Moonstone expands the heart into nurturing qualities, as well as supports in the acceptance of love, including self love.
Since ancient times, moonstone has been a clear connection to the enchantment of the moon – a talisman of protection for travellers, an offering of lovers for passion, a frequency for foresight, and a pathway to knowledge and understanding.
Our link to the moon is strong. As it waxes and wanes in cyclic precision, it creates the currents and rhythms of our mother, Earth, and effects our actions, emotions and spiritual evolution. Moonstone calms and encourages, teaching us the natural rhythms of life.
Connected with the feminine, moonstone deepens one’s intuition. To women, moonstone reveals their feminine power and capacity of clairvoyance, and gives rise to the kundalini energy. Moonstone supports men to expand into the feminine aspects of their nature, and inspires the right side of the brain, promoting nonlinear thinking and emotional balance.
Moonstone aids in attuning to the normal rhythms of the biological forces of one’s body and to utilize natural energy cycles. It powerfully affects the female reproductive system, improving fertility and inspires ease in pregnancy and childbirth, relieves menstrual problems and change-of-life, balances the hormonal system and expels fluid retention.
In India, Moonstone was the stone of the gods and goddesses, of hope and spiritual clarity through cessation of the ego. It resists materialism and reinforces the faith of spiritual people in all cultures. Hermits, monks and other contemplatives withdrawn from society for spiritual reasons, find a special affinity for Moonstone. In India, it also holds a special association for lovers, and is a traditional wedding present there.
Named for its moon-like sheen, Moonstone is a Feldspar mineral appearing as a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy that transfers as a line across the surface as light changes. Moonstone transpires in graceful hues of peach, blue, gray, white and a prismatic form known as Rainbow Moonstone.