Moonstone

MOONSTONE

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Moonstone, scientifically known as Adularia, is a less common variety of the mineral Feldspar. It is formed when two feldspar species, orthosclase and albite, mix and, as the new mineral cools, the orthoclase and albite form in alternating layers. When light hits these layers, it reflects and scatters, causing the pearly lustre that is known as adularescence.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Hardness: 6 – 6.5

Colour: White, cream, yellow, blue

Lustre: Vitreous or Opalescent

Chemical composition: NaAlSi₃O₈ or KAlSi₃O₈ (depending on if it is potassium feldspar or sodium feldspar)

 

HEALING PROPERTIES:

.Harnesses the power of the moon and water

.Aids with fertility, flow and growth

.Balances the body’s blood and lymph systems

.Relieves menstrual cramps

.Relieves indigestion

.Stabilizes emotions and releases tension

.Enhances intuition and imagination

.Brings good fortune

 

CHAKRA:

Crown chakra (above the top of head)

 

References:

The Essential Crystal Handbook – Simon and Sue Lilly

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonstone_%28gemstone%29

Kiara James