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Being associated with the moon, this stone has always been the stone of love and lovers. It is offered as a "blessing" in Arab countries and encourages fertility. Moonstone is most potent when used in a full moon. Its rainbow properties offer a gentle, calming energy as it strengthen intuition and psychic perception. It enhance creativity and compassion and enlivens inner confidence as it brings balance and harmony into your life. The rainbow effect draws in a spectrum of light, and can help with bringing in uplifting energies to the Aura. It is said to enhance feminine energies. Rainbow moonstone has been said to have the power to grant wishes!

Folk Remedies: Moonstone promotes the stimulation and free flow of women's hormones and menstrual imbalances, as well as, better lymph circulation. Enhances the intuitive sensitivity via feelings and being less overwhelmed by personal emotions. Moonstone's effect upon the menstrual cycle and reproductive system is powerful. Its power over reproductive imbalance can be useful for situations such as helping to correct infertility and PMS. A gem essence tincture is recommended for fertility for both men and woman to drink over a long period of time. Consider moonstone for an easier pregnancy labor and childbirth. At the time of the full moon or menstruation, women should be aware of their sensitive emotional nature and remove this stone at the onset of her period. May help all parts of the lower torso, which include digestive, cleansing and reproductive organs. This stone is often given as a remedy in a gem essence for insomnia and prevents sleepwalking. Moonstone also stabilizes fluid  imbalances and helps to re-set our circadian rhythm.

Feng Shui: Moonstone should be used in the Northwest corner for travel or in the Center area for grounding, balance, good health, spirituality and protection. Use in the West area for projects and creativity or in the Southwest for love (be sure and use two moonstone here).

Crystal Cleansing: This stone can be cleansed and discharged of negative energy every month after the menstrual cycle is complete. Use method 1 - 3 and method 5 - 7

History: Moonstone K (Al Si3 O8) is a semi-translucent stone that is made of albite and orthoclase feldspar. The Arab countries would offer moonstone to large families to encourage fertility. To this day it is sown into women's night gowns or given to carry in their front pockets to promote fertility and smooth menstrual flow. The Chinese culture uses moonstone to balance the power of yin and yang for better health. The Romans saw moonstone as holding the image of the Goddess Diana, allowing its rule over the moon, mother and unconditional love!! The Romans used this stone to make beautiful jewelry, most often in cabochon form.

~Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac

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