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Hi, Today whilst meditating I noticed
a stone archway leading to the South. At the centre/top of the
arch was a large (about 2 inches long) oval milky moonstone
with three sprigs of lavendar tucked behind it. I've tried a
search for moonstone, but not found anything. Other sources
I've looked at seem to give multiple meanings to moonstone.
Anyone know anything about moonstones?
Metaphysical properties of moonstone:
... Moonstone's energies are soothing and nurturing. They can
help calm and prevent over-reactions to personal situations
that involve the emotions. Moonstone's energies are feminine
in nature. They can help us all become more sensitive and loving.
The subtle energies of moonstone can help to open and cleanse
your heart. They are soothing and healing to the mind, emotions,
and body. Although moonstone is seen as a feminine influence,
it can also help balance the male and female aspects of yourself.
This makes moonstone a good choice for men too because many
men could benefit from being more sensitive and better able
to express love. In India, moonstone is considered sacred. It
is said to bring good fortune, but, more importantly, it is
seen as a tool to promote spiritual enlightenment. Moonstone
can help you become more intuitive. It can also boost psychic
ability. Moonstone has a powerful effect on women's menstrual
cycles. Women are cautioned about wearing or carrying moonstone
at times of the full moon or when they are menstruating.
Moonstone and synergy: Moonstone
is a good choice for those born during The Moon of Flowering
- (21 May -20 Jun). This is the time to extend your perceptions
beyond your senses and explore intuition, and those born during
this time can benefit from this influence. Moonstone is a good
choice for those born under the zodiac sign of Gemini.
Also, at www.mooncavecrystals.com
: Moonstone fosters happiness, good fortune, nurturing, unselfishness,
humanitarian love, hope, spiritual insight, easy childbirth,
safe travel on water, new beginnings, abundance and ancient
wisdom. This stone gets in touch with our feelings and is linked
to the moon. It is best to attune its
energies to the moon's phases. Moonstone is protective of women
and nature, and is a sacred stone of the moon goddess.
The Fae love em!
Mouse - thank you so much
for taking the time to find all this great information.
Moonstone's energies are soothing
and nurturing. They can help calm and prevent over-reactions
to personal situations that involve the emotions. Oh that
really hit home! Since I suffer from anxiety and tend to see
volcanoes instead of molehills.
PS - the three sprigs of lavender
fit this too. I looked up uses of lavender and found this: "As
an herbal medicine lavender is and has been very widely used.
For soothing, relaxing qualities few herbs can be claimed as
effective." from The History of Lavender Now facing over
the South Arch, which was the way I went today. So I'm moving
into a calmer place perhaps? It could make sense given the rest
of the journey as it was a good "soothing and nurturing"
kind of experience. SEDD - that's really interesting about the
(((Crow))) If I may offer
a suggestion, have you ever considered a "garnet?"
I like this stone and it's energy. It has been used as a scared
stone by many Native American, African Tribal Elders, the Aztecs
and even the Mayans. Garnet is known as a "stone of health"
... extracting negative energy from the chakras and transmuting
positive energy to areas in need. [moving the energy in a gentle
manner] You mention 3 sprigs of Lavender. The number 3 symbolizes
a trilogy - spirit, mind and body, past, present and future,
father, mother and child and sometimes appears to those who
are seeking self-discovery, acceptance of emotions, balance
in their life. Just sharing a thought or two
(((Lotus))) I had been
wondering about the symbolism of three. I hadn't gotten as far
as trying to check it though. So you helped a lot here as I
didn't have a clue where to start on number symbolism. Everything
you say for 3 fits me. Quite amazing! I used to have a garnet
necklace years ago, but I gave it to my mom. I like garnets.
They do feel nice. I didn't know they did what you say for extracting
negative stuff. Well, my mom needed it at the time more than
me so I'm glad she's got it. Thank you for the help
Lotus, thank you for sharing
your insights on Garnet. I was drawn to a garnet ring and garnet
earrings for our wedding day... I gifted myself with them for
the occasion. We wore red silk with gold embroidery on it, I
wore the top of a traditional Tirara from India, which I had
altered to fit my tall self and my style. Added gold lace to
the sleeves to extend them, lowered the tailored waist, added
some "Edwardian" style folds... I used the skirt for
extra material to lengthen it, and to make silk roses for in
my bouquet (along with the recycled paper roses, the gold silk
ribbons, the dried hydrangea and three branches of Hoya; one
each from my plant, which came from my mother's plant, which
came from my grandmother's plant, which grew from the branch
that was in my mother's wedding bouquet). EarthSky's shirt was
made by his sister, and was in the style of a "pirate"
shirt. We wore deep black jeans to bring the attention to the
red and gold silk... But I digress... Garnet was just so fitting.
It fitted our wedding I had been told that Garnet is a stone
that historically symbolizes servitude to the husband, but that
didn't feel right to me at all. Your insights about Garnet resonate
with me so much more. I do not wear the jewelry often, but do
take it out in situations where I feel the need for extra balance,
harmony and protection. I see that the symbolism of Garnet on
our wedding day is perhaps deeper than I ever thought. Thank
THANK YOU Mouse and Lotus.
I've been wondering what I could get my friend for her wedding.
She's wearing red. Something with garnets would be perfect.
She'll be arriving here on Friday so I'll have to start looking
(((mouse))) Oooooooh, what
a beautiful vision. In my mind's eye I could see you both clearly.
How fitting you chose Garnets for your wedding day, yes indeed
very symbolic and an incredible healing stone for you. I was
especially moved by the tradition of selecting a branch of Hoya
[passing down from generation to generation] to add to your
bouquet. The perfect finishing touch!
In reference to 2Crows
post on lavender..I use and produce essential oil blends and
healing mixes..I have(had) very high blood pressure and rapid
heart rate..so bad I endured nosebleeds and such excruciating
migraines I couldnt exist. The air ...literally... hurt
with Spearmint and Ylang Ylang..have brought all that to a stop.
Unless Im unfaithful and dont keep it near me. ;)
But lavender is the essence of my oil collection...Im
very partial to it
and Im very partial to moonstone.
Although...believe it or not, I dont know WHY I am...I
just go with the flow
Hi Cheri. Thanks for the
extra info on lavender. My mom has high blood pressure and the
funny thing is she loves lavender perfume.
Welcome hun Im assuming
she likes the scent of 'industrialized' lavender? lol Personally,
true lavender oil stinks to me...but, I can endure it for the
effects...Has she ever used oil? Heres a recipe for ya
to blend for her if ya like. 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil 7 drops
of lavender oil 5 drops of ylang ylang oil 2 drops of spearmint
oil It can be rubbed on like perfume, or dropped in bath water.
used every day ..guaranteed results in blood pressure rate and
Moonstones are one of my
favorite stones. I used to have moonstone bracelets, necklaces,
earrings, and even had a watch made with moonstones. I don't
have any around me now ~ I am in a stage where I've not really
been inclined to wear jewelry, but I do like moonstones very
Why is that one would be
to a certain thing...like 'moon' for
example..? Or is it just a preference? Feels a lil deeper
than that though.
Thanks Cheri I've saved
the recipe. Yes, my mom likes the "synthetic" lavender
I have a Moon stone and
I love it!
I thought I lost my Moonstone.
The last time I had it was during my "breakthrough"
when I reunited with my Mom; it stayed it inside my navel until
I took a shower later that day. I know I had it, but when I
went to look for it I couldn't find it. I asked my best friend
if he saw it, not to throw it away, thinking it's just a rock.
He has it ~ whew! Here's more information on Moonstone which
I found today: from www.catanna.com/crystalhealing.htm Moonstone
Moonstone is like a old friend - nurturing and comforting as
she gently nudges you towards growth. Anyone who meditates or
works in the creative or psychic arts knows how difficult it
can be to "get into the intuitive zone" when nervous
or upset. Moonstone is a wonderful remedy for "temperamental"
types (like me!) as it encourages balance, especially emotional
balance. Adding the protective energies of black onyx and/or
black tourmaline can be helpful for professional Tarot readers,
healers or anyone opening up their intuitive channels in public.
The energy of Moonstone is balancing, introspective, reflective,
and lunar. This is a stone for hoping,
wishing and new beginnings. It brings flashes of insight: understanding
via intuition and emotional "thoughts", rather than
through intellectual reasoning. Moonstone helps one to recognize
and make peace with the changing cycles of life and assists
one in the total fulfillment of ones destiny.
Moonstone can be used to alleviate
emotional tension and to enhance the positive attributes of
creativity and self-expression. It stimulates confidence and
composure and allows one to understand that there is no situation
so difficult that it cannot be countered with diplomacy. It
sustains and supports while promoting growth and supplementing
energy. Once called the "traveler's stone", it is
used for protection against the perils of travel. Moonstone
is also a talisman of good fortune. It is said to keep closer
that which is dear to one. Moonstone can be used to promote
ease in pregnancy and childbirth, to enhance fertility, to ameliorate
PMS and change-of-life and to promote sleep. It is also said
to both arouse tenderness within the self, and to bring happiness
to the environment in which it resides. Moonstones are worn
during divinatory acts and produce psychism in general. This
stone is also worn or used in rituals designed to renew or maintain
a youthful appearance and attitude, which can be even more convincing
than outward looks.
Symbol of purity and chastity.
Lends reverence and respect for conjugal love. The moonstone
is claimed to promote long life and happiness and is said to
attract friendship and loyalty to the wearer. In healing terms,
it is often used to reduce excess fluid in the body and reduce
the swelling caused by this fluid. Helps control emotions, particularly
those which cause anxiety and stress. It is a feminine stone
and should be used for pelvic disorder.
Scott Cunningham: Receptive, Moon,
Water, Diana, Selene, Isis, all lunar goddesses.
Associated Stone: Quartz Crystal
Associated Metal: Silver Powers: Love, divination, psychism,
sleep, gardening, protection, youth, dieting.
Ritual Lore: The moonstone, a blue,
white or pink opalescent feldspar, is intimately connected with
the Moon in magical lore. So much so, in fact, that many use
it in accordance with the lunar phases. Some say it is more
magically potent during the waxing Moon and less so during the
waning. However, others use this stone during the Moon's apparent
lessing for divinatory rituals, such as the one described below.
Moonstone has long been dedicated to Moon goddesses. Wiccan
ritual jewelry is often fashioned of silver and moonstones.
A lunar wand can be constructed of silver tubing topped with
a large moonstone. It is used for magical ritual. Magical Uses:
This stone is receptive and love-drawing. Wear or carry a moonstone
to bring a love into your life. On the night of the Full Moon
and by its light, ring a pink candle with moonstone cabochons.
Light the candle and visualize yourself in a loving relationship.
The moonstone is also prized for
its ability to work out problems between lovers, especially
those who have bitterly fought. Hold a moonstone, empower it
with loving vibrations, and give it to your troubled mate. Best
of all, share this ritual with him or her by exchanging stones.
Because of its associations with the Moon, the bringer of sleep,
the stone is often placed beneath the pillow, or moonstone beads
worn to bed in order to ensure restful sleep. Like malachite
and jade, the moonstone is associated with gardening. Wear during
planting or watering or bury a small moonstone while visualizing
your garden bursting with fertility. To entice a tree into abundant
fruiting, tie or attach a moonstone to one of the tree's limbs.
The moonstone is also gently protective. Because the Moon seems
to travel through the zodiac, its stone is a traveler's protective
charm. Carry or wear when away from home, especially during
travel over or on the water. This is a perfect gift for avocational
or vocational sailors and friends leaving on cruises. Empower
the stone with protective energies before presenting it. Moonstone
rings can be worn while swimming for protection in the water.
An old ritual to determine future events can be performed at
least three days after the Full Moon. Hold a moonstone in your
hands while visualizing a possible future course of action,
such as selling a house or accepting a new job. Then place the
moonstone beneath your tongue and continue visualizing. After
a few moments, remove the stone and end your conscious effort
to retain the image. If it remains or if your thoughts continue
to revolve around the possible act, it is a favorable one. If
your mind turns to other matters it's better to take a different
route. If in doubt repeat this rite. Moonstone beads or pendants
are worn during divinatory acts and produce psychism in general.
Psychics keep moonstones with their tarot cards or rune stones
to heighten their ability to use such tools. A quartz crystal
sphere is also encircled iwth moonstones prior to scrying. This
stone is worn or used in rituals designed to renew or maintain
a youthful appearance and attitude (which can be more convincing
than outward looks). If you're trying to lose weight, perhaps
moonstones can help. Don't diet--reprogram your eating habits.
Eat light meals at regular intervals, avoid sugar and fats,
consume less red meat, load up on raw or steamed vegetables
and fresh fruits--and wear a charged moonstone. Three nights
after the Full Moon, stand nude before a full-length mirror
in bright light. Study your body closely, using another mirror
if necessary. To successfully perform this magic, you must know
yourself, accept your faults, and then allow yourself to change.
Be brutal with your visual self-analysis. See the areas you
wish to reduce on your body. visualize a new you--slimmer, in
control of your food intake, fully alive. Then hold a moonstone
in your projective hand while continuing to visualize the body
and discipline you wish to have. Rub the moonstone over the
problem areas of your body, over the excess amounts of fat,
visualizing them melting away. Draw it across your head to help
control your urges to eat unhealthy
and fattening foods. Finally, wear or carry the stone with you
at all times. When you feel the urge to eat cheesecake, take
the stone in your receptive hand, breathe deeply for ten seconds,
push the image of the food from your mind--and then grab a juicy
peach or crunchy carrot stick.
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