There’s nothing quite like sparkly, mystical looking rocks just growing out of the ground to remind us how young we are in the history of the universe. One of my favourite methods of working with earth magic is through stones and crystals! But what about when I want to do some magic that is very decidedly NOT earthly? Extra terrestrial, even!
Luckily, this gigantic rock we’re currently sitting on while it hurls through space is constantly bumping into and breaking chunks off of all the other rocks around us. The beautiful moon, one of the very first deities recognized by humans, is really just a big chunk of the rock that became earth billions of years ago. Space, the galaxy, the universe… this IS earth magic. We’re all connected.
Some of the stones and crystals below are literally the product of a collision with cosmic material and our own planet. These can help us connect to stars, planets, and extra-terrestrial life forms, and radiate powerful energy for healing and magic. Some of these magic rocks are entirely earthly, but are clear reminders that we’re all made of star stuff.
Chakra(s): Crown, Third Eye, Root, and Solar Plexus
Zodiac: Aquarius, Scorpio
Element(s): Fire and Earth
Uses: Grounding, protection, alien communication, cryptozoology, intuition and clairvoyance, hope in chronic pain or illness, endurance, resilience, life purpose, prosperity, transformation, healing, astrology, intellect, spiritual awakening
Meteorites are stones that originate in outer space, and are pieces of comets and debris in the asteroid belt between us and Mars. Meteorites are usually classified by the elemental and metal make up of the stone, but most are magnetic and contain nickel and iron, just like the earth’s core.
This stone has been considered sacred for as long as we can remember. The black stone at Mecca is a meteorite that was supposedly sent to earth from heaven to show Adam and Eve where to build the first temple.
Meteorite is an interesting grounding stone because it feels like it’s got you safely tethered to earth, but with the ability to explore the cosmos above. It can open the third eye and crown chakras to messages from spirit guides, ghosts, deities, and even extra-terrestrial beings. (YES ALIENS)
Meteorite helps us discover or remember our purpose here on earth. If you’re searching for where you belong, or if you feel yourself thinking there’s no point in you being here meteorite might offer a little spiritual assistance. It’s also well-acquainted with swift and scary change! It can help bring on serious changes and help you navigate them to come out on top.
Planet(s): Jupiter, Pluto
Zodiac: Aries and Sagittarius
Uses: telepathy, divine protection, alien communication, star magic, transformation, manifestation, life’s purpose, prosperity, wealth, clairaudience, balance, endurance, communication with deities, travel, inspiration, dream magic, lucid dreaming
Tektite is tek-nically (lol) a natural glass. Tektite is actually formed during the impact of a meteorite with the earth. Tektite is produced and then flung around the strewn field surrounding the crash. You can only find it in craters and strewn fields.
Tektite is one of my absolute favourites, and my small piece, that fits on the first digit of my thumb, packs such a punch when it comes to energy. I don’t always physically feel something when I touch crystals, but I do with tektite. The arm I”m holding it in feels like it’s vibrating, and the feeling goes all the way up to the top of my head. I also feel tingling in my ears, and sometimes they even fully pop.
Tektite is a great stone for communication, whether the communication be between living earthlings or not. If you suspect you may have clairaudient abilities, or are working on harnessing them, I honestly can’t recommend it enough. Tektite is also good for any dream work, since this is also spiritual communication. It can help you have more psychic dreams, remember them clearly, and even help get you into that lucid dreaming sweet spot.
This is another stone that helps you discover or truly live your life’s purpose, and is especially great at reminding you to take care of yourself. In The Complete Crystal Handbook by Cassandra Eason she offers the following affirmation to use with your tektite: “I must meet my own needs to truly love others”.
Libyan Desert Glass
Chakra(s): Solar Plexus, Heart
Element(s): Fire and Air
Uses: Expansion, compassion, enlightenment, protection, accessing the Akashic records, past life work, grounding, creativity, will-power, clairsentience, Claircognizance, manifestation, abundance, alien communication, strong life force, power, royalty
Libyan Desert Glass, to the best of our knowledge, is a tektite that’s only found in a particularly bleak section of the Sahara desert known as the Great Sand Sea. This area is right on the border between modern Egypt and Libya (so if someone tries to sell you some from anywhere else, they lyin’). Though the people that live in that area have known about and been using, LDG forever, the rest of us just got on their level in the 1930s. As far as they can tell, Libyan Desert Glass was formed more than 28 million years ago.
This stone was so revered by the ancient Egyptians that a scarab carved from LDG was found in an amulet Tutankhamun was wearing in his sarcophagus! This is such a poetic example of the power of Libyan Desert Glass, which is said to contain the energy of the Golden Ray or even the sun itself. Egyptian Pharohs were believed to be direct descendants of the Gods, especially the sun god Ra who is like, the Jesus of ancient egypt. Not only was this ancient glass a revered symbol of the area and of this magical lineage, but it was thought to offer Tutankhamun power in the afterlife. It would be the sunlight shining through the darkness.
Like other yellow and gold stones, it’s associated with attracting wealth and power. It WAS a royal stone after all!
Libyan Desert Glass resonates with the Solar Plexus chakra in an extreme way. This is the best crystal to go for if you feel that chakra is blocked or not functioning at it’s peak. Your solar plexus is in charge of your life force or prana, and generates the energy needed to help you reach your goals and ambitions. It’s also the seat of your intuition! LDG can help you strengthen your intuition, and psychic powers that work from the same place like clairsentience (clear feeling) and claircognizance (clear knowing).
This stone is an invaluable friend when exploring past lives or your akashic records. In general, it will increase your desire to learn more and more! Especially about far off world, ancient cultures, or (again) extra-terrestrial life. It’s incredibly protective, specially when worn over the heart or solar plexus chakras for long stretches of time. Not only will it help you explore past lives, it can heal karmic wounds – even beyond yourself. It can be used to heal entire families of karmic trauma.
Chakra(s): All, but especially the Heart, Third Eye, Crown
Planet(s): Neptune, Uranus, Pluto
Zodiac: Aquarius, Scorpio
Element(s): Spirit, Water, Fire
Uses: Power, healing, transformation, spiritual protection, dream magick, lucid dreaming, astral travel, cosmic consciousness, clairsentience, alien communication, attracting spiritual beings, knowledge and intellect, disconnects one from unhealthy attachments, balances all chakras, illuminating secrets, shadow work,
Moldavite is the star when it comes to magic rocks from outer space. It’s everyone’s favourite, and it totally deserves it. This is another tektite, but this one was formed about 15 million years ago around Germany and the Czech Republic and is a deep green colour. It’s long been used as a spiritual stone, and for actual tools and carvings. When the Venus of Willendorf was discovered they found she was buried with several talismans, knives, and jewelery made from Moldavite – all from 25,000 years ago!
When it comes to spiritual and psychic development, you can have no finer friend than a piece of Moldavite. This is another one that might make your arm vibrate, or get very warm. I find that anyone who is struggling to get into a good meditative state need only hold a lil moldavite and off they go! It’s energy also becomes more potent when worn over time.
Moldavite is an incredibly intuitive healer, even when you don’t know what’s wrong exactly, Moldavite can suss out the problem and offer a solution. This effect is especially great with financial worries. This is about your connection to the earth, the planet, your ability to survive, and that’s all very much the territory of all of the spacey rocks. It can help you find new solutions you might never have considered, and the creative energy to actually put them into action. It cleanses your aura, aligns all chakras, and helps you connect to both the sky and the earth.
Moldavite is good for counteracting cynicism and connects even the most world-weary adult with the wonders of the universe. If you’ve ever felt like there’s no place for you here on earth, Moldavite can help you feel grounded and secure without tempering your own spacey vibe. It can also help you re-discover magic if you’ve felt disconnected for quite some time. Place it over your heart chakra (or wear it) to help you discover your true purpose in life, or clear pain and trauma from your heart so you can find it for yourself.
There is a very strong connection between Moldavite and water. It works well for water signs, especially Scorpio, and helps us navigate rocky emotions. It’s got a very serious, deep kind of vibe. Like the ocean depths. It’s great for crystal elixirs or magical baths! It’s safe to put your moldavite into a glass of water or your bath to absorb it’s energies that way. I find the water cools off the serious heat that some people can feel when coming in direct contact with the stone.
The following magic rocks don’t actually come from outer space, but they will help you connect to energy and worlds beyond our own.
Element(s): Earth and Water
Uses: Cleansing and repairing the aura, psychic powers, spiritual growth, star magic, connection to aetheric, galactic, faerie, and other spiritual realms; eases anxiety, easing the pain of isolation and loneliness, astral travel, transformation, lifting spirits, protection, new moon magick, grounding, balance
This is one of my absolute favourites. It’s first on the list not only because it looks like a shiny but also dark night sky (hence the name), but because it has amazingly badass space vibes. Yes, those are technical terms.
It’s great for cleansing and healing your aura, and aligning your chakras. It’s the best crystal out there for astral travel and projection, and keeping safe during lucid/psychic dreams, in my opinion. It has this amazing power to make you feel connected to everything, and to remind you none of us are truly alone out here.
Sunstone & Moonstone
Chakra(s): Root and Solar Plexus
Planet(s): The Sun
Uses: Passion, sexuality, energy, success, childhood, whimsy, joy, warmth, sexuality, chakra opening, confidence, healing, self worth, easing depression, fame, good luck, independence, creativity
Chakra(s): Sacral, Brow, Crown
Planet(s): The Moon
Uses: Health and healing, calm, full moon energy, sleep, easing nightmares, opening heart chakra, drawing down the moon, safe travel, the water element, reproductive health and strength
When it humans and the cosmos, there are no bigger players than the sun and the moon. Before there were gods, people followed the cues of the sun and moon, and eventually began to worship them. They’re the OG dynamic duo.
Moonstone is fairly popular with witches, but sunstone is criminally over-looked. Both create a strong connection with their luminary (they’re not REALLY planets after all), and help you take on a lot of the qualities we associate with them. They’re two sides of the same coin, and as good as they are on their own they’re even greater together. This is the best crystal combo to invoke BALANCE and emotional stability. I also love using them in love magic! Moonstone attracts love and initiates emotional healing, and sunstone bring sexuality, passion, and warmth.
A hot tip from @empresscortana: use sunstone with rose quartz to attract a lover who meets your needs sexually!
Chakra(s): Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Planet(s): Jupiter, Venus
Element(s): Fire, Spirit
Uses: Fame, fortune, self-expression, artistry, power, protects against psychic attacks, telepathy, communication, good luck, energy, motivation, increases empathic power, channelling, wishing, star magic
This is another crystal I’ve loved and raved about before. Blue Goldstone literally looks like a blue field of stars. This copper and glass infusion is my favourite when it comes to making wishes! Not only is it called the stone of stars because it attracts fame and fortune, but it also helps connect with star magic.
It’s great for communication and authentic communication! If you use it with your throat chakra it will help you communicate out loud with those around you in an authentic way. When used with the third eye or crown it will help you communicate in more psychic ways. That makes it another great stone to have nearby when doing any sort of dream magic.
Even if we don’t know it, our connection to this universe that was all born out of a single wild explosion is the greatest power we have. When we look at and connect with outer space and the stars we’re connecting to our own ancient history, the even more ancient history of the planet, and maybe even the future of life in our galaxy.
Listen to my podcast episode about star magic, magic rocks from outer space, and goddess asteroids!