The moonstone’s name derives from its white base colour and its rainbow-like, shimmering effect in the reflection of light within its internal structure. An effect created by its alternate layers of albite and orthoclase feldspar.
Occurrence: Burma, Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Brazil, USA, Mexico, Tanzania, European Alps.
Effect: Relieves physical discomfort from joints and tension, regulates the female hormone cycle, gives bodily comfort and a restful deep sleep.
On the psychological side, it encourages emotional expression, brings warmth and openness, eases distraction, improves concentration, observation and empathy.
Sanskrit ‘Shakti’ – शक्ति – in the spiritual context stands for the cosmic energy, the female elemental force of the universe, for the healing and dynamic power of the self. Shakti is the name of the Divine Mother, of the whole world and all its appearances – as an earthly manifestation and embodiment of Shiva, the male principle, the highest infinite consciousness.