Showing posts with label Birthstone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birthstone. Show all posts

Friday, May 29, 2015

Do you know about the healing power of your birthstone

What’s your birthstone?
It is widely believed that wearing your birthstone can bring you good fortune; maybe it’s because it aligns with you so well. So whether you’re just curious about what your stone’s significance is or whether you have already made-up your mind to wear it, check out this month-by-month explanation of birthstones and their various benefits.
If you are born in January
The red garnet, January's birthstone, is considered the oldest and most-worn gemstone. Garnets come in myriad colors, including clear, green, black, and many shades of orange and red. It is traditionally a symbol of faith, love and constancy are its attributes. Because of this, it’s held that it might prevent nightmares and can provide directional guidance in darkness. Its qualities are devotional love, passion and radiant beauty, helping you express these qualities openly with those around you.
Healing powers and uses of the Garnet
Garnet is a stone of regeneration and energizing, and can boost the energy of an entire system and revitalize it. This blood-red gemstone has long been associated with the healing of various blood diseases, as well as breaking fevers, reducing inflammation, and preventing depression. It is said to be stabilizing, whether you wish for it to be internal or external. All garnets are also thought to speed up the healing process because they cleanse and reenergize the chakras.
If you are born in February
The amethyst, February's birthstone, has been traveling the world for more than 8,000 years as a trade commodity between many cultures. It is a symbol of strong relationships and courage. Purple amethyst speaks of peace, temperance, serenity and royalty. It encourages self control and strengthens the bond in a love relationship. Buddhists believe that the amethyst enhances tranquility and peace during meditation, and Leonardo da Vinci thought it had the power to increase intelligence and protect against evil.
Healing powers and uses of the Amethyst
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. Amethyst is also believed to help to steady a restless mind and bring mental and emotional well-being. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive. There is nothing like the beautiful violet amethyst to awaken the third-eye center. Enhancing intuition and clairvoyant abilities, the amethyst is the awakener to the psychic dimensions.
If you are born in March
True to its water zodiac sign of Pisces, the aquamarine, the birthstone for March, has a long seafaring history. Pale blue aquamarine gemstones are associated with good health, youth, love and hope. Wearing this gem is thought to reawaken married love, build your courage and increase your happiness. Aquamarine is a sturdy stone from the beryl family and exists in a variety of shades, from pale blue to blue-green to teal. The deep aqua blue stones are the most valuable and sought after.
Healing powers and uses of the Aquamarine
Just as the sea can lull the watcher into calm state of mind, so the aquamarine gemstone can calm the soul of the wearer. Aquamarine's soothing blue color is believed to bring mental clarity and releases negative energy from the wearer. It regulates hormones and growth, boosts the immune system and alleviates overreactions. This serene stone is believed to ease anxiety, calm the nervous system, and improve mood. Associated with the throat chakra and communication, it will bring soothing healing energy to the area of the throat removing any constriction.
If you are born in April
The diamond, April's birthstone, is in perfect harmony with its strong-willed, stubborn, yet energetic counterpart, the zodiac sign Aries. The beauty and brilliance of a diamond is unparalleled and birthstones meaning for diamonds is eternal and true love, strength and romance. The diamond is the symbol of purity, innocence, eternity and courage. In ancient times, diamonds were believed to be tears of the Gods. It brings the clarity of light to all that you do, shining a radiant beam at the third eye to awaken intuition, stimulating the higher mind.
Healing powers and uses of the Diamond
The diamond is an energy amplifier. It brings the clarity of light to all that you do, shining a radiant beam at the third eye to awaken intuition, stimulating the higher mind and raising your awareness to the light that shines within you. A diamond will help uncloud a cluttered mind, energize a depressed heart and brings the spring back in your step as your walk the path of your life. However, beware, as this means it will increase negative energy as well as positive! Diamond effectively treats dizziness and vertigo, and benefits the brain.
If you were born in May
The glorious green emerald, May's birthstone, has been treasured by many cultures for thousands of years. It was one of Cleopatra's favorite gems and has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. A true emerald is rarer than a diamond and costs much more per carat. Because of its rarity, this elegant stone has adorned the crowns and jewelry of royalty throughout the ages. Its magical properties include peace, harmony, love, fidelity, honesty, and good fortune.
Healing powers and uses of Emerald
Associated with the heart chakra, the elegant emerald with its deep dark green tones is one of the most powerful healing gemstones. They are thought to aid in recovery after infectious illness, help sinuses and soothe the eyes, and improve vision. It heals the physical body by opening the heart to the healing power of love and the potentials for self-healing that reside within us all. Those attracted to emeralds are true healers to those around them.
If you were born in June
June's birthstone, the pearl, has long been associated with love, innocence, purity, and femininity. Pearl is worn to calm a restless mind and to control anger. It is believed that people who wear pearl can succeed in creative work and it is also linked with a successful married life. Because pearls grow organically, they are believed to help the wearer get in touch with the simple, honest things in life. Pearls also bring out the personality traits of dignity, wisdom, calmness, integrity, and charity.
Healing powers and uses of Pearl
Pearls are held to treat digestive disorders and the soft organs of the body, as well as improve the skin. They relieve conditions of bloating and biliousness. Pearls also increase fertility and ease childbirth. Authentic pearls exist in two forms—natural pearls, found in the sea, and freshwater pearls, found in rivers. It's believed these precious water-born gems can cure stomach disorders and prevent ulcers. Other healing properties of the pearl include calming stress, alleviating headaches, hypertension, and exhaustion, and preventing heart attacks.
If you were born in July
Ancient Hindus believed that July's birthstone, the deep-red ruby, had an internal flame that could never be extinguished. Red rubies are tokens of harmony and peace. Their beauty speaks of strength and nobility of character. The fire within the ruby is thought to bring fire into the wearer's life through love, passion, imagination, and motivation. This vital red gemstone brings clarity and wisdom to the wearer, as well as the strength to resist self-destructive behavior.
Healing powers and uses of Ruby
It was believed to protect its wearer from evil. Rubies are believed to grow deeper in color when the owner is in danger. The ruby encourages removal of negative energies from your path. It overcomes exhaustion and lethargy and imparts potency and vigor. Also, the ruby detoxifies the body, blood and lymphatic system. Wearing a ruby while sleeping is believed to bring lucid dreams, and dreaming about rubies is said to be a sign of impending wealth. Wearing a ruby is supposed to bring the owner a secure and peaceful life.
If you were born in August
August’s birthstone, peridot, is formed deep within the earth where it absorbs mystical and healing powers. It symbolizes strength. Peridot exists in shades from lemon-green to olive, but bright lime is the most treasured. The calming color of this gemstone contains a joyful energy that helps build strong friendships, achieve marital fidelity, ward off anger and jealousy, and bring about a sense of peace. Wearing peridot can also increase confidence, patience, and assertiveness.
Healing powers and uses of Peridot
Peridot is considered a visionary stone, bringing wearers an understanding of their existence and destiny. It is thought to strengthen the immune system, metabolism and benefit the skin. Tradition says you will be able to successfully ward off evil, enchantments and depression if you wear or carry peridot. The yellow and green colors of peridot can be combined to help even the most sensitive person. This stone sooths your worries and tames your fears and is the perfect gemstone to wear during stressful times.
If you were born in September
Sapphire, the deep blue birthstone of September, features prominently in many traditions and legends. It symbolizes dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith, purity and wisdom. The blue sapphire is known as the “wisdom stone” and restores balance to a person’s life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It also brings joy, lightheartedness, and serenity to the wearer. The gemstone associated with an enlightened mind, the blue sapphire raises your consciousness to accept your divinity, brilliance and other exceptional qualities.
Healing powers and uses of Sapphire
Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom. It treats blood disorders, combat excessive bleeding and strengthen the walls of the veins. They are used for cellular disorders, regulate the glands and calm overactive body systems. While the medium-dark blue is the most treasured shade of sapphire, the stone exists in a rainbow of colors, including purple, pink, yellow, green, and orange. Each individual color of sapphire contains its own magical and healing powers. Wearing a sapphire may help give a better understanding of the future.
If you were born in October
The many-hued opal, October’s birthstone, is believed to reflect the mood of the owner. Wearing an opal can bring out imagination, inspiration, originality, and creativity. This gemstone is said to release inhibitions and make the wearer “invisible,” if he or she does not wish to be noticed. The opal symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. Depending on the grade and type of opal, the qualities of opal are expressive and creatively stimulating.
Healing powers and uses of Opal
Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to ward off evil and to protect eyesight. Opals also represent hope, creativity and innocence. Opals strengthen memory, and also increase the will to live. They treat infections and fevers, cleanse the blood and kidneys, and regulate insulin. Because opals have a strong feminine link, they are thought to relax a woman during childbirth and calm women’s health issues. Wearing an opal is energizing and enlivening. It acts as a blood cleanser and stimulates appetite.
If you were born in November
November’s birthstone, yellow topaz, has been warming hearts since the days of ancient Egypt and has been revered by many cultures. The heat of this fiery gemstone imbues a strong sense of true love and passion, as well as compassion, kindness, and empathy. The name topaz comes from the Sanskrit word tapas, meaning “fire.” Topaz is also linked with wisdom, strength, courage and serenity. It soothes physical pain, promotes peace and calms emotions. Topaz also promotes forgiveness and discourages negative emotions.
Healing powers and uses of Topaz
The yellow topaz is considered a stone of strength, power, and protection. Because it's ruled by the sun, it bestows abundance and practicality. It also aids in stimulating intelligence and creativity. As a healing stone, the yellow topaz is believed to bring a sense of balance to the wearer by relieving tension, calming stress, and harmonizing emotions. The stone is associated with the navel chakra and therefore helps you feel more empowered, strengthening your will power.
If you were born in December
The soft sky-blue color of turquoise, December’s birthstone, has made it the “stone of heaven” for thousands of years. It is a symbol of good fortune and success, and it is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. One of the philosopher's stones, turquoise denotes wisdom and higher truth. Associated with the throat chakra, turquoise helps you give voice to your wisdom and accept greater authority amongst those in your inner circle.
Healing powers and uses of Turquoise
Turquoise has long been considered a great healing stone by many cultures. Ancient practitioners believed that turquoise would actually change color when the wearer was ill or in danger. The turquoise stone aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body. When worn near a body part that's in pain, this energetic stone is said to absorb negative energies. A bracelet of turquoise is believed to detoxify the blood as it flows under it.