In this guide, we’re going to go over the benefits, uses, and meaning of molybdenite. You will also find here the proper methods of cleansing and charging this stone, as well as the best crystals to pair it with. Let’s start.
Molybdenite is a soft mineral made of molybdenum and sulfur. Closely resembling graphite, it usually occurs in foliated masses forming a layered structure. Due to its greasy texture and black-to-silvery-gray color, it’s usually mistaken for graphite. It’s also quite difficult to distinguish the two, and you may have to look closely using scientific equipment to differentiate molybdenite from graphite.
Molybdenite ores are used to extract the elements molybdenum, and even rhenium. The resulting metal is often used for creating specialty alloys because of its high resistance to heat and corrosion. In its pure form, this mineral is often used in high-temperature electric furnaces and in battery electrodes.
Though this stone is not commonly used for metaphysical and healing purposes in comparison to other more well-known crystals, molybdenite still offers plenty of benefits to anyone who uses it. Called the “Stone of Hidden Cause” by some and “Dreamer’s Stone” by others, molybdenite indeed has many intriguing properties, which I will all explain below.
Molybdenite Uses and Benefits
While you can find molybdenite jewelry in some specialty stores, it may not be wise to wear molybdenite wherever you go. Compared to other crystals and minerals, molybdenite is very soft, scoring only 1 to 2 points on the Mohs hardness scale. Molybdenite can be easily scratched or broken down.
Thankfully, molybdenite stones are also available. In its raw, crystallized form, molybdenite can still be used for healing and meditation.
By being useful in healing, aligning the chakras, and improving one’s creative thought process, molybdenite makes it up for its rather soft and brittle nature. It’s also a crystal that we’d recommend for anyone to have, especially if their purpose is to experience healing dreams and start a clearing process in their auric field.
Crystal Health Disclaimer
While crystals have been used throughout time to heal medical and emotional ailments, the information in this blog is not to be taken as medical advice. Additionally, you should always follow the advice of medical professionals per their diagnoses. Crystal healing should only be seen as supplemental.
Molybdenite Physical Benefits
Molybdenite is beneficial to the physical body. Here are some of the benefits you may experience in using this stone:
Molybdenite Emotional Benefits
Molybdenite has many positive effects on the mind and psyche. Here are the benefits of having molybdenite around:
Molybdenite Metaphysical Properties
Molybdenite is also full of metaphysical properties that may help us in our journey to spiritual enlightenment. Here are some of its positive effects:
Molybdenite Meditation and Grounding
As you can see from its many benefits above, molybdenite can indeed be used during meditation. Place it in front of you or put it in a grid. You can even hold it in your hand.
When meditating with molybdenite, it’s important to know first what area in your life you need help with. If you can, set intentions and program your crystal before working. Pair it with other crystals that have similar benefits to boost its powers.
Molybdenite can activate and align all the chakras.
Types of Molybdenite
Molybdenite also has a few varieties. Some of them are the following:
A Ferrian-Molybdenite variety of the mineral.
A Molybdenite variety containing rhenium.
Molybdenite on Quartz
A variety of molybdenite that is usually embedded in quartz crystals. It’s a stone that reminds us we aren’t alone and brings harmony between people.
Molybdenite Crystal Combinations
Molybdenite works well when paired with other crystals. Some of the best stones to pair it with are:
Quartz is one of the best crystals to combine with molybdenite because of its many healing and metaphysical benefits, including chakra alignment and promoting focus.
Clear Quartz is a powerful stone that can help align the chakras and absorb negative energy.
Smoky Quartz is great for absorbing negative energy and detoxification.
Pyrite boosts energy levels and promotes mental clarity.
Fluorite helps restore balance and energy, especially when recovering from an illness.
Charging and Cleansing
Like most crystals, molybdenite needs to be cleansed from the negative energy it absorbs during healing sessions. Similarly, it should also be charged so it will be filled with positive vibrations. However, due to the soft nature of molybdenite, extra care is needed to keep it safe from damage and scratches. Avoiding harsh cleaners is one, and keeping it away from harder materials is another. Generally, we recommend the following methods to cleanse and charge it:
Molybdenite is a molybdenum sulfide mineral that is mainly used as an ore for molybdenum. However, this mineral which could sometimes occur as tabular crystals, has many healing and metaphysical properties as well. A stone that could give insight and awareness, it’s a highly useful crystal for anyone who wants to understand their dreams and how to use them to heal themselves.