Stone Age: Moonstone
WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR?
Much like its name, this stone is closely tied to the moon and intuition. It is a strong feminine stone - arguably the femininity stone - and great for calming our emotions. It is a stone of initiations, promoting new beginnings with the power to reflect on past experiences. And with its strong feminine nature, it's great for men to carry if they want to get more in touch with their "feminine" side, be that their emotions and feelings. If you're having problems with your reproductive system, maybe an erratic menstrual cycle or difficulty conceiving, Moonstone is a very helpful stone to rebalance you. If you've lost the lustre or motivation to do the things that make you feel your most feminine, seek out this stone to reinvigorate that side of yourself. If you've become too blocked, holding in a lot of your feelings, this crystal can really do wonders to help get you back on track and feeling your best. And since it is so soothing and calming, it is another good stone to use with overactive children. PS: Good things happen when you pair this gal with the masculine energies of sunstone.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Moonstone is often a light creamy colour, most commonly white or off-white. But is can also range from blues to light greens - even pink like mine above. Coloured varieties aren't as common though not terribly hard to find. Moonstone can have little glimpses of reflective veins throughout too and often have some kind of coloured tint to it when you rotate it through your hand, similar to opal. It is often cloudy but warm looking.
Under a full moon, having this stone on you can promote lucid dreaming. Keep a little piece by your bedside if you're hoping for some insight or clarity at night. If you're a natural dreamer, this crystal will help make your dreams more memorable. It helps to write down your dreams to retain their information, so tuck this little stone on top of a dream journal by your night stand and let me know how it goes.
Stone Age showcases one new gemstone per week. Since there is a lot to know about crystals, I only cover the high points I find interesting. If you're curious about a certain stone, leave a comment below and I'll be sure to feature it. What crystals are you curious about?