Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Moldavite is a deep green, Tektite Crystal created from a meteor collision with mother Earth 14.8 million years ago, over the Moldau River Valley in the Czech Republic. Found only in the Czech Republic, these green gems are among the rarest minerals on Earth, rarer than diamonds. (And the source will eventually run out). Most meteorites that hit the Earth are forms of iron ore and metal minerals. Moldavite is unique for being a Tektite Crystal.
Prized by humans for thousands of years, Moldavite Crystals were given as gifts from royalty to royalty, often set as jewelry to wear. It is associated with the legendary Stone of the Holy Grail. Robert Sardello, in Love and the Soul, notes, “…I am never without my Moldavite. It feels like carrying the Grail… In the darkest of times there is the brightest of light. It comes from within. This stone awakens the interior Light of the heart.” It is a talisman for the healing of the Earth and having the power to accelerate one's inner growth and spiritual evolution. Even those not usually sensitive to the energies of stones, often feel the energy of Moldavite because it's undeniably powerful, heart chakra energy. The green crystal is found in a raw, amorphous stone, and is also available as a cut and polished stone. Faceted Moldavite, some say, can have an intensified energy that is created by the cutting process. For others, raw cuts are preferable.
In Robert Simmons and Katy Warner’s book Moldavite: Starborn Stone of Transformation, note, “Moldavite is a great tool for awakening yourself to the grand cosmic scheme of things, Moldavite causes rapid change, Once the ball rolls there is no stopping it…When there is a fairly open channel in a person’s whole system, the energy of Moldavite is often felt at the heart, third eye, and crown chakras, but this can vary with the individual and over time as well. The solar plexis is also a major activation point in some individuals.” They suggest in their writing that where one wears the crystal matters little if it is within the aura of the body. “It is our feeling that Moldavite is powerful enough to affect the whole system, wherever it is worn or carried.” For meditation it is often placed over the chakra that one wants to open or heal. Or it can be used as an energy poultice, placed on the skin or used with spring water.