Moonstone, traditionally known as Chandrakaantha Mani, is an opalescent stone. Chemically speaking, it is a mineral called feldspar. They can be either of the two types of feldspar – orthoclase or albeit. They can be either sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate. Moonstones are semi-precious stones (Uparatna). They are soft and milky-white stones.
Sri Lanka and Australia are the major producers of the mineral feldspar. Moonstones, in their astrological sense, are from Sri Lanka and India. The best and purest Moonstones are produced by Sri Lanka. These stones are a good example of adularescence, the color play, which gives the apparent effect of glowing from inside out. This inside out glowing is the reason why it has always been attracting humans.
According to Hindu beliefs, it was made from the rays of the moonlight, itself. It reflects the true nature of who wears it. The Ruler of Moonstone is the Moon God and shows his attributes. Like every planet, the Moon also has its malefic characters like fears, restlessness, and irrational thoughts. In order to get the Moon’s benefic characters like calmness and emotional balance, one should wear a Moonstone. It gives the much needed “higher quality” energy to make a fresh start.
You should always get it after the consultation of a professional astrologer. After being administered by an astrologer, you must chant the mantras of the Moon God. It must be embedded in a silver ring.
After getting the ring made, place it in pure and unboiled cow’s milk for about eight hours. Then, you must pray to Chandradeva and seek his blessings. With an Agarbatthi or Oodhuvathi, swirl around it eleven times. Now, it is ready to be worn.
But keep in mind, it should be worn in the pinky finger on Mondays. The Mondays of Shukla Paksha are considered to be the ideal choice. Wear it in between 4 am to 7 am in the morning.
You can feel it’s effects right from the fifth day of beginning to wear it. The effects will last up to two years, after which the stone of the ring must be changed.
The Moonstone is a mild Ratna in Hindu Astrology. It is an ideal stone to worn by anyone. But, it is always advised to get an opinion from an astrologer.
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