Moonstone - The Gemstone of Love
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.
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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