A Crown Chakra crystal, Moonstone has long been the stone of love, fertility, intuition, magic, protection, hope, and spiritual purity. Moonstone calms and encourages as it teaches us the natural rhythms of life, opens the heart to empathy, and assists in the acceptance of love.
Moonstone is said to increase our sensitivity to the Feminine Divine, to heighten intuition, and to open us up to our psychic gifts. It encourages hope and inspiration to allow us to wish, aspire, and flow in harmony with our dreams. It opens us to serendipity and synchronicity. Moonstone is said to induce restful sleep, and aid in lucid dreaming.
It is a stone of protection for women and children, especially pregnant women and babies. It has been used for centuries to enhance fertility and is believed to support women's reproductive health all around, from easing menstrual problems to soothing fluctuating hormones, to assisting a woman in childbirth.
Considered a stone of the goddess, Moonstone is associated with the moon, the tides, femininity, and the subconscious. It helps sync the rhythms of lunar energy to the rhythms of a woman’s body. Moonstone helps men become more in-tune with the feminine aspects of their nature. It stimulates the right side of the brain to encourage nonlinear thinking and emotional balance.
Black Moonstone has all of the properties of White Moonstone, with an extra focus on New Moon energy, or the beginning of things. This is a great stone to bring out at the start of any new endeavor, new relationship, or a new pregnancy. Black moonstone is also very protective, deflecting negative energy, and transforming them back to light. More grounding than other Moonstones, it has a much gentler energy than other Root Chakra crystals like Black Tourmaline. Black Moonstone is especially suitable for New Moon Rituals.