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).
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.
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.
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.
Click on any image below to enlarge
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.
Astrologically Moonstones can be good substitutes for Pearls; still, Pearl gemstones are more beneficial than Moonstone.