When it comes to woo-woo practices, there are so many modalities, all of which become more intricate the deeper you explore them. Take crystals—if you’ve graduated from rose quartz and are now delving into crystals on an intermediate level, you’ve probably quickly found out that there are encyclopedias worth of information out there about healing and calming stones. Today, we’re going to talk about a (most commonly) whiteish-blue hued crystal known as moonstone.
Generally speaking, moonstone is considered a reminder of purposefulness, explains crystal expert and co-founder of Energy Muse Heather Askinosie. “From more mindful decisions day-to-day to bigger life changes, this crystal offers you support and guidance to help you live a purposeful life,” she says.
Moonstone is also one of three birthstones for the month of June (the other two are pearl and alexandrite). Askinosie says, “on an astrological level, both Gemini and Cancer signs tend to have a strong drive to connect with their purpose.” But even if you were born under a different zodiac sign, “wearing, carrying, or placing moonstone in your space helps you to fulfill that desire on a soul level.” So, what else is moonstone good for, aside from illuminating your life path?
Here are the 4 main moonstone properties to know about.
1. It’s considered a shining light
As its name alludes, moonstone is thought to have a connection to la luna, which enables it to “act as a shining light that helps you recognize what brings you purpose and aids in making mindful decisions about how to live your life,” Askinosie says. Its reputation for aiding in guidance and clarity has earned it the nickname of traveler’s stone, she adds.
2. Helps you feel empowered when making decisions
If you struggle with even the most benign of decisions like which workout class to go to or what to get for lunch, Askinosie recommends keeping moonstone on your person or wearing it as jewelry. “Having a piece of moonstone on your body at all times is a constant reminder to be mindful and conscious when it comes to decisions, big and small,” she says, adding that the stone will “empower you to make those decisions with your best life in mind.” The stone increases your intuition and ability to visualize, which helps cut through the noise and add clarity.
3. it can influence your love life
Moonstone is a symbol of divine feminine energy, which makes it a useful stone for all things related to romance and relationships. The crystal helps you move past judgment to open up to love and affection. It’s recommended to keep a moonstone in your bedroom.
4. it opens the heart chakra
In the spiritual traditions that believe in and focus on energy healing, the heart chakra is one of the most important chakras. It’s considered the center of a range of emotions from love, joy, courage, and forgiveness to pain, hurt, and disappointment. According to Askinosie, moonstone can help open up this chakra and facilitate healing.
How to make the most of your moonstone.
1. Use it amplify your mindfulness practice
“To strengthen your mindfulness, hold a moonstone touchstone in your hand at the beginning of each day to inspire you to move throughout the day with a clear purpose,” Askinosie says. “This touchpoint helps you remember how to connect to your sense of purpose throughout the day.”
2. Wear it in a piece of jewelry
You can keep the moonstone near you all day by literally wearing it. The crystal can be found commonly and easily in many different types of jewelry. Wearing it as a necklace can be especially healing since it will be physically near your heart chakra.
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