It is said if you give your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon is full you will always have passion with each other. The moonstone is associated with the moon and was the stone of the goddess Diana. The most powerful time to use the moonstone is in a full moon. It has been worn as an amulet to bring good emotions to the wearer, while protecting those of a sensitive nature. It can reunite lovers who have quarreled. Moonstone will help achieve a balance between heart and mind without losing the gentleness and caring needed, yet keep it in check to allow you to function effectively.
Moonstone is also considered a good luck stone.
Moonstone is a very personal stone. A stone of wishes, intuition, and balance. It is a reflection of the person who owns it. It does not add or detract, only shows how it is. This is why the moonstone is said to perceive that which "is". Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. Moon stone helps to soothe and balance the emotions. They assist in the master of your emotions by bringing them under control of your will, instead of repressing or expressing them. Moonstone is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself. Placing it in the moonlight of a moon reaching its fullness, not a full or waning moon, can revitalize it.
This is a particularly good gemstone for women, young women or teenagers. Moonstone represents the great Mother Goddess. Her strength lies in her gentleness, and her ability to experience, process, and neutralize her feelings. Some people think that Moonstone is strictly a feminine stone, because it is associated with a woman's monthly cycle. But nurturing, gentle care, and unselfish humanitarian service is not simply a female attribute. It aids all people to be more comfortable with their gentler, feminine side. Moonstone can unblock those feelings in both men AND women who are afraid to acknowledge or experience consciously how they feel on a personal and internal level. It is the perfect antidote for the excessively macho man or overly aggressive female.
Discernment: "Want" and Need" do not come from the same place. Moonstone can assist you in absorbing those things that are “needed” in life while helping you discern what is merely “wanted”. It improves emotional intelligence.
In the Eastern cultures, Moonstone was favored for LOVE. They believed that wearing or carrying a moonstone would bring a new love into your life. They also believe that holding a piece of moonstone over their hearts after a quarrel, and then exchanging the stones with each other, would bring you back together.
Like Moss Agate, Malachite, and Jade, Moonstone is associated with Gardening. All four are attributed to nature, water, and fertilization. Wear during planting, weeding, or watering, and visualize your garden bursting with fertility as you work. Hang a small wind chime and dangle these stones over your garden, or bury a few small pebbles in the earth.
Moonstone fosters happiness, gracefulness, good fortune, hope, spiritual insight, enhances intuition and lucid dreaming, easy childbirth, safe travel on water, new beginnings and adjusting to changes, abundance and ancient wisdom. Motherly love, support, encouragement.
If you are seeking love, crystals will help. Place a large piece of Rose Quartz in the Relationship corner of your house (farthest right rear corner from the front door) or beside your bed. Because of the powerful energy created you may want to add a piece of Amethyst to regulate the attraction.
Crystals can also be used in ritual. You will need four pieces of Rose Quartz and a large Amethyst, You will also need candles and candleholders. These could be made of Rose Quartz but is not necessary.
1) Place your crystals and four candles on a table covered with a silk cloth. Place one candle to the north, welcoming the spirits of that direction as you light it. Then do the same on the south, east and west side of the table.
2) Take your Rose Quartz crystals into your hands and face the table. Close your eyes and quietly take in the energy from the crystals. Feel the energy flowing from your hands, up your arms and into your heart. As it reaches the heart, feel your heart open and expand. Touch the crystals to your heart. Rose Quartz is a powerful heart cleanser and healer, so allow your heart to be purified by the energies of the crystals.
3) Then say out loud: "I am a magnet for love. I welcome love into my heart." Place the Rose Quartz around the Amethyst on the table and say out loud: "And love into my life." Sit quietly and focus on the crystals. When you feel you are ready to complete the ritual, blow out each candle in turn and say: "I send your light and love into the world."
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is the most important crystal for the heart, teaching the true essence of love. Rose Quartz encourages you to love yourself. You cannot accept love from others nor love them unless you love yourself. It aides in self forgiveness and acceptance, invokes self trust and self worth. If worn on the heart it works best.
Amethyst is a protective stone and is a natural tranquilizer. It helps to find focus and self control. It promotes emotional centering and balances out highs and lows. Amethyst calms the mind and enhances intuition. Amethyst is best worn on the heart or throat.