“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” Aristotle“
So many people do not really know themselves; in fact most people hold opposing beliefs at the same time. These inconsistencies and contradictions are caused by the conscious and subconscious minds. They are what you consciously believe and what you subconsciously believe; if they do not match they cause conflict bringing confusion. In fact our outer world (reality) is only a reflection of our inner world. If we wish to move away from the emotional turmoil that most human being experience daily and if not daily at least very frequently we need to look at our subconscious beliefs about ourselves.
One of the best crystals I have found for overcoming this dichotomy between ourselves and our reality is the divinely feminine crystal known as Moonstone. In Vedic astrology moonstone is the secondary gemstone after pearl of the Moon and an ideal gem for women to wear as it is believed they influence the body’s magnetic field and are therefore of great therapeutic importance, especially to cure anxiety and strengthen the will.
The moon rules over the element of water, and the tides of the sea. The moon represents the mother or female principle, the energy that creates and preserves. The moon gives illumination, sense of purpose, intuitive nature, sensuality, taste, youth, love of poetry, fine arts, and music, wealth and good fortune. Moonstone is also a wonderful crystal for men to wear to balance their female polarity.
Moonstone is a member of the feldspar group. Moonstones come in a variety of colours and can range from colourless to grey, brown, yellow, green, blue, pink or rainbow. The clarity ranges from transparent to translucent. Moonstone appears mysterious and magical, with a ghostly shimmering glow floating on a crystalline material. The Romans though moonstone was formed out of moonlight. In Europe, moonstone is considered the birthstone for June.
Initiation: Celebration of Life Cycles
Chakras: Sacral, Heart, Third Eye
Angel: Archangel Auriel
Magic: As the talisman of the goddess, moonstone is the female power stone. Due to its close association with lunar energies, moonstone facilitates the deep understanding and celebration of birth, death and regeneration.
Physical: Calming and soothing. Eases menstrual cramps and relieves other female issues. Moonstone balances the fluid functions of the body.
Emotional: Moonstone assists you at looking at your life to decide which aspects of your life connect your head and your heart. What makes you feel fulfilled and your life of value?
Psychologically: Moonstone has a tendency to surface some important aspects that you may have hidden in your deep subconscious. This is due to conflicts between your emotions and logic. What you may have hidden could be the secret key to realising your full potential.
Mental: When you work with moonstone, it is important to pay attention to your feelings. Become aware of your inner critic, this nasty little ‘imp’ can make you sick by being over critical of yourself and it makes you all to ready to be critical of others. Let go of judgement and resentment, detoxify your thoughts.
Spiritual: Moonstone assists your spiritual development through your dreams. Moonstone is wonderful for guiding you to becoming aware of your unique authentic self. Moonstone enhances intuition and empathy with others.
Affirmation: “The great mystery guides and nurtures me; it activates my inner strength and hidden power”.
Crystal Placement: Place moonstone on the sacral, heart and third eye chakras to sooth the body, emotions and mind.
Strike or ring a singing bowl, bell, gong or tuning fork over the crystal for swift, effective energetic clearing.
Cleansing: Incense Smoke
This method has always been used to cleanse and consecrate. Burn some incense and pass the crystal several times through the smoke.
Hold the stone under running water for several minutes and visualise imbalances flowing away. Then put in the sunlight to dry.
As angel of destiny, Auriel awakens the secrets to our future, releasing the past to become ‘master’ of our destiny. Archangel Auriel enhances our natural gifts of clairvoyance, clairsentience and dream recall.
Invoke Archangel Auriel to assist you in releasing your guilt and fears.
Angelic Crystal Card: 22. Moonstone
Celebration of Life Cycles
Drawing the moonstone card strongly indicates it is time for deep personal reflection, especially in regard to the way you see yourself in the situation you are considering at the moment. Moonstone is saying you need to honour the mystical feminine side of your nature and strengthen your will-power. So many people do not really know themselves; in fact most people hold opposing beliefs at the same time. These inconsistencies and contradictions are caused by the conscious and subconscious minds. They are what you consciously believe and what you subconsciously believe; if they do not match they cause conflict bringing confusion (this is why a lot of folk fail to manifest their dreams).
In fact our outer world (reality) is only a reflection of our inner world. If we wish to move away from the emotional turmoil that most human being experience daily and if not daily at least very frequently we need to look at our subconscious beliefs about ourselves. The moon gives illumination and has a profound influence on all living things. The fuller the moon, the more this influence is felt, especially over the mind and psychic powers. Everything within our lives has a cycle. Moonstone is calling you to explore which part of the cycle you are currently in and take appropriate action.
© Hazel Raven 2014