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By 2CrowWoman

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
: 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 fae.

(((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 you.

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 about fast.

(((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 bad I endured nosebleeds and such excruciating migraines I couldn’t exist. The air ...literally... hurt…Lavender…blended with Spearmint and Ylang Ylang..have brought all that to a stop. Unless I’m unfaithful and don’t keep it near me. ;) But lavender is the essence of my oil collection...I’m very partial to it…and I’m very partial to moonstone. Although...believe it or not, I don’t 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 I’m 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? Here’s 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 headaches.

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 much.

Why is that one would be drawn...inclined… to a certain '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 perfumes.

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 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 one’s 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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