In our universe all light is an emanation from the central Sun.
The Sun is the storehouse of all energies and potencies, the
source of light, warmth and motion on this planet. There
are gemstones associated with each of the nine planets. There
are gemstones associated with astrological signs, days of the
week, and wedding anniversaries. However, the most well known
association with gemstones is the birthstone.
Birthstones conduct the energy that each cycle and season
brings. It is also wise to wear a stone that will support
whatever is critical or a weak point in your horoscope.
The more precious stone you wear the more strongly you will
be charged with cosmic forces, which radiant out into your
Sometimes the stones draw disease pain and misfortune out of
the ethic body of the person. To know more about
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Thus, a person
plagued by nightmares might choose to wear
protection against them and a woman hoping to have a child
might wear emerald for fertility. Other legends grew to
explain the origins of the gem. For example, amethyst was
said to have been created by the Greek god of wine, Bacchus.
This happened with a beautiful young woman cried out to the
goddess Diana for protection against the murderous wrath of
Bacchus.. Bacchus then poured his wine onto the crystal,
changing it to purple. Because of Bacchus’ hand in the
creation of amethyst, it was used as a protection against
drunkenness. There has been some debate about which gems actually
appeared in the breastplate. This is because people did not
always classify gemstones by mineral composition. In fact,
the most frequent ancient method of classifying gems was by
color, leading to confusion between such gems as
When you purchase a stone try not to
worry too much about its cost. It is better to spend money
to prevent sickness or to align and balance yourself then to
spend it on medication or doctor's bills.
The gems chosen have changed many times
through the centuries. For example, the Ancient Babylonians
associated diamond with the astrological sign Libra.
However, to the Greeks, diamond was associated with Cancer
and, to the Byzantines, diamond was linked to Aries. The
jump from stones associated with astrological signs to being
associated to specific months came with the spread of
Originally, wealthy Europeans owned one
of each “birthstone,” and changed which birthstone they wore
each month in order to be in harmony with the celestial
spirits. As the months changed, the wearer hoped the stone
would bring the special properties during that month. Each
stone had certain traits and protections ascribed to it by
legend. Garnet would bring the wearer tranquility and
protect against fevers and against harm during travel. Ruby
would bring the clarity of mind and protect against harm
from natural causes.
It was not until the 18th century that the idea of
gemstones as birth amulets became popular. The logic behind
the change is obvious; ownership of large numbers of
gemstones was not a practice that could be embraced by most
people, and eventually it became the fashion to wear only
the stone associated with one’s birth month. One legend even
suggested that it is unlucky for anyone who is not born in
October to wear opal, but for those born in its month, opal
would bring joy and contentment and protect against diseases
of the eye.
Birthstones have varied
from country to country. And as people became more
interested in wearing birthstones, less expensive stones
have been substituted for some of the most rare gems.
A person born
in March could choose between
aquamarine and bloodstone,
while someone born in June has the most choices with
moonstone being equally acceptable.
person might choose to wear the gem associated with their
“guardian angel.” For example, a woman born in January is
said to be looked after by the angel Gabriel, whose stone is
onyx. Someone with a special affection for astrology might
chose to wear the stone associate with her star sign. For
example, a Libra may choose to wear peridot. There are also
stones associate with seasons and days of the week.
It is important to open your heart to the
stones when choosing it. Trust your intuition and feelings
before buying the stone. Do not use your mind to rationalize
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