Color: white, cream, yellow, blue, green
Appearance: milky, translucent, all sizes
Rarity: easily obtained
Source: India, Sri Lanka, Australia
Attributes: Moonstone is a “stone of new beginnings”. As its name suggests, it is strongly connected to mood and to the intuition. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, so everything is party 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 has traditionally been used to enhance psychic abilities and to develop clairvoyance*. It can be worn as a pendant to encourage acceptance of your psychic gifts.
Psychologically, Moonstone calms overreactions to situations and to emotional triggers. Moonstone is filled with receptive, passive, feminine energy. It balances male-female energies and aids 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.
Mentally, Moonstone opens the mind to sudden and irrational impulses, serendipity, and synchronicity. Care has to be taken that is does not induce illusions in response to wishful thinking.
Emotionally, Moonstone soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions. It improves emotional intelligence. Place on the solar plexus, it draws out old emotional patterning so that it can be understood and then dissolved. Moonstone provides deep emotional healing and heals disorders of the upper digestive tract that are related to emotional stress.
Physically, Moonstone powerfully affects the female reproductive and cycle and alleviates menstrual-related dis-ease* and tension. It is linked to the pineal gland and balances the hormonal system, stabilizes fluid imbalances, and attuned to the biorhythmic clock. It is helpful in cases of shock and can be used to calm hyperactive children.
Healing: Moonstone helps the digestive and reproductive systems, assimilates nutrients, eliminates toxins and fluid retention, and alleviates degenerative conditions of skin, hair, eyes, and fleshy organs such as the liver and pancreas. It is excellent for PMS, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeing. A Moonstone elixir was traditionally used for insomnia and the stone can prevent sleepwalking.