Crystal Meanings

White Moonstone 101: Meaning, Properties & Benefits

White Moonstone is an amazing stone that can provide a number of interesting healing benefits. Revered for ages, it has been a staple of crystal healing in a wide variety of cultures.

In this guide we’ll explain the meaning, properties, and benefits of using White Moonstone. This is a stone that you should definitely consider for yourself!

History & Overview

White Moonstone has enchanted civilizations for millennia with its aura of mystery and its ethereal beauty. Believed to be intimately connected to the moon, many cultures viewed White Moonstone as a very feminine and woman-centered stone.

The Romans associated the meaning of this stone with the goddess Diana, and they believed that it was actually made from solidified rays of the moon. In Hindu tradition, it is often seen as a crystal for love and feminine ideals, and women in Arab countries sometimes sew it into clothing for help with fertility.

A round piece of White Moonstone

You can even see White Moonstone in modern pop culture. If you have read the Harry Potter books or have seen the movies, there was a tiara that was worn at the wedding of two characters. It was made with Moonstone and diamonds, and that made it the perfect symbol of feminine beauty and fertility.

If you want the reason for White Moonstone’s visual magic, you can attribute it to three phenomena: adularescence, chatoyancy, and labradorescence. These are all very technical terms that are used to describe White Moonstone’s inner glow. 

White Moonstone can be found around the globe in places like India, Brazil, Burma, Sri Lanka, Norway, and even the United States.

White Moonstone Meaning

The primary White Moonstone meaning is all about connecting to the amazing energy of the moon and all the healing that it can bring. By attaching to the moon’s unique healing potential, you can receive a better understanding of the natural ebb and flow of life.

This crystal is sometimes referred to as the “Traveler’s Stone”, “Fish Eye”, “Wolf Eye,” and the “Stone Of Destiny.” No matter what you call it, White Moonstone is a stone that you’ll want as a constant partner on your healing journey.

Just like the way that the ocean and other bodies of water are so fundamentally tied to the moon, the properties of White Moonstone have the ability to make you more comfortable around water and all its healing potential.

The meaning of White Moonstone is nurturing, gentle, and brings the user a renewed sense of confidence and intuition.

Healing Properties & Benefits

We highly recommend having White Moonstone as part of your daily healing practice. The healing properties of this stone have the potential to help you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

The meaning of this stone has resulted in it being used since ancient times, and we are still discovering the many ways that it can enrich and heal our lives.

Whether you wear it in a jewelry setting, use it as a meditation focus, place it in your feng shui arrangement or simply keep it in a pocket or purse, you are going to appreciate the gentle, yet powerful healing properties that White Moonstone can bring.


White Moonstone is a crystal that you’ll want to have by your side through life’s many ups and downs. The properties of this powerful stone have the ability to get to the root of many emotional issues to bring about a gentle and lasting healing.

This stone is excellent for anyone dealing with relationship problems or matters of the heart. Working with White Moonstone is known to bring about love and desire, stimulate Kundalini energy and provide a stepping stone to healthy and respectful communication.

If old traumas and negative emotions are keeping you from having the relationship you want, White Moonstone can help you come to terms with pain from the past in order to move on with confidence and self-acceptance.

White Moonstone is also used by some practitioners with the intention of addressing insomnia, sleepwalking, and bipolar issues. Of course, seek advice from a professional before attempting to use this stone to help you solve any of these issues. 


There’s a good chance that if you’re seeking information about healing with crystals, then you are interested in increasing your spiritual knowledge and connections. White Moonstone is an amazing partner to have on your journey to greater spirituality.

This highly feminine stone is known to create a stronger bond with the moon and all of its healing energy. This lunar connection is thought to increase intuition and trust in your sixth sense.

You might also feel yourself connecting to higher realms with a more focused consciousness when using White Moonstone.


The potential for physical healing with White Moonstone is something that many practitioners swear by. This stone works in a myriad of ways to potentially bring you and the people you love gentle healing solutions to many health issues.

If you have a serious condition, we don’t recommend attempting any kind of physical crystal healing on your own. It’s best to work in partnership with a licensed and experienced natural healer and your doctor.

Throughout history, the meaning of White Moonstone has been associated with the moon and everything to do with what it means to be a women. This stone is thought to help in the healing of feminine health problems, which is why it’s considered a powerful crystal for fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, menstrual issues, and hormonal imbalances. It is also used by some with the intention of helping teenage girls adjust to menstruation and body changes.

If you are having trouble with breastfeeding, then incorporating White Moonstone into your healing practice is something to consider. Try gently rubbing your crystal from the armpit to the nipple of your breast. This is thought to bring down the milk and keep the supply flowing.

White Moonstone is also used by natural healers to help with conditions of the skin, hair, eyes, and fleshy organs. Many practitioners say it has helped them eliminate toxins and combat digestive disorders.

Metaphysical Properties

If you’re serious about meditation and doing chakra work, then White Moonstone has the ability to make every meditation session both meaningful and healing.

The metaphysical properties of White Moonstone make it a high-powered crystal that resonates with most of the body’s chakras. How you use this crystal during your chakra healing will depend on what issues you’re trying to address.

For example, if you have problems with shyness or self-expression, you might want to use White Moonstone as a root chakra stone. Have old emotional patterns that no longer serve you? Have the intention to let White Moonstone work as a solar plexus chakra stone to open you up and keep that energy flowing.

The higher spirit world and psychic ability can be opened and expanded through third eye chakra work.

How To Use It

We really love White Moonstone for the many ways that it can be incorporated into your daily practice. Like you find with many other healing stones, there is no right or wrong way to use it, so go with what feels right at the time.

A female crystal healing practitioner holding three White Moonstones

One very popular way to use White Moonstone is in jewelry. The deep, inner glow of this stone lends itself beautifully to bracelets, necklaces, earrings, charms, and even small rings. This allows you to keep the healing properties of this stone as close to your body as possible.

If you’re not into jewelry but want the stone close to you, then placing it in a backpack, purse, or pocket is a good idea. Just make sure to have your stone wrapped in a pouch or soft cloth. Many people place White Moonstone in their car’s glove compartment as a crystal for protection and safety during travel.

Practitioners of feng shui often use White Moonstone as part of their design plan. Placing this stone in the “new beginnings” or “family” section of the room seems to be the best way to use White Moonstone for feng shui.

Pairing White Moonstone with a stone like Malachite can clear blockages in the subconscious. In fact, this is one of our favorite ways to use this stone!

A very simple, yet effective way to use White Moonstone is to place it under a pillow, on a bedside table, on a bookshelf or anywhere you feel the need for a bit more healing or simply want to reflect on its meaning.

Cleansing White Moonstone

During your time healing with White Moonstone it will absorb a lot of negative energy. In fact, some even notice that your crystal becomes darker as it takes on negative memories and energy. This is called transmuting, and it is a common occurrence with stones such as White Moonstone.

Because of this, your White Moonstone will need to be cleansed and charged fairly often. This is not a difficult process, and there are many ways that this cleansing can be successfully done. There is no right or wrong way to do it, so just go with what your stone seems to need. Feel free to try different methods at different times. Your crystal will guide you.

One common and simple way to cleanse White Moonstone is to smudge it with the smoke from white sage. You’ll need to take the following steps to use this method:

Step 1: Choose one leaf of white sage and carefully use a lighter or match to set it on fire.

Step 2: Once you have the leaf burning, wave your hand gently back and forth in front of the leaf. This will put out the flame and create the cleansing smoke. Do not put out the fire with your breath as this can diminish the cleansing power of the white sage.

Step 3: Place your White Moonstone in one hand while you pass the smoke around the stone. Keep the stone in the smoke until the smoke rises around the White Moonstone easily. Then stub out the fire with a branch of the sage.

Many people choose to cleanse their White Moonstone in a bowl of warm, soapy water. Let it sit for a few minutes in the water, rinse it off in warm water and let it air dry.

Since the meaning of White Moonstone is connected to the energy of the moon, it stands to reason that moonlight would be an excellent cleanser. Check your calendar to find the dates of the full moon, and place your White Moonstone on a window sill where it will be exposed to direct moonlight. Leave it overnight for the most effective moonlight cleansing. This method will also charge your stone.

Interestingly enough, sunlight is also a good cleanser for White Moonstone. It’s thought that sunlight has the ability to decrease any negative energy absorbed by the stone. Place your stone in direct sunlight on a window sill for two to four hours. This method can be used more than once a month if you feel your White Moonstone needs extra cleansing.

Using a Quartz cluster, Quartz chips, or a crystal tuner are some other ways to cleanse your White Moonstone. In fact, many people feel that it is beneficial to store their White Moonstone in Quartz chips when they’re not using it.

Zodiac Connection

Many crystals that are used for healing seem to have an affinity for certain signs of the zodiac. While White Moonstone can be used by anyone, people born under the signs of Scorpio, Cancer, and Gemini seem to have an extra resonance with this stone.

White Moonstone can help enhance the positive traits of these signs. It’s a well-known crystal for creativity, vivacity, and intuition. It also smooths out and balances their not so helpful character traits. People born under these signs are the most likely to benefit from White Moonstone’s ability to clear negative emotions and thoughts.


White Moonstone has an amazing meaning and strong properties that can lead to a number of benefits. It’s a stone that we use often, and recommend to others quite regularly.

We hope you found this guide helpful and feel inspired to give this stone a chance. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced crystal healer or a new one, White Moonstone has something for everyone!

About Author

Heather was first introduced to the power of crystals on a trip overseas to study meditation and manifestation practices. After experiencing the positive impact of these stones first hand, she founded Crystal Viden to share her knowledge with others.