“A ghostly sheen moves under the surface of this feldspar, like moonlight glowing in water.” GIA
Moonstone is a truly beautiful stone. It comes in many colors including colorless, white, gray, blue, and peach. This semi-precious stone has tiny layers of feldspar. These layers can be as small as a wavelength of light, about .5 microns. Light bounces around between these layers and causes the stone’s signature glow. This effect is known as adularescence. The gem can also display a cat’s eye affect. Moonstone can also have small tension cracks called centipedes. Its Mohs hardness is between 6.0 and 6.5. This jewel is found in Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, and Tanzania. The moonstone is most commonly cut into a cabochon.
Moonstone was sacred to the ancient Romans as a symbol of the goddess, Diana, goddess of the moon. The jewel continues to have this association with its namesake. It is a sacred stone in India with special importance to lovers and is a traditional wedding gift.
Zodiologically, the gem, is a affiliated with Cancer and Sagittarius. It is aligned with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. It is also linked with the element wind. Moonstone is the traditional birthstone for June but was also paired with April, August, and October in ancient times. This treasure is the gift for the 13th anniversary.
One of Moonstones biggest metaphysical properties is tied to love. It is said in folk lore that if you give your beloved a moonstone on the full moon there will always be passion between you. It is also believed to reunite lovers who have been fighting. When worn the stone gives protection to travelers on land and sea especially at night. Using moonstone during quiet contemplation helps in inner growth and strength. The gem is also great for artists or for those who have to work creatively because it provides inspiration. It also bring success in business and gives a person good fortune. This treasure is also used to enhance psychic ability and intuition.
Moonstone stimulated the pineal gland and balances the hormonal system of the body. It aids in fertility. The jewel also balances emotions and mental health issues.
This website provides information only. Stones can not take the place of actual medical treatment. If you are experiencing health issues please see a qualified medical practitioner. Stones should only be used in conjunction with medical treatment.
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