Moonstone

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Key Words: Clarity, Higher Guidance, Intuition
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Planet: Moon
Element: Water

Moonstone is named for its opaque, silver and white sheen reminiscent of the moon, although it can be found in a variety of colors beyond white—especially blue, gray, peach, and a multicolored variety called “Rainbow Moonstone.” Associated with the element of Water, it has a feminine quality that helps you tap into your inner wisdom and psychic abilities. It is also known as the “Traveler’s Stone” and has long been a talisman of safe journeys, though these journeys may be inward, soul-searching travels just as much as physical journeys to a far-away location. This stone’s affinity with the Moon makes it ideal for connecting to the regular cycles of and natural rhythms of life, reminding us that there is a time for all things, and that allowing for right timing is often better than trying to force things to happen on our preferred schedules. It has a calming energy that reminds us to stay in the present moment and open up to the joy available to us when we let go of the chatter of the mind and listen to the heart instead. In a culture where we feel pressured to “know the answers” and “be in control” of our circumstances, moonstone helps us
relax into the mysteries of the future, developing our intuition and staying open to possibilities we can’t see yet with our rational minds. In Wiccan magic, moonstonehas been used to increase psychic abilities and clairvoyance, relieve stress and foster compassion, and for ritual worship of triple moon-goddesses. It’s also a good stone for spellwork related to female reproductive health and childbirth, as well as erotic love and kundalini energies. Although it is ultra-feminine in its energy, it is not just a woman’s stone—it helps men tune into their own feminine side and encourages them to open up to more creative thinking and emotional balance. It’s also another good stone for encouraging restful sleep, particularly in children, and especially when on a trip away from home. It is still worn as a talisman when traveling, particularly at night and/or on journeys over water. Some people keep a moonstone
in the glove compartment of their car, and it is said to be good protection against road rage.

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