Moonstone is a “stone of new beginnings.” As its name suggests, it is strongly connected to the moon and to the intuition. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, so everything is a part of a cycle of change. Its most powerful effect is that of calming the emotions.
Moonstone makes conscious the unconscious and promotes intuition and empathy. It encourages lucid dreaming, especially at times of full moon.
Moonstone has traditionally been used to enhance psychic abilities and to develop clairvoyance*. It can be worn as a pendant to encourage acceptance of your psychic gifts.
Psychologically, Moonstone calms overreactions to situations and to emotional triggers. Moonstone is filled with receptive, passive, feminine, energy. It balance male-female energies and aids men who want to get in touch with their feminine side. It is the perfect antidote for the excessive macho man or overly aggressive female.
Mentally, Moonstone opens the mind to sudden and irrational impulses, serendipity, and synchronicity. Care has to be taken that is does not induce illusions in response to wishful thinking.
Emotionally, Moonstone soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions. It improves emotional intelligence. Placed on the solar plexus, it draws out old emotional patterning so that it can be understood and then dissolved. Moonstone provides deep emotional healing and heals disorders of the upper digestive tract that are related to emotional stress.
Physically, Moonstone powerfully affects the female reproductive cycle and alleviates menstrual-related dis-ease* and tension. It is linked to the pineal gland and balances the hormonal system, stabilizes fluid imbalances, and attunes to the biorhythmic clock. It is helpful in cases of shock and can be used to calm hyperactive children.