Moonstone: For Evolution, Intuition, and Healing

Everything you need to know about moonstone.

Crystals can be powerful—if you know how to use them. Use this handy guide to decode the magic of moonstone, and bring some of that energy to your practice with moonstone jewelry from Silver & Sage

Moonstone is a milky white stone with blue and silver tints, which are visible when the stone refracts light. Like new and full moons, this stone is strongly connected to energy, intuition, and spirituality: all things love, power, and healing. If you are drawn to this stone, you are likely spiritually evolving, and connecting to your psychic or intuitive abilities.

Healing Properties

As humans, we are inextricably tied to the moon. Our rhythms move in tandem with the pull of the moon’s power. As such, this is a great stone to use when you are experiencing change, growth, or a new beginning—moonstone is the stone of new life cycles. It also has calming properties that help you feel protected in sensitive or difficult situations.

Particularly a good stone for women, moonstone is said to support hormonal balance. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it can come in handy during one’s moon cycle (aka: menstrual cycle). Moonstone may also help men get more in touch with their emotions.

Wearing or Using the Stone

Moonstone is associated with passion, fortune-telling, balance, and luck, and can reunite lovers when they quarrel. Said to be most powerful on a full moon, it can be worn as jewelry, placed on or near you in gemstone form, or rest near you while you sleep. It is best placed on the third eye for healing purposes.

This is also known as the traveler’s stone, thought to give safe passage to sailors traveling across dark waters. Place it in your glove compartment while driving at night for protection, and to soothe the possibility of road rage.

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Photo courtesy of Silver & Sage. Click through to see the moonstone jewelry collection!

Fun Facts

Ironically, a stone named for the moon makes up 60 percent of the Earth’s crust—its shimmer is created from multiple layers of feldspar; minerals in the feldspar family comprise more than half of the Earth’s crust. Though moonstone can be found many places, it is especially prevalent in Sri Lanka and Brazil.

Moonstone’s most popular shapes are ovals and spheres. These spheres are often sculpted with faces or figures, sometimes denoting the “man in the moon”. Ancient mystics and magicians used the power that moonstone harnesses from a full moon to cast spells. Other cultures planted the stone in their crops, fields, gardens, and farms believing that the stone would yield more fertile soil when it absorbed the light of a full moon.

Intuitive Mysticism

Chakra: Third eye (Ajna), Crown (Sahasrara)

Planet: Moon (Especially a full moon)

Zodiac: Cancer (June 20 – July 22)

Essential Oils: Jasmine, Lemon, Myrrh

Suggested Mantra: There is only infinite love. There is only infinite light.

Please note that crystals and other forms of New Age holistic healing are to be used alongside, not in replacement of, Western medicine. Should you have serious symptoms we recommend you visit a doctor for treatment.