Indian lore holds that the moonstone arouses the passion of lovers. If placed beneath the tongue when the moon is full, it is said to reveal whether you are lucky or unlucky in love. As its name suggests, the moonstone is also believed to be connected to the moon and the female aspect of our emotional nature. It is a great help in cooling, calming and soothing overreactions to emotional and personal situations. Indeed moonstones are supposed to dim and regain color with the waning and waxing of the moon.
It was a sacred stone to the culture of India, where the carvings of temple doors were adorned with moonstones, depicting male-female embraces. These symbolized the oneness of our dual aspects and integrated the emotional and dreamy nature of our being.
The moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength, assisting our soul in its progress. At the time of a full moon or menstruation, women need to be careful of their super sensitive emotional nature and remove these stones.
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