You have heard that you have a birthstone, a gemstone associated with the month of your birth.
But what does that mean and is it important?
Certain crystals and quartz are used are transducers of electromagnetic energies (think crystal radio receivers and quartz crystals in watches). With this in mind, it is not too much to consider that gemstones may also be capable of transmitting or amplifying other energy not yet detected by science. Yet biophysicists are now implying the physical bodies of human beings are liquid crystals. If we ourselves are crystal-like, you can imagine how the energy of a stone may “flow” through the body. Read on if you are interested in working with stones to help with emotional and physical self-healing.
Key Words: Attraction, Creativity
Chakras: Root (1st), Sacral (2nd), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Emotional: Garnet is a powerful stone to attract what you want. Use it to create, visualize, and attract dreams, aspirations, and goals. It can bring insight where there is chaos, providing a feeling of awareness, purpose, and vitality. It stimulates the kundalini energy for health and well being.
Physical: Infertility, can help with weight loss
Key Words: Protection, Spirituality, Addiction Release
Chakras: Third Eye (5th) and Crown (7th)
Emotional: Stone of the Mind, Amethyst is a stone of purification and spiritual protection and expansion. Use it to aid in overindulgence and even physical addictions. It wards off negativity. Use during meditation to bring clarity to imbalance caused by destructive behaviors and thoughts. It will allow the wearer to gain insight and clarity in mind and body.
Physical: Amethyst is also great to combat insomnia; use to recover from addictions and bad habits that generally cause imbalance and negativity; brain function and balance; nerve disorders
Key Words: Sooth, Calm, Cleanse, Courage
Chakras: Heart (4th) and Throat (5th)
Emotional: Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word, aqua marina, meaning sea water. Aquamarine is the sister to the Emerald. It is the anniversary gemstone for 16th and 19th years. As a stone of the water element, it can bring you in touch with deep emotions and the subconscious. Aquamarine is often used as a “good luck” stone to bring feelings of peace, love, joy and happiness. Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. Use it to release old relationships and habits since it brings emotional patterns to the forefront for confrontation. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response.
It is one of the best stones for communication.
Physical: Soothing for skin issues (eczema, rosacea), allergies; calms the nervous system
Key Words: Psychic Abilities, Clarity
Chakras: Heart (4th), Third Eye (6th) and Crown (7th)
Emotional: A diamond can be a tool to access the higher being, to find power, inner knowledge. If spiritual insight combines with the inner knowledge, this is where clear seeing unites with high,vibrational energy. Diamonds carry high energy which definitely stimulates the heart, third eye, and crown chakras. Use it to strengthen and support this high energy, to enhance psychic abilities, and to burn through with intensity, unwanted emotional issues.
Physical: Promote energy flow, supports other stones and their energies
Key Words: Love, Compassion, Abundance, Healing (in all ways)
Chakra: Heart (4th)
Emotional: Emerald is the stone that best represents the heart chakra. It can help pave the way for love and compassion to flow in one's self and therefore, to others as well. Imagine alleviating weight in one's heart and replacing it with light and emotional nourishing. Wearing emerald can also bring prosperity because it brings one's vibration up to the spectrum of abundance. It can bring health and healing and courage due to the nature of an open heart. Use it to create a field of abundance, embracing all of life's gifts with the
energy of a divine love.
Physical: All heart diseases and ailments
June: Pearl and Moonstone
Pearls are calming and centering. They give purity and promote faith, charity, and integrity, truth and loyalty. They especially enhance personal integrity. They help one connect with the Goddess, the ultimate feminine energy. Pearls have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth.
Pearls come fine-finished directly from nature. They are said to harmonize one's life with the rhythms of the natural world. Having what appears to be an inward glow, some claim that pearls can be used to help tap inner wisdom and to nurture the growth of love.
Moonstone Key Words: Growth/Self-Discovery, Intuition, Magic, Feminine Power, Peace and Harmony
Chakras: Third Eye (6th) and Crown (7th)
Emotional: Moonstone is generally associated with the feminine as it can help one to tap into the intuitive part of the mind. it is a talisman to enter inward and decipher how to navigate new stages of growth. Nurture yourself with ease and patience, rather than hurrying for the next stage of life. Think emotional balance with gentle, loving energy. Empower and align yourself with the Goddess within.
Physical: Fertility issues, hormonal shifts, water retention, emotional wounds or grief, daily stress
Key Words: Life Force, Strength, Protection, Creativity, Enthusiasm for Life, Courage
Chakra: Root (1st)
Emotional: Rubies emanate a vibrancy unlike any other stone in the mineral world, stimulating the root chakra (1st). This results in a stronger life force and strength to you. It is a revitalizing stone, encouraging one to find the true self. Stimulating energy in the body, it provides passion, enthusiasm, and courage toward life. Ruby is a powerful stone for those trying to develop a more loving attitude to the physical, sensual, and creative. It is also great for grounding to the earth, to replenish your energy when one is fatigued, dizzy, forgetfulness, or other signs of energy overload.
Physical: Good for those in recovery from abuse or addictions; stimulates sexual energy and supportive in stressful times; Infertility
Key Words: Prosperity, Well-Being, Positivity, Health
Chakras: Solar Plexus (3rd), Heart (4th)
Emotional: Since ancient times, Peridot has been a symbol of the sun. Its healing energies bring an inner sense of warmth and well-being. Think the word Increase; increasing health, joy and well-being, financial success. Peridot is full of positivity, spiritual and financial abundance. Use it also to remove obstacles.
Physical: all heart related imbalances, recovery of tobacco addiction, cleansing for blood and better oxygenation
Key Words: Awareness, Focus, Mental Discipline, Psychic Abilities
Chakras: Third Eye (6th), Throat (5th)
Emotional: Blue Sapphire will help to discern surface appearances and find the underlying truth. This stone aids in mental discipline, structure, and inner wisdom. Get focused and accomplish those goals. it can also help to stimulate psychic abilities and be used to battle against negative thoughts and situations.
Physical: Good for headaches, eye and vision problems, dizziness
Key Words: Love, Emotional healing
Chakra: Heart (4th)
Emotional: This stone, known for its attention to the heart, is unsurpassed in help with healing and cleansing from old wounds from childhood and other emotional wounds. Restore love, recoup from depression, anxiety, worries, stress.
Physical: heart attack recovery, balance mental state
Key Words: Spirituality, Mental Clarity
Various Types: White (Colorless), Blue, Gold
Chakras: White is Crown (7th); Golden is Solar Plexus (3rd); Blue is Throat (5th) and Third Eye (6th)
Emotional: White Topaz is often colored in various shades of blue. It is a fine stone for finding one’s spiritual path. It assists in finding confidence in expression of truth and attracting those who are truthful. Because Topaz has always been associated with compassion and communication, it's a wonderful stone to wear when you need to "build bridges" between yourself and other people. It radiates warmth and protection and brings emotions and thinking into balance. It is a powerful magnetic healing stone that helps
to absorb tension, pain and disease.
Physical: Blue Topaz is great for throat issues, calms migraines and neck issues
White Topaz strengthens hair and nails
Key Words: Protection, Strength, Communication
Chakra: Throat (5th)
Blue color caused by copper; green color is caused by iron
Emotional: Turquoise is a master healing stone that helps to strengthen the entire body. It is often called the "stone of health." Turquoise helps with articulation and wisdom while communicating. It promotes health, peace and inner calm and is worn for good fortune, wealth, and protection from evil. It is a good stone to wear for self-forgiveness and self-acceptance.
Physical: Good to wear for oxygenating the blood and increasing energy, blood pressure
*Please note that this information cannot yet be proven entirely through science. This information is offered for historical context only, and should not be the only treatment for actual medical conditions. Metaphysical/Healing Properties listed are collected from various sources. We do not guarantee any of the statements made or the validity of these statements,
nor should you use any of this information as medical advice.
Ever since I can remember I have worn and loved jewelry. I have pictures of myself at four dripping in my mother’s long beads and clip on earrings. Then while making jewelry as an adult, I began to wonder about the beautiful beads I was using… stones and crystals found in the earth- the colors, the swirls- the weight, characteristics. For years I have remained curious and open to this concept and do believe in potential in wearing and using certain stones and crystals for added health benefits. But just like astrology, I take it as another tool in my toolbox, not someone to depend on entirely for major decision making, but to enhance my sense of well-being and with the world and nature which surround me. I hope my blogs may educate you and peak your interest, and if nothing else, inspire you, to pick stones which call to you. and to wear more of the jewelry you love.