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February's Crystal of the Month: Moonstone

What better way to open the new decade than with moonstone as our crystal of the month! Moonstone is a great stone to use when you are experiencing change, growth, or a new beginning—moonstone is the stone of new life cycles. It also has calming properties that help you feel protected in sensitive or difficult situations. Moonstone is also beneficial to men in opening the emotional self and balances male-female energies. Moonstone powers can help women find their feminine power and increase kundalini energy.

A good stone for cleansing negative energy, moonstone can work with the Sacral, Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, to connect with divine inspiration and channel it into our own intuition. If you’re working with moonstone in your meditation practice, one option is to place moonstones over the heart and solar plexus to help balance the emotions.  Practice deep breathing to facilitate emotional awareness and healing.  It is also known as the traveler’s stone, thought to give safe passage. Place it in your glove compartment while driving at night for protection, and to soothe the possibility of road rage.

Moonstone has a deep history and resonance in many cultures. For more than 2,000 years, people have been carved into statuettes, amulets and talismans.  Our moonstone was sourced from India, where it has long been a sacred stone, with a special significance for lovers.  It was believed that placing moonstone in the mouth when the moon was full would allow people to see their future. Moonstone is also a traditional wedding gift there, for bringing harmony to the marriage. It was also a popular choice of jewelers during the Art Nouveau period and you can still find it architecture of Paris, shining from the corners of the cupola in the Galeries Lafayette and throughout Montmartre.  

You can charge your moonstone by placing it on a windowsill or outdoors overnight during the full moon, which takes place Feb. 9, March 9, April 8, and May 7 (for more dates in 2020, visit 


~ The Lavender Hour

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