Crystal system: Monoclinic
Source: India, Sri Lanka, Australia
Chakra: Soma, third eye, solar plexus
Zodiac Sign: cancer, libra, Scorpio
Beneficial for: Hyperactive children, deep emotional healing, disorders of upper digestive tract related to emotional stress, anxiety, female reproductive system cycle, menstrual related disease and tension, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, PMS, digestive and reproductive systems, pineal gland, hormonal balance, fluid imbalances, biorhythmic clock, shock, assimilation of nutrients, detoxification, fluid retention, degenerative conditions, skin, hair, eyes, fleshy organs, insomnia, sleepwalking
Said to protect sailors at se and travelers on water, Moonstone is more potent during a waxing moon and less so during the waning. This is the stone to use if you seek to embody the goddess. Activating intuition, care has to be taken that it does not induce illusions or an overwhelming emotional or physic feeling. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds you that everything is part of the cycle of change. Lessening a tendency to overreact emotionally, Moonstone can also amplify emotions in sensitive people at full moon. Especially those picked up from other people. This stone encourages lucid dreaming, especially at full moon, and has traditionally been used to enhance metaphysical abilities and develop clairvoyance. A stone of new beginnings, Moonstone is filled with receptive, passive, feminine nrg. It balances male-female innerg and assists men who want to get in touch with their feminine side. It is the perfect antidote for the excessively macho man- or aggressive female. Opening the mind of sudden and irrational impulses, serendipity, and synchronicity, placed on the solar plexus it draws out old emotional pattering.