Monday, August 30, 2010
I first became interested in this stone in high school. I had a strange dream one night about being trapped in a cave made of some kind of opalescent stone with hints of blue. I wasn't sure what it was but I was fascinated by it. The following weekend, I found a pendant at a local festival made of the same stone as the cave in my dream! I was absolutely in love and purchased the stone at once. I still have that necklace (and matching earrings I purchased later) to this day.
My new found fascination led me to research the stone further. I discovered that moonstone is supposedly a stone of dreams. It brings peaceful, restful sleep if placed under a pillow. It's a stone of divination and psychism. This is because it is associated with the Moon Goddess. It is a sacred stone in many religions.
Moonstone is also thought to be a protective stone. People wear or carry moonstone with them on long journeys, especially over water.
Moonstone also comes in different color varieties. Rainbow moonstone is a beautiful white stone that have a shimmer like mother of pearl. It also has a flash of light blue when the light hits it just right, much like labradorite. Peach moonstone also has this mother of pearl like shimmer but is a much more smooth shade of peach or light orange. Grey moonstone has a quality like trapped fog. It almost seems to swirl in the light.
Whatever your reasons, I hope you will add this stone to your jewelry repetoire. It is definitely a stone with wearing and working with!