Welcome to the last two of the weirdest lunar events in the Super Moon Trilogy. The first one was on Dec 3, 2017, the next will be technically on December 31st, culminating on Jan 1 2017, with the last, being the Super, Blue, Blood Moon, on January 31st.
I am not an astrologist by trade, but I know a little about it and enjoy the study of it. I sometimes use it as one of many factors to consider when working directly with a client, or choosing a crystal for them to work with for a specific purpose or design.
Wikipedia States: The term "lunatic" derives from the Latin word lunaticus, which originally referred mainly to epilepsy and madness, as diseases thought to be caused by the moon. KJV astrologers were commonly using the term to refer to neurological and psychiatric diseases.Philosophers such as Aristotle and Pliny the Elder argued that the full moon induced insane individuals with bipolar disorder by providing light during nights which would otherwise have been dark, and affecting susceptible individuals.
Statistics prove that visits to the Emergency room, violent crimes, car accidents, and live births skyrocket during a full moon. This makes sense, given that the moon regulates a gravitational pull on tides and water. We, as a species, are made up about 70% water. Our brains are floating in a lipid pool, and so is a fetus. It stands to reason that shifts in the larger bodies, like oceans, which can be measured, would effect us individually as well. The powerful energies have been celebrated and ritualized through legends and Fairy Tales through time immemorial.
Representing these colossal night moves, is our divine friend and helper, moonstone.
Moonstone is most commonly a glowing white crystal variety of the feldspar family. It is found in several countries in the white variety, but only in India, in the center of the country, do we find the deep blues, violets, greens and rainbow tones that are highly prized, and have become rare and thus rather expensive. They all exhibit some degree of what we call adularescence a multi layered flashing effect, that creates the magical moonlight glow. Similar to labradoressence, but not the same thing.
Moonstone has long been associated with the Divine Feminine, the Goddess icon, the Fairy Queen, and the Spirit Mother of the night sky. It has been associated with the Goddess Diana, the Hunter, and is a sacred stone of India. Although it carries mainly feminine aspects, moonstone can be useful for men as well, who may be working on healing emotional issues, or healing Yin energies. Getting in touch with the feminine side-in a good way.
Metaphysically, moonstone is a crystal of nurturing anything that you want to grow or bring forth, from a plant to an idea. It both gives you intuitive knowledge, and magical assistance in the birthing process of your endeavor, and is of course, is the most potent during the full moon. It is said to bring into manifestation what you dream of, or long for. It enhances our natural feminine ability to "feel" our way into creating and seeing beyond the limitations of this grounded reality. It is associated with love and romance, fertility, calling a soul mate into your experience, and healing the heart from loss of love. Folklore suggested young women sleep with it under their pillow during the full moon and they would be visited by their soul companion, so that they might know them when they meet. Moonstone is a protection stone, working with your intuition to give you inner knowing of potential dangers and situations to avoid. Also used for safety and protection at sea or traveling across water.
In short, it amplifies everything that is beautiful, wise, and fascinating about women.
In alternative health, moonstone is most used to assist with reproductive issues, stomach upset, infertility, the eyes, de calcifying the pineal gland, regulating ph levels and hormone issues.
For all of these reasons, and many more, I use moonstone in several of my Naked Fairy designs, including: Itchy, bitchy and twitchy, moonstone and silver, Always wear Protection, Higher Love, White Rabbit fertility necklace, and Ex-Hex.