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Saturday, April 13, 2013

About Moonstone benefits



Moonstone is a gem found mainly in Shri Lanka, Myanmar, India, and Madagascar. It is known to calm your emotions without you having to repress them. Useful for people who keep things bottled up inside to protect themselves, it helps us be in touch with emotions that we are sometimes scared to acknowledge. Said to enhance our feminine side, Moonstone brings us in touch with our intuition, gentleness, and compassion. That does not mean that Moonstone is only useful for women. All men have feminine aspects to them, yet some men are afraid to reveal this, thinking that it will diminish their masculine identity. Moonstone helps them to embrace and control their feminine aspects.



Moonstone is also believed to aid in matters of love and fertility. It is used to aid fertility and child birth, and to regulate the menstrual cycle. Its power is strongest during a full moon. In some cultures it is believed to bring new love into your life, or to reunite lovers after a quarrel. Perhaps Moonstone's ability to balance the emotional and the rational is the source of this power.

If you feel that you are too withdrawn and it is harming your relationships, maybe moonstone would be a great gem stone for you.



Other names for this stone are water opal, fish-eye, and wolf's-eye. Long considered to have inherent connections to the moon by all ancient cultures familiar with the stone, it was used during the waxing of the moon for love charms and during the waning of the moon to foretell the future.

The moonstone in India is quite a sacred stone, it is only permitted to be displayed on a yellow cloth. In this culture they called the moonstone Candra Kanta, and it is told that moonlight from a full moon gives the gemstone occult and magical powers. It is believed to bring much good fortune and allows one to see the future.

To dream of moonstone means travel and good health, but may also symbolize the unfolding of spiritual and psychic development.



Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 6 with a mono-clinic crystal structure.

Moonstone is the opalescent variety of Orthoclase, which is an alkai feldspar, with a blue or white sheen, referred to as a "schiller", rather like the shine of the moon, hence it's name. The sheen is created by the reflection of light from the internal structure of layers. The layers are thin albite that give the attractive blue, while thicker layers feldspar produce the white color. It's most amazing, and much like the moon!

Moonstone from Shri Lanka, the classical country of origin for Moonstone, shimmers pale blue on almost transparent ground, it's magical! Specimens from India show cloud like plays of light and shade on beige brown, green, orange or simple brown background. These subdued colors in combination with the fine shine make Moonstone an ideal gemstone for jewelry with a sensuous and feminine character.

This gemstone was once before extremely popular, about a hundred years ago in the times of Art Nouveau. It used to decorate a striking number of pieces of jewelry pieces created by the famous French Master Goldsmith René Lalique and by his contemporaries. These pieces are usually only found in a museum or in collections nowadays.




Mystical Properties:
Vibrating with the feminine wisdom and Goddess energy of the waxing and full Moon, moonstone has a reflective, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perception and brings balance and harmony with the All. It is said to have the power to grant wishes. Moonstone Honors the Goddess in all women. It aids in dieting, gardening, psychic awareness and meditation. It soothes stress, anxiety, women's hormones it enhances intuitive sensitivity via feelings and less overwhelmed by personal feelings. Greater flexibility and flow with life.

Helps all be more comfortable with our gentler feminine/yin receiving side. Especially for water signs. Helps one be more conscious of the fact that all things are part of a cycle of constant change. It is a recommended gemstone for farmers and gardeners, artists, dancers and young men.

Moonstone, Colored
Peach or Apricot Moonstone A wonderful stone of soothing, feminine energy. Calming and brightening the emotions and it helps to improve the wearer's self-image. It reminds us of our own worth and divinity. It invokes sensuality and gentle passion. The color reminds of the enchanted feeling when the Full Moon is huge and orange and low on the horizon.

Moonstone, Rainbow
Rainbow Moonstone Vibrating with the feminine wisdom and Goddess energy of the waxing and full Moon, has a reflective, calming energy. It helps to strengthen intuition and psychic perception and brings balance and harmony with the All. The Rainbow effect invokes a spectrum of light, and feels cleansing and uplifting.

Moonstone, Silver Grey
Silver Grey Moonstone Invoking the reflective, intuitive power and Goddess energy of the waning moon, this silver-grey stone eases frustrations and lends a greater ability ability to flow and move in harmony natural tides of life.




Healing Properties:
The Moonstone is said to assist with female issues and with childbirth. By unblocking the lymphatic system, it can heal and balance the stomach, pancreas, and pituitary gland. It can reduce swelling and excess body fluid.

Placed under the pillow it will allow for a more peaceful sleep, and is often used as a cure for insomnia, and used along with the amethyst.

Moonstone is also used as a stand in for pearl, when pearl is not available.




Magical Properties:
Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Deities: Diana, Selene, Isis, all lunar goddess
Associated stone: Quartz Crystal
Associated metal: Silver
Powers: Love, divination, sleep, gardening, protection, youth, dieting, psychic abilities.

Moonstone is receptive and love-drawing. This wonderful gemstone is also gently protective.

Each individual must work with the moonstone to see if it works better during the waxing or waning moon for themselves or the type of divination one is doing. The moonstone is said to change it's luster with the phases of the moon, being brighter of the waxing for full moon and darker on the waning or the new moon.

Gives wealth and the gift of prophecy, helps one connect with the feminine side of one's nature as well as with the Goddess. It works wonders when matched with garnet, it reveals the truth behind illusions and will help to unmask hidden or secret enemies.

This gemstone enhances the psychic, so it may help to keep a piece with divinatory tools. For true seekers of higher spiritual development and wisdom, moonstone will open the gateway to the subconscious; at the same time it will not permit entrance by any who are not ready for the experience. Helps with making communication with your guides easier.

If you are a sensitive individual, please to avoid contact with moonstone during the time of the full moon, as you can become so open to the psychic and other realms of being that it can be quite unnerving.

Wear this stone when giving divination and reading, though be prepared to receive secret information that the person might not want discussed at any time.




Zodiac:
Associations: Moon

Mystical Birthstone for the Month of June

Stone of Cancer, Libra and Scorpio

Moonstone has a positive influence on Cancer while a bluish moonstone is more effective for Pisces. Because of the way it travels thru the Zodiac, Moonstone is also considered a protective stone while traveling, especially at night or on the water.




Chakra Classification:
Moonstone is most beneficial on the 2nd, or Sacral/Navel Chakra, for most, but it also connects 2nd, or Sacral/Navel Chakra and 6th, or Third Eye/Brow Chakra for emotional balance and gracefulness.

It is, as well, used to balance the 4th, or Heart Chakra, in helping us discern what we want and what we need...as they do not come from the same place. Moonstone can assist you in absorbing those necessary things in life, while helping you discern what is merely wanted.

Moonstone will help achieve a balance between heart and mind without losing the gentleness and caring needed, yet keep the emotions in check to allow you to function properly.



Do Gemstones really have meaning?

Gemstones and their meaning

A lot of people are skeptical about the healing powers and mystical powers of gem stones and crystals. How can an inanimate object possibly have power? Have can gem stones possibly have meaning? Well, there is no definite proof that gem stones have power and meaning. There is, however, a massive Scorpius of anecdotal evidence that indicates that gems have a powerful positive influence on peoples` lives.

I am none to argue with the countless people throughout history who have been convinced of gem stones` power, but let`s imagine for a minute that gem stones have no physical power. Does that mean that gem stones have no meaning? Not at all! Gem stones have power to focus your thoughts and energy on what is really important to you in life. I once purchased a new tiger eye tumble stone for its power to strengthen conviction and confidence, and promote financial and professional success. Simply possessing that small tumble stone made me focus my mental energy on the self-improvement goals I had set for myself, to build confidence and use that confidence to build financial power. That mental energy translated into action, and I successfully improved my confidence and financial situation. The gem stone you choose, and its meaning, are symbols of and reminders of your commitment to improve your life.




Gemstones have been cherished ever since man first saw them glow in sunlight.


Many people attribute supernatural powers to gemstones. Gemstones have been used to heal physical ailments, bring spiritual power and gain emotional health.


Zuni fetishes are small animal carvings from the Zuni Indians of New Mexico. These carvings are said to have supernatural power including the power to heal. Zuni fetishes are often carved from gemstones such as lapis, turquoise, malachite and are the most valuable when carved from these special stones.


Agate – Courage, symbolizes 3rd Eye, gives a spiritual love of truth, banishes fears and hardens tender gums.


Alexandrite – Inner and outer regeneration, works on the crown chakra, brings general good fortune.


Amazonite – Strengthens the nervous system, used in ancient Egypt


Amber – Grounds and stabilizes, healing agent, acts as a filter, radiates light and heat.


Amethyst – Protection, spiritual attunement, gives visions or opens spiritual and psychic centers, reduces mental tension, induces pleasant healing dreams, prevents over indulgence and encourages transformation and breaking of bad habits.


Apatite – Clears confusion in the mental strata’s


Aquamarine – Gives one direction in life and spiritual visions, lifts ones spirit, calms the nerves, protection at sea. Courage in social group situations, adventures in love and life, gives luck where perception is required.


Azurite – jewel of wisdom, revitalizes damaged tissue, good use in hypnosis, stimulates thought and gives mental control.


Carnelian – Gives feeling of well-being, recycles past-life experiences, speeds up law of karma.


Cat’s Eye – Insight into one’s own faults, treats the eyes


Celestite – Communication with cosmic beings and beings of light.


Chrysoprase – Tranquilizer.


ChrysacoIla – Helps alleviate personal fears and guilt, gives clear-seeing, aids in Cancer therapy.


Citrine – Cheerfulness, control over emotions, clear thought, overcomes mental blocks.


Coral – Good for keeping thoughts in control for visualization and while meditating, helps arthritis.


Diamond – Respiratory problems, attunement to higher forces, best worn with other stones, opens Ajna and Crown Chakra.


Emerald – Meditation, healing, business success, it totally rejects evil; gives power to foretell future events, a link with spiritual forces.


Fluorite – Grounds, holds, directs excess energy for highest efficiency and to be used when needed, centering tool.


Garnet – Aids in remembering dreams, for going backwards in time, attracts profound love, gives persistence, cures depression and works on liver to relieve toxins in the body.


Hematite – Bestows wisdom, idealism and unselfishness on wearer, strengthens stomach and intestines when worn on solar plexus, helps stop bleeding.


Jade – Peace, tranquillity, soothes the eyes and emotions, for going backwards in time, wisdom, universal attunement, gives long-life and a peaceful death.


Jasper – Improves sense of smell strengthens one’s will to do good, balances the emotions.


Jet – To relieve depression, eliminate fearful thoughts, protection, provides direction in relationship with one’s soul and spirit


Kunzite – Balances emotional and mental bodies.


Laboradorite/ Spectrolite – Symbol of opened Third Eye, gives one desire to perfect self balance and aura.


Lapis Lazuli – Stone of friendship, helps one to be more kind and helpful, spiritual attunement, connects us to our resonating star, it is a stone of fidelity.


Malachite – Prosperity, treats the eyes and abnormal blood sugar levels, treats circulatory diseases.


Moonstone – Calming, good for meditation, spiritual guidance and protection while travelling, prophecy, love stimulator, brings happy experiences to those who are sensitive.


Onyx – Stone of separation can be used for purpose of release, to end a bothersome relationship.


Opal – Divination and prophecy, balances chakras, used for centering self, aids in channelling and teaching truths to others, psychic journeys, anchor of hope, stone of cupid.


Padparadsch – Knowledge of human nature, helps one to see through false friends, brings honor, wealth and friendship


Pearl – Associated with the ministry, wisdom through experience, quickens the law of karma, brings engagements and love relationships.


Peridot – Gift from the Sun, helps us open our inner sight to the spiritual Sun, develops inner vision and the ability to look into the future, frees one of jealous thoughts and counteracts negative emotions.


Quartz Crystal – Raises one’s vibration, bridges the material world with other realms, it has the ability to store and transmit energy, excellent for healing on all levels and for meditation.


Rhodochrosite – Rescue remedy stone, holds force fields with the aid of the Devic Kingdom, inspires forgiveness and heals emotions, attracts love into our life.


Ruby – Spiritual wisdom focuses mental concentration on a specific thing, confidence – stone of life and energy.


Rutilated Quartz – Rutile in quartz magnifies the basic energy of the quartz and aids in the healing process.


Rose Quartz – Brings more love into the life, skin rejuvenation, kidneys. Sapphire – Treats mental illness, it attracts good people into the life, calms the nerves, suitable for meditation, gives pure insight and God truth, stone of chastity.


Sardonyx – Bands together those of like natures, links loved ones on an emotional level, ties up loose ends.


Smokey Quartz – Helps one get more in touch with nature, excellent for meditation and healing on the mental and etheric levels, carries an ultra sound frequency which enables one to develop clairaudience and medium ship.


Sodalite – Balances glands and metabolism, good for competitive sports, gives courage and endurance.


Staurolite – Protection, a sweet stone.


Topaz – For contacting astral beings, develops psychic abilities, gives glimpses of the beyond, overcomes fear of death, restores sense of taste, stimulates appetite, calms emotions, relieves tension and restores physical protection from falls and drowning.


Tiger Eye – Purifies the system after over-indulgence, protective stone, treats diseases of the eyes.


Tourmalinated Quartz – A light bringer, breaks up existing habits and conditioning standing in the way of one’s spiritual and physical progress.
 

Tourmaline – Balances and Protects.


Watermelon Tourmaline – Balances emotions, good for relationships and for those who are counselors, balances the metabolism.


Green Tourmaline – Business success, soothes the nerves, brings the brow and crown chakras into balance.


Pink Tourmaline – Works on the heart chakra, increases the will to love and to sacrifice.


Black Tourmaline – Very protective, good for those who have to deal with negativity.


Turquoise – Reminds us of our spiritual nature, gives protection, stone of friendship.


Zircon – Gives the ability to read images and symbols, a stone for communicating with the angels, gives safe passage wherever one travels and assures a warm reception.


 Color of Stones Meanings


White Stones – Purifies physical, emotional, mental or etheric bodies.


Pink – Love, self-respect and self-worth.


Red – Energy, sex, courage.


Orange – Cheerfulness, frees one from too many responsibilities.


Yellow – Mental awareness, nerves.


Green – Healing, abundance, balance self-control.


Turquoise – Flashes of intuition, encounters from the past.


Sky Blue – Increases spiritual awareness.


Dark Blue, Indigo – Protection, strength, occult work, calms


Violet, Purple – Transformation, elevates the soul.


Gold – Wisdom, self-confidence, strengthens the heart.


Brown – Practicality, stabilizes.


Black – Abstract thought, protective, material world.




BIRTH STONES by Sign


Aries – Ruby, Jasper – Red Stones


Taurus – Emerald – Green Stones.


Gemini – Diamond, Herkimer, Quartz – Yellow


Cancer – Moonstone, White Coral – White Stones.


Leo – Peridot, Gold Quartz, Citrine, Gold or Orange Stones.


Virgo – Sapphire, Carnelian, Agate – Dark Blue Stones.


Libra – Opal, Aventurine, Tourmalines – Pink Stones.


Scorpio – Garnet, Beryl, Topaz – Deep Red Stones.


Sagittarius – Topaz, Zircon, Turquoise – Sky Blue Stones.


Aquarius – Lapis Lazuli, Drusy Chrysacolla – Electric Blue.


Pisces – Aquamarine, Amethyst – Purple, Blue-Green Stones.



Birth Stones By Month (Conventional)


January – Garnet

February – Amethyst

March – Aquamarine

April – Diamond

May – Emerald

June – Pearl

July – Ruby

August – Peridot

September – Sapphire

October – Opal

November – Topaz

December – Turquoise