Description: Moonstone gets its glow from the interlayering of orthoclase and albite. It differs from labradorite and sunstone in color, but is very similar in composition composition. Moonstone itself may be blue, peach, gray, black, or a lovely lunar white. Some specimens are opaque, while others reflect light in the form of a cross or cat’s eye. Metaphysical uses: Cancer is ruled by the moon, and moonstone works right along with this energy. Cancers are known for their changing moods, and it has been long believed (and at one point measured) that moonstone’s opalescence varies with the phase of the moon. Cancer can also be a bit obsessive, perhaps a workaholic; this is where moonstone’s calming effect comes in.
Moonstone is a lover’s crystal, sacred in India. Couples there have a custom of placing moonstone in their mouths to divine their future together. Moonstone is also a good choice to help with insomnia, or to use for dreamwork.
Alternative stones for Cancer: Emerald, Labradorite & Opal