Moonstone Meaning and Benefits
~ June Birthstone ~ Properties ~ Moonstone Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~
For all those born in the month of June, your Birthstone is Moonstone.
It is also one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Gemini, between May 21 and Jun 20.
Moonstone Meaning – General Information.
Moonstone is Feldspar, which is common in the earth’s crust. It is an opalescent variety of orthoclase and albite, with a pearly blue or white sheen known as adularescence. An alternative name is Hecatolite and it has a Mohs hardness of 6.
Named for its moon-like sheen. Its name is also derived from the visual effect, or sheen that is caused by light being diffracted within its microstructure, consisting of regular layers of alkali feldspars. Moonstone occurs in delicate shades of white, peach, blue, grey, and yellow.
Known as a soul stone, it is considered to be excellent for expressing and attracting love and kindness. It is also said to bring happiness into its environment.
Moonstone Meaning – History
Moonstone has been used in jewellery for millennia. For nearly two thousand years it has been used in Roman jewellery, and even longer in the Orient. It has always been considered sacred in India where it has a special significance for lovers and still remains a traditional wedding gift there. It was popular with jewellers in the Art Nouveau period. In Europe, it was believed to reconcile estranged lovers and to cure sleeplessness. Because of its uplifting quality of hope, it has long been worn as a talisman to enhance the personality. The Romans and Greeks both associated Moonstone with their lunar deities.
Moonstone has a lengthy and tangible connection to the magic of the moon. Long called the ‘traveller’s stone’ for providing protection against the perils of travel, especially at night. Moonstone is also a talisman of good fortune and is beneficial to those involved in agriculture. It has a reputation as a channel for prophecy, also as an amulet of lovers for passion, and a path to wisdom. It calms and encourages, as well as revealing and teaching us the natural rhythms of life.
Moonstone Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.
Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings and as its name suggests it is strongly connected to the moon and also to intuition. It reminds us that everything is part of the cycle of change, just as the moon waxes and wanes and encourages us to pay attention to the cycles of our lives.
Moonstone helps to cool and soothe the emotions and calm over-reactions to emotional and personal situations. It encourages intuitiveness and perception. Moonstone enhances the feminine nature and balances male-female energies. It also soothes instability and stress.
Being as ancient as the moon itself, it holds the power of mystery. Moonstone is a talisman of the inward journey. It can take you deep into the self to retrieve the missing parts of your soul, left behind and/or forgotten, and then bring them into the light.
Moonstone Meaning – Healing.
Moonstone has a powerful effect on the female reproductive cycle and alleviates menstrual tension. Linked to the pineal gland it balances the hormonal system and stabilizes fluid imbalances. Handy in cases of shock and it can also be used to calm hyperactive children.
Moonstone assists the digestive, elimination and reproductive systems: it also enhances the assimilation of nutrients and assists in the elimination of toxins and fluid retention. It alleviates degenerative conditions of skin, hair, eyes and fleshy organs like the liver and pancreas. It is excellent for PMS, as well as conception, pregnancy and childbirth. Useful in the treatment of circulatory disorders, water-related imbalances like swelling and insect stings and bites.
Tips for using Moonstone.
- Frequent travellers should keep Moonstone in the glove compartment as protection against road rage and for safe night driving.
- Carry Moonstone to nurture your heart as well as assisting with accepting love.
- Moonstone helps dancers and artists with self-expression.
- Meditating with Moonstone takes you deep into the self.
- Wearing a Moonstone necklace during lovemaking at the full moon harmonizes your body into the natural lunar cycle.
- Increase fertility by wearing or carrying Moonstone.
- Holding Moonstone provides spiritual nourishment and sustenance to assist you through changes.
- Wear Moonstone to encourage you to love and value yourself for who you really are.
- Keeping Moonstone in your workspace inspires the heart and feelings, and also helps with sharing activities.
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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.