The feldspar group includes the microcline, orthoclase and plagioclase feldspars. The Feldspar Group belongs to the Silicate Class of minerals. They commonly occur as prismatic crystals in aggregate groups. Some of the stones exhibit the characteristics of adularescence (a certain type of white or bluish light seen in a gemstone as it is turned), such as moonstone or labradorescence which is a brilliant display of colours when held up to a light source) as in labradorite.
Most members of the feldspar group are translucent to semi-opaque and colours can be grey, pink white yellow on in the case of amazonite an aqua blue to green.
Feldspar eases menstruation and urges you to participate in conscious contraception. Feldspar increases your self respect, self esteem and and self awareness. It helps you in honouring yourself as a woman, honouring your sexuality and ability to create new life.
This stone will help you, if you have the habit of continually selecting the wrong partner by helping you acknowledge that you are valued as yourself not as an extension of someone else. The mineral feldspar provides you with feminine, moon and Goddess energy.
Amazonite helps physical healing for many conditions. It is helpful in cell regeneration and healing after trauma or injury. It is an excellent stone to use for gout and arthritis. It assists in preventing hair loss and helping to repair brittle hair and nails. It can help balance the thyroid and adrenal glands, especially when they are overtaxed by excessive stress or emotional repression.
Amazonite assists you in setting appropriate boundaries, both within yourself and externally. It helps you to move beyond fear of confrontation or judgement, allowing you more freedom in acting in alignment with your higher truth and integrity. It encourages you to speak and live your truth for the highest good. It assists you in gaining self knowledge and in defining your core beliefs and values.
Amazonite assists you in communicating higher truths and higher knowledge. It is the stone of truth, assisting you in seeing the truth for yourself and in others. It helps in the development of discernment of energetic boundaries.
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Labradorite can help reveal the nature of mystery illnesses. It can show the patterns that have created disease and can amplify your healing thoughts and prayers.
Labradorite can assist in uncovering unconscious belief patterns that generate unpleasant emotional states. It can help you to become clearly aware of the source of your beliefs, self talk and egoic influence on your habitual emotional state.
Labradorite helps you in moving between realities and connecting with unseen realms. It enhances psychic abilities and increases your capacity to visualise and perceive with the inner eye. Labradorite is particularly useful for magical and ritual work and acts as psychic protection for those who travel and serve on other levels of reality.
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IMAGES OF THE VARIETIES OF FELDSPAR
Moonstone is a traditional stone for attuning to the ebb and flow of the moon's energy. For this reason it can be helpful in stabilising female cycles and can help males become attuned to the subtle hormonal shifts they experience during the moon phases. It can also be used to help balance water retention.
Moonstone can help you sort through your emotions and gain a higher perspective on their meaning and purpose. It can help in releasing frustration and surrendering to the natural progress of the cycles of life. It enhances patience and helps you remain objective when receiving empathic information from others.
Moonstone evokes patience and appropriate action. It teaches you the value of working with Divine timing instead of railing against its sometimes ponderous pace. Every creation you undertake has stages of growth, just as a plant does. Moonstone teaches you to identify the current stage of your creation and to act appropriately for the proper nurturance of that stage. For instance, if your creation is in the very beginning stages of growth it may be counterproductive to attempt to harvest it. Yet this is precisely what impatience would have you do while you wait for your creation to manifest. Moonstone allows understanding of the proper action to take at the proper time, in order to nurture and eventually reap the harvest of our creations.
Moonstone is a powerful stone for psychic awareness and intuition. Psychic ability allows you to open to outside guidance from higher beings. Moonstone enhances these communications and assists you in applying them at the proper time. Moonstone can help you become attuned to your guides and follow their guidance in order to take appropriate action.
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Sunstone warms the body, increasing metabolism, digestion and vitality. It helps balance the endocrine system and helps reproductive problems due to imbalanced hormones.
Sunstone amplifies the vital life force within you. It promotes passionate action toward a goal with the motivation required to get things done. Operating in the physical world requires money and vitality, so with this stone in hand, follow the light and align yourself with the vibration of the resources you require to move forward with a project or plan.
Sunstone warms and stimulates the emotional body. It can help you transform anger into energy and judgement into joy. It raises the vibration of your emotional patterns. Sunstone reminds you of your own personal brilliance and magnificence, thereby raising your spirit and increasing your self confidence. Its fiery energy evaporates out of balance emotions. This is a stone of new beginnings and brings promise and optimism. Use it to help lift you from feelings of depression by bringing you the realisation that happiness is always available to you and that it is up to you.
Sunstone's luminosity offers mental clarity and connects you with positive thoughts. This stone sheds light on obstacles and brings luck and good fortune. It is the stone of manifestation and the mind power in creating reality. This stone activates creative thought processes, which help you to bring forth inspiration for inventions and art.
Sunstone teaches you to utilise your skills and abilities in service to others. It is a stone of abundance, helping you take action to manifest your desires in physicality. Sunstone emanates the Solar Ray, attuning you to Light and the energy of the Sun. Sunstone brings you spiritual fortitude and self confidence so you can develop your spiritual gifts. With this stone in hand, recognise that you have a direct connection with the Divine. This stone reminds you that self confidence is necessary to improve your own life as well as to be an instrument of peace and love to help all humanity. This stone activates that part of you that remembers your spiritual magnificence.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z