CRYSTALS & THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES
Moonstone is a sodium calcium aluminium silicate mineral. Its registered name is Oligoclase Feldspar. Moonstone shows a glowing shimmer similar to labradorescence, but lacking in colour. The display is produced from lamellar inter-growths inside the crystal. These inter-growths result from compatible chemistries at high temperatures becoming incompatible at lower temperatures and thus a separating and layering of these two phases. The resulting shimmer effect is caused by a ray of light entering a layer and being refracted back and forth by deeper layers before it exits the crystal. This refracted ray has a different character than when it went in and produces the moonlike glow.
Moonstone occurs in the colours of off white, grey and pale shades of blue, green, yellow and brown. It has a lustre of vitreous to dull and the crystals are translucent to transparent.
The crystal growth habit includes blocky, or tabular crystals. Crystals have a nearly rectangular or square cross-section with slightly slanted dome and pinacoid terminations. Twinning is almost universal in all plagioclases. Crystals can be twinned according to the Albite, Carlsbad, Manebach and Baveno laws. This oligoclase mineral can be found as a major rock forming component in granites and syenites.
Lamellar twinning may cause a grooved effect on cystal and cleavage surfaces that appear as striations.
Moonstone can be found in Sri Lanka, the USA, Russia, Sweden and Canada.
Moonstone was used in Roman jewellery almost two thousand years ago, and even longer ago in the Orient. It was a popular choice of jewellers during the Art Nouveau period. In India, Moonstone has always been a sacred stone, with a special significance for lovers. It was believed that placing Moonstone in their mouths when the moon was full would allow them to see their future. Moonstone is also a traditional wedding gift there, for bringing harmony to the marriage. In Europe, Moonstone was said to reconcile estranged lovers, and to cure sleeplessness.
MOONSTONE And physical health
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 be-come attuned to the subtle hormonal shifts they experience during the moon phases. It can also be used to help balance water retention.
Moonstone helps the digestive and reproductive systems, assimilates nutrients, eliminates toxins and fluid retention. It eases degenerative conditions of skin, hair, eyes and fleshy organs such as the liver and pancreas. It is excellent for PMS, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.
Moonstone crystal water has been traditionally used for insomnia and the stone can prevent sleepwalking.
It is linked to the pineal gland and balances the hormonal system, stabilises fluid imbalances, and attunes to the biorhythm clock. It is helpful in cases of shock and can be used to calm hyperactive children.
Moonstone is the stone most associated with female fertility, and the associated menses, premenstrual syndrome and menopause. The Divine Feminine works through this stone to help assist women in all the joys of womanhood - maid, mother and wise woman. This stone helps you embrace the constant ebb and flow of female hormones.
MOONSTONE and your feelings
Moonstone can help to sort through your emotions and gain a higher perspective on their meaning and purpose. It can aid 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 calms over reactions to situations and to emotional triggers. Moonstone is filled with receptive, passive, feminine energy.
It balances male-female energies and helps men who want to get in touch with their feminine side. It is the perfect antidote for the excessively macho man or overly aggressive female.
Moonstone helps restore emotional balance This is a good stone for cleansing negative energy from your energy centres or chakras.
This is also a stone of reflection, helping you to look within using the powerful tool of self observation for self improvement and spiritual growth. With this stone in hand, watch your actions and reactions to others without judgement.
IMAGES OF MOONSTONE
MOONSTONE and the mind
Moonstone is a stone of mystery. It has often been associated with the feminine because of its ability to enhance the intuitive side of the mind.
When Moonstone is employed by females, it initiates kundalini energy and promotes clairvoyance. When utilised by males, it stimulates the right side of the brain, encouraging nonlinear thinking and emotional balance. In both sexes it frequency aids in clearing the aura, activating the third eye and crown chakras.
Moonstone is the stone of new beginnings. It is strongly connected to the moon and to the intuition. The stone is reflective and re-minds us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, so everything is part of a cycle of change.
Its most powerful effect is that of calming the emotions. Moonstone makes conscious the unconscious and promotes intuition and empathy. It encourages lucid dreaming, especially at the time of the full moon.
Moonstone opens the mind to sudden and irrational impulses, serendipity. Care must be taken that it does not induce illusions in response to wishful thinking.
Moonstone promotes dreaming. Dreams provide tools for self knowledge and help bringing mental clarity With moonstone under your pillow, use the messages of dreamtime to restore mental balance.
MOONSTONE and the SPIRIT
Moonstone evokes patience and appropriate action. It teaches you the value of working with Divine timing instead of railing against its sometimes ponderous pace.
Moonstone allows understanding of the proper action 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 in applying them at the proper time.
Moonstone can help to attuned to your guides and follow their guidance in order to take appropriate action.
Moonstone is a perfect tool for increasing your intuition and psychic awareness, trusting the process. Psychic awareness includes the ability to use the six sensory gifts, or the Clair Senses - this collective word phrase includes any or all types of psychic sensitivity corresponding to the senses: seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting, touching. Clair Senses in psychic terms are translated as:
clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairscent, clairtangency, and clairgustance.
Use moonstone to connect with the archangels of the Divine Feminine - Auriel and Tzaphkiel. This pearly stone is beneficial for rituals involving the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, the moon and all mythological goddesses. Moonstone is associated with the ancient Greek moon goddess Hecate.
Blue moonstone is a shimmering pale blue. Blue moonstone is an ideal gift for a loved one when there is uncertainty in the relationship. Carry this stone with you to work if you are in the health service industry. This is a stone for the traveller it will keep you on the correct and safe path to your ultimate destination,
Blue moonstone benefits the lymphatic system, sinuses and sinus related headaches, stomach, pancreas, and pituitary gland, relieve bladder weakness and bed wetting in older children, insomnia, snoring and travel sickness.
Blue moonstone should be worn to bring peace when you have been working hard for a prolonged period and cannot switch off.
This stone focuses on the psychic abilities of vision and clairvoyance, psychic sight and knowing. Blue moonstone facilitates communicating psychically with people, pets, entities, spirit guides and angels. It aids psychic communication across time, dimension, space and the galaxy. Blue moonstone helps you honour yourself as a psychic being and a part of the Goddess. This stone facilitates self blessing and aids psychic healing and clairaudience.
Cat’s Eye Moonstone promotes clarity of the mind and inner vision. It helps you remain focused while in a meditative or altered state of awareness. Cat’s Eye Moonstone assists in seeing and understanding the emotional lessons and implications underlying current life experiences. It is excellent for those who desire deeper insight into the emotional patterns of themselves or others. Cat’s Eye Moonstone carries a wonderful balance of yin and yang energies, helping to balance these forces within your energy field.
Grey moonstone focuses on the psychic abilities of vision and clairvoyance, psychic sight and knowing. It creates new realities and understanding of realities other than those on the earthly plane.
This stone facilitates visualisation, meditation, guided journeys, shamanic journeys and visual psychic healing. Grey moonstone will help you make contact with your spirit guides and angels. It expands your spiritual and psychic vision while giving you the ability to focus on your life path.
Grey Moonstone is a stone of perceiving beyond the veil. It is a powerful stone for the clairvoyant and the shaman, assisting in moving into the unseen realms. Grey Moonstone is also called ‘New Moon Stone,’ and it does carry the mysterious and powerful energies of the new moon, wherein all things exist as potential. It is a powerful magnifier of intention and can assist in bringing forth creations from the void.
Peach Moonstone’s gentle, loving energy supports the heart as it stimulates the mind. It allows you to see the positive, loving existence of the Divine in all situations. It can help soothe worry or anxiety while assisting ]in celebrating the positive experiences in your life. Peach Moonstone carries a soothing energy for the emotional body and is excellent for use by intuitive or sensitive children.
This stone is thought to help with hormonal cycles connected with fertility, menstruation, menopause, PMS, fibroids, IVF and surrogate mothering, It assists stomach acid, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. It will reduce the effects of gallstone pain, pancreatic problems, fluid retention and food allergies.
This is a consoling stone for anyone who feels helpless because of weight problems. Wear peach moonstone to love and value yourself as you are now and to separate food from emotional needs.
Peach moonstone makes impersonal situations more welcoming and helps to bring out the best in people who are unpleasant due to sorrow, grief or shyness This stone attracts prosperity and success. It will generate enthusiasm in lazy family members.
Peach moonstone heals the heart by bringing Goddess love into your life and heart. This stone facilitates the discovery of your place in the universal plan and helps you discover the Goddess within. Peach moonstone provides you with a gentle clearing of heart scars and traumas from this life and past lives. It promotes acceptance and openness, learning to trust yourself and others. This is an all healing energy especially for women.
Rainbow moonstone is a milky white with rainbow flashes of colour appearing on the surface of the stone.
This stone assists in balancing your hormones, increases fertility, controls the menstrual cycle, thyroid, pituitary gland and bowels. Rainbow moonstone will assist in recovery after surgery particularly on breasts, womb, after sterilisation. It will reduce the effects of anaphylactic shock.
Rainbow moonstone combines the gentle lunar energies with the optimism of the rainbow to reassure all those who feel lost, alone or vulnerable.
It assists in lucid dreaming and calm sleep when placed under your pillow. This stone offers ongoing support against illness, supports those who have suicide ideation and improve those with learning difficulties.
White Moonstone represents the energy of the full moon at the height of its power. It stimulates all aspects of psychic perception and can enhance vision and dream work. Just like the full moon, White Moonstone can magnify your emotions. Used by women, it activates the kundalini energy and opens the inner eye. Its energy aids men in reaching emotional balance and in developing their receptive power.
This stone personifies a woman's connection to the Goddess and the moon. It regulates the menstrual and fertility cycles. Eases menopause. Facilitates psychic sight, intuition, ancient women's wisdom, magic and the craft, and ritual. White moonstone soothes and heals the emotions and mind. It enhances spiritual growth and development. It heals the astral body
White moonstone improves the digestion, assists in reducing epilepsy seizures, reduce gallstones, kidney stones, bladder, control hormones, menstrual problems, ovaries, womb, pregnancy, breasts, hair migraine and weight.
White moonstone encourages calm, gentle but effective responses in fraught situations. Wear this stone when travelling particularly if overnight or overseas. It will help reduce the effects of jet lag. White moonstone is beneficial to children, wear this stone to soothe those who are sleeping under a strange roof or for driving away nightmares, night terrors or insomnia.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z