Moonstone is a very soft stone that chips easily, handle it with care. It is a variety of Feldspar, which is one of the most common minerals on the Earth. Raw Moonstone rarely shows the stones full beauty. Most of Moonstones play on light can only be seen after the stone has been cut.
As its name suggests Moonstone has a strong and sacred link to the Moon, many of its qualities are connected with the Moon. There is a strong female energy with Moonstone. Moonstone has a goddess energy and mothering quality. It brings new beginnings, deep emotional healing, and calm emotions. It enhances intuition and psychic abilities. So it is an excellent stone to keep with your divination tools and to use during meditation. Moonstone is a reflection of the wearer. It does not change or alter personality per se; it reflects it out so that it can be understood.
In India it was believed that Moonstone grew under the rays of the moon and absorbed its mystical qualities. Romans believed it had the power to endow love, wealth, and wisdom. The play of light in Moonstone is said to evoke tender feelings and safeguarding love. It is even said that if you give your significant Moonstone jewelry you will always have passion for one another.
Everything is part of a cycle of change, Moonstone reminds us of that. During the waning phase of the Moon, place Moonstone on a window sill. The rays of the Moon recharge the stone and attune its energies to the receding tides. The very structures of life can be changed with Moonstone. It is reflective and soothing, especially to instability and stress. It helps you understand yourself which brings happiness to your environment. There is a connection between plants and Moonstone. Place the stone at the base of a stem or hang from branches to encourage growth.
Using Moonstone you can also make Moon Raking. Moonstone is at its strongest and most power during the full Moon. Moon Raking water helps store this energy. Place Moonstone in a crystal, glass, or clay bowl. Add spring water. Finally place outside under a full moon. Visualize the moon’s rays filling the water with its energy. Store the water; it can be used in healing rituals, for cleansing stones, purification, and other Moon magic. When Moonstone is placed under your pillow it can promote a restful sleep. In India it is said that Moonstone will bring beautiful visions at night.