Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Mystical Powers of Emerald

Emeralds are one of the most beautiful and popular gemstones, having been mined and prized since the ancient Egyptians began to mine them.  They are part of the beryl family; while the emerald is most commonly known as a green stone, the shades of green can vary from yellow-green all the way to a deep blue-green. Only the deepest, darkest colored stones are known as emeralds; beryls of lighter shades are often classified as other types of gemstones.

Emeralds are very rare and valuable crystal stones, revered for their deep luscious color and their mystical properties as well.  As the traditional birthstone for May, the emerald is also associated with the green Heart Chakra and thus can be used in healing the heart, circulatory system, lungs and throat as well.  They are also purported to help with the eyesight, guard against drunkenness, strengthen the digestive system, and counteract poison.  More importantly are the mental and emotional benefits -- inner healing, introducing mental clarity, and increasing perception are all claims by emerald enthusiasts.

Many folks associate the green of emerald with the green of money and prosperity.  However, if you're looking for a powerful stone for love spells, you needn't look any further than the emerald! If it is your birthstone, you're covered as long as you feel the need to wear one.  If not, you can always use your favorite emerald in spiritual workings.  Program the emerald just as you would consecrate and program any crystal that you like to use for rituals, and then wear it near your heart.  An emerald pin would be perfect for this type of purpose, or a tiny chip of emerald that you can wear in your pocket!

"Who first beholds the light of day,
In spring's sweet flowery month of May,
And wears an Emerald all her life,
Shall be a loved, and happy wife."

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