Moonstone is a naturally occurring gemstone that ranges in colour from white to cream or beige through to colourless. It has a monoclinic crystal structure.

Moonstone is a popular crystal that is common in crystal collections and among crystal and energy healers and those interested in "New Age" and pagan subjects. In these contexts it is especially respected for its association with the moon, intuition, "new beginnings", and contemplation on the waxing and waning of emotions (as well as the moon). It is sometimes worn as a pendant to encourage acceptance of the wearer's psychic abilities.

Moonstone is sometimes associated with:

  • the astrological signs of
  • the energy of 'New Beginnings'
  • changing cycles of life
  • intuition (rather than intellectual reasoning)
  • confidence and composure
  • protection for travellers
  • calm awareness
  • the number 4

Moonstone is found in many locations worldwide, including:

  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Australia

See also the IvyRose Index of Common Crystals & Gemstones.

See also the main IvyRose Holistic section about Crystals & Gemstones.

Further information about crystals includes an overview of some of the forms of crystals and gemstones, 'families' of crystals and the gemstones associated with signs of the zodiac.

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