Moonstone: The Power of the Moon in a Gem
Posted on November 02 2016
From the vastness of the universe to the littlest spark in our eyes, we see dualities that play their parts to nourish the whole. There’s good and bad, right and wrong, big and small, male and female, and light and dark. These counterparts balance each other out to bring total equilibrium in the grand scheme of things. The sun is the yang to the moon’s ying. The sun is the father and the moon is the mother in the Milky Way clan.
Although the moon is seen as a lustrous heavenly body, she only reflects the sun’s light to bring illumination to mankind. She, then becomes the mirror of our hearts, gleaming with wonder, emotion, fertility, clarity, transition, intuition, and balance. All these are captured in a gem that emulates the ethereal luster of the moon. This gem holds the power of the moon deep inside its crystalline form.
The Romans believed that Moonstone was actually formed from the moonbeam and that it displays the image of Diana, the Moon Goddess that bestows love, prosperity, victory and wisdom upon the possessor. Other legends claim that it contained the gifts of prophecy and clairvoyance. It is said that Moonstone could calm the mind and allow the wearer to gain wise thoughts, while keeping the heart and mind in sync.
As primeval as the moon itself, Moonstone holds the power of mystery. Its secrets are locked beneath a pearly veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. That is why when we look at the moon, we somehow pause to look inside of ourselves. Only when we appreciate its reflected light can we begin to see what it has to teach us. Moonstone is deemed as a talisman of the inward journey. It delves into the deepest part of the self to bring to light what isn’t there and what needs to be there.
Moon Magic inside the Gem
Since the beginning of time, Moonstone has been a true testament to the magic of the moon. It’s celebrated as an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift for lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom. As it waxes and wanes, it hails the tides of the Earth and the tempos of our emotions. Moonstone soothes and inspires, schooling us the natural flow of life.
When the moon wanes, it teaches us to release, let go, and let everything simmer down to a silent pause. New moons remind us of a fresh start and that every falling star can be born again. While the waxing moon urges us to take what we learned to heart, take action, and reach for our dreams. And finally, the full moon is a mirror to our peak – our attainment of clarity and wholeness.
Like the moon, Moonstone’s play of light reminds us of the lunar cycle. That we are subjected to change all the time, but we must keep our feet on the ground for constant battles and our spirits always soaring for new beginnings.