Go with the Flow Time --- Clear & Cool Feminine Stones by Bridgette Raitz on 8/24/2017

With the passing of the recent eclipse, and as we continue through Mercury Retrograde, never was there a better time to go with the flow!  Many changes in the cosmic realms and in our daily lives require us to stay calm, cool and collected.  Thankfully, nature is here to help with some really soothing, divine feminine stones.  With a need for balance, diplomacy and nurturing in mind, I'd like to introduce some amazing stone companions to consider adding on your journey through the chaos:

Chrysocolla, a copper silicate, appears mostly in shades of blue and green and is often found near malachite, azurite and copper deposits.  It is wonderful for bringing peace, and increasing wisdom and discernment. This stone also promotes levelheadedness, clear thought and a neutral, cool attitude during rough times. It can also be used to decrease nervousness and irritability. A peaceful stone of the Goddess, it encourages compassion, forgiveness and strengthening of character, in both women and men.

Chrysocolla is also a stone of prosperity that can stimulate the mind and relax emotions at the same time. This stone is also known for its healing properties- it is said to strengthen the immune system, help with infections, and lower blood pressure and hot emotions. And like the other stones below, it works with the throat chakra to allow us to effectively and gently communicate our truth and knowledge to others. What better type of communication at such a turbulent time!

Another wonderful choice for flow is larimar, an amazing blue turquoise stone that comes only from the Caribbean and allows the wearer to speak from the heart. A feminine goddess stone, it is said to build confidence and aid in relaxation. Larimar connects sea and sky and builds peace and serenity. It is wonderful to wear and place around. It calms fear, diffuses anger, and helps one communicate truth and boundaries.

Larimar also reminds us to stay in the present moment, love, and let go of judgment, making it especially good for caregivers, healers and mothers. It reminds us of the importance of self-nurturance and self-respect. On the physical side, larimar is said to be good for inflammation, infection, fever, sore throats and hot flashes. And it's gorgeous!

 Moonstone is another stone of feminine energy and intuition, and has been worn since the time of ancient civilizations. It can enhance psychic gifts, as well as promote wisdom and balance. Along with the moon, this stone is supportive of cycles and inner knowing. These calming properties are present in all of the colors of moonstone, though each also brings particular traits as well:

Black Moonstone, a new favorite of mine, is a smooth stone that often has a silvery flash that plays across its surface when moved about in the light. Its color ranges from a dark slate grey to lighter shades of grey and even sometimes sports a red undertone. Like other stones formed with alternating crystalline layers, it has a certain chatoyancy also seen in tiger eye and kyanite.

Black Moonstone is a stone of deep divine feminine energies that like all moonstones, enhances intuition and inner knowing. It helps one to connect with feelings and emotions in order to allow, ease and embrace the changes of life, knowing that another phase is soon to begin. The stone is said to keep us centered as we age, and “for use during croneing and owl wisdom”. This stone is said to be especially helpful when invoking energies of the new moon or for the beginning of new phases of life. Great to keep around a favorite space and for meditation.

Peach Moonstone encourages the heart as it energizes the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and is said to bring out our better angels. Its loving energy points to the Divine in all situations, and is emotionally supportive for intuitive or sensitive children.

Gray Moonstone is a stone for perceiving beyond the veil - useful to the clairvoyant and shaman, and in moving one into unseen realms. It is called the "New Moon Stone" and carries the mysteries and powers of the new moon, where all things exist as potential.

White Moonstone carries the energy of the new moon at the height of its power, stimulating psychic perception, vision and dream work. It can magnify one's emotions, activating the kundalini energy in women and emotional balance in men, and is supportive in children to drive away nightmares or insomnia.

Rainbow moonstone is a stone of great light that brings joy, great vitality and the goddess life force. It can help spread positive energy throughout the aura and offers inner peace, optimism and harmony. Rainbow moonstone is a protective stone that can preserve clarity, support emotional balance and promote emotional healing. It carries with it the feminine aspects of the Goddess and can align the chakras. Wonderful stone to encourage each to be their own soul radiating joy.

And finally, another cooling and soothing stone, freshwater pearls. These lovelies are said to enhance truth and encourage sincere communications. They calm and balance both the physical and emotional bodies. Extremely feminine in nature, freshwater pearls are also connected to the moon and are very nurturing.

With so many changes afoot, it's wonderful to have such a wide choice of stone companions to aid us on our journey of shining our light with love, joy and diplomacy. Whether worn or kept in favorite places, stones exude the calm wisdom so needed in these times.