Moonstone is Feldspar, which is common in the earth’s crust. Moonstone is an opalescent variety of orthoclase and albite, with a blue or white sheen known as adularescence.
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.
It was once called the ‘traveller’s stone’ providing protection against the perils of travel. Moonstone is also a talisman of good fortune and is beneficial to those involved in agriculture.
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.
Has a powerful effect on the female reproductive cycle and alleviates menstrual tension. Linked to the pineal gland it balances the hormonal system and stabilises fluid imbalances. Handy in cases of shock and can be used to calm hyperactive children.
Moonstone assists the digestive, elimination and reproductive systems; it 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, conception, pregnancy and childbirth. Useful in the treatment of circulatory disorders, water related imbalances like swelling and insect stings and bites.