Moonstone

moonstone

General Properties of Moonstone:  Introspective, reflective, intuitive, psychic, divination, love and protection.

Color:  Color varies blue, gray, white, pink, brown, green and yellow.  The stone is usually transparent with a misty pale shimmering reflection.

Element:  Water

Chakra:  6th (third eye), 7th (crown), 2nd (sacral)

Planetary:  Moon

Day of the week: Monday (moonday)

Astrological: Cancer, Libra and Scorpio

Energy:  Receptive

Goddess: Diana, Aphrodite, Selene, Isis and all lunar Goddesses

Geology:  Moonstone is a type of Feldspar found all over the world.  Larger stones are found in Norway, United States, Russia, Canada, India, Sri Lanka and Kenya.  It rates 6 on Moh’s scale of hardness.

Physical Uses:  Moonstone has been associated with the moon and lunar cycles throughout the ages.  Traditionally it has been used for women’s health issues and childbirth.  It is used to balance the stomach, pancreas and pituitary gland, to promote the flow of the lymphatic system, to reduce swelling and excess body fluid and to stimulate the properties of rejuvenation.

Spiritual Uses:  Ancient cultures used moonstone during the waxing of the moon for love charms and during the waning moon for divination of the future.  During medieval times moonstone was worn by travelers for protection and was thought to enhance success in love and gambling.  Monday is the most effective day to wear, carry or work with moonstone.  Use the stone to heighten psychic awareness and to connect with the Higher Self.  The stone aids in revealing what is hidden and dispelling illusions.  Use during the waxing moon as a love charm.  Wear or carry when doing divinations and readings to enhance psychic abilities.

Mental Uses:  Assists one to step out of intellectual thinking and into intuitive/psychic awareness.  Alleviates tunnel vision and aids in seeing a broader view.  It promotes the breaking of rigid attitudes.  Use to induce dreaming.

Emotional Uses:  Use to soothe and balance the emotions.  Moonstone can help one to master emotions.  It alleviates stress and tension.

Sources:

Conway, D.J. Crystal Enchantments: A Complete Guide to Stones and Their Magical Properties

Cunningham, S. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic

Lembo, M. A. The Essential Guide Crystals, Minerals, and Stones

Melody.  Love Is In the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals

 

Juniper Wyndfyre is a gifted shaman/healer, Reiki Master and psychic living in New Mexico.  She is a certified wellness coach, certified laughter yoga leader &teacher and certified yoga meets dance instructor.  Juniper teaches classes and workshops on various holistic health topics.  All of her services are available long distance via phone or computer.  She offers and designs programs for groups and travels upon request. To reach Juniper call 505-862-9343, email juniper@juniperhealingarts.net or visit her website www.juniperhealingarts.net

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