Gemstone of the Day for June 30 is Moonstone

Gemstone of the Day

Moonstone


(Color: off-white or gray or pale shades of green, yellow or brown)

Hardness: 6                            
Specific Gravity: 2.57                        
Chemistry: Na(90-70%) Ca(10-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2 O8, Sodium calcium aluminum silicate       
Class: Silicates            
Crystallography:  triclinic; bar 1           
Cleavage:  perfect in one and good in another direction                   
Fracture: conchoidal                            
Streak: white                               
Luster: vitreous to dull

Healing: Moonstone is used to draw love, hope and protection. And to promote unselfishness. Moonstone is used in healing ailments of the stomach and lymph glands, aids with female problems and helps to relieve stress. It is used to ease pregnancy and childbirth. It is also used in the treatment of circulatory disorders.

Workings: Use moonstone to strengthen intuition and psychic perception and to bring a connection of balance and harmony with Spirit. In India, Moonstone is known as a “dream stone”, as it is supposed to bring about clear and beautiful dreams. During the waning of the moon the stone aids in prophesy. It is also known as a stone of fertility. It is said to have the power to grant dreams. Wear Moonstone for protection while traveling on water. Use Moonstone as a talisman of Good Fortune. Its element is Water, its energy is receptive and its associated planet is the Moon. Its astrological signs are Cancer, Libra and Scorpio. It vibrates to the number 4.

Chakra Applications: Use Moonstone to cleanse the Chakras of negative energy. Use it to activate the Heart Chakra.

Foot Notes: Moonstone is a semi-translucent stone that is made of albite and orthoclase feldspar.
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Author: Crick