Element: Water

Ayurvedic Dosha: Pitta & Kapha

Chakra: Third Eye, Sacral & Crown

Zodiac / Star Sign: Gemini, Cancer, Libra & Scorpio

Affirmation: “I am cyclic, I am water, I flow with ease”

Meanings & Uses: The moon, in many spiritual traditions, represents the divine feminine & women’s hormonal cycles are connected with the waxing & waning of the moon. Moonstone is known for harmonizing & balancing hormonal cycles as well as emotions. The moon cycles are connected to the ebb & flow of tides in the ocean & to many other energies on earth. May moonstone remind you to connect with mother nature more & remind you everything is connected. The moonstone also reminds us that our lives also ebb & flow. Moonstone cultivates compassion & empathy for yourself, & sometimes we need this gentle reminder that everything is cyclic & that what is, shall pass. The intuitive & creative power of the feminine is activated by moonstone. It can help you find ease as you move through emotional times & gives space to feel all the emotions without letting them control you. Moonstone will connect you to your subconscious, it is yin energy, it will encourage you to reflect & be receptive to new ideas & different ways of thinking.

How To Cleanse: Physically, moonstone is safe to cleanse with soap & warm water. However, do not use hot water & do not let it sit in water for an extended period of time. Energetically you can cleanse moonstone in all the traditional ways. For example, moonstone can be cleansed under the full moon (if clouds are present – don’t worry, the energy of the moon will still connect), you can bury it, cleanse it with sage or pair it with selenite – these are just a few examples you could try.

Mineral Origin: The finest moonstone can be discovered in Sri Lanka & Southern India. Blue moonstones are highly prized due to their rarity. Other varieties of moonstone can be discovered in Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico & the USA.

Uses in History: Moonstone is well known for its brilliant opalescent shimmer. Due to this brilliant shimmer, ancient Romans thought moonstone was created from frozen moonlight. Romans & Greeks also associated the stone with their lunar deities. Magicians used to use the stone with their spells in accordance with the different phases of the moon. If the aim of the spell were to increase something, they would use it when the moon was in the waxing phase. For a spell to decrease, they used it when the moon was waning. If someone was wanting to enhance their garden & its produce, they used to plant moonstone in their garden to increase the garden’s fertility. Florida in the United States, adopted the moonstone as its official state gemstone in 1970 to commemorate the Apollo 11 Mission for the moon landing & to represent all past & present missions to the moon.

Mineral Composition & Formation: Moonstone is a sodium, potassium & aluminum silicate. Moonstone is a member of the feldspar family & is an orthoclase feldspar. Similar to labradorite (plagioclase feldspar) however with a main point of difference, labradorite has calcium sodium, while moonstone is distinctly different with potassium sodium. Moonstones classic opalescent shimmer is also known as adularescence. The stone’s hardness scale (Moh’s scale) is 6 – 6.5 & the stone is formed by magma cooling. Albite & orthoclase solidify from the magma, gradually intergrowing with each other. During formation, they create stacked, alternating layers. When light passes through these layers, the adularescence, the shimmer seen in moonstone, can be admired.

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