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MOONSTONE

Overview: The Moonstone is associated with the moon and was the stone of the Goddess Diana. This is a reliable stone that has been described as the 'Mother Earth'. Moonstone is soft milky white stone, the most valuable variety of feldspar with a rainbow sheen. The most powerful time to use the moonstone is on a full moon day.

Moonstone is protective of women and nature, and is a sacred stone of the Moon goddess. Moonstone is the best known gem variety of orthoclase feldspar, being potassium aluminium silicate. It is usually polished as a cabochon, and is often carved with a moon face.

Usage:  Moon stone helps to soothe and balance the emotions.  Moonstone will help achieve a balance between heart and mind without losing the gentleness and caring needed. It inspires flexibility, nurturing and wisdom.Used to counteract negative emotions and healing of the spirit. Moonstone is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself. Brings success in love as well as business matters. It brings insight, perception and discernment, encouraging you to trust your intuition when making decisions.

Legend: United States astronauts Neil Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon July 20, 1969, preparing for man's first personal inspection of the lunar surface. Ten months later, on May 20, 1970, Florida lawmakers passed and sent to the Governor a bill adopting the Moonstone as the official State Gem. Some ancient peoples wore moonstones to protect them from epilepsy and sunstroke. Early Romans believed Moonstone was captured moonlight.

Occurrence:  Brazil, European Alps, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and USA (Pennsylvania and Virginia), Sri Lanka.


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MoonStone Birthstone

Physical Properties

Color white, gray, brown, yellow, orange, green, or pink.
Hardness 6
Specific Gravity 2.55 - 2.58
refractive index 1.52 - 1.54

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 Sign of MoonStone - Gemini

 Symbolic Gemstone-Stone of Emotional Balance.13th Anniversary stone.