Okay, okay, here it is. I have gone back and forth on what to blog about, if I should even blog at all. Here is my first try…enjoy!
Diana + Crescent Moon + Moonstone
Many of you have asked where I have gotten the name Diana from. Honestly, we weren’t concentrating on any girls names-as so many people said I was having a boy. I had previously been searching ancient roman names, but didn’t find anything that stuck out to me.
In the hospital, after I delivered her, we were questioning whether or not we should name her. And exactly WHAT we should name her.
Names we had previously maybe discussed? No. That didn’t feel right.
Her name had to have meaning. I suggested Diana, after a Latin teacher Gaetano and I had in high school, and after the Ancient Roman Goddess. Diana Hope. Gaetano immediately agreed.
A few days after I had given birth, I started to research more on the goddess, Diana and found so many…interesting things. Diana, who was the goddess of the hunt and the moon, was also the goddess of fertility and childbirth (something I previously did not know). People prayed to her for easy labor/birth. She is often depicted carrying a bow and arrow. She is associated with deer.
The crescent moon, which is worn as a diadem, is a major attribute of the goddess. Now, believe it or not, I have been seeing the crescent moon everywhere. It just keeps popping up.
Moonstone. The Romans believe Diana could be seen in every moonstone.
I’ll tell you a little story about moonstone: A few weeks after this all happened, Gaetano wanted to buy me a piece of jewelry that had meaning, one with Diana’s birthstone. June is one of the months that has a few different birthstone-pearl, alexandrite and..yup, you guessed it, moonstone. So we stopped in a jewelry store JUST to get my right hand finger sized and there was an event going on. A jeweler designer was in there and I asked if she had alexandrite. She did. I asked bout moonstone. She said she hadn’t been asked about that stone in years-and she did have some!
We decided to get the alexandrite stone for a ring. We did not tell her the reasoning for any of the stones. When she handed us the alexandrite she said this: “here is your baby, and (handing me 3 moonstone), here are your triplets”.
Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth and pregnancy. A friend who I hadn’t talked to in a much time, sent me a moonstone bracelet a few weeks ago. I have been wearing it ever since. I also never mentioned the association with Diana and moonstone.
And that’s it. Thank you!