Moonstone: The Power of the September Birthstone
Birthstones are gemstones that represent each month of the year. Each birthstone has its own unique meaning and significance, for example; luck, joy or health. There are various different beliefs as to which birthstone collection is most valid…..Stones for each astrological sign, stones for your numerological birthday, the modern list of birthstones devised by the jewellers of America in 1912 to name a few…….
Amiee Carlton, founder of Liferocks.store, attempts to bring the “out there” here, and unravel the minefield that is Crystals. She is an energy and motivational coach, using crystals as a modality for realignment and stimulation of the subtle bodies. Her aim is to educate us on the vibrational powers of crystals one month at a time. This month, Amiee uncovers the September birthstone, Moonstone.
For clarity and simplicity, I am choosing to work with the Vedic selection of birthstones. I resonate and appreciate their ethos. Their belief in the underlying unity of all things, ie Earth and Body are one. We need to understand with both to heal either.
In Ayurvedic practices the birthstone for the month of September is Moonstone. Moonstone is mostly mined in Sri Lanka, Burma, India, Madagascar, Australia and the USA. There are a few different kinds of moonstone (Cats Eye, Gray, Peach, white and even Rainbow). I am going to give a general overview of the moonstone frequency and its connection to us as vibrational beings.
Moonstone is considered to be a feminine stone
This does not mean that only women should like it, that it brings on tears, outbursts of emotions or that it needs a friend to take it to the bathroom. When you take away all irritating societal stereotypes, refereeing to “feminine” energies suggests intuition, flow, compassion, strength & communication; the list goes on.
Moonstone being a feminine frequency aligns us to our personal intuition
With its naturally reflective surface light, this stone acts as a metaphorical mirror. Not only can we see ourselves reflected in the stone, but the frequency of this crystal pulls us towards a more inward journey. What do we hide from others around us? What are we choosing not to see ourselves? How are we behaving in our own lives that may not be working out for us? We all love a bit of “why me” and victim mentality! A moonstone will stimulate energy towards “outing” the hidden…
The vibrational energy of moonstone connects to women and encourages an assertion of feminine power. Again, this is not tears, sewing circles and tea parties.
Women’s brains are built to connect on a cellular level. We have evolved working with our intuition, joining the dots and drawing to rational conclusions. Moonstone supports stepping back into that space, enabling more clarity, self-worth, self-trust and balance.
As for the men, holding the frequency of the feminine, moonstone will encourage the men who are drawn to this stone to integrate this frequency more into their vibrational fields. The crystal frequency stimulates the right side of the brain allowing for less linear thinking and more dual brain function. The result? More open-mindedness and a feeling of more balanced, clear decision making.
Moonstone is also famous for its connection to the moon (the secret is in the name!)
We all know the stories of the wild wolves at the full moon, or people being “lunar”-tics, but if you relate this idea to what I am suggesting above, the energy of moonstone and the moon itself can be seen to bring out those hidden sides to ourselves.
Aside from reflection and insight, however, Moonstone’s frequency (like the moon its self) invites us to take notice of the cycles; to pay attention to the idea that everything is always moving and changing over time, in the earth around us, but also our world within us. We are always growing and evolving and changing. Our environment also flows in cycles. Things come to fruition. Things come to an end. The great times move on and, also important to remember is “this too shall pass.”
If we are to align and evolve with the frequency of a moonstone we will learn that patience is key, go with the flow. Don’t try to slow things down, but don’t try to overwater the plant in the desperate hope that it may grow faster. It never does. It drowns (see the metaphor)?
If you are drawn to a moonstone your energetic frequency is asking you to take a look inside
Slow down and listen to yourself with honesty. Are you pushing too hard, rushing something (yourself)? Or even dragging your feet in some way? Moonstone will be asking you to be mindful of your place in the picture. It is always easy to step aside from accountability. Often we know the answers or what needs to be done (or not done) but we don’t want to take action because it is hard, scary, painful, or admission of our own “human-ness”. Moonstone can help you see more clearly and take the right course to a conclusion – if you are open to what comes up. A mirror isn’t always the easiest reflection, and knowing deep down to go slow on a process when you desperately want things to move and change can be a real challenge.
Work on your frequencies
To work with moonstone and align your frequencies I suggest holding it in your left hand in a very quiet space for 5 minutes a day for two weeks. Focus on your breath and allow your mind to wonder. Don’t “stop” thoughts but try to let them float by. The brain will go into alpha or theta brainwaves which allow the unconscious to become more accessible.
After five minutes (set a timer) write whatever comes to mind for two/three minutes. Don’t overthink it. Re-read your notes after two weeks and see what went on, you will be surprised.
Do note that a lot of the work and alignment and balancing will be going on in the few minutes you are holding the stone. Alternatively, sleep with the moonstone under your pillow and note your dreams on waking. Again, have a read after two weeks and see what went down in your unconscious hours.
To book an alignment energy session with Amiee contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org