Moonstone Gemstone Beads
Moonstone is named after the beautiful glow of the moonlight. It is said to strengthen the feminine energy (also for men) and provide hope, intuition and spiritual growth.
Healing properties and meaning of moonstone
Moonstone is said to help with the promotion of feminine energy. Among other things, this includes empathy, compassion and understanding. Just as the moon causes the ebb and flow, moonstone is said to balance us. In addition, it is said to reduce stress.
How to use moonstone
In addition to our charms, connectors and beads that you can make beautiful jewelry with, there are other uses. You can always carry the stone in your pocket. It is thought that you can then 'use' the beautiful properties of moonstone at any time. Moonstone oil is also sold. The vibrations or properties of moonstone are then said to be transferred to an oil that is good for your skin (almond oil for example).
How to care for my moonstone
Moonstone can be charged in moonlight. It is a rather fragile stone, so washing it in water is not recommended. You can gently clean it with a cloth and use a mild soap if necessary.
Where does moonstone come from?
Moonstone is mined in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Brazil, India, Madagascar and the United States, among other places.
Moonstone was associated with moon goddesses by the Romans and Greeks. Nowadays it is also said to be able to bring out the goddess in yourself. During the period when the Art Nouveau art movement (between 1890 and 1910) was popular, moonstone was incorporated into many pieces of jewelry. These are really beautiful, just look them up in Google!
In 1969, the Apollo 11 was sent to the moon, and then it was a fact: a man on the moon for the first time. The state of Florida in the United States then named the moonstone as the official stone of the state.
Which birthstone and horoscope match moonstone
Each month has a birthstone to match. Were you born in June? Then moonstone could give you extra strength.
Moonstone fits the horoscopes of Cancer, Libra and Scorpio.
Of course any stone can be good for you, sense it and see which one(s) you like.
Which chakra fits moonstone
Moonstone fits the sacral chakra (2nd), third eye chakra (6th) and crown chakra (7th).
The color of moonstone
Moonstone is a beautiful white, beige or (light) gray stone. Moonstones of very good quality have a bright blue glow. Note that small black speckles and holes, even if neatly finished, are quite normal in moonstone. This makes each stone unique and charming :) There are also pink, green and black moonstones. The beautiful luster of moonstone comes from the mineral feldspar.
Chemical Composition: K[AlSi3O8] (Aluminum potassium silicate)
Mohs hardness: 6-6.5