The Finest Cabochon Gemstones in the World

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Today I had a lengthy conversation with a very dear friend of more than 20 years. It's always good to speak to her.  Today she even had some grainy photographs of me in my early twenties, and a couple of postcard that I'd sent to her while on my travels. As much as I enjoyed the conversation, it did leave me feeling a little bit melancholy. This is of course was noticed by my very intuitive friend, and  she proclaimed that she didn't want to leave me until I had "cheered up", as she hadn't meant to make me sad. But leave me she had to do, as our coffee cups were empty, and I had this blog to get out, as well as my weekday routine of picking, packing, and posting. But those tasks belie the fact that I wasn't going to be just cheered up. As I was quite enjoying the emotional state that I was in at that time. Now I need to make it clear that I am not a negative or depressive type of person. I like to think of myself, and I certainly hope my friends see me as being the direct opposite of that. The thing is, my state of mind at that moment was really forcing me to think. I was thinking about a lot of stuff if I hadn't thought about for a really long time. Yes, it was a bit of a shame about the melancholy. But if the two came as a package then so be it.

Question: Is it wrong to enjoy melancholy?

Upon returning home, once again I decided to rewrite the blog that I'd prepared (sorry Jasmine, I promise that tomorrows blog will be on the subject of blue gemstones. Providing I have no external interaction, that should be fine). My 1st thought was to reach for a gemstone that would help me dispel these melancholy feelings. But I thought better of it. The mood was bringing up thoughts and feelings relating to this morning's meeting, that I haven't had for a long time, and I was enjoying the process of exploring them. What I needed was a gemstone that would allow me to explore these thoughts and bring them to some sort of resolution. Today I've selected moonstone to help with this task.

Moonstone is another feldspar mineral. I stock it in a number of colours. White peach and grey. The physical properties characterising moonstone are its milky opalescent sheen and in some cases a chatoyant [shuh-toi-uh nt], which is a single streak of moving light on the surface of the stone. More commonly known as a floating cats eye. The energy of moonstone is balancing, introspective, and reflective. It helps one understand the ups and downs in life, and to gracefully accept the changing cycles. It is a stone for feeling and understanding via intuition and emotional thoughts rather than intellectual reasoning. Moonstone stimulate intuitive recognition and helps one to apply intuitive knowledge in a practical sense. It also enhances perception and discernment, enabling one to make decisions which painlessly further ones development. 

Moonstone has a very feminine energy. That energy allowed me to confront and explore my thoughts and feelings, instead of burying them. Yes it was a bit of a shame about the melancholy. But if the two come as a package, then so be it. It really hasn't been a bad day. In fact it's been a great day. I put that down to coffee with a true friend, and my moonstones.

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