Magical Moonstone:

Meaning, Healing Properties & Uses

Chermaine Chee 

Prized among jewelers and collectors alike, moonstone holds great meaning to those who tap into the healing power of crystals. Like most precious stones, moonstone comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and grades of clarity. They’re mined all over the world, but the most highly sought-after specimens generally originate from Southern Asia. Sri Lanka is renowned for being the world’s only source blue moonstones, the rarest and most valuable variety.

Moonstone crystal is one of the three birthstones for the month of June, alongside pearl and alexandrite. This makes it the ideal birthday gift for any loved ones who were born in the sixth month of the year.

Its soft colouration and feminine qualities make it hard not to fall in love with moonstone. If any of your friends or loved ones pride themselves on their extensive crystal collections, it is very likely that they have at least one moonstone on display.

Sometimes referred to as hecatolite, moonstone is an opalescent mineral that belongs to the feldspar group. As the name suggests, moonstone possesses a unique sheen or shimmer that has captured the interest of humanity for thousands of years.

Denizens of the ancient Roman and Greek empires prized moonstone specimens as they associated them with divine lunar energy. Pieces of moonstone jewelry from various points throughout history have been uncovered all over the world, and it is still used widely in the crafting of fine decorative items both for the home and the body.

What Is The Meaning Of Moonstone?

The symbolism behind moonstone crystal may vary from place to place, however, it is largely believed to represent divine feminine energy. It is often associated with the great power of the lunar cycle, deriving its potent energetic power from the waxing and waning of our moon. Several cultures, communities, and civilizations ascribe great healing power to moonstone, particularly in tandem with the worship of feminine deities.

Due to its symbolic connection to the moon, moonstone is also thought to represent new beginnings. Just like the moon gradually grows and fades only to be endlessly reforged in the night sky, so does moonstone connect us to the process of starting anew.

Benefits And Healing Properties Of Moonstone

The aspects of ourselves that we associate with femininity are all believed to get activated and reinforced through the healing properties of moonstone crystal. These include intuition, passion, abundance, nurturing energy, and more.

If you are feeling disconnected from your feminine side, moonstone is said to be able to bring your masculine and feminine energies back into balance. This is incredibly essential in today’s high-stress, career-centric society. If you are struggling to find time to practice some much-needed self-care, then perhaps moonstone can help you find the care and patience you need to bring some nourishment back into your life.

How to use a Moonstone

Moonstone is an undeniably beautiful addition to any space, lending an atmosphere of serenity to its immediate surroundings. It’s a stunning decorative piece for any room in the house or as part of a crystal garden in your back yard.

As mentioned above, moonstone is widely used by jewelers to create marvellous accessories. Wearing a moonstone in a ring, bracelet, necklace, or earring is a great way to keep it close at hand should you wish to reap the healing benefits of the stone and look great while doing it.

Keeping moonstone in the common areas of your home is said to bring healing energy to those who spend time in its company. Often associated with the crown chakra, moonstone is sometimes used during crystal healing therapy or meditation to release negative thoughts, relieve pain, assist with pregnancy-related ailments, and abate stress.

Why Is Moonstone So Expensive?

Certain qualities set some moonstone crystals apart from others. Milky-white, opaque moonstone is fairly easy to find and thus comparatively less expensive than other specimens. The most valuable moonstones are usually transparent and have a unique blueish hue to them. These are incredibly rare, as there are no more left in any mine that historically produced them.

Due to its unique beauty and limited supply, moonstones of this kind and jewelry made from them can fetch exorbitant prices. Some pieces have been known to go for upward of 700 USD, although such expensive ones are few and far between.

Is Moonstone A Real Gem?
Absolutely, moonstone is indeed a real gem. It is part of a family of gemstones that are revered for the unique sheen they give off – other gems in this family include orthoclase, sunstone, amazonite, and labradorite. The shimmering quality unique to this family of gemstones is referred to among experts as adularescence.

How Can You Tell Good Quality Moonstone?

When purchasing gems, it is always important to make sure you’re getting the right value for your money. Fortunately, the qualities that constitute a high-quality moonstone are fairly easy to spot.

Any cracks or other imperfections in a moonstone should be obvious to the naked eye, as quality moonstones are generally transparent. The clearer the gem is, the stronger the adularescence will be. While opaque moonstone is still popular, it is far more common and costs about a tenth of the price of clear moonstone.

Can Moonstone Be Worn Every Day?

There is no reason why you shouldn’t wear moonstone on daily basis, especially if it’s part of a beloved or sentimental piece of jewelry. However, it is widely believed that moonstone should be left to charge in the light of the moon to cleanse it of any residual negative energy and replenish its healing capabilities.

If you’ve been wearing your moonstone for a while and it doesn’t feel as potent or effective as usual, take it off for a while and be sure to charge it.

How To Clean And Recharge Moonstone?

Never use chemical cleaning products on your moonstone. Clean water is all you need to get rid of any grit or smudges on the surface of the stone (you can add a drop of gentle soap into the mix if there are particularly stubborn marks that need some extra attention). Soaking your moonstone in a natural body of fresh water is believed to draw out the accumulated negative energy, leaving it pure and ready to heal once more. Bonus points if you can find a river or a waterfall, as flowing water performs this task even more effectively.

In addition to this, leaving your moonstone outside on moonlit nights is often recommended by crystal healing practitioners. According to them, direct moonlight is the best thing to fill your moonstone crystal to the brim with divine healing energy. Which is exactly what you want!

We are thrilled to award two winners in our gemstone photo-story competition and would like to share their lovely entries. Congratulations to David and Chris on each winning a Rockchic R500 gift voucher. Here are their stories:

 

Attached please find my family of spheres that have all come to me lovingly over many months from your shop. Each one has a special story and a special place in my heart. Although I collect a wide range of crystals, spheres speak a message that I find very spiritually relevant. The roundness of the crystal ball symbolically represents a sense of oneness, wholeness, completion, karma, and respect for cyclical energies. The smooth surface of the sphere facilitates clear communication and helps to keep the energy flow moving. They are integral in my spiritual practice.

The Sodalite sphere, which to me assists in creativity, was a Christmas gift in 2021 from my partner.

The Pyrite, I draw on for abundance AND protection. Pyrite is one of my favorite crystals as it has such a bold appearance and this crystal certainly exuded the confidence of the stone when it said….”pick me!”

The Picture Jasper I chose because of its unique central marking which looks like a cosmic eye. I knew Picture Jasper to be a particularly grounding stone that promotes Earth consciousness and I thought this stone had such potential to ground me during a period when there were significant changes taking place in the workplace; it sat on my desk and it did not disappoint!

Finally, the beautiful Pinolinth Sphere was one of those attractions where I did not know much about the crystal beforehand but I was drawn to its beauty and could tell the energy was one I needed in my life. Upon further research I found out it represented balance and optimism and who can’t use that every second of every day?! –  Chris Hajec, Hout Bay

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Hello!!

I want to take this opportunity to thank Rockchic and the lovely staff who make it all possible.
By having you guys around I have had the ability and access to some of the most pristine crystal specimens and jewellery which has guided me in learning so much about gemology and mineralogy. In fact I have learnt more than I could have ever imagined, all made possible by Rockchic. Rockchic has helped my ability to craft and create my own pieces of crystal jewelry.
Anything I need or want for my personal collection I can always find it, and ontop of that its provided in only the highest standard of quality, from beads to string to the gemstones themselves.
The things I have bought from Rockchic each individually have a purpose in my life, and I will cherish and honour them all forever.
So thank you Rockchic and to many more visits!! – David Hendry

Autumn activities at Rockchic

With all the holidays during April, our shop in Hout Bay has been buzzing. And we are so grateful to you, our friends and gemstone fans. However, if you happen to live far from the Cape Town, you don’t need to miss out. You can now find gift vouchers at values between R50 and R1000 in our online shop. So, if you are not sure what to get your friend or family member – near or far – this is a great option for any pocket and occasion.

Gemstone Competition extended

Because of all the holidays we also decided to extend our gemstone competition till the end of May. Send in your best Rockchic gemstone or gemstone jewellery photo with a short story and win one of three gift vouchers worth R500, R300 or R200. Find all entry details on our website here.

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Many energy healers believe that Shungite, especially the Elite Shungite, has healing benefits. The properties and healing benefits of Shungite have been tested and studied by many scientists. It is an ancient stone and has been used for thousands of years. It has become popular in alternative medicine in recent years because of its many benefits. Practitioners believe that Shungite can help in the treatment of various ailments and has many benefits. These include the following:

Aids in pain relief.

Balances body, mind and spirit.

Helps with Insomnia.

Boosts energy levels.

Shields against harmful EMF.

Helps with skin problems.

Has antibacterial properties.

You can use Shungite stones during relaxation, meditation, or breathing techniques, by holding the stones in your hands. You can also surround yourself with objects made of Shungite, such as cubes, pyramids, towers, or spheres, to create an energetically clean environment.

Shungite stones have a very high organic carbon content and can act as a  natural water filtration systems. Shungite stones not only absorb impurities and other organic substances from water but can also mineralize the water, as the stone contains nearly all the elements of the periodic table.

To clean water using Shungite, first carefully rinse all the dust from the stones. Then place the stones in water at a ratio of 1:10, Shungite:water. Leave standing for 2 to 3 days  in order for the Shungite to filter out all impurities.

You can find many Shungite items both on our website and at the Rockchic crystal shop.

We’d like to welcome you to our first newsletter from the lovely coastal village Hout Bay near Cape Town!

It’s late summer in the Cape and we are so happy that we are still enjoying beautiful sunshine and the great outdoor life in this part of the world.

You might have noticed that we have been working on our Rockchic website and online shop, to make it even easier for you to purchase from our vast range of beautiful gemstone jewellery, crystals and so much more – and have your order conveniently delivered to your home. We also added several payment and affordable shipping options to make delivery in the Cape Town region even more economical.

We plan to give you Rockchic News every month so you are the first to read about new products, latest specials, interesting facts about gemstones and the amazing world of crystals. (You are most welcome to share the newsletter!) We promise we will not spam you or use your data in any way. However, if you don’t want to subscribe – please feel free to unsubscribe below. Of course you will always find Rockchic on facebook and instagram and we are also starting a video series on our new Youtube channel soon.

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Win with Rockchick: Gift vouchers worth R500, R300 and R200

To kick-start the 2022 autumn season we are running a Gemstone photo competition: Send in your best Rockchic gemstone or gemstone jewellery photo during the month of April 2022 with a short story and win one of three gift vouchers worth R500, R300 or R200.

Email your photo (minimum 800 X 800 pixel) and text (as word doc) to Maureen@rockchic.co.za*

* Ts + Cs: Only one photo per entry, only one entry per person. By entering you give Rockchic permission to use the photo on our website and social media. The decision of the judges is final and binding. The winners will be informed beginning of May.

 

The Tarot is a deck of 78 cards, each with its own imagery, symbolism and story. The 22 Major Arcana cards represent life’s karmic and spiritual lessons, and the 56 Minor Arcana cards reflect the trials and tribulations that we all face daily.Within the Minor Arcana cards, there are 16 Tarot Court Cards representing 16 different personality characteristics we may choose to express at any given time. The Minor Arcana also includes 40 numbered cards organised into 4 Suits, with 10 cards each, representing various situations that we may encounter daily.
Tarot does not tell the future, instead it is the key to our inner wisdom and allows us to tap into the answers that live within us all. It is a tool for self-development and a guide to assists one in making choices in life.

 

 

 

Selenite is also known as the Goddess Stone and is a stone of purification. It brings protection, harmony and soul healing to your body mind and spirit. It is one of the softer stones and reminds us to bring gentleness into our lives and environment. Selenite wands are used to conduct energy, and gemstone jewellery containing Selenite is worn to open us up to higher frequencies and messages from the Universe. It is also very useful for shifting through energy blocks and bringing peace and purity. Selenite works closely with the higher chakras like the Crown and the Third Eye chakra as it keeps light and energy flowing, making us ever open to messages from the Universe. Other gemstones that compliment Selenite are Amethyst, Moonstone, Charoite and Lepidolite.

 

 

As well as a physical body we also have a subtle body that consists of channels of energy ( also knows as meridians or nadis). When the flow of energy through these channels slows down or gets blocked, we become ill. When the energy flows freely, we live in a state of physical, mental,emotional and spiritual health.

“Chakra” is the Sanskrit word that means “wheel”. Where 2 or more channels of energy cross in the body, a chakra exists. Most Eastern traditions describe 7 major chakras that are positioned along the midline of the body from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Each chakra corresponds to a part of the body, an organ or a gland. There are also many minor chakras, but the main focus is usually on the seven major ones.

Chakras naturally go in and out of alignment all the time. Healthy chakras are flexible and vibrating. If however, a chakra goes too far out of alignment for too long , that chakra needs to be healed.

Crystals are very useful for the healing and re-alignment of the chakras. You can practice this healing exercise on yourself or someone else, simply by placing the correct crystal on a chakra point while deeply relaxing.

The location of the seven chakras and their corresponding crystals are as follows:

BASE:                          At the coccyx, at the base of the spine.

Red Jasper, Garnet.

 

SACRAL :                   Just below your belly button.

Carnelian.

 

SOLAR PLEXUS:     Behind the soft cartilage at the bottom of the breast bone.

Citrine, Tigers Eye, Yellow Jasper.

 

HEART:                      In the centre of the chest.

Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Malachite, Aventurine, Prehnite, Amazonite, Jade.

 

THROAT:                  The centre of the throat.

Cuprite, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Kyanite, Blue Lace Agate.

 

BROW:                       In the centre of the forehead, above the eyebrows.

Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Dumortierite.

 

CROWN:                    On the top of the head.

Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Moonstone.