Birthstone for June: The Moonstone

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Your birthstones are a major power source. Wearing your birth stones or having them in your environment is said to bring you many blessings. For all you June birthdays, the birthstone for June is the Moonstone. The Moonstone carries colors and dimensions that are constantly shifting and changing. The healing energy of Moonstone has been valued for centuries in a variety of cultures; the bringer of peace, balance and dreams.

This crystal has been valued as a sacred and powerful healing stone since ancient times. According to Robert Simmon’s Book of Stones, in India, moonstones have always been considered sacred healing stones, carrying special traditional significance. It was believed that placing Moonstone in their mouths when the moon was full would allow them to see their future. Moonstones were also given as a traditional wedding gift, for bringing harmony to the marriage. In Europe, Moonstone was said to reconcile estranged lovers, and to cure sleeplessness.

The birthstone for June, Moonstone, is believed to be the stone of destiny, mystery, change and wishes. It is strongly connected to the energy of the moon and the divine feminine, making it a very powerful stone for women. For women, it brings forth your feminine power and strengthens your connection to your inner goddess. Moonstones are worn for health, protection and to harmonize the mind. These healing stones are said to be the gems of High Priestess, keeper of the feminine mysteries. The Moonstone is a talisman for the inward journey, and meditation with it can take one deep into the self.  Sometimes referred to as “the traveler’s stone”, many people bring a few moonstones with them when they travel, especially when going over water. They are believed to provide protection and bring good luck when traveling.

One increasingly popular moonstone meaning is its ability to increase fertility, aligning hormone production, the menstrual cycle and the reproductive system. In the words of Energy Muse co-founder, Heather Askinosie,

“I love Moonstone. Moonstone is very powerful since it is aligned with the energy of the moon, which has a feminine energy. When I was trying to get pregnant, I wore a moonstone necklace and every full moon, I would pray holding the moonstones in my hands, asking God to bless me with a baby. I would say that I was ready for a new soul to enter my body, I would then leave the Moonstone piece outside, overnight, to soak up the energy of the moon.”

There are several types of Moonstone, each carrying a slightly different moonstone meaning and energy:

  • Gray Moonstone is referred to as the “New Moon Stone,” as it carries the mysterious and powerful energies of the New Moon. It is a powerful gemstone for magnifying your intention, so make sure you set your intention with this gemstone.
  • Peach Moonstone has a gentle, soothing energy that surrounds you with love. It is a great stone to help diminish thoughts of worry or anxiety, helping you to see the positive aspects of life instead of dwelling on the negative. This gemstone is a great one for sensitive children to wear.
  • Rainbow Moonstone is a powerful protection gemstone that helps to deflect any negative or harmful energies before they even enter your energy field. It helps to clarify and clear your personal energy, clearing the emotional body and aura as well.

Moonstone is a wonderful gemstone to have with you, especially for those with a June birthday, as it aligns with your birthdate and astrological sign. Here is a powerful affirmation to use with your Moonstone gemstones, from the Book of Stones: I call forth the energies of the deep Feminine, and I open myself to the inner gifts of the Goddess.

You can buy moonstones on our website. Make sure you set your intention for your moonstones! To set your intention, sit quietly and hold your Moonstones in your hands. Breathe in the highest white light. Visualizing the Moon, feel their energy. Say your intention or affirmation aloud for your gemstones. The stones are listening. You can carry them with you in your purse, place them under your pillow or on your alter or in a prominent place in the room. Cleanse them under running water and charge them under the light of the moon.

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