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Moonstone - (Chandrakant)

Moonstone also known as Chandrakant/चंद्रकांत, Moonstone is a semi-precious gemstone used for astrological benefits. Moonstone is a symbol of tranquility & higher knowledge. Astrologers believe it helps the wearer in attaining mental peace and emotional balance. It is also preferred for jewellery purposes because of its blue tint and is thus considered the best substitute of Pearl (Moti).

Moonstone - (Chandrakant)

Who Should Wear Moonstone ?

According to Vedic astrology, Moonstone is linked with Moon (Chandra). People who are born in June can wear Moonstone. It is also considered the traditional birthstone for the zodiac sign Cancer (Kark) who are advised to wear it for a lifetime. Moreover, people with Zodiac signs Aries (Mesh), Scorpio (Vrishchik) and Pisces (Meen) can also wear Moonstone.

Astrologers strongly recommend it to people with a creative background such as composers, musicians, writers and artists.

Procedure/Ritual of Wearing a Moonstone :-

Time & Day :- Monday 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM in moonlight.

Metal :- Silver, White Gold and Platinum.

Weight & Size :- Ideally, the weight of moonstone which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (10 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat). So let's say if your body weight is 50 kgs so the weight of Moonstone stone should at least be 50/10= 5 carat.

Note :- Minimum weight should be 1/10th of the body weight approx.

How to Wear :-

It is strongly recommended to wear the Pendant/ Bracelet / Ring on the Kanishka (Little Finger).

After the ring, pendant or bracelet is prepared, the procedure to wear it should be followed as below: Place the ring in a metal bowl.

Add gangaajal, raw cow milk, honey, tulsi leaves and ghee. Recite ऊँ सों सोमाय नमः।। "Om Som Somay Namah" (9 times) and immediately remove the jewellery article, clean it with water and wear it.

Note:- Try not to throw away the mixture of Panchadravya as it can also be used as fertilizer for your home grown plants. 

Relax, if you cannot do the Pran pratishtha procedure of the gemstone by yourself, we at MyRatna will do it for you according to the genuine Vedic Scriptures at no cost.

To revitalize the gemstone dip it in salty water for 1 hour in every three months and again wear according to the above mentioned time.

Benefits of Moonstone:-

  • It helps in foretelling the future and bringing good luck.
  • It also helps in strengthening love and partnership.
  • It brings insight and knowledge and heightens intuition.
  • It is believed that it protects the wearer on land and sea while travelling.
  • Moonstones are also used to increase memory power and achieve mental peace.
  • Astrologers strongly recommend it to people who are in creative fields such as writing, art, music etc.

Price of Moonstone:-

Many reasons like size, origin, quality (colour, clarity, sheen and cut) contribute in deciding the price of Moonstone. Currently, its price in India ranges from Rs 300 per carat to around Rs 1,000 per carat depending upon the quality and size of the Moonstone. Because of the variance in demand and supply cycle, the prices may vary in other countries.

NOTE : Prices may vary according to the scope of availability of the rough in nature and market as well as Government Policies.

Quality of Moonstone:-

  • To preserve the astrological and market value, it should be ensured that there are no impurities or inclusions.
  • Moonstones seem to be glowing from the inside out. It happens because of their characteristic property called adularescence. This property makes them display lovely and sparkling, glittering colour play effect.
  • Genuine moonstones are usually transparent to semi-transparent. One may find a light blue hue throughout the stone.
  • Ideally, moonstones exhibit a glistening and glassy lustre.

According to the latest technological advancement the Science of Symmetry is followed by MyRatna to harness all the natural benefits of the gemstone.


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1. What are the Different Characteristics of Moonstone gemstone?

The most prominent characteristic of Moonstones is their property to display a stunning shimmer effect.

They also have a natural semi-transparent blue tint throughout the stone.

Astrologically all these properties make them highly sought after. Sri Lanka produces the best quality Moonstones.

2. What are the Different Variants and Substitutes of Moonstone?

The most commonly known variants of Moonstone are the Black Moonstone and Rainbow Moonstone.

Astrologically Moonstones can be good substitutes for Pearls; still, Pearl gemstones are more beneficial than Moonstone.

KNOW YOUR GEMSTONE

Moonstone

 

·        Gaudanti/chandrakant(hindi)

·        salaykat al'almaniuwm(Arabic)

·        Candramaṇi(Bangla)

·        pierre de lune(French)

·        Candrapat'thara(Gujarati)

·        Spathí(Greek)

 

OVERVIEW

Moonstone is a mesmerizing gemstone and a member of the orthoclase feldspar mineral family. It is a combination of potassium aluminum silicate. The stones have a dreamy iridescence and crystal structure that shimmers when the light hits them. 

The gemstone comes in a variety of colors--white, gray, peach, pink, yellow, blue and green. Some types are completely transparent and others are colorless. Rainbow moonstone, which is an iridescent white or gray with a blue sheen in the light, is the most popular type. The higher quality moonstones have a high degree of shimmer.

Moonstone is whitish, gray-white, silvery-white, or milky white with a soft blue shimmer that moves across its face as the stone is moved. This blue moving light is called adularescence. The more shimmer the stone has, the more valuable it is. If the shimmer is of other colors besides blue, the stone is called a "rainbow moonstone."

Ceylon, India, Brazil, Australia, Mexico and Madagascar are the top production sites of moonstone in the world.

 

 

ATTRIBUTES, FACTS and BENEFITS

·        Moonstone is associated with 3rd  anniversary of marriage.

·        The most popular blue moonstone is mined in Bihar, located in the center of India.  

·        Supposedly if one puts a moonstone in his mouth under the light of a full moon, it will foretell whether the owner's love life will be happy or unhappy. In ancient times, it was supposed to arouse tender passions in lovers and give them the power to read the future;

 

“To be effective as a means of determining one’s personal future, it had to be placed in the mouth when the moon was full.”

 

·        A moonstone placed beneath the pillow worn while sleeping was thought to induce dreams of the future and a dream about moonstone has been said to indicate that danger is lurking ahead. 

·        The stone is regarded as a great gift for lovers as it supposedly arouses love and passion.

 

“The moonstone is also believed to offer the owner great fortune.”

 

 

·        The ancient Romans and Greeks believed the moonstone was created from bits of the actual moon. They saw the moonstone as having revitalizing and deeply transformative healing properties.

·        Increasing confidence and the willingness to take action

·        It was once believed that two people could fall passionately in love if they saw each other during a full moon while one of them was wearing a moonstone. 

·        In ancient Asia, they believed the gem was a solid ray of moonlight filled with good spirits.

·        Moonstone is connected to water just as the moon affects the tide. The gem has water energy and an affinity with the astrological water signs.

·        Connects 2nd and 6th Chakra and the pineal gland to balance emotions

·        Moonstone treats fertility problems, PMS, and other female related ailments.

·        Moonstone is a women’s gemstone that enhances their hormonal balance and energy with yang. It regulates the menstrual disorders and relieves pain during child birth.

·        Due to its excellent healing properties, it helps to cure the diseases related to spleen, pancreas, stomach, and liver. It improves the digestive system and hormonal growth. Also it aids the digestive system by removing the toxins from blood.

·        Moonstone has always been associated with love and magic. It brings true love in the life of wearer.

·        Moonstone is sometimes used in dream pillows. You can also place the stone under your regular pillow to ensure a restful night's sleep.

·        Moonstone is usually carved into a cabochon which allows the crystalline structures within the stone to catch the light and give its pleasing and romantic glow

 

 

MOONSTONE GEMSTONE and JEWELLERY CARE and CLEANING

To maintain the brilliance you fell in love with, you must protect, clean, charge, and store the gem properly so you’ll be able to enjoy its beauty and wisdom for many years to come. Here’s how:

Upkeeping

When cleaning the house, lifting heavy items, or participating in strenuous activities, it is best to remove your Moonstone jewelry as it may be exposed to housecleaning products and high heat that may cause scratches and breaks.

If you’re not wearing it, store your Moonstone in a felt-lined jewelry box with many compartments to keep your jewelry from rubbing against one another.

Wrap each piece in soft cloth or felt and if your Moonstone jewelry has shown visible scratches, ask your jeweler for a repolish to bring back its luster.


Physical Cleaning

Take note that ultrasonic and steam cleaners cannot be used for Moonstone. What you may use though is warm soapy water for cleaning. Or you may opt for a gentle, non-acid based jewelry cleaner or several drops of dish detergent mixed with water. First off, soak your Moonstone in the cleaning solution for 2 to 5 minutes. Then, gently remove the stone and dry with a soft cloth.

 

Vibration Cleansing

This method is used to remove the negative vibrations absorbed by Moonstone. If there’s a nearby stream or ocean, you may first wash your Moonstone jewelry under the running water, so it can not only be cleansed, but also be charged with the energy of the natural water at the same time. If there’s no available resources, then tap water will do.

Another way is by cleansing the Moonstone gem in salt water as salt has always been a purifier. What you can do is leave your Moonstone overnight, submerged in a glass bowl that’s half full with salt water. After soaking the gem, rinse it in cool running water to remove the excess salt. Be sure to dispose the salt water so it won't get used again as it will have absorbed the negative vibrations of the gem.

 

Smudging

You may also smudge your Moonstone gem if you don’t wanna use salt. This can be done by burning a smudge stick or using an incense. Hold your Moonstone in the smoke for 30 seconds to a minute to remove any stored energies. Sandalwood, sage, and sweet grass are the favorites. They’re best at releasing elements into the air that remove negative energy. You might also wanna put a small dish of salt next to you, so it can absorb the negative energy being freed from the gem.

 

Charging

Once you’ve cleansed your Moonstone jewelry, it is now time to empower it with fresh energy. Start charging it one night before the full moon. Simply leave the gem outside under the moonlight and let the moon do its work. You might also wanna set your intention and say a few words to the moon by holding it in your hand and saying “Only positive, high vibrational energy may flow through this stone.”

Or you may hold your Moonstone jewelry to your 3rd Eye Chakra and declare your purpose: “I charge this moonstone for clarity/renewal/healing/love/guidance …” or whatever you wish. After the third night, your Moonstone gem is ready to be worn again, gleaming as always.

 


High heat or sudden temperature change can cause breaks in moonstone. It is stable to light but is harmed by exposure to acid.

Cleaning
Warm soapy water is the only recommended substance for cleaning moonstones. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are never recommended.

“Moonstone is a soft stone, it is fragile and can be easily scratched. Moonstone must be handled with care. The best way to clean it is to rub it lightly with a soft polishing cloth.”

 

Note: Before you buy any gemstone, please refer to Video to get the best idea of its Cut, Color & Clarity

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