Black Moonstone holds all the same magical properties as Moonstone with some extra magic. A stone for cycles and new beginnings. Black Moonstone in particular holds New Moon energy, so is an extremely good stone to work with when starting a new project or new chapter of your life. It helps you work out your goals and gives you the drive to achieve them, all the while helping us adapt to change.
Black Moonstone also has a gentle protective energy, like a mother watching over her child. It has the ability to turn dark energy into light and deflects other peoples negativity, allowing you to remain open whilst protecting your own energy. It also encourages hope in times of sadness or when you are feeling lost and helps us connect with the divine feminine.
Black Moonstone is a good stone to incorporate into your New Moon rituals.
Black Moonstone is a relatively new find from Madagascar so it doesn't hold a rich history but they are popular for carving and shaping into meditation tools such as palm stones and spheres.
Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate of the feldspar group that displays a pearly and opalescent sheen, a shimmering optical phenomena known as 'adularescence'. Black Moonstone contains white, grey, brown and tan colours running throughout and has a hardness of 6-6.5 on Mohs scale. It is found in Madagascar.