The moon is a powerful feminine energy that influences us all here on Earth!
Whether we feel it, know it, believe it or not, like the tides, we are connected to and affected by the lunar rhythms.
Paying attention to the moon phases and the different flows of energy they bring, is a great way to get back in touch with your own natural rhythm and the flow of life.
This can help enhance your intuition, and your connection to the world around you!
Pairing particular moon phases with certain gemstones can enhance your lunar connection even more.
The crystals can help amplify and direct the different energies that each moon cycle brings into your life.
Check out 5 of our favorite gemstones for connecting with that moon magic!
new moon / labradorite:
A new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the sun and Earth, so from our vantage point, it looks dark.
New moons are an auspicious time to plant seeds, whether in the garden or seeds of intention for your life!
During a new moon, your intuition is heightened and you may feel the tendency to retreat, relax and get some alone time.
Use these darker days of the new moon (and the few days before & after) to go within, take some time for self-care and self-reflection.
LABRADORITE is a stone that syncs with the lunar energies of the new moon, helping to increase and enhance your intuitive senses to see beyond the veil.
The flash of light in labradorite is like the flash of inspiration new moons can bring.
Wear it as you plan for the lunar cycle ahead and set your intentions for what you’d like to see GROW in your life over the next 29 days.
First quarter moon / citrine:
On the journey from new to full, the moon is considered in waxing phase, as the light we see reflecting on it from the sun grows each day.
While it’s waxing, it’ll move into crescent phase (think Chesire Cat smile) and about a week after the new moon, it enters the first quarter.
A quarter moon appears half full, and gets its name because it’s a quarter of the way through it’s full cycle orbiting the Earth.
During this time of increasing light, you’ll want to focus on amplifying the energy and attention you bring into those new seeds and goals that you want to see come to fruition.
This means getting into ACTION!
Grab some CITRINE to help guide your way as you begin to bring your ideas to life, and take the action steps towards your desires.
Citrine is aligned with your solar plexus chakra helping increase your energy and willpower!
It also keeps you feeling light and joyful so you can have fun as your conquer that to-do list!
FULL MOON / MOONSTONE:
When the sun and moon are on opposite sides of the Earth, that’s when you’ll see the bright, brilliant full moon.
Because the sun and moon are opposite each other, there is heightened awareness and also a tugging at polarities. This can cause some friction and heightened emotions which equals= full moon craziness!
Luckily, the moon’s namesake stone is the perfect one to help ease the tension.
Wearing a MOONSTONE on (and the few days before and after) a full moon can help you align with it’s calming, reflective qualities.
The full moon is a time of culmination, of starting to see results from those intentions you made, come to light.
A moonstone’s nurturing, feminine energy can keep you going with the flow, and help you share the blooms that are starting to open from those new moon seeds you planted.
LAST QUARTER MOON / AQUAMARINE:
After it’s full, the moon will appear to have less and less light each day as it wanes. About a week later, it will enter the last quarter phase.
The last quarter is about RELEASE, and letting go of anything that’s not working, or that has been holding you back in growing the intentions you set.
AQUAMARINE is the perfect stone to wear during this phase, as its energy helps you recognize what needs to be released in your life in order to grow
Connected to the throat chakra, it also helps you communicate and express the emotions that have been building up throughout this lunar cycle, in order to let them go.
Aquamarine also shares the moon’s beautiful watery energy, helping you align with its flow to get unstuck and get clear on what you want to bring in for the next moon cycle ahead.
ANYTIME MOON MAGIC / PEARL:
A beautiful gem for connecting with the rhythms and ways of the moon, anytime during it’s cycle, is the PEARL.
Synonymous with the moon in many cultures and traditions. The Pearl is a product of the oceans, which are ruled by the moon, and its round, white body is immediately familiar as an echo of the full moon.
Anytime you feel you want to harmonize with the moon’s energy better, pearl is the perfect stone to wear.
It connects you with your intuition and offers perspective from your higher awareness, to keep you vibing high anytime you need it.
It offers patience and grace, helping you reflect on the lessons learned with time, and have patience with yourself (and others) along the way.