A delicate white or pale colored stone with a satin sheen that seems to glow like moonlight, Moonstone was called Aphroselene by the Greeks in honor of Aphrodite, Goddess of love and Selene, Goddess of the Moon. Some people believe that the power of Moonstone changes with the Moon's phases and that broadly speaking it should be used for physical matters during a waxing Moon and psychic matters under a waning Moon.
Moonstone is said to help you create a better connection with the power and energy of elemental Water. It can be used in magic and meditation to gain a clearer understanding of your emotional reactions and the emotional needs of others. The stone is believed to enhance intuition and help you develop telepathy, clairvoyance or any other psychic skill and not surprisingly it is a wonderful stone to use for any type of Moon magic.
According to folklore keeping a piece of Moonstone under your tongue will keep you focused on your goals, but you may find it easier to use a Moonstone elixir for this purpose. Working with Moonstone can clear away confusion, helping you to find the truth in complicated situations (especially if emotions are running high) and enabling you to identify what is really important and focus your energy on that.
In India Moonstone was said to be the Stone of Lovers. Two charmed Moonstones, one dedicated to each partner, will keep them ever in each others thoughts and ensure their love remains strong no matter what challenges they face in life.
In crystal healing Moonstone is used to clear the mind and discard any confusion or turmoil that is preventing you from thinking clearly, planning for the future or being fully healthy. It soothes and balances the emotions and is especially useful for anyone who cannot express their deepest feelings or suffer because of a fear of love and intimacy. If your confidence has been damaged by bad relationships or abuse and you have trouble trusting people and their motives then Moonstone is a good stone to work with.