The two most abundant minerals in Earth’s continental crust are quartz and feldspar, so every human on the planet works with the energy of these two stones unconsciously, every day. Moonstone is really a group of feldspar minerals that are suitable for use in jewelry and as polished or carved stones. Moonstone colors vary from warm peachy or creamy to bluey white or gray, and some varieties have a rainbow shimmer. All carry the energy of the moon – gentle, soothing, feminine, and very deep and strong.
Associations for Moonstone
- Color – clear to opalescent white / rainbow, peach, cream, bluish
- Chakra – third eye, solar plexus
- Numerology - vibrates to the number 4
- Planets – Moon
- Zodiac – Rabbit, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio
- Bagua – Relationships (kun), completion/children (dui)
- Elements – water, metal, earth
- Birthstone - June
- Wedding Anniversary – none, can substitute for Pearl for 3rd and 30th.
Moonstone energy is lunar – feminine, balancing, introspective, and reflective. It is a “stone of new beginnings” helping with clarity about what has been left behind to support space for the new to come in, and to soothe the stress of the transition.
Moonstone is also considered to be a stone for hoping, wishing, in alignment with what is for one’s higher good, and to accept the ups and downs, the cycles of life. The soothing properties of moonstone help to get you out of your mind and into your heart to better understand situations and apply your understanding in a practical way.
The inner clarity and soothing brought by moonstone, combined wIth enhanced intuition, support self-expression and creativity.
Feng Shui of Moonstone
Minerals placed in the home or work environment with intention can enhance that energy. The art of feng shui helps to understand how certain parts of your home or work place can benefit from the placement of objects. For a basic primer on feng shui, click HERE.
Placing moonstone, or moonstone jewelry, in certain areas of the home or workplace help to activate those energies, bringing greater balance.
Moonstone’s lunar feminine energies pair well with the Children / Creativity / Completion sector of the bagua map. To find this, stand at the entrance to your house/space, and locate the middle right area. You could hang a pearl earring on a picture or carving, wrap a pearl necklace around a vase, or add one or more to an altar.
As a “stone of feeling” moonstone also works well in the relationship sector of the bagua map. To find this, stand at the entrance of your house / space, and locate the far right corner. Pearl assists in sensitivity to your own and your partner’s feelings, and is also soothing.
Moonstone is balancing, soothing and helps with intuition and creativity, so it feels good to carry a piece in your pocket. Because of its relationship with the third eye chakra, moonstone earrings can be particularly effective. Wearing a moonstone pendant brings these energies to your heart center where they can integrate with the other chakras.
Moonstone for Grids and Rituals
Moonstone has long been used to assist women with pregnancy and child birth. In the book Crystal Muse it’s used as part of the Conscious Conception Ritual (pp. 145-149).
According to Kiera Fogg in her book Crystal Gridwork, moonstone is a “barrier” crystal, helping to prevent misfortune and to protect from negativity – shielding us from what we do not want. Her book includes moonstone in several grids -
- Grid for New Beginnings (pp.100-101) - moonstone as a stone of "new beginnings"
- Motherhood Grid (pp. 114-115) - moonstone as support for the feminine
- Breakthrough Grid (pp. 86-87) and Wisdom Grid (pp. 92-93) - moonstone helping with intuition and emotional clarity, deepening insights.