Black MoonStone || Three Sizes || New Beginnings || Emotional Calm
Black Moonstone is a gorgeous silky smooth stone with a velvety silver flash which plays across its surface when moved about in the light. Its color ranges from a dark slate grey to lighter shades of grey and sometimes reflects a red undertone.
Weight:2.75 oz (62 grams)
Measurements: 1.75-2 inches
Weight: 3.75 oz (108 grams) to 5 oz (139 grams)
Measurements: 2.25" x 2.25"
Weight: 9 oz (247 grams)
Measurements: 3.5" x 3" (approx)
The name Moonstone is derived from this visual effect, or sheen, caused by light diffraction within its crystalline structure. Moonstone is composed of two feldspar species, Orthoclase and Albite. The two species are intermingled during formation. As the newly formed mineral cools, the intergrowth of Orthoclase and Albite separates into stacked, alternating layers. When light falls between these thin, flat layers, it scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called “Adularescence” or “Chatoyancy”.
Moonstone has been used in jewelry for centuries, including ancient civilizations. The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. Both the Romans and Greeks associated Moonstone with their lunar gods and goddesses.
Black Moonstone has all the properties of the creamy white Moonstone.
Moonstone may be beneficial in helping to maintain the correct hormonal balance during the menstrual cycle. It is an excellent stone for helping us to cope with PMS and with the menopause. It is said to have a beneficial effect on all fluid systems in the body and can help with digestive disorders that may be related to emotional stress. As may be expected with an intensely feminine stone, it also helps with fertility, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and with breast feeding.
Moonstone calms our emotions and eases emotional instability. It balances over-sensitivity to situations and relieves stress. Moonstone brings out our feminine side, and rather than rely solely on our intellectual reasoning, it helps us to become aware of our subconscious, intuitive feelings and emotions. It brings us flashes of insight and stimulates our self-confidence and composure. Moonstone may also help with calming hyperactive children.
Moonstone brings us many traditional links to the moon and to all feminine values. It enhances our psychic abilities and helps us to develop the skill of clairvoyance. It also helps us to appreciate the never ending cycles of life and to better understand that as each end comes to fruition, so a new beginning takes place.
In addition, Black Moonstones focus is on the beginning of things, the start of things, the seeds of an idea. Just as the new moon changes to the full moon, Black Moonstone captures this new moon beginning. A great stone to work with at the beginning of a new relationship perhaps, to take to a wedding, when changing jobs, when moving house, or of course when a new baby arrives. It is a grounding, stabilising stone that can help to improve our concentration and make us feel much calmer. Black Moonstone enhances our intuition, our inspiration and helps us to develop that feeling of "inner knowing".