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Moonstone: Magick, Healing & Correspondences

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Written by: Dawn Black (Witchipedia)

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Reviewed by: Tina Caro

Moonstone is a type of Feldspar that diffracts light giving it a luminous look. The ancient Romans considered moonstone to be solidified moonlight.

The most valued moonstone is pale blue or gray, but it comes in many colors including pink, brown and yellow.

Other names for moonstone: Hecatolit, Chandrakanta, Selenite, Feldspath Nacré, (Na,K)AlSi3O8

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Moonstone comes in various varieties, with the most sought-after being the rainbow moonstone, known for its captivating play of colors, while peach moonstone is valued for its gentle energy.

Moonstone is believed to balance emotions, promote inner growth, and alleviate stress. It is often used in alternative therapies like crystal healing and Reiki.

Properly caring for your moonstone involves cleansing it under the moonlight, avoiding harsh chemicals, and handling it with care to maintain its lustrous appearance.

While moonstone is generally safe for most people to wear or use, some individuals with sensitive skin may experience minor irritation. It is not toxic when handled or worn, making it a generally safe and enchanting gemstone for those drawn to its mystical allure.

Moonstone Varieties

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VarietyDescription
Rainbow MoonstoneA type of moonstone that exhibits a play of colors, with flashes of blue, green, and sometimes other hues across its surface.
White MoonstoneThe most common variety of moonstone, featuring a pearly white or translucent appearance with a soft sheen.
Gray MoonstoneA darker and more opaque variety of moonstone, often with a grayish or smoky appearance.
Peach MoonstoneA warm-toned variety of moonstone, ranging from pale pink to peachy-orange in color.
Black MoonstoneA rare and highly sought-after variety of moonstone, displaying a deep black or dark gray color with subtle flashes of light.

Moonstone in Magick

Moonstone can be worn to attract true love and arouse passion. If you give your lover a moonstone necklace under the light of the full moon, there will always be passion between you. It is also useful to help settle disagreements between lovers and return the relationship to a peaceful status.

Sewn into garments, moonstone is said to enhance fertility.

Wearing moonstone can help protect sensitive emotions

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It can also be worn to enhance divination and encourage prophetic dreams and pleasant dreams and to prevent nightmares. It is an excellent focal point for meditation and can also be used for scrying.

Moonstone represents the yin, attracts peaceful energy and brings about a calm, balanced state.

Moonstone is protective of travelers, particularly at night and/or by sea.

Moonstone is considered generally lucky.

Moonstone Correspondences

Healing with Moonstone

Moonstone cleanses and strengthens the aura helping the wearer feel more energetic and positive. It cleanses the lymphatic system and strengthens the immune system and helps fight signs of aging giving the wearer a youthful glow.

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Healing PropertyDescription
Emotional HealingMoonstone is believed to help balance emotions, promote emotional healing, and bring about a sense of calmness and emotional stability.
Intuition EnhancementMoonstone is associated with enhancing intuition, psychic abilities, and promoting spiritual growth and insight.
Hormonal BalanceMoonstone is said to support hormonal balance, particularly for women, and help alleviate menstrual-related symptoms and imbalances.
Soothing EnergyMoonstone is known for its gentle and soothing energy, which can help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote a sense of tranquility.
New BeginningsMoonstone is associated with new beginnings and is believed to aid in navigating life changes and transitions.
Table 2: Moonstone Healing Properties

Moonstone is also said to help stabilize emotions, prevent mood swings and hormonal imbalances as well as relieve PMS symptoms. It is helpful for women of all ages and stages of life. It can be worn to reduce pregnancy discomfort and problems associated with menopause and is said to enhance female intuition.

Caring for Moonstone

Moonstone is relatively soft stone, 6 on the Mohs scale, so it should be handled with care as it can be easily scratched or crushed.

Moonstone should be stored separately from other jewelry in its own soft bag or lined box and should not be worn while performing strenuous tasks that could result in it getting bumped or scratched. It can be cleaned with plain water and a soft cloth. If it gets scratched, take it to a jeweler to have it polished out.

Charge your moonstone in the light of the waxing moon and keep it out of direct sunlight.

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Moonstone Toxicity

Feldspars like moonstone contain aluminum which should not be ingested. However, tumbled moonstone is safe to wear as jewelry and hold in the hand, even for long periods.

It is also safe to use to make gemstone elixirs using an entire tumbled stone that will be removed. It should not be crushed and added to elixirs, however. Always wear a mask and take care not to inhale the dust when grinding and engraving moonstone.

About Morningbird (Witchipedia's Founder)

I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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