Feminine and calming, emotional and loving, this smooth, milky mineral is said to be a reflection of the Moon goddess herself, encapsulated on Earth for the good of humankind. It is used for many ‘women’s problems’, period pains, tensions, pregnancy and breastfeeding mothers. This lunar stone helps us during change in our physical structure. It helps to balance the male-female energies and many men use this stone to get in touch with their ‘feminine side’. It relates to the zodiac sign of Cancer, a water sign, and is often worn to give better control over emotions and to teach composure. One old wives’ tale is that if you suck a piece of tumbled Moonstone under the tongue it will improve your memory. As a calming stone, Moonstone is often placed in drinking water and left to energise it for several hours before drinking the water. It was used as an ancient remedy in this way to combat insomnia.
It has value in the treatment of shock and is used by healers in the treatment of hyperactive children. A Moonstone pendant is often given to people of a delicate nature, helping them come to terms with their psychic abilities and gifts. Moonstone comes in a variety of colours from milky white to black.