Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Moonstone Lore - GLOW Fairy and SHINE Fairy

Some Moonstone Lore for your enjoyment !

MOONSTONE - "a feeling stone"

MOONSTONE has long been known as the "traveler's stone" and been used for protection. Moonstone is also considered to be a stone of good fortune. The energy of Moonstone is balancing, introspective, reflective, and lunar. Its energy relates to new beginnings. It is a stone for hoping and wishing, allowing one to absorb that which is needed, rather than wanted. Moonstone is used to cleanse negativity from all chakras. It stimulates confidence and composure. It is said to promote ease in pregnancy and childbirth, to relieve the symptoms of pre-menstrual stress and change of life. According to legend, the brightness of the moonstone increases as the new moon becomes full and Indians consider it sacred as it is believed that one can see into the future if the stone is held in the mouth when the moon is full.

Chakra: Naval, solar plexus Vibrates to the number 4

The energy of Moonstone is balancing, introspective, reflective, and lunar. It is capable of helping one with the changing structures of one's life on the physical, emotion, mental, and spiritual levels. The energy relates to "new beginnings". Moonstone is a stone for hoping and wishing; to recognize the "ups and downs"; assists one in sustaining and maintaining, and understanding the destiny one has chosen. It cleanses negativity from the chakras; stimulates confidence and composure. It is used for protection against the perils of travel. Moonstone is also a talisman of good fortune. This is a very, very busy mineral !

Moonstone is a “stone of new beginnings.” As its name suggests, it is strongly connected to 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. Moonstone has traditionally been used to enhance psychic abilities and to develop clairvoyance.

Psychologically, Moonstone calms overreactions to situations and to emotional triggers. Emotionally, Moonstone soothes emotionally instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions. Moonstone provides deep emotional healing and heals disorders of the upper digestive tract that are related to emotional stress.

Myth & Lore: Moonstone is associated with all Goddesses, but especially the Moon Goddesses. Resembling the Moon or "moonshine", the ancient Romans believed the stone was actually formed from moonlight. In the Orient, people believed Moonstones were actual rays of moonlight that had solidified, and that the shimmering light held within the stone was a good spirit that lived there. People in ancient India also thought along these lines, and the stone is still considered sacred in India today.
Amulets of Moonstone were frequently hung in fruit trees to ensure fruitful and abundant crops. In Asia and Europe the stone was associated with love and fidelity and was often worn when trying to attract a faithful lover. It was believed that if held in the mouth, Moonstone would help one make proper decisions. This versatile stone was also used in ancient times to cure insomnia. Due to its association with water, Moonstone is said to be protective of those at sea. It is also protective of those that travel at night and especially during New Moon phases. It was also thought to protect against insanity, epilepsy, and any adverse wanderings of the mind. The ancient Greeks called Moonstone "Aphroselene" after the Goddesses Aphrodite (love) and Selene (moon).

Pearl, Moonstone and Alexandrite are the birthstones of the month of June.

A popular semi-precious stone, Moonstone comes in a variety of colors and shades, but is most often a whitish-blue. Other colors range anywhere from colorless to silvery-white, yellow to orange, green to gray, brown, peach, pink and a type that is multi-colored called Rainbow Moonstone. Other names for Moonstone are Ceylonese Opal, Water Opal, Girasol, Fish-Eye and Wolf's-Eye. The highest and most sought after quality Moonstones come from Sri Lanka.

Also for your enjoyment is a picture of my Glow Fairy and my altered art piece, Glow Fairy. You can find these gals at my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by and Pass On The Good Intentions To All That You Meet and make the world a better place.

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