Moonstone is the name given to some gem varieties of feldspar (Na,Ca)Al₁₋₂Si₃₋₂O₈, KAlSi₃O₈ with a specific gravity 2.56 to 2.60. Monoclinic crystal system. Hardness 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale
Common moonstone is usually milky white, but can come in orange (peach), and black; all colours of common moonstone can display a pearly, milky play of light. Rainbow moonstone (also clear, milky white to beige) is the most highly valued variety, and the only type to display the blue flash that most people associate with moonstone. Rainbow moonstone can also in rare occasions display flashes of orange, red and green but only where the crystal structure grows to meet. All varieties of moonstone need to be cut on a 30 degree angel to the grain to the stone in order to show their colour, so usually only one face will display the play of light or flash of colour.
Crystal wands are recognised as valuable healing tools. Traditionally, healing energy is directed through the wand, the tip of the crystal serves to focus that energy into a tight beam. In this way wands are used as a metaphoric surgical tool to cut energy blockages out of the body or auric field; often working over the Chakras (energy centers of the body) but one can also work directly over any area of the body.
Some wands have a rounded end at one end and point at the other end (single terminated) whilst other wands that have points at both ends (double terminated). when working with a single terminated wand you would hold it from the rounded end and direct the energy through the to tip, so that the energy moves in one direction only. The rounded end can also be used for massage and acupressure. With wands that have a double termination, the energy can move in both directions, they can be used for giving and receiving; although you can program them for the energy to move in only one direction.