This bottle-green gem is a controversial and yet potentially invaluable stone used to open your heart chakra. It can bring up some powerful emotions, and it's entirely up to you whether you feel comfortable using it. Genuine Moldavite is a natural glass that may have been formed when a meteor struck the earth roughly 14.3 to 14.5 million years ago, leaving behind a huge impact crater called Nördlinger Ries in modern-day western Bavaria, Germany.
Humans make glass from melting and fusing sand, and apparently meteors do it the same way. Scientists believe Moldavite was formed when the Nördlinger Ries meteor slammed into the earth, striking a layer of sand with such force the sand was blasted high into the atmosphere, instantly melting and then fusing into raindrop-shaped stones as it fell back to earth. The formation of this natural glass must have been a dramatic event indeed, since Moldavites have been found up to 280 miles away from the original impact crater.
Genuine Moldavite is glass, but the name Moldavite should only be used for the natural bottle-green tektites (as this kind of natural glass is called) that formed as result of the Nördlinger Ries impact. Alas, there seems to be more Moldavite on the market than could have possibly rained down during the meteor storm in question. In recent years, I've heard numerous accusations that people are creating fake Moldavite by pouring modern green glass of the right color into molds. Unfortunately, that's probably pretty easy to do, since there's nothing easier for humans to make than green glass. Just ask the fine folks at the Coca-Cola company.
If you feel uncertain about this stone or your sources, you may want to pass on this one. However, the stone is not terribly rare, so it's certainly possible for you to find some Moldavite from a trusted source. Assuming you already own this stone, you may be wondering how it could help you grow your wealth.
Think about it like this. Many, if not most, people in the New Age ask this stone to remove secret hurts in their hearts that might be holding them back. If you feel like you keep getting in your own way, if an emotional or psychological block is causing you to sabotage your own success, wearing this stone at the level of your heart might help you figure out why you're doing that and how to stop.
But be warned.
Wear it in a quiet, peaceful, private place the first time, because you may become aware of some powerful emotional pain in your heart. You may have been blocking your own heart chakra in order to avoid that pain, and now that you can't avoid it any more, you may cry a little before it all flows out.
Note: Photo by James St. John via Flickr under a Creative Commons 2.0 license.
Photo courtesy Peachfront Press-- You can see a 14-kt gold wire-wrapped Moldavite on the upper right.