The moonstone natural stones are almost magical. There is a mysterious shimmer in these stones which always looks different when the stone is moved and is known as ‘adularescence’.
The stone was named “moonstone” by the ancient Greeks to describe gemstones that displayed the moon’s ethereal silvery light. It was thought that the stone’s appearance altered with the phases of the moon.
This stone is sacred in so many ancient cultures. According to Hindu legend, moonstone was formed from moonbeams; at one time it was believed that if you held one in your mouth during a full moon, you could see your future. Resembling the Moon or “moonshine”, the ancient Romans believed the stone was actually formed from moonlight and that the wearers of moonstone would receive wisdom, wealth and success in battle. In the Orient, people believed Moonstones were actual rays of moonlight that had solidified, and that the shimmering light held within the stone was a good spirit that lived there.
Love & Compassion:
This beautiful moonstone has been thought to be the stone of love. It opens the heart to nurturing qualities of love such happiness, unselfishness, inner harmony, hope and new beginnings. It is believed that it could re-unite lovers who have quarreled. It is thought to arouse tender thoughts and passion amongst lovers.
In today’s busy and violent society, we often find our work/beliefs force us to give up the caring, loving side of ourselves in favor of a detached almost robotic automaton. A moonstone natural stone is thought to bring your heart and mind into emotional balance. It allows you to empathize with those around you in a caring and loving way.
It is thought that moonstone can help to balance emotional upsets. It has a gentle energy that could ease stress and anxiety. It can be used to enhance intuition. We believe that most times if you listen to your intuition (gut feeling), you’ll live a happier life. It has a habit of pointing you in the right direction. Moonstone is a good crystal tool for anyone who wishes to reflect on past circumstances to learn life lessons from.
It is also believed that moonstone provides greater clarity on wish fulfillment. This tends to work best on things that are needed versus things that are just wanted. Too often we want things that really are not good for us and moonstones help us understand why we should not have what we want.
Here is a myth worth trying if you believe in myths! 🙂
“Hold a moonstone in your right hand and breathe upon the stone the wish you need fulfilled. Then leave the stone outside on the night of the full moon so it can communicate directly with the moon in all her glory. Leave the stone there until the next full moon. Whisper your wish out your window each night until the next full moon when you will bring the gemstone inside and keep it near you so your wish will come true.”
Do let us know if your wish came true with your moonstone bracelet 🙂
As always, we love these natural stones and the mystical meanings behind the stones. Not only are they beautiful, but they also add an element of spirituality to our bracelets. These sort of myths have usually been passed down from various cultures and generations gone before us, however, please note that these natural tiger eye stones cannot be used to replace prescriptions or health care information. They may be useful to some as an aid to help healing. Furthermore, whether or not these natural stones do have the protective powers as believed by our ancestors, we will never know, but the mystery of it all excites us – which is why we love adding these beautiful tiger eye stone beads to our jewellery range.
Disclaimer: Traditional, Ceremonial and Mythological Gemstone Lore is collected from various resources and does not represent our sole opinion. This information is not to replace the advice of your doctor. Should you have any medical conditions, please see a licensed medical practitioner. Ephori London does not guarantee any claims or statements of healing or astrological birthstone powers and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.