The Complete Guide To Moonstone And The Zodiac Signs

Moonstone helps us to make decisions, connect us to our spirituality and helps to calm our emotions. If we want to benefit from these qualities, we need to know how to work with this stone. By knowing this stone’s associated zodiac signs, we can help determine if it is beneficial to us and how  we could benefit from working with it. As a result we can be more intentional when wearing or meditating with moonstone.

Moonstone is the ayurvedic birthstone of September and therefore the zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra of that month. It is also the mystical birthstone of June, associated with Cancers and Geminis. Its abilities are particularly beneficial to Leo.

NOTE: A crystal can be beneficial to many different people, regardless of their zodiac signs. If you’re attracted to it, there’s probably a reason for it. Don’t let this article stop you from working with a crystal that you’re interested in.

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Moonstone For The Zodiac Signs (Explained)

We can determine a crystals association to zodiac signs in several different ways; planet association, birthstones and the crystal’s ability. Below I’ll briefly explain each.

Planet Association

We can determine which zodiac sign matches with a crystal by looking at the ruling planet. Every crystal is associated with a planet or celestial body, and so are the zodiac signs. When we say a sign is ruled by a planet, we simply mean that this planet has more power over a sign compared to other planets.
Moonstone is associated with the Moon, the ‘planet’ of intuition and emotion, which rules Cancer.

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Birthstones were created by allotting a different crystal or gemstone to a specific month. We can use this to determine which crystal is beneficial to each zodiac sign. For example, amethyst is the birthstone of February, making it the birthstone of Aquarians and Pisceans born in that month.

In the west, when talking about birthstones, we mostly mean either modern or traditional birthstones.
Traditional birthstones are rooted in The Book of Exodus describing Aaron, the priest of the Israelites, wearing a breastplate with 12 stones. Each stone on that breastplate related to one of the Israeli tribes and were later linked to the 12 zodiac signs.
Matching a specific stone to a zodiac sign using the traditional list is difficult, as the gemstones were described by color, not a specific stone.

On the other hand, there is the list of modern birthstones, defined by the National Association of Jewelers based partly on the history of Aaron, but also on what is widely available to American jewelers.

Birthstones are thought to bring luck to the wearer and provide it with a comfortable and familiar energy – perfect for when you are feeling a little out of place. This of course, does not mean that you cannot wear another sign’s birthstone.

There are also the mystical birthstones, which have a Tibetan origin and the Ayurvedic birthstone, which originated in India.

According to the modern and traditional lists, Moonstone is not a birthstone.  However, the mystical list associates moonstone with the month of June. The ayurvedic list matches it with September.

As a result, Geminis and Cancers born in June, and Virgos and Libras born in September could consider moonstone their birthstone.


We can look at the specific properties of each stone to determine which zodiac signs would benefit most from working with it. For example, a stone like fluorite is particularly beneficial to Scorpio as this is a sign that has trouble making up their mind, and fluorite helps with decision making.

Though all signs can benefit from moonstone, the one that can benefit from this stone in particular is Leo.

Benefits Moonstone For Gemini

We connect Gemini to moonstone, as it is the mystical birthstone for this sign. As a result, they will find a comforting and familiar energy in moonstone. Additionally, moonstone is known for helping with regulating emotions and advices the wearer to turn inwards to look for solutions.

Geminis are known to have very intense emotions that go from one extreme to another. Working with moonstone can help this sign to experience less mood swings and to feel more balanced throughout the day. They’ll be able to recognize when something influences them emotionally and instead use their air sign intellect to come to a solution.

This way, Geminis can use their honest and outspoken communication style to benefit them, instead of negatively impacting them. Although this sign is naturally a loyal partner and a true social butterfly, they could still find improvement in their relationships as a result of working with moonstone.

Benefits Moonstone For Cancer

We associate Cancer with moonstone because it is considered one of the birthstones of this sign. As a result, Cancers will find a comforting and familiar energy around this crystal. Additionally, this sign is ruled by the moon, which is also the celestial body associated with moonstone. This makes moonstone the ultimate stone for this sign.

Moonstone can help Cancer by helping to regulate their emotions and making sure they do not fall into the trap of being extremely sentimental or resentful. Cancers are ruled by their emotions, which is a beautiful thing, but can also cause them to not see the bigger picture. Moonstone is associated with the crown chakra, located at the top of the head, which governs everything spiritual. This chakra allows us to look at our lives from a bigger perspective, which might sometimes be exactly what Cancer needs.

Moonstone helps this sign to connect to their inherent feminine and intuitive side, allowing them to use it to their benefit instead of their detriment. As a result, sensitive and imaginative Cancer can improve their personal and work lives.

Benefits Moonstone For Libra

We associate Libra with moonstone, because it is the ayurvedic birthstone from this sign. Because of this, libras working with this stone will find it makes them feel a little more comfortable in their own skin and environment.

Libras would also benefit from keeping a moonstone on their person as it strengthens their ability to look at situations from a higher perspective, allowing honest and fair libra to make decisions based on these inherent qualities.

The fact that Libra is a cardinal sign, that like to take action, and an air sign, the thinkers and communicators of the zodiac, means that they are remarkably good at making friends and making people feel loved. Working with moonstone can help them to use these qualities to their benefit, whilst helping them to also value their existing relationships.  

Benefits Moonstone for Virgo

Moonstone is a birthstone for Virgo, according to the ayurvedic list. As a result, Virgos might find a comforting energy in this stone.

This stone is also known for its abilities to balance emotions well. With Virgo being an earth sign they are known for having anxious tendencies. They are perfectionists after all. As a result, moonstone can help to release some of that anxiety and instead focus on their strengths. They’ll be able to use their creativity and patience to benefit their work and personal life, without falling into the trap of overthinking.

Benefits Moonstone For Leo

Leo is not associated with moonstone as a birthstone, or even the moon. In fact, it is associated with the exact opposite ‘planet’; the sun, the planet of the ego, action and masculine energy. Of course, neither planet is better, and we need both, but a good balance between the two is desirable.

By working with moonstone, Leo will be able to balance out their fiery, action oriented energy with a little calmness. It will help them to not make rash decisions and instead take a second to think about the options. As a result, they will be able to make more deliberate choices that will benefit them. It also allows them to be a little more patient, so they can use their passionate and courageous energy to benefit them.

As a result, they will be able to let their best qualities shine and use their wise, generous  and determined side to their benefit.

Neat Crystal

I am a Crystal & Gem Specialist with 20 years experience collecting and analyzing crystals and gems. My main focus is on crystal and gem abilities to influence our human experience through energy caused by visual and physical properties of each. I also love to dive into the formation, chemical makeup, and rare impurities found within crystals - a Geologist in training. I started Neat Crystal as a place to jot down my thoughts, notes, and share my knowledge to help others.

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