A stone for new beginnings, Moonstone reminds us that life moves in cycles and gives us strength to enter the unknown and trust the process. It soothes emotional instability and stress, stabilising our emotions with its calming energy. It encourages empathy and inspires hope, gleaming its light into every aspect of our life.
Channelling the magic of the Moon, Moonstone enhances intuition, connecting us to our most authentic self. It is also deeply connected to the feminine healing energies of the moon, promoting fertility and igniting the power of our womb. Moonstone is gentle yet nourishing, awakening yet calming, a balancer of yin and yang. It is a stone of good fortune and inspires romance and love.
Moonstone is a good stone to work with when doing any kind of moon magic. It is also a good stone to keep on you if you are trying to fall pregnant and during your pregnancy/birth.
Moonstone was adorned in jewellery and as talismans by many ancient civilizations. The Romans admired Moonstone, as they believed it was derived from solidified rays of the Moon.Both the Romans and Greeks associated Moonstone with their lunar deities and it was believed the shimmering faces of Moonstone changed with the lunar phases well into the 16th century. In more recent history, Moonstone became popular during the Art Nouveau period; French goldsmith Rene Lalique and many others created a large quantity of jewellery using this stone. It gained even more popularity in jewellery in the 'Hippie' era of the 1970's and again in the 1990's when the new age scene really began to boom.
Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminium silicate of the feldspar group that displays a pearly and opalescent sheen, a shimmering optical phenomena known as 'adularescence'. Moonstone can be found in India, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Mexico, Madagascar, Sir Lanka and the USA. It has a hardness of 6-6.5.