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Stone - African Moonstone
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Moonstone is a feldspar mineral, a potassium aluminum silicate, Its crystal system is mono clinic and prismatic. Moonstone was named after its blue-white sheen, which is caused by its lamellar structure. It is found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Burma, Australia, India, and the United States. Moonstone was used in Roman jewelry almost two thousand years ago, and even longer ago in the Orient. It was a popular choice of jewelers during the Art Nouveau period. In India, Moonstone has always been a sacred stone, with special significance for lovers. It was believed that placing Moonstone in their mouths when the moon was full would allow them to see the future. Moonstone is also a traditional wedding gift there, for bringing harmony to the marriage. In Europe, Moonstone was said to reconcile estranged lovers, and to cure sleeplessness. Moonstone can come in a number varieties, such as White Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone, Green Moonstone and Black Moonstone. Each with they own properties but all Moonstones are said to have a feminine energy, and considered to help bring a balance to the male-feminine energies. Moonstone is said to calm overreaction to situations, soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions. Moonstone is associated with the Moon and thus is a wonderfully helpful stone for women and many women like it for its ability to balance hormonal and menstrual cycles. A stone of intuition and insight that reminds us of our cyclic nature as women but can help anyone connect to all the different cycles we experience in life. Many people find Moonstone to be very soothing and use it to help relieve stress, and it is especially helpful if you tend to have aggressive tendencies. Working with the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, Moonstone connects us to divine inspiration, and channels it into our own intuition. Moonstone encourages introspection and judgment, yielding easier decision making.