Gemstones are beautiful no doubt but do we really understand where and how they came to be and what power they hold?
Most gemstones form in the Earth’s crust, approximately 3 to 25 miles beneath the Earth’s surface. Two gemstones, diamonds and peridot, are found much deeper in the Earth. Diamond forms in "Kimberlite Pipes" that originate in the Earth’s mantle (125 miles down) and end at the surface. Molten magma running through these pipes usually reaches the surface as lava and cools off, but if it doesn’t reach the surface, it cools more slowly, crystallizes, and forms coarse-grained minerals.
There are many different ways in which Gemstone minerals are then mined from the earth, all are very costly and time consuming requiring expert knowledge and equipment.
Over the centuries, various cultures have contributed to the legend and lore surrounding Gemstones. These rare products of nature have inspired philosophers and mystics to attribute unusual powers to these special minerals.
The energy field of different gemstones is influenced by geometrical form, colour and subtle vibration. Each stone is made up of minute crystals which are in constant motion thus emitting an energy signature or frequency. The gemstone's colour also plays a dynamic role in the stone's healing energy. The play of light and colour can stimulate or calm; purify or heal.
A magical and symbiotic connection has always existed between human beings and gems. Evidence of gemstones used for healing has been found as far back as the fourth millennium before Christ. Ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks, Romans, or Shamans and Medicine Men have used gemstones for healing in multiple ways - made into powders or elixirs, worn, carried or placed on the body and in ceremonies or rituals. This ancient knowledge has been passed down to our day and with the emerging popularity of holistic health and healing the use of gemstones is again making its way into modern life. So how do these incredible pieces of mother nature affect our human bodies?
The quartz kingdom is the home body, or home base, of the Akashic records. So that means that crystals are always growing! In fact, crystals grow one tenth of 1 percent of their weight every 10 years. And of course, humanity is advancing itself and increasing, so more people are having more experiences all the time. This generates residual energy that is collected by silicon dioxide, causing the quartz kingdom to grow and expand as it is resonate via the second ether, the prime domain of the Akashic records.
All the different mineral kingdoms have something to do with the human kingdom. The emerald for example has quartz, silicon dioxide and a good amount of chromium in it, which gives it a green hue. Different gemstones have different forms of minerals in them and you can correlate through that mineral what they actually do in the human body, as well as what thought process is activated by the color frequency of the particular gem or mineral. For example, trace minerals amplify the parasympathetic nervous system, while low frequency minerals activate the autonomic. There is a consciousness in a mineral that tells the body how to utilize that mineral. Just visualize a rainbow and place the colors accordingly.
Minerals come in many forms from Gold, Titanium, Europium and Trace Minerals, to crystal Minerals which come from deep inside the ground.
The body is made up of Oxygen (O2), Nitrogen (N2), Hydrogen (H2), and Carbon, it is constantly in motion. The combination of these three gases and one pyramid-shaped solid carbon form all cells, all organs and finally us - the organism. Chakras are colorized, polarized, and energy - susceptible gateways that control endocrine function. Endocrine function then switches the brain/aura, giving us consciousness into feeling. These charts and the color/chakra correlations are based at sunrise, when red is focused on the pineal/pituitary and violet on the base of the spine.
Red is the color of the wild/desire to wake from sleep, ending the night (violet - astral/emotional plane). All carbon-based life forms conform to this cycle.
KEY WORDS: Intensity, Radiance, Sovereignty
ELEMENT: Crown Chakra and Etheric Chakra
Diamond is a crystal of pure carbon with a hardness of 10, forming in octahedrons, triangles, cubes and amorphous shapes. Diamonds are found in many colors - yellow, brown, blue, pink, green, orange and even red. These crystals are transducers which can make the high-frequency vibrational energies of the spirit realms more available to the conscious self, accelerating ones evolution and the door to psychic powers as well. Used in meditation, Diamond crystals will facilitate the entry into meaningful visionary states. Worn in every day life, they can intensify ones ability to focus consciousness on manifesting ones goals and dreams.
Diamond carries a high frequency of energy which stimulates and opens all of the chakras, especially the crown and etheric chakras. Diamond is a carbon-based ally that models the transformation from base element to pure light, encouraging one to perceive how life's trials and lessons can be put to positive use. It lends strength in high-pressure situations and enables one to respond to stressful experiences with grace. Diamonds enhance inner vision and stimulate the imagination. The stones frequency strongly activates the third eye, crown and etheric chakras, encouraging remote viewing, telepathic communication and clairvoyance. Diamond is a stone that is used to bring energies of longevity, balance, clarity, intensity, success, and abundance. It also brings eternity, purity, and high frequency energy. It's also is a stone of amplification, including thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses. Diamonds are said by some to be the best for metaphysical use. They are high vibration stones that radiate Light energy and bring Light consciousness. They increase energy in all endeavors and link to Divine energy. It is one stone that can connect to spiritual realms.
Black diamonds in particular relate to The Void which everything comes from, making it an excellent stone for abundance and prosperity magic. It also is said to be helpful to accept and integrate the shadow side. Diamond is a powerful love stone. It bonds relationships and enhances love. It generates longevity and honesty of relationships, and engenders trust between two partners. It increases harmony, not only in romantic relationships, but in all areas. This stone increases concentration and imagination and it is used to decrease pride. It also increases memory for details.
It improves and introduces honor and commitment to individual efforts, relationships, and to one's life path. It reduces confusion and hesitation regarding the path in life. this commitment in turn increases spirituality as one goes along one's path. Diamond increases one's ability to learn from life lessons. Diamond helps overcome fear, which engenders trust in life, spirituality, and circumstances. It brings courage and hope. It helps to over come the "dark night of the soul".
KEY WORDS: Centering, Grounding, Remove Negativity
ELEMENT: Alta Major and Solar Plexus
Smokey Quartz is a grey, translucent variety of quartz. It ranges in clarity from almost complete transparency to a brownish-gray crystal that is almost opaque. Some can also be black. Like other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky color results from free silicon, formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation. Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy.
As a root chakra stone, smoky quartz enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal and business goals. It is also used in assisting in making wishes come true by grounding their essence in reality. Thus, it is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck.
Emotionally, smoky quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is a helpful stone for enhancing and encouraging courage and inner strength. Smoky quartz is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can, therefore, be very helpful in relieving grief.
In the psychic and spiritual realms, smoky quartz centers one during meditation, and can provide a grounded link between the physical and higher selves, helping to uncover subconscious wisdom. Using smoky quartz during meditation enables you to reach higher states of consciousness. Smoky quartz also stimulates kundalini.
KEY WORDS: Love, Emotional Healing
ELEMENT: Water and Alta Major Chakra
Pink Tourmaline varies widely in shade (from pale pink to deep red) as well as clarity (from flawless transparent gems to opaque rough crystal pieces). Pink Tourmaline has a beautiful energy that vibrates within both the Alta Major chakra and the higher heart chakra. Like most heart based stones, the vibration of this lovely crystal brings an influx of love, joy and happiness into your life. This lovely pink crystal is high in lithium, and this is known to help emotional and mood related problems. So if you have been feeling dejected, stressed or lacking interest in life, this pink stone will help to bring back your passion for living.
The changes in earth energies at this time, are creating difficulties for a large number of people, and these problems may be healed by any color of Tourmaline crystals, but the pink stones will heal emotional problems. If you have been feeling tense or stressed, this lovely pink stone may help to heal your emotions, and will assist you to feel less stressed, more at ease and relaxed. Pink Tourmaline carries a strong feminine or yin vibration, that is known to kindle feelings of joy, hope, comfort and support, and to help to bring love and good humor back into your life.
Tourmaline has been said to be good for keeping the digestive system healthy as well as strengthening teeth and bones. It is also recommended for the adrenal disorders and is used by modern practitioners to treat stress and trauma. Pink tourmaline is also of great value to people that have difficulty dealing with fear, who have panic attacks or who are in need of something to help them heal their inner chaos and dread. It’s a heart protector as well as an aphrodisiac. It teaches that it is safe to love and therefore instills confidence. It introduces the qualities of compassion and wisdom into your dealings with others. It also promotes flexibility of thought.
KEY WORDS: Love, Compassion, Healing, Abundance
ELEMENT: Throat, Thyroid and Hypothalamus
Emerald is a green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5-8. It's pigment is chrome and/or vanadium. Its crystal system is hexagonal (triagonal). Emerald is associated with the Throat Chakra, focusing on the throat. This chakra is the voice of the body. It is a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is out of balance or blocked it can affect the health of the other chakras. When it is in balance we can express what we think and what we feel.
In groups of two or more people, Emerald can encourage bonding, and strengthen communication and understanding, helping each person to adequately express themselves without offending others. Emerald is believed to enhance memory and mental clarity. Meditating with Emerald can help one to connect to Divine Love, open the heart to accept all things in life as gifts, and acquire the ability to discern when others are speaking the truth or not. Emerald can help to open one up to psychic abilities, and enhance one's ability to notice and manage synchronicity.
Emerald is often used to attract prosperity to the owner, strengthening the courage to follow your heart's wisdom to its logical outcome, and allowing for the amplification of hope and encouragement. It can also be used to alert one of any blocks to progress, so they can be addressed and released. Emerald can help you clarify and strengthen your intention for a positive outcome. Emerald can help maintain faith in the knowledge of Divine perfection. Emerald reminds one that the Universe will always provide. Physically, Emerald channels the Green Ray, making it a superb healing crystal. Emerald is a great stone for recovery and specifically works on conditions of the thyroid, liver, lungs, spine and hypothalamus. Historically, Emerald was known as an antidote to poisons.
KEYWORDS: Manifestation, Personal Will, Mental Clarity, Digestion, Detoxification
ELEMENT: Fire, Solar Plexus and Manipura Chakra
Citrine is a silicon dioxide mineral, a member of the Quartz group with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is trigonal and its yellow pigmentation is derived from iron. It varies in shade from very pale yellow to a deep amber, nearly orange. Citrine opens the inner doors to clarity of thought, detoxification and digestion, as well as magnified powers of will and manifestation. It is one of the premier stones for the second chakra and is capable of awakening the powers of creative and imagination in even the most unconscious individuals.
The position of Manipura is stated as being either behind the navel or the Solar Plexus. Sometimes, when it is located at the navel, a secondary chakra called Surya (sun) chakra is located at the Solar Plexus, whose role is to absorb and assimilate Prana from the sun. When you feel self-confident, have a strong sense of purpose, and are self-motivated, your third chakra is open and healthy. If your third chakra is out of balance, you can suffer from low self-esteem, have difficulty making decisions, and may have anger or control issues. The element is fire and the color is yellow, bright like the sun. Physical symptoms of a Solar Plexus imbalance include poor digestion, weight problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, arthritis, pacreas, liver or kidney problems, anorexia, bulimia, hepatitis, intestinal tumours, colon disease.
Physically, Citrine can support and enhance healing for the spine, the digestive and elimination organs, and the metabolism. Citrine can facilitate detoxification and stimulate circulation. Often used for chronic fatigue, Citrine has a reputation of being able to increase energy and drive. This property can also help those who are trying to lose weight, by encouraging one to be optimistic about achieving their goals.
Citrine warms, cleanses, and energizes. Highly protective, Citrine makes a great tool for transmuting negative energy. Citrine heightens self-discipline, attracting professional success and wealth. Most often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine can also be used to cleanse all Chakras. Citrine will help support the energy of a family environment at work or at home.
KEY WORDS: Awareness, Discipline, Calming, Balancing
ELEMENT: Wind, Earth, Heart and Anahata Chakra
Blue Sapphire is a stone of mental and psychic activation, and enhancer of insight and opens the heart. It is believed to help one see below surface appearances to the underlying truth and speak clearly with the voice of inner wisdom. Sapphire is a variety of corundum, an aluminium oxide with a hardness of 9. It's crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). The heart chakra, the wellspring of love, warmth, compassion, and joy is located in the center of the chest at the heart level. It is the center of your deep bonds with other beings, your sense of caring and compassion, your feelings of self-love, altruism, generosity, kindness, and respect. Anahata is an integrating and unifying chakra - bringing to wholeness - as such, it is your healing center. Indeed, most spiritual traditions recognize love as the ultimate healing force.
The energy of Anahata allows us to recognize that we are part of something larger, that we are interconnected within an intricate web of relationships extending through life and the universe. Anahata allows us to recognize and get in touch with the sacred and fundamental truth that runs through all of life and connects everything together. The "way of the heart" or the "path of the heart" is living your life from this energy center of love. It means living your life with loving kindness and compassion towards others. It means that your heart is open to others and you inspire kindness and compassion in others. You create safe and supportive environment. Others can feel your love and warmth. They feel loved and accepted unconditionally. People feel at peace around you, as there is no judgment coming from you. When anahata is open and energy is flowing freely, you are not only loving to others, you are also loving to your self. You know when you need to say no and when you need care and self-nurturing.
Sapphire brings its own particular wisdom. It releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts and spiritual confusion. Sapphire restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind. It stimulates concentration, brings lightness, joy and peace of mind. Sapphire is also known as a "stone of prosperity", attracting gifts of all kinds and fulfilling dreams and desires. The Blue Sapphire is traditionally associated with purity and love. It assists you to stay on the spiritual path, releasing blockages and providing strength. Blue Sapphire facilitates self-expression, assisting in communication and expressing your truth and beliefs. It opens and heals the thyroid and the throat chakra and has a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system.
KEY WORDS: Protection, Purification, Creativity, Divine Connection, Release of Addictions
ELEMENT: Wind, Base of Spine and Muladhara Chakra
Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family with a trigonal crystal system and a hardness of 7. Its color, which varies from pale to deep purple, is derived from the combination of trace amounts of iron and aluminium, plus natural or amplified irradiation.
It is important to know that Amethyst is one of the first stones to which people are attracted when beginning their work with the mineral kingdom. Its beautiful purple light combined with its high, sweet energy makes Amethyst a necessary item in any Lightworkers toolbox. It is a cardinal wind element stone, stimulated the mind and facilitating brain function. Amethyst is a crystal with a mysterious energy. When you see it's unusual purple color, you know it's special. Amethyst has a calming yet spiritually protective energy. Amethyst is believed to help with hearing problems and may aid in health problems relating to the skeletal system such as arthritis and back problems.
The Muladhara chakra is located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.” This is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above. Imagine that you’re laying the foundation for a house in which you’re going to live for a long time. A solid foundation embedded in firm soil will provide the stability you need to create a home filled with joy for years to come. The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day.
If there is an imbalance in the root chakra you may experience anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares. Physical imbalances may manifest as problems in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, or with lower back, leg, or feet issues. In men, prostate problems may occur. Eating disorders may also be a sign of a root chakra imbalance.
KEY WORDS: Cooling, Soothing, Immune System Boost, Communication
ELEMENT: Thymus Heart, Water and Anahata Chakra
Aquamarine is a light blue or blue-green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5 - 8. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal) and its pigment is iron. These luminous blue gemstones are on of the wonders of the mineral kingdom, they are good for all types of calming and cooling, from hot flashes to anger, yet they also activate the Anahata chakra, assisting one in the clear communication of ones highest truth. They are stones of the water element, bringing one in touch with the subconscious, the domains of the spirit, and our deepest emotions. Even though Aquamarine calms, it does not put one to sleep. It brings one to a relaxed, alert stage of consciousness in which one is fully aware of ones own stored knowledge, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them all with clarity and conviction.
Aquamarine resonates to the energy of the ocean, helping the holder to connect with the nature spirits of the sea. Seamen carried Aquamarine in ancient times to promote safe travel on the water and to protect against drowning. The soothing energy of Aquamarine makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias.
Encouraging clarity of thought, Aquamarine can aid in the assimilation of new knowledge, making it a great crystal for students of all kinds. Aquamarine encourages intellectual growth and inner knowledge, opening one up to intuition and the super-conscious mind. Aquamarine is often used to enhance one's intellectual prowess, helping one to think quickly to come up with solutions on the fly. Many also use Aquamarine to help with reasoning and promote logic. Carrying Aquamarine on one's person can help to remind the individual to be prepared for most any scenario that could be encountered, given the current set of circumstances. Aquamarine allows one to look at emotional situations from other perspectives. It can help overcome judgment of others and encourage tolerance. Aquamarine can calm fear and worry, by opening the mind up to understanding the nature of Divine Perfection in the Universe. By helping one to be more sensitive, Aquamarine initiates a connection with the experience of a mass consciousness. Going even further, Aquamarine helps to bring one into the flow of life, enhancing the experience of continuity during one's existence.
Physically, Aquamarine helps to heal ailments of the thymus, including the heart 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. Aquamarine activates the energy flow from the Anahata Chakra to the Vishuddi Chakra, stimulating and clearing the Vishuddi and facilitating the free expression of the wearers personal truth as well as their expression of cosmic truth.