Ratna Jyoti: Benefits of Moon Stone-Chandrakantamoni

Moon stone helps to soothe and balance the emotions. They assist in the master of your emotions by bringing them under control of your will, instead of repressing or expressing them. Moonstone represents the great Mother Goddess. Her strength lies in her gentleness, and her ability to experience, process, and neutralize her feelings.

A stone of wishes, intuition, and balance. Helps all be more comfortable with our gentler feminine side. Brings to you all that is needed.

Some people think that Moonstone is strictly a feminine stone, because it is associated with a woman's monthly cycle. But nurturing, gentle care, and unselfish humanitarian service is not simply a female attribute. Moonstone can unblock those feelings in both men AND women who are afraid to acknowledge or experience consciously how they feel on a personal and internal level.

Like Moss Agate, Malachite, and Jade, Moonstone is associated with Fertility and Gardening. All four are attributed to nature, water, cycles, nurturing, and fertilization.

Wear Moonstone for childbirth, fertility, growth, and regulating menstrual cycle.

This is a great stone for Doctors, Nurses, Technicians, and other Health Care Workers, who sometimes feel they must repress much of what they feel in order to function more effectively, at the expense of gentleness that comes with empathy and compassion. It will bring emotions and feelings under ones control without becoming hardened to the human suffering they see on a daily basis.

Moonstone will help achieve a balance between heart and mind without losing the gentleness and caring needed, yet keep it in check to allow you to function effectively.

Moonstone can come to the aid of many Executives, who have sacrificed feeling emotionally connected to the people that work for them in an effort to function more efficiently, only to find that his employees now are difficult to work with and have little loyalty because of his detachment. You can rebuild a caring environment while maintaining order by allowing yourself to get in touch with the emotional aspects of management.

Unhappy workers who feel you are distant and detached are not productive employees. Slip a piece of Moonstone in your pocket to remind you to take the time to ponder decisions from all aspects.

In the Eastern cultures, Moonstone was favored for LOVE. They believed that wearing or carrying a moonstone would bring a new love into your life. They also believe that holding a piece of moonstone over their hearts after a quarrel, and then exchanging the stones with each other, would bring you back together.

For gardening, wear during planting, weeding, or watering, and visualize your garden bursting with fertility as you work. Hang a small wind chime and dangle these stones over your garden, or bury a few small pebbles in the earth.

Because of the way it travels thru the Zodiac, Moonstone is also considered a protective stone while traveling, especially at night or on the water. The perfect stone for Swimmers, Sailors and going on vacation cruises.

Many people who work with Tarot Cards, Runes, Crystal Balls, Medicine Cards or any other type of divining tool, keep a Moonstone with them to heighten intuition and perceptions while working with them.

Moonstone fosters happiness, gracefulness, good fortune, hope, spiritual insight, easy childbirth, safe travel on water, new beginnings and adjusting to changes, abundance and ancient wisdom. Especially for water signs. Motherly love, support, encouragement.

This stone gets us in touch with our feelings and is linked with the moon.
Moonstone is protective of women and nature, and is a sacred stone of the moon goddess.
New beginnings, Re-birth.Absorbs pain and illness.

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

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.

Healing Power:  Moonstone aligns vertebrae. It is good digestive aid. Moonstone also soothes and balances the emotions.

Mystical Power:  Moonstone is believed to be protective for women and babies. It's also associated with the sea and planting cycles. Moonstone is said to balance yin and yang. In India, moonstone is regarded as a sacred stone. It is believed to bring good fortune. Legend says that Moonstone is a highly prized gift for lovers as it arouses tender passion.

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.

Named for its moon-like sheen, Moonstone is a Feldspar mineral exhibiting a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy that moves as a line across the surface as light varies. Moonstone occurs in delicate shades of peach, blue, gray, white and a prismatic variety known as Rainbow Moonstone. In addition to the general properties of all Moonstones outlined in this article, the following crystals have additional focuses

Blue, or Cat's Eye Moonstone, promotes clarity of the mind and inner vision, keeping one focused while in a meditative or altered state of awareness. It is particularly helpful in seeing emotional patterns and life lessons, and in balancing yin and yang energies.

Gray Moonstone is a stone of perceiving beyond the veil - useful to the clairvoyant and shaman, and in moving one into unseen realms. It is called the "New Moon Stone" and carries the mysteries and powers of the new moon, where all things exist as potential.

White Moonstone carries the energy of the new moon at the height of its power, stimulating psychic perception, vision and dream work. It can magnify one's emotions, activating the kundalini energy in women and emotional balance in men, and is supportive in children to drive away nightmares or insomnia.

Peach or Yellow Moonstone supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. Its loving energy promotes the Divine in all situations, and is an emotional support for intuitive or sensitive children.

Rainbow Moonstone acts as a prism, diffusing energy throughout the aura. It provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Aligned with the Goddess, Rainbow Moonstones connect with the energies and spirits of Nature, from plant devas to galactic consciousness.

Usually milky with a bluish or yellowish tint. Translucent with white, pink, yellow, soft sheen,Blueish,Greenish,Blackish,Redish,Pinkish.

Women's hormones/menstrual imbalance, lymph. Regenerates the tissues and organs. Heals reproductive system.

Health care: Doctors, Nurses, Technicians, and other Health Care workers

Other: Sailors, Coast Guard,

Activities: Gardening, vacation cruses, swimming, water sports

Benefits of Moonstone –
Moonstone is a very important gemstone today. People and the planet today are facing difficulties today related to love, wealth, and happiness. Mainly because the yin/yang or male/female energies and relationships is very unbalanced. Nature and the universal order demands that the male /female, positive negative principles are balanced in harmony. Moonstone can play a very vital role in helping the planet and people balance these energies. Moonstone is excellent for females that are overly aggressive and more inclined to masculinity. Consequently, this gemstone is extremely beneficial for males that fail to get in touch with their feminine energy, as a result they are very unbalanced in all aspects of life. Moonstone is the stone to meditate with in order to connect oneself and honor the feminine principle in them.

 #.Moonstone has been known for its connection and attraction with the Moon.
#.It is considered a “feminine,”stone, therefore it is excellent for balancing the feminine energy with the yang.
#.Moonstone is good for stimulating the pineal gland and balances hormonal cycles.
#.Good for calming and relaxing the mind due to the Moons calming effects.
#.It removes negativity from all the chakras.
#.It enhances intuition and creativity also brings insight and perception.
#.It has been known as the Travelers Stone, excellent protection from unknown dangers when embarking in a journey.
 #.Moonstone has been known for centuries as the stone for good fortune.
 #.Moonstone enhances psychic abilities, clairvoyance, and self expression.
 #.Strong attractor of soul mates, and love.
 #.Excellent tool for conducting successful business, attracting, and maintaining clients.
 #.Moonstone treats fertility problems, PMS, and other female related ailments.
 #.Moonstones are known to attract good fortune and assisting in predicting the future.
 #.It enhances intuition and promotes inspiration.
 #.Also speculated to bring success in the matters of love and business.
 #.Also considered to be a travelling stone, it is also said to offer protection on land and on the sea.
 #.Moonstones are also used by healers to stimulate the functioning of pineal glands and balance internal hormone production cycles.
 #.These semi precious gemstones are considered highly beneficial for creative individuals, especially those in the music and writing industry.
 #.Natural and authentic moonstones are transparent to semi-transparent, with a light blue tint throughout the stone.
 #.Moonstones exhibit beautiful and elegant and shimmering color play effect, also known as adularesence, which makes the stone seem to be glowing from the inside out.
 #.The stones should have no visible internal inclusions, which diminishes its astrological and commercial value.
 #.Natural Moonstones should showcase a waxy and vitreous lusture.
 #.Moonstones from Sri Lanka shimmer in pale blue on an almost transparent background, while specimens from India feature a nebulous interplay of light and shadow on a background of beige-brown, green, orange or brown.

Moonstones are the astrological substitutes for Pearls; however the astrological benefits of moonstones are lesser in magnitude when compared to those of Pearls.

Moonstone Astrological Benefits:

   *. This sacred stone is believed to act as a talisman for travelers, a stone of prophecy and an ultimate gift for the lovers.
    *.It opens Heart and Sacral chakra in body to increase the psychic abilities and stimulate inner growth with intuition for its possessor.
   *. It is a gemstone associated with maintaining emotional balance and spiritual concord through meditation.
   *. Moonstone is a women’s gemstone that enhances their hormonal balance and energy with yang. It regulates the menstrual disorders and relieves pain during child birth.
   *. For men, this gemstone is beneficial in exploring their emotional side and control the aggression with its Yin energy.
   *. Moonstone is extremely beneficial for travelers who can have a safe journey without any losses or accidents caused in its course by wearing this gemstone.
    *.Its relation with moon makes it a calming gemstone that controls the stress and eliminates the negativity from the mind of wearer.
    *.Due to its excellent healing properties, it helps to cure the diseases related to spleen, pancreas, stomach, and liver. It improves the digestive system and hormonal growth. Also it aids the digestive system by removing the toxins from blood.
    *.Moonstone is a stone said to bring fortunes along. It adapts the wearer to transformations and helps to make huge profits in business by opening newer avenues of growth.
    *.Moonstone has always been associated with love and magic. It brings true love in the life of wearer.
   *. It is an ideal gemstone for medical practitioners, technocrats, and health care professionals. This stone of fulfilling wishes promotes the innate tenderness and caring attitude in a person.

The top 10 healing benefits of Blue Moonstone

1) Since the planet moon controls the Mind, this Gemstone is excellent for meditation, calmness and serenity. If you will just take a Blue Moonstone and touch it over your eyes you will instantly feel a cool sensation.
2) It is an excellent Gemstone for emotional balance.
3) It is an excellent Gemstone for women as it has a positive impact on their hormonal balance. It eases pain during menstruation and childbirth.
4) Since it has Yin energy, it helps controls unnecessary aggression in Men.
5) It is excellent for those individuals who suffer from overanxiety, depression, lack of confidence. Individuals with position of Moon in Scorpio should definitely opt for a Blue Sheen Moonstone if they cannot go in for a Natural Pearl.
6) Blue Moonstone is helpful in nose bleeds and protects again sun strokes. It helps in digestion.
7) In Many cultures it has been referred to as “The Lovers gemstone “as it helps in finding true love.
8) It is the Gemstone of fertility.
9) It is excellent for unblocking of the Lymphatic System. It helps in balancing of the pituitary gland.
10)It helps in normalizing a sleep cycle. Individuals who have insomnia and other sleep related disorders should keep a Blue Moonstone under their pillow at night.


Procedure for wearing Moonstone –

The first choice as the metal for Moonstone should be Silver. Gold, Panchdhatu etc should be avoided if possible. Moonstone is worn in the little finger of the correct hand (Left Hand for left-handed people and the Right Hand for right-handed people). It should be worn on Monday evening during the Shukla Paksh (Waxing Moon).

How to choose the perfect Moonstone ?

    Moonstones with characteristic semi transparent blue tint throughout the stone and enchanting shimmer effect are considered to be highly beneficial astrologically.
    To be astrologically most effective, they should have no visible internal inclusions.
    Moonstones sourced from Sri Lanka are considered to be most effective astrologically.