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Moonstone - The Gemstone of Love

Updated on October 27, 2013
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Anamika S Jain is a social media consultant and blogger. She is passionate about topics like astrology, numerology, feng shui and gemstones.

Moonstone is the Gemstone of Moon and hence it is associated with love and feelings. It is the substitute stone for Pearl and Birthstone of August.
Moonstone is the Gemstone of Moon and hence it is associated with love and feelings. It is the substitute stone for Pearl and Birthstone of August.

Moonstone - The Substitute Stone of Pearl

As the name indicates Moonstone is the Gemstone of the Moon. This is a semiprecious stone belonging to the Feldspar family normally found as a translucent creamy white stone with a glow like that of the Moon. The stone seems to have received its name because of its resemblance with the moon. However, apart from the creamy white, these gemstones come in a variety of colors, with clarity ranging from transparent to translucent. It is also found with a bluish or yellowish tint or colors ranging from colorless to white, gray, brown, orange, green or pink. The blue colored moonstone is the most precious among all. Moonstone is a substitute stone of Pearl and can be worn instead of Pearl. Moonstone vibrates well with the number 4. This gem is also referred to as ‘Rainbow Moonstone’ because it will pick up the colors you wear.

Moonstone was the stone of Goddess Diana. This stone is associated with the 13thwedding anniversary. It is the Traditional Birthstone of August and the Ayurvedic Birthstone of September. Moonstone deposits are found in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Mexico, Myanmar, Madagascar, Australia, Tanzania and the United States of America in considerable quantities.

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Healing Properties of Moonstone

Moonstone is also considered as the gemstone of love, good luck and new beginnings and is said to have a sensual and seductive aura. It helps to have a new love in life or have a good relationship with your partner. This stone is considered as a sacred stone by Indians and believed to bring in good fortune. The wearer of this gem is said to get only pleasant dreams. Gifting this stone to a loved one is said to strengthen the bond and bring in harmony between partners. Those who are dealing with different divining methods also wear this stone as it helps them to increase their spiritual insights. This stone is also associated with gardening and wearing this stone when planting, watering, weeding etc is said to bring a good harvest or blooms.

Moonstone is widely used by healers because of its immense healing powers. This stone is also said to aid digestion and cure headache and backache. This is a very effective gemstone for Women having hormonal imbalances or going through menopause. Moonstone is considered a feminine stone and was associated with fertility and childbearing from ancient times. This gem is said to help women with menstrual pains and for easy child birth. However, classifying this stone as feminine would actually be wrong because this is a stone associated with the mind or emotions. Wearing this stone is said to bring ones feelings under control by soothing and balancing the emotions. It is a calming gemstone which can help to soothe stress and anxiety. This is an excellent stone for Meditation purpose.

This stone is ideal for wearing for Doctors, Nurses, and Social Workers to work more effectively and with confidence. Moonstone is also considered a protective stone for travelers especially at night or on the water. This makes this gem an ideal gemstone for Swimmers, Coast Guards, and Sailors etc associated with water. Moonstone rings, bracelets and pendants are very popular as Jewelry. However, moonstone studded jewelry should be handled with great care as this stone only has a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale and can get scratched easily. Moonstones jewelry should be therefore protected from blows and not to be kept with other stones or jewelry. It can be washed by soaking in lukewarm water with a drop of detergent and then rinsing well in clear water. Use a soft towel to pat dry.

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    alocsin 

    6 years ago from Orange County, CA

    This is quite a beautiful stone though I see it comes in different colors than the pure white I once thought to only have. Voting this Up and Useful.

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    Jamie Brock 

    6 years ago from Texas

    This is very interesting about the moonstone.. thank you so much for sharing... I think they are very pretty!

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    Anamika S Jain 

    7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Pick what ever gem appeals to you most from the bunch. Some of he Gemstones of the Zodiac sign of Cancer are Emerald, Moonstone, Pearl and Ruby. In addition to this Amber, Beryl, Brown Spinel, Carnelian, Calcite, Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Opal, Pink Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Moss Agate, Fire Agate and Dendritic Agate can be worn as a Birthstone to improve the good qualities of Cancer. As a Planetary Remedy you can wear Moonstone/Pearl ring on the ring finger/anamika on Right hand for male and Left hand for females.

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    Toufiq  

    7 years ago

    Which finger and how i should wear moonstone?@which one is best for cancerian pearl,moonstone,ruby or agate?

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    Anamika S Jain 

    8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    You are right about Moonstone being Cancer's gem. You can check out my hub 'Gemstones by Zodiac Sign - Cancer'.

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    Lia M. 

    8 years ago

    I believe it was cancer's gem too...

    Cancer's element is water

    Key Planet:the Moon

    I believe i read somewhere that the moonstone jem is also cancers jem...

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    Anamika S Jain 

    9 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Yes, It is a stone associated with feelings. Thanks for the visit.

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    N. Mittal 

    9 years ago

    I liked moonstone. Does it really help in love?

    Mittal N

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    Anamika S Jain 

    9 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    eovery and pariprashneno, I am happy that you liked the Article. Thanks for visiting the Hub.

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    pariprashneno 

    9 years ago from Kolkata, India

    it's a nice reading - lovely hubpage as precious as gems!

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    eovery 

    9 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

    I'm moonstruck?  moonstoned?  So much for being phunny.

    Nice hubs.  I like precious stones.  (As Golem would say, "My precioussss"!)

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