This translucent creamy white stone that appears to glow reminds us of the Moon. It is a very attractive semiprecious stone and has been called Moonstone since ancient times. Geologists call Moonstone an 'orthoclase feldspar' which somewhat destroys it's lovely mystical associations! This is a truely magical stone associated with the ancient mother gods and will appeal to readers interested in paganism and the old religions. Moonstone is claimed to have the following healing properties: Moonstone has the energy vibration of 'Yin'. It is a feminine stone that can greatly help women with period pains. Many people believe that this stone also helps with fertility and childbearing. It is a good stone to carry with you when pregnant. For men it will help to awaken their receptivity and intuition and can bring emotional balance. This is a reliable stone that has been described as the 'Mother Earth'. It inspires flexibility, nurturing and wisdom.