How STONED are you? Harness the power of birthstones.
What your birth month’s gemstone represents and how to use them?
Most folks are aware of the gem associated with their birth month but did you also know that each gemstone has healing and clarifying energies? Here’s the list and how they can be used.
1- Garnet is a crystal of health,passion and energy. It ensures that energy is flowing smoothly throughout your body, dissolving any energy blockages. It can also help you to feel grounded,secure and safe.
Not only is the crystal rich in color, it has been said that this was carried a long time ago by talisman to warn of danger.If used for therapeutic purposes the crystal should be placed at the root chakra to promote balance.
2- Amethyst steps in the month of February and is actually quartz. Amethyst has been known for eons as the stone of spirituality and the stone to assist in alcohol recovery. It will assist in overcoming any addiction. It is listed in the bible as the 12th stone on the wall of Heaven and is the 9th stone in the breastplate of the high priest of Israel.
Not only does it promote sobriety, It also creates a protective energy field around its wearer and attracts prosperity. It’s excellent for meditation and assists in the growth to your higher potential. Amethyst gives spiritual cleansing and expansion, relieves insomnia, and brings peace and calmness.
3 – Aquamarine follows in March, Some of its healing powers is that it aids you to let go of emotional issues from your past that you have been holding on to. It can be used with a heart chakra meditation. These lovely stones help to heighten your courage when you are handling grief, and are powerful to assist self healing.
Physically, Aquamarine helps to heal ailments of the throat, including the thyroid and pituitary, and can help to ameliorate diseases of the liver. Aquamarine can also help with allergies by calming an overactive immune system, as well as assisting with other autoimmune disorders. Other notes are that is the traditional stone of eternal youth and helps to maintain a healthy physique and gives skin a rejuvenated opinion.
4- Diamonds are not only a girl’s best friend. The are the symbol of purity,love and commitment. Diamonds are perfect for inspiring love and clarity in your relationships. These stones are powerful healers of any type of emotional pains. They are also excellent energy amplifiers when used with other stones
If you own some diamond jewelry, you may have noticed that when you wear it, you feel stronger and more energized. Diamonds are also known for keeping your metabolism balanced and detoxifying the body. If you have any eye problems, like glaucoma, try placing diamonds on your eyelids several times a day. You will soon notice an improvement in whatever condition you may have. Diamonds are also great for the brain and have been known to treat dizziness and vertigo. They are also excellent stones to use if you have allergies or any type of chronic conditions. Some say that Diamonds can even counteract poison! Did you know that it rains diamonds on Neptune?!
5- Emerald arrives in May and I love the idea of symbolism that after the rain in April we are usually surrounded by beautiful greenery. Emerald is a stone that is used in crystal work to bring forth manifestation. This manifestation can be in the form of prosperity and abundance.
Emerald is a stone that is well used for intuitive awareness, meditation, and spirituality. As a stone which can increase spiritual awareness, it can help realize Divine love. For meditation, it is excellent to use with rhythmic breathing. Emerald is also used to remove barriers to spiritual growth and thus raise consciousness. Emerald is a classic stone of love and romance, and is reputed to bring both passion and domestic bliss with unconditional love. It is also said to be a stone that brings balance within relationships, as well as friendship. In the event of heartbreak, emerald is used to heal the heartbreak and put one back on the path to love
6- Pearls – Pearls symbolize Purity, Spiritual Transformation, Charity, Honesty, Wisdom and Integrity, all the best within us. Pearls provide a clear vehicle for the advancing states of wisdom, as well as a clean channel for receipt of spiritual guidance. Pearls have been known for their healing properties for centuries, particularly in traditional Asian medicine.
Pearls have been used in crystal healing to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth. ( Wish I would known this, while agony during labor. LOL)
7- Ruby – The color of Ruby stone is close to the color of blood, and it is known to be a valuable stone to aid the oxygen carrying capacity of your blood. Ruby has a strong energy of sensuality and love for life, and of beauty. If you have weight problems, using a ruby stone will assist you, as it encourages you to feel self-love and connected to the root chakra.
Its striking color is analogous of its energy, which is very effective for encouraging vitality, sensuality and sexual energy. As well this lovely red crystal may assist you to overcome sexual dysfunction and attract new love. This is a very much a heart centered stone, and it epitomizes the Divine love of the Creator. It is a stone of manifestation, and will also support the retention of wealth, of all sorts.
8- Peridot– Splendors in August and is a high-vibration Heart chakra crystal, Peridot carries a positive energy that is helpful for those undergoing traumatic emotional situations. Guess what else? they are also effective with curing…Hiccups(Whaaaaat?) They are known to strengthen life, bring about prosperity, growth and increase openness.
Side Note : This peridot looks like a green apple jolly rancher. Moving Along. Peridot can provide understanding in relationships and alleviate depression, anxiety, anger, fear and jealousy.
9- Sapphire – OMG, These beauties represent September. I marvel at how beautiful these crystals are, Not only are they stunning they are the stone of wisdom, prophecy, and royalty, Sapphire can bring protection, spiritual insight and good fortune. They are also mentioned in the bible as the second stone in the high priests breastplate.
Sapphire releases and increases the endorphin’s in your body. Therefore can be very useful when treating depression and when placed on the throat chakra is also relieves frustration. Sapphire calms all over active organs in the body and regulates the gland. It will heal eye problems, blood disorders. It is a stone for the blood and blood vessels, it reduces bleeding and strengthens veins reduces thrombosis, varicose veins and blood clots.
10- Pink Tourmaline – Bring Happiness, Joy and Energy and promotes self love, They have healing properties that some who have been abused found to be healing and encourages forgiveness because it is full of lithium. Pink Tourmaline carries a very strong feminine energy.
Using them supplies you with helpful methods to relieve stress, and they are one of the best choices to buy for this purpose, as they have such a lovely calming energy. Pink Tourmaline crystals will help to heal skin disorders and they are known to aid you if you have any type of weakness that has been causing lack of balance or falls.
11- Citrine – is a gemstone of light, happiness and abundance. It is the most powerful gem used for manifestation, helping you to achieve your goals and is also powerful in attracting wealth and prosperity. Working with Citrine can help one to overcome depression, release anger, and learn effective communication skills. Citrine can activate one’s imagination, bringing more creative visions to a clearer mind.
Powered by the Sun, citrine warms, cleanses, and energizes. Highly protective, this crystal makes a great tool for transmuting negative energy and heightens self-discipline, attracting professional success and wealth. Most often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, it can also be used to cleanse all Chakras. Using citrine will help support the energy of a family environment at work or at home. It also used for healing of spine, digestive system, including the metabolism.
12- Blue Topaz – Last but certainly not least, Blue Topaz carries all the attributes of Topaz, including providing emotional support, repelling negativity, and cultivating the knowledge that “all is as it should be”. Blue Topaz can enhance relaxation and has been used as a protective amulet against psychic attacks and household accidents. Blue Topaz is also a great meditation aid, allowing for wisdom from the higher mind to be assimilated by physical self. The vibrant energy of Blue Topaz makes is an excellent companion when one needs to see their place in the universe and to understand the big picture regarding a particular issue.
Blue Topaz is related to the Thymus (Second Heart), Throat and Third-Eye chakras, and helps to attune to higher realms. Blue Topaz aids in the expression of thoughts and feelings. In addition, Blue Topaz is said to help you recognize your own truth, so you can see if you are indeed on your true path. If you discover that you are off your purpose, Blue Topaz will gently remind you to forgive and let go, allowing you to joyfully re-emerge on your path with new found focus.
Physically, Blue Topaz aids in tissue regrowth. It eases throat/eye/ear problems, and helps to alleviate menopausal symptoms, especially hot flashes.
Blue Topaz is the perfect companion for pocket, crystal pouch or medicine bag.
In conclusion, I think its great to bring attention to all the powerful and healing qualities of the natural elements from our beautiful earth. I know that I learned alot from writing this and I am looking into purchasing a few for myself? Let me know if any of you have used these gems for healing purposes or if you would even consider it.
Let the light shine it –