Also known as: Adularia, Hecatolite, White Moonstone

goddess connection - emotional healing - clarity - spiritual growth - new beginnings - enhances intuition - dream magic - invites acceptance - helps tune into lunar energy

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History & Origin:

Moonstone, also known as Hecatolite or Adularia, is a variety of Orthoclase, that displays a beautiful & vibrant blue adularescence. It is typically comprised of alternating layers of Orthoclase & Albite which cause the diffraction of light & ethereal glowing effect. Some notable localities of Moonstone include Mt. Adular in Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Australia & India. Moonstone is Florida State's dedicated Gemstone, put in place in 1970 to commemorate the Moon landings, which departed from Kennedy Space Center. Additionally, it is the designated birthstone for the zodiac sign Gemini & for July, alongside Pearl & Alexandrite. This stone holds a rich history as a powerful protector of travellers. In Ancient Rome, it was believed to have formed from moonlight & contain the goddess of the moon, Diana, within. It is a sacred stone in India, believed to have been embedded in the forehead of Ganesh, & is often given as a traditional wedding gift.

Closely related to Rainbow Moonstone - with both being members of the Feldspar mineral group - these two stones chemically differ. Rainbow Moonstone is known as a plagioclase feldspar (simply a White Labradorite) that displays a rainbow flash known as labradorescence, not the defining adularescence found in 'true' Moonstones.

Note: While Moonstone refers to the group of gems that can be found in a variety of colours, including Peach Moonstone, Pink Moonstone, Black Moonstone, etc. it is also often simply used to describe White Moonstone (which is what the following metaphysical properties on this page refer to.)

Metaphysical Properties:

This stone holds a strong connection to the Moon, & is perfect for sending out your intentions & for use during New Moon rituals. It is tied to the Feminine Divine & Goddess energies, & can help connect us to our intuition, emotions & inner sensitivity. This stone is a great sleep aid, bringing a restful sleep as well as insightful & pleasant dreams. A highly transformative stone, Moonstone can open doors to new opportunities & invite in new beginnings. It brings growth, learning & acceptance, encouraging you to move forward without fear or hesitation & releasing anything holding you back from following your dreams. Just as the moon illuminates the dark night, this stone can bring wonder, hope & magic in difficult times. If you are ready for a new adventure, this crystal is your perfect companion, protecting you each step of the way. 

How to use:

Carry with you to invite serendipity, intuition & inspiration into your day. Place on a bedside table to bring a restful sleep & ease nightmares. Under a New Moon, hold the stone in your hand as you send out your intentions to bring them to life.