All Moonstones are connected to the water element and lunar cycles. Shaded moonstone is said to bring calmness combined with awareness.
Shaded moonstone is the stone of new beginnings, balancing the chakras and grounding negative energies. It helps one to recognise that new beginnings are in fact the fruition of each ending. It allows one to accept gracefully the ups and downs of natural change during life.
It is specifically helpful at introducing you to your spiritual gifts. Shaded moonstone is a wonderful stone when used in Reiki healing sessions, by placing it at the crown chakra it helps to open the crown up.
It is connected strongly with the moon and intuition and empathy. The most powerful effect of moonstone is that it is said to be calming to ones emotions, ( personally I find it gets a bit intense if worn over the full moon). It also promotes intuition, lucid dreaming and empathy. It is best at promoting lucid dreaming during the full moon periods.
In physical healing shaded moonstone is helpful in alleviating PMS and the hormones associated with the menopause, and promotes ease in childbirth. It is wonderful at balancing male and female energies. It is said to alleviate many degenerative conditions associated with the hair, skin, eyes and fleshy organs of the body. It is also good at helping males get in touch with their feminine sides.