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. Whilst all contain the properties discussed above, there are also some variances as explained below.
Moonstone: The beautifully coloured mineral we have all come to love and know as Moonstone in colours from creamy white through to black is a potassium feldspar. It’s a different family group to Rainbow Moonstone that belongs to the plagioclase feldspar group. That is why is looks more dense and less sparkly in appearance. Moonstone is sometimes referred to as Hecatolite.
There is something ethereal about Moonstone in all its colours. It’s energy changes with the tides and moon phases. Every time one picks it up it has a different story to tell, a push or pull energy working on a different chakra point or body of energy. And, just like the tides and moon phases that create such an effect on our emotional body so too does Moonstone. It can stabilise and calm ones emotions, it aids the memory and balances our male/female sides.
Moonstone is the mineral many go to for working on ones intuition. It aids sixth sense, precognition, premonition and extrasensory perception. All of the Moonstone family are female in nature and give confidence to new mothers, strength, self belief and awareness to sensitives and comfort to the elderly.
Rainbow Moonstone: The full rainbow spectrum flashed across the surface of Rainbow Moonstone instantly draws attention to the fact that it contains the magical powers of the Moon Goddess. It will not surprise you to know that rock brought back from the space flight of Apollo 11 that landed on the Moon on July 20th 1969 was actually a piece of Rainbow Moonstone.
Rainbow Moonstone has the strong energy of divine feminine about it and pieces that display a vivid blue sheen are often used for connection to the spiritual world. These are treasured to enhance psychic gifts and the opening of the third eye; for connection to the Moon Goddess, spell casting and divination.
Rainbow Moonstone is white Labradorite technically and represents the light. Wear it to attract light into your life. Rainbow Moonstone is gentle and works to attain ones highest good. It helps one to be honest with oneself and not to harbour negative thoughts or emotions. It teaches the power of forgiveness, of emptying or deleting from ones memory passed hurts, pains and sorrows. And it promises new beginnings.
Blue Moonstone: Blue moonstone is a member of the feldspar group. It is predominantly white and a good specimen has a beautiful blue chatoyancy emanating from under the surface. This is the rough tumbled moonstone, the higher gem grade is known as rainbow moonstone.
Blue moonstone has all the qualities of moonstone with the energy of following ones destiny no matter what. It is capable of pushing one towards 'new beginnings' and starting over, especially useful when it is the last thing that one wants to do. It is in tune with the moon and works on balancing the emotional body first before expanding onto the rainbow chakras of the body. It can build bridges allowing the user to tap into the collective consciousness and move into a greater connection with all beings on all paths.
Black Moonstone: If you are drawn to the darker, Black Moonstone, deep emotions buried within may wish to surface. It is very much a stone of the dark goddess. Black moonstone has an amazing energy. It brings in the Grandmother Moon Goddess energy that connects with the ‘Maiden-Mother’ energy, protecting and nurturing. It is a great protector and guide when spirit walking or When you work with black moonstone in sync with the moon’s cycle, it helps to cut through your internal layers, shedding light on the thoughts and patterns you need to let go of in order to pave your pathway to greatness. It also has a gentle protective and grounding energy that is not as prevalent in other types of Moonstone.
On the dark side of the moon there is a power equal to the light side of the moon that can be channeled to bring new projects into fulfilment. The spell craft of Calling down the Moon wether it be ‘Full Moon’ time or ‘ Dark Moon’ time is well known within the occult as the perfect juncture to use either the positive energy of the moon or the negative energy for ones undertaking. Black Moonstone is the perfect mineral for using on the dark side of the moon to work with the dark goddess energies within ones workings. Powerful healings with positive outcomes are just as often preformed during this time. This is the time for pathing the way to manifest your dreams, for ridding yourself of things that must be released and for accepting that which at the moment cannot be changed.
Sleep or meditate with your piece of Black Moonstone and dream of the life you wish and the way you need to go in order to get there.