive, blue, or brownish-green, while it’s considered to be a semi-precious gemstone, it is technically a naturally created glass or more specifically, a vitreous silica ‘projectile-glass’ with a greenish hue.
Moldavite is said to be a stone of physical and emotional healing and also in self-empowerment. The stone assists in boosting creation and especially the underlying communication which is behind it and which brings us all together.
While it helps to push towards success through self-acceptance and love, it also helps to raise empathy for others so that the bearer works more harmoniously with the energies around them – no matter what type they are. It is also said that this star stone can aid in the development of psychic abilities, as well.
Moldavite has some serious symbolism behind it, with many associating it with the famous Emerald tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, wherein the secrets of the Philosopher’s stone are revealed. It is also associated with no less than the Holy Grail, as well (which we will go into more detail in our history section as this is quite the boast for such a humble stone).
The warm green color of Moldavite is also a symbol of spring and of rebirth eternal on a cycle, making this a popular stone for displaying one’s affiliation to Nature and all of her living mysteries.
Birthstones and the Zodiac: Where does Moldavite fit in?
Moldavite is actually not associated as a birthstone by most, although some say that it is a good match for those born in the ‘heart of spring’, from April 20th to May 20th. That said, it’s not an official birthstone, nor associated with one specific Zodiac sign, but rather considered to be a good birthstone for ANY sign of the Zodiac since it is a product of a literal visit from the heavens!
Numerology: Do the numbers match the benefits of Moldavite?
Numerology is nothing short of amazing. It takes the name of a person, place, or a thing and gives you a look ‘under the hood’ at the driving influences and energies whatever you are reading. While most of us are used to doing this with the names of people, using Numerology as a tool to learn more about the properties of stones can be a very useful exercise. Today, we’re going to get a breakdown on Moldavite and you can see what we mean!
To do this, we’ll calculate the following:
- Personality number – Overall count of consonants in the name
- Heart’s desire number – Overall count of vowels in the name
- Destiny number – overall count from all letters of the name
The ‘Personality number’ is the general energy that this stone sends into the world and we calculate it by adding up the consonants of the name and reducing it to its core number.
- 4+3+4+4+2 = 17
Major Influence Number: 8
Starting off, Moldavite has a Personality number with a Major influence of 8. 8 is a number of abundance and giving back to the community, giving the stone qualities associated with benevolence, but also with aspects of leadership that can benefit everyone involved in the equation.
Minor Influence Number: 4
4 as a Minor influence pairs well with the abundance energy of 8. 4 is a number about keeping a firm footing in the physical world, so it is helps to take the abundance of energies and successes that come from 8 and to tether them effectively, so that one can grow in a realistic, measured fashion. Think of it as a sort of ‘spiritual scalability’ to help one to grow at a sensible pace, so that the end result is not the type to topple when the first strong wind blows.
Heart’s Desire Number
The ‘Heart’s Desire’ is the motivation and goals to which this stone is most aligned. This is determined by the count of the vowels in the name, broken down to their essential number.
Major Influence Number: 3
The Heart’s desire number is a manifestation of the goals and motivations of something and it’s best to think of it as the target’s ‘wavelength’. With Moldavite, we have the number 3, and this is a number of effective communication as the ultimate goal and manifestation of creativity. Think of this energy as the various forms of artistic inspiration, such as painting, writing, inspirational speaking, and such – but also in the elated and inspired energies of the one who sees, feels, and ultimately interprets it.
Minor Influence Number: None
With no minor energies working with or against the 3, the Heart’s desire energy of creation and it’s perception appear to be the defining wavelength of the Grail stone.
The ‘Destiny number indicates how the stone effects are expressed towards one’s goals and it is determined by calculating the total of all of the letters on the name and reducing them to their core number.
- 4+6+3+4+1+4+9+2+5= 38
Major Influence Number: 2(11)
Towards your goals, Moldavite expresses itself primarily as a mediator, bringing harmony to its holder even when the energies around them seem incompatible and combative. This is done by bringing the energy of kindness, compassion, and most importantly – of empathy – so that Moldavite may be seen as a bringer of balance and harmony.
This also presents as a Master Number of 11, which is a number of healing, especially of the self, and of developing one’s intuition and psychic senses. This empowers and enhances the energies of the number 2, but also ensures that the owner will be inclined to develop their inner extrasensory skills as an integral part of self-development for the growth period to come.
Minor Influence Number: 4
As a Minor influence number for Moldavite we have 4, which once again asserts grounding energies to ensure that one has roots and firm footing in the physical world. This ensures that what is built will be resilient and strong, because it has a proper foundation to support all of the weight as it increases above it.
Feng Shui Advantages of Moldavite
Once you’ve given Feng Shui a try, you’ll never go back. There is something inherently beautiful about the artful and deliberate arrangement and selection of everything inside your home towards the purposes of harmony and growth. Adding in different stones can really help to enhance the Feng Shui of your home and take it to new levels, but you want to give it some thought and choose what you add carefully.
Today we’re going to take at how Moldavite might work as an addition to your current Feng Shui home-harmony. We’ll start with Bagua placements and then take a room-by-room approach to give you some tips and suggestions as to where this star stone might best be used.
Bagua placement: Tai Qi, Kan, Kun, Zhen, and Xun
Moldavite is an excellent fit for quite a few Baguas, starting with your health. Tai Qi is the Bagua of Health and the center space of all Baguas, as it should permeate throughout the home. The spring-green coloration of a quality Moldavite stone is a good choice for this and the energies of the stone will help to enhance your health with their energies magnified through your home’s Feng Shui.
Kan, your career and life path, can also benefit from Moldavite, as it exudes an energy that promotes healthy growth, but which also helps one to maintain one foot in the physical world and to place roots so that you are always building on a strong foundation.
Moldavite fits well with Kun, the relationship Bagua, as the stone promotes empathy, self-love, and the kind of love between couples that embrace each other’s flaws as part of the big, beautiful picture that is the soul of that person as a whole.
Zhen, the Bagua of new beginnings and family, may also benefit from a little Moldavite, as it’s spring colors and it’s influence towards harmony can help to promote healthy growth and interaction.
Finally, with the Bagua of Xun, which is wealth and abundance, resonates perfectly well with Moldavites abundant and harmonious energies, while the green coloration is also a good symbol of money as a form of power to be circulated if it is to be properly used in building to one’s success.
Next, let’s see how a room-to-room analysis for placement plays out.
In this most private of places where we clean off the workday or do our best to start the morning fresh, the harmony and self-empowerment aspects of Moldavite are a good fit. They can also help to get rid of that feeling that you haven’t ‘properly prepared’ for the day ahead for those perfectionists among us who sometimes find their day soured before they even step foot outside of the house.
In the bedroom, Moldavite helps to encourage self-expression and empathy, while throwing in the energy of abundance and spring into the equation. Think of it as a touch of the energy that drives a couple to make love in the rain or to engage in a messy food-fight that ends in kisses – unaware or uncaring about the mess, because the love is always the focus.
Placed at the entrance of your home, Moldavite can serve to energize your return home and help to encourage empathy with the family inside or for those whom you invite over. The feeling it provides helps to remind you as soon as you enter that your time is once again well and truly yours.
In the kitchen, Moldavite can help to encourage you towards healthier and more nourishing food choices at dinnertime and for your snacks.
In the living room, Moldavite helps to promote harmony with your guests and with your family. If you have a desk in this area where you do a little work for your own business, Moldavite can help to give you a little more drive and focus, while also helping to ensure that you make sound decisions where your business growth is concerned.
Chakras and Moldavite
Moldavite is a good fit for 2 Chakras, with the Heart Chakra – Anahata – being the first choice for this stone, for the self-love and the empathy energies that it so bountifully exudes. As it also helps to promote psychic ability, Moldavite is also a good fit for Ajna, the Third-eye Chakra. You can always get two pieces to use it for both, employing Moldavite as a Chakra stone for Anahata, while using another Moldavite stone for meditations to encourage and open Ajna. It’s the best of both worlds, from a stone that comes from the stars outside of them!
Elder Futhark Runes and the suitability of Moldavite
Elder Futhark Runes are an amazing system that you should definitely explore if you haven’t tried it. It consists of 24 symbols of power which help you to put a name to these energies that with meditation, you can also use their symbol to instantly invoke or interpret in works of divination.
In this section, we’re going to explore the use of Moldavite as a host for all of your Runes, and afterwards we’ll give you a list of Runes that we feel would be a good fit with Moldavite’s energies and we’ll also tell you why that is the case.
Moldavite Stones as a Complete Set
As a complete set, Moldavite can benefit divinatory works by helping you to interpret energies that relate to specific people in readings, as it enhances one’s ability to empathize and to find a way to work with all energies, even those that seem to oppose us.
As it also serves to enhance and encourage psychic energies it can also help to increase the efficacy of the Runes as a whole, just keep in mind that you’ll have to hunt a little to keep from going over budget – 24 pieces of meteor-wrought tektite glass can be a bit pricey if you aren’t careful.
The Benefits of Moldavite for Specific Runes
Moldavite is a great fit for a large number of runes, and in this section, we have a whopping 10 of them to share with you! It’s rare for one stone to fit so many, so let’s take a look at the Runes and the reasoning why Moldavite should work well with the energies which they represent.
Moldavite is a stone of abundance, and Fehu is abundance represented by the ownership of cattle – which is about as basic a form of money as you can get. Cattle die, so you have to trade them when the time is right, just as money that you don’t invest wisely can work more woe than weal.
The aspects of Moldavite that encourage abundance, growth, and importantly – setting roots – make this stone a great fit for the Rune Fehu.
Ansuz is a Rune of communication, often referred to as ‘Odin’s Rune’. The meaning is ‘speech’ and this is one of the areas that Moldavite is said to empower, making this seaweed-green stone a perfect host for the Rune of inspirational speech.
Kenaz, ‘the torch’, is a Rune of creativity. Moldavite encourages creative expression and as such, should resonate well with the energies of Kenaz. Carve the Rune on the stone and carry it to help in public speaking, acting, painting, and other creative endeavors and it should aid in your success.
Gebo, or ‘gift’, is the Rune of partnership and Moldavite is definitely a harmonious host for this Rune. As the stone encourages the kind of ‘messy love’ attitude that encourages us to accept each other for who we are, Moldavite is just about a perfect fit for Gebo.
Wunjo is the Rune of joy, the type enjoyed by those who appreciate the simple pleasures of having enough to eat and a roof to keep the rain off of our heads. Carving Wunjo on Moldavite helps to encourage and remind one to appreciate the little things and is a powerful Rune and stone combination indeed.
Jera is the Rune of harvest, when we get the payoff for all of our hard work. Moldavite, in turn, encourages energies of spring and of setting one’s roots so that success may be enjoyed. These energies are quite complimentary and a good fit together for your personal Futhark collection.
Eihwaz is the Yew tree, ever growing and green, and also representative of the Yggdrasil, that world tree that touches each of the 9 worlds. Moldavite fits this rune well, in that it pushes at spiritual growth at the same time that it’s energies encourage a firm rooting in the physical world. All in all, it’s a good combination and definitely worth consideration.
Berkano or ‘birch’ is said to be the greenest of the trees and this rune represents growth, fertility, and a strong, new life. It also has connotations with manipulative speech, however, as one Rune poem for Berkano describes it as the tree that ‘Loki brought the luck of deceit’, so use that information how you will – Berkano and Moldavite are definitely a good match.
Mannaz is the Rune of Mankind, most essentially in the form of the individual, as well as how we function as a whole in society. As Moldavite is a powerful tool of self-discovery, esteem, and empathy, it’s sure to work quite well with the Mannaz Rune.
Laguz is the Rune of ‘the lake’ and represents spirituality, as symbolized by water. With its seaweed colors, Moldavite certainly resonates well with Laguz in that way, as well as in its tendency to push its owner towards fuller development of the preternatural senses.
Creative Ways to Use Moldavite
Often the most effective guard that keeps us from moving forward is ourselves…. After all, we know all our tricks and that makes it a bit difficult to get past ourselves when we’re trying to accomplish something. Moldavite can be extremely useful in getting past such blocks, as you can carry it in your pocket or wear Moldavite on a necklace and it will help to boost self-esteem but more importantly, your self-love, so that you’ll stop trying to get in your own way so much!
Placed in your ‘workings’ or ‘ritual’ room, Moldavite can help to encourage more visits there to develop spiritually and to encourage a better relationship with the unseen world around us. Worn against the throat in a necklace, it can help with public speaking or performances, by it’s own qualities and by bring Heart Chakra energies into play as well.
Finally, a bit of Moldavite in the kitchen pantry or your piggybank can help to encourage abundance in these areas to help your larder to get fuller or your loose-change to start making your piggy appreciably fatter in time.
Moldavite as a Meditation Tool
In this section we’ll take a look at a meditation which you can use with Moldavite. We like to mix them up from time to time, so you’ll get different types of mediations for different stones, and today we’re going to teach a simple Heart Chakra mediation that you can use to help empower and to unblock Anahata as you like.
Starting off, you want to sit of lay comfortably with your Moldavite placed or held against your chest, towards the center of the breastbone. Begin by breathing properly, using your favorite technique or our staple ‘3-3-3’ method. To use the latter, simply breathe in for a count of 3, then hold your breath for a count of 3, and exhale it all for a final count of 3. Keep repeating this until it becomes regular and doesn’t need your attention to maintain.
Now that you’re relaxed and breathing properly, close your eyes and visualize a green sphere of light rotating in the center of the breastbone. Say its name, ‘Anahata’, and see if flash brightly in response to your words.
Now see the Moldavite stone that you have placed against your body also brightening, as their energies compliment and empower each other. Let the light grow from your stone until it touches and starts to feed Anahata, which stays the same size but brightens and spins faster in response to the stone’s energies.
When the light is at its brightest, hold the visual in your mind and think of experiences which you have had where forgiveness, compassion, and empathy have served you well. These are the energies of the Heart Chakra and also its lessons.
Take a little time to contemplate the many times that you have seen these powers at work and when you feel warm, fulfilled, and almost electrically energetic then it’s time to open your eyes and let the mediation end.
If you are experiencing blockage with the Heart Chakra, 3 meditations in the space of a week should help to effectively unblock it, otherwise this is a good mediation to do once a week to remind you what’s most important and sacred to your heart and its Chakra.
Is Moldavite Expensive to Obtain?
It depends on the quality of the Moldavite. This meteorite glass is certainly rare, with a price per gram running between $8 and $15, although for exceptionally fine pieces, $30 per gram is fairly common as well.
How Can You Tell if Moldavite Is Genuine?
Moldavite can be a little hard to properly identify, as it is essentially natural glass, but there are a few things that you can certainly look for that will help to reduce the chances of ending up with a fake bit of this fabled meteoric glass. Let’s take a look!
Moldavite Pieces Are Typically Small
If the Moldavite pieces are bigger than a few centimeters in diameter, then they should be viewed with suspicion. Moldavite is rare, after all, and while there is an 86-carat piece of it in the Czech republic that is absolutely stunning, most of what you find for sale is going to amount to ‘droplets’ of the material
So, if it’s a big ol’ chunk of Moldavite, then it’s probably a big ol’ chunk of manmade glass!
Bubbles Are a Good Thing!
While bubbles are normally a panic button for stone aficionados, such is not the case with Moldavite. Since Moldavite is natural glass, bubbles are not only a possibility, there’s practically a certainty. As such, if you see a piece that is almost supernaturally clear and doesn’t come with a hefty price tag, then you need to be on your guard.
Check the Shapes Closely
If most of the Moldavite pieces look to be about the same shape, this should be a little cause for worry and could indicate that it’s simply molded manmade glass. Droplet shapes are the most common way that it occurs in nature, so these are the exception to the rule, but if they all have a cookie-cutter shape to them that isn’t the result of faceting, then you should think twice about your purchase – they could be clever copies.
Too Much Clarity Is Suspect
Typically, you will see some bubbles or inclusions, even in nicely faceted Moldavite. Remember, this stuff was created by a meteor impact, so too much clarity and smoothness without a jaw-dropping price tag is highly unlikely and probably indicates ‘Faux-ldovite’!
Mohs Hardness Scale
Mohs won’t help a whole lot, since we are dealing with natural glass, but you should know that Moldavite rates 5.5 to 7 on Mohs hardness scale. This basically means that calcite, fluorite, and a copper penny shouldn’t be able to scratch it, but while it’s normally more useful things get tricker with natural glass.
How Moldavite is Graded
Moldavite basically comes in 3 grades and it can be helpful to know a little more about what to expect. Here are the grades and a little information on each so that you can have a better idea of how Moldavite is graded:
- Standard – Standard pieces of Moldavite are generally darker, as they will have a mix of greens and browns, and rather look like seaweed color-wise. Pits and inclusions are to be expected, but they are still pretty.
- Medium- quality – This will have more green coloration to it, with much less brown in the coloration, but still has a fair amount of inclusions.
- Museum grade – Museum grade Moldavite is the highest quality and it will often be very smooth, light and translucent green in color, and will have the least number of inclusions. This is the grade that is used for Moldavite jewelry.
Ask Where It Was Mined From
ALL Moldavite comes from one place and that’s the Moldau river area in the Czech Republic. If you are told that your Moldavite was mined from anywhere else, then it is definitely not the real thing. Most vendors will now this, but occasionally you’ll get lucky and they’ll try to say it’s ‘exclusive’ Moldavite from somewhere else and you can give them a polite ‘thank you, I’ll think about it’ and be on your merry way.
How to Clean Your Moldavite
In most cases, a little soap and water and some clean-cloth rubbing-action are all that you need to get your Moldavite nice and shiny. If you are dealing with clay deposits, then just get a soft bristle toothbrush and you should be able to clean those out quite nicely, as well.
Preparing Your Moldavite Before Use
Moldavite may be prepared for use in a number of ways. You could use incense or a smudge stick, for instance, with Sage being a nice choice for the latter. Saltwater or rainwater are also excellent choices, or if you intend to use it for Third-eye Chakra work you might bury it to give it an extra affiliation to things that are hidden from view.
We don’t recommend preparing it with sunlight. It probably won’t fade, but with the nicer pieces of Moldavite costing what they do, it’s best to limit exposure to daily wear in jewelry. Moonlight could be used or simply a brief stint in the sun should also be fine for purifying the piece.
History on Moldavite Throughout the Ages
If we take a little trip back in time approximately 14.8 million years ago then we might be able to see an amazing meteor impact, but we’d want to see it from a distance. It was at this time that a meteor came roaring down from the heavens and landed in what is now the Czech Republic.
This heaven-stone wasn’t a pebble either, as the impact was believed to be about 6 trillion megatons! To put that into perspective, it’s even more destructive than a simultaneous explosion of every nuclear weapon on the planet, and when it hit it instantly vaporized an enormous chunk of earth in the area.
This is believed to be the reason for Moldavite’s often-aerodynamic shape, as liquid bits of natural glass were formed even as they fell from the sky!
Moldavite had it first talismanic use over 25,000 years ago, as Neolithic folk were captivated by the beautiful bits of tektite glass and often shaped it into amulets and it may have had associations with an early incarnation of the ‘Mother Goddess’, as the famous ‘Venus of Willendorf’ statue was found among a cache of items that included quite a bit of early jewelry with Moldavite!
This stone is also believed to have possible links with the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus. This Hermetic tablet was said to contain important secrets of Alchemy, such as the creation of the fabled ‘Philosopher’s stone’, and was said to have been written on an ‘emerald which fell from heaven’.
Moldavite even has potential ties with the holy grail. There is an old tale that says when Lucifer fell from Heaven, that St. Peter struck at an Emerald which was set in a crown on his brow, this caused it to fall to earth, where it was shaped into a bowl by another angel and given to Adam before he and Eve were expelled from the garden.
Stories even say that the grail eventually ended up in the hands of Napoleon, who was disappointed to find that it seemed to be made of ‘green glass’.
It’s certainly quite a magical and interesting history, to say the very least!
Some Final Words on Using Moldavite
When you’ve found a stone that only comes from one place, yet has such a rich and interesting history, it’s hard not to get excited. We hope that you’ll make good use of the tips, tricks, and suggestions that we’ve given you today and that you’ll take that knowledge and do a little research on Moldavite of your very own.
This stone has a lot of practical uses and when it comes to history, it’s kind of hard to trump associations with both the Emerald Tablet and the Holy Grail. If you ask us, it seems like there must be a whole lot more to Moldavite than meets the eye, and this is one stone that you’re definitely going to want to research more and try on your own. Moldavite is a beautiful stone, kissed by stardust, and associated with some of the greatest mysteries of our time – and it also looks amazing on a ring or a necklace!
Until next time, we wish you the very best!