The History and meaning of Moonstone
Moonstone is the birthstone for the month of June
Moonstone is the gemstone for the 13th Anniversary of marriage
Moonstone is the stone of the zodiac sign of Cancer
Moonstone is a “stone of new beginnings” As its name suggests, it is strongly connected to the moon and to the intuition. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, so everything is part of a cycle of change. Its most powerful effect is that of calming the emotions.
As a professional support stone, Moonstone aids dancers and artists in their self-expression, inspires the heart and feeling in executives, and helps educators in sharing activities. It enhances self-acceptance in waiters and waitresses, and promotes sensitivity in psychologists and secretaries
Just as the moon renews itself every month, the moonstone was also supposed to be able to help its wearer regain or retain a more youthful appearance and bearing. The romance of the moon was also considered reflected in this stone. A person seeking their true love was instructed to hold a moonstone in their hands while the moon was full and envision their love coming to them. They were then to carry the stone with them until the next full moon for the spell to take effect. A moonstone was often exchanged between lovers who had quarreled to help bring tranquility and love back to them. wearer regain or retain a more youthful appearance and bearing.
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 jewellery to encourage acceptance of your psychic gifts.
Grey Moonstone, Amber and Citrine silver stacking ring, click the picture.
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.
Moonstone opens the mind to sudden and irrational impulses, serendipity and synchronicity. Care has to be taken that it does not induce illusions in response to wishful thinking.
Moonstone soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions. It improves emotional intelligence. Placed 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.
Moonstone powerfully affects the female reproductive cycle and alleviates menstrual related disease and tension. It is linked to the pineal gland and balances the hormonal system, stabilizes fluid imbalances and attunes to the biorhythmic clock. It is helpful in cases of shock and can be used to calm hyperactive children.
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 – feeding. A Moonstone elixir was traditionally used for insomnia and the stone can prevent sleepwalking.
Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline and blue Chalcedony silver stacking rings
History and Legend of Moonstone
According to Hindu legend, moonstone was formed from moonbeams. At one time it was believed that if you held one in your mouth during a full moon, you would see your future. In India, moonstone is still regarded as a sacred stone and is widely believed to bring good fortune
Moonstone was discovered by a Tamil person during the country’s colonization by the Portuguese (1505-1658)
Moonstone has been used in Roman jewellery for nearly two thousand years, even longer in the Orient. It has always been a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers, and is a traditional wedding gift there. It was a popular choice for jewelers in the Art Nouveau period
Moonstone also has a historical connection with travel. Once known as the "Traveler's Stone", it was used for protection against the perils of travel
The ancient Romans also associated moonstone with the moon and speculated that the gem was formed from drops of moonlight
Moonstone has a hardness on the Mohs scale of 6 – 6.5
Moonstone is a member of the Feldspar variety
In India the moonstone was considered a very sacred stone and would not be displayed for sale unless it was on a yellow cloth, as yellow being the most sacred of colours in India
Moonstone colours range from milky white with a soft blue shimmer that moves across its face as the stone when moved which would be called blue moonstone, other colours are peach, pink, grey, brown and white.
Moonstone can be found in India, Ceylon, Burma, Mexico, Australia, Norway, Madagascar, Tanzania, US, Switzerland and Brazil
A Moonstone discovered in Kilimanjaro in Africa is one of the largest moonstones ever discovered weighing over 490 carats
A Semi-circular moonstone sculpture was found at the base of steps leading into the Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka which represents the moon, the carving has been interpreted in many ways. There is a lotus in the center as symbol of enlightenment, there is a further two outer rings, carved geese and the flames of fire represent purity. The other ring has carved elephants which represents birth and the horses old age and has been buried for centuries.
Moonstone is the Birthstone for the month of June take a peek at all the jewellery which you can personalize on the product page using the drop down menu.
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