The third birthstone for June is the moonstone. It was given its name by the Roman natural historian Pliny, who wrote that moonstone's ay of light (called adularescence) and sometimes show either a multi-rayed star or a cat's eye. Appearance altered with the phases of the moon — a belief that held until well after the sixteenth century.
Moonstone is said in crystal healing to help calm responses and stress, and avoid overreaction. It brings hope, enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. It is also said to bring strong energies of abundance to one's life.
Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is a stone of calm and relief from emotional stress. It is also associated with love of all kinds.