Moonstone Tumbled Gemstone
Keywords: Mystery, self-discovery, intuition, insight, dreams, the Goddess
Chakras: Third eye and crown
Birthstone: June, August, September
Zodiac Signs: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio
Moonstone Crystal Healing Properties:
Moonstone encourages us to pay attention to the cycles of our lives and to celebrate the milestones and rites of passage each new cycle brings. It teaches us to let go of frustrations and to surrender to the flow of the natural progress and to nurture ourselves in accordance to the current stage of one's creation. Moonstone connects us with deep intuition and psychic awareness and allows us to embrace the ebb and flow of the moon. It is believed to be helpful in stabilizing female hormones and males to become attuned to subtle hormonal shifts during the different moon phases.
Moonstone History and Uses:
Moonstone is named for its translucent sheen which is reminiscent of moonlight, it is found in pale shades of white, brown, peach, cream, and a pearly gray color. Rainbow Moonstone displays chatoyancy which reflects all the colors of a rainbow. It has been in use for thousands of years as a connection to the cycles of the moon and has been found as jewelry from ancient Asia and Rome. It was traditionally used as a travelers protection stone and in India as a fertility stone, it was often given as a wedding gift to inspire passion. According to legend, Moonstone can help to predict the future when it is placed under the tongue during Full Moon.
Moonstone Geological Description:
Moonstone is a feldspar mineral, a potassium aluminium silicate with a hardness of 6 to 6.5. Its crystal system is monoclinic and prismatic . Moonstone is found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Burma, Australia, India and the United States.
Affirmation: I respect and stay in tune with life cycles.
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