Moldavite raw crystal
Moldavite raw crystal


pronunciation – Moldavite – “mole-duh-vaite”

A supremely powerful crystal for rapid transformation, Moldavite induces spiritual evolution in those who choose to work with it. Due to the rarity of this stone and its spiritual meaning, many fakes are currently on the market. Curious about what to check for in a real specimen? Read on to learn more about Moldavite!


Moldavite is a stone of manifestation and transformation. This revolutionary crystal invites great life changes, typically within a short time period. Moldavite inspires while also presenting synchronicities and unexpected solutions. This stone holds an intense ability to remove obstacles from your higher path, sometimes forcibly. As a result, it’s vital to pair it with grounding stones and rooting activities such as meditation.

In addition to its application as a catalyst for spiritual evolution, Moldavite also increases sensitivity to guides and grants the ability to discern messages sent from higher realms. Some say this gemstone can even bring you into communication with extraterrestrials! Highly sensitive people, who are sometimes referred to in spiritual circles as star children, may also value this crystal as a means for adjusting to worldly suffering and intense emotions.

Moldavite possesses a number of other fascinating applications. It can activate any and all chakras, focusing first on where old wounds or traumas might be residing. This stone holds the power to go forward or backward in time in order to show future potential or to observe the results of actions taken in one’s present life. Moldavite even provides an overview of reasons for incarnating and can put you in alignment with your spiritual purpose.


Moldavite possesses a strong ability to aid in the diagnosis of disease. It facilitates this process by bringing awareness to the root causes and sources of illness. In addition to supporting deep healing that goes beyond addressing surface-level symptoms, it also helps with perceiving gifts within ailments and learning from them.

Moldavite can also lend its aid to conditions such as asthma, allergies, or rashes, especially those associated with environmental pollution or chemicals.


HEALING PROPERTIESRapid Change, Spiritual Evolution, Attunement, Newfound Purpose, Expansion
CHAKRASThird Eye, Crown, Heart
PLANETARY RULERSMercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
TAROTThe High Priestess, Justice
DEITIESLuficer, Sanat Kumara, Christ, Melek Taus, Ephesus, Artemis/Diana
PAIRINGSKansas Pop Rocks, Clear Quartz, Hematite, Smoky Quartz, Celestite, Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli


Moldavite is alluded to in biblical lore regarding the fallen angel Lucifer. When Lucifer fell from heaven, Archangel Michael swung his sword at Lucifer’s crown, knocking an embedded Emerald out. This Emerald symbolized the fall of humanity and also the key to humanity’s redemption. In fact, some legends indicate that this Emerald was the holy grail itself. Supposedly it went on to be fashioned into a cup by another angel to serve as the cup used in the Last Supper. Other legends purport that the grail was later re-discovered and given to Napoleon, who was extremely disappointed to find that it was just a chunk of green glass akin to what we now know as Moldavite.

In Buddhism, the Cintamani is a legendary stone said to grant wishes. It was said to have fallen from the sky in a chest that originated from the constellation Orion, linking Moldavite and other tektites to this legend. The stone was so powerful that it was sent away to Shambhala, to Sanat Kumara (Lord of the Earth).

There are many connections further linking Moldavite to Lucifer, Sanat Kumara, Christ, and Melek Taus (The Peacock Angel). In particular, Sanat is said to assist mankind in its spiritual evolution and development until we reach a state of ascended enlightenment. This mission closely aligns with Moldavite’s metaphysical abilities.

In European lore, one of the earliest temples of Ephesus housed the Diopet, a sacred stone that had “fallen from Jupiter.” Based on records, this mythical stone strongly resembled a Besednice formation Moldavite. It was later placed within the tower-like crown of the statue of Artemis/Diana, who came to Earth to teach mankind witchcraft.

The famous Venus of Willendorf figure was discovered in a digging site that contained a number of Moldavite amulets.


Moldavite, in addition to facilitating drastic awakenings, can also help ease financial anxiety, deepen meditative states, and enhance integrity. Because of its reputation as such a powerful stone, it’s highly recommended that this crystal be paired with grounding stones when in use to keep the user safely rooted and connected with the physical realm.

On the Body: Place on the crown, third eye, or heart chakras during meditation, or simply hold in the receiving or non-dominant hand.

Inside: Keep in a wallet or place where money is stored to ease worldly stressors.

Outside: Wear as a pendant or on a necklace to embrace synchronicities and discover more purpose in life.


Physical Cleaning: Clean Moldavite with canned air to remove dust and debris.

Energetic Cleansing: There are numerous ways to energetically cleanse Moldavite.

  • Set on or next to Selenite or Satin Spar, or set in lavender.
  • Use smoke from herb bundles or incense.
  • Charge under the full moonlight.


“Toxic or harmful stone. Contains aluminum.” (Harton)
“Contains aluminum oxide.” (Hibiscus)

For more information and citations regarding toxic, poisonous, and otherwise dangerous crystals, visit our Toxic Crystals page!


Moldavite contains aluminum which renders it unsafe for use in gem elixirs made with the direct method. Only use the indirect method for creating a gem elixir with this stone.


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14.7 million years ago, a giant meteorite smashed into Earth in the region now known as the Czech Republic. This meteorite, weighing in at an estimated 6 trillion megatons, made landfall in the Nördlinger Ries crater. The main body of the meteorite is believed to have penetrated the earth’s crust to reach the liquid iron at the planet’s core. The impact was powerful enough to disturb the iron currents, causing the reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles.

Moldavite formed as a result of superheating the combined earth and meteorite materials from the impact, which were flung into the upper atmosphere before plummeting back down to earth. It’s evident that this material cooled in the upper atmosphere because the gases trapped inside have a lower pressure.

Most Moldavites fell in Bohemia. To this day, Moldavites have been found in areas including southern Bohemia, western Moravia (including Besednice, Locenice, Slavce, and Chlum), the Cheb Basin (northwest Bohemia), Lusatia (Germany), and Waldviertel (Austria). Besednice displays museum-quality Moldavite, while Chlum has the next highest quality.

Due to this stone’s rarity, many fakes can be found on the market. To identify authentic Moldavite, you must examine it closely for bubbles, inclusions, formation, coloration, texture, and lechatelierite (a particular mineral formation associated with meteor impacts). Most certificates stating a piece’s authenticity are in fact fake. Because of this, buyers must always carefully check for visual indicators rather than relying solely on documentation or verbal assurances.

COLOROlive-green to brown-green
DIAPHANEITY Opaque, translucent, transparent
HARDNESS5.5 – 7 Mohs
SPECIFIC GRAVITY2.32 – 2.38 kg/cm3


For those who want the manifestation powers of Moldavite but who aren’t ready to commit to the kind of big changes that it can often make, these Moldavite substitutions may be what you’re looking for! Each has its own special flair and crystal healing energy.

  • Citrine
  • Fulgurite
  • Idocrase / Vesuvianite
  • Bumblebee Jasper
  • Libyan Desert Glass / Libyan Gold Tektite
  • Prophecy Stone
  • Tibetan Tektite
  • Epidote
  • Imperial Topaz
  • Fire & Ice Quartz
  • Smokey Quartz
  • Stibnite (Amazing for manifestation, but only use together with Moldavite as this wild crystal will manifest the elephant in the room. Moldavite will safeguard you against the wild card action that Stibnite brings. Using the two together acts as a huge magnifier of manifestation powers.)


Crystallography Gems, inc. and do not dispense medical advice nor prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for medical problems. Always seek the advice of your medical physician or a qualified healthcare provider with any questions that you might have about a medical condition.