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Emerald Meaning & Properties
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Emerald Meaning & Properties

The healing crystal Emerald reaches out to us with the message: Open your heart and let true love and abundance fill your spirit.

This is not merely about having wealth and influence but also using the Universe’s Gifts with wisdom and empathy.

There are many on the path to God, but some have an uphill battle. Emerald wants to make that way a little smoother.

Aristotle had quite the love affair with Emerald, feeling it was the perfect magical crystal for leaders – making their speech and bearing more persuasive and allowing the bearer to succeed in legal matters. He also felt that it protected children from falling injuries. For this purpose it should be worn as a necklace.

It is nearly impossible to read the folklore and superstitions of various countries without the Emerald’s traits being touted. Among the Egyptians it was worn for fertility, the Roman fighters carried it for focus and Chaldeans felt the goddess Ishtar lived in an Emerald. Among metaphysical crystals, Emerald resonates with the 5th ray – God’s truth, health, awareness and psychic abilities.

Many ancients taught that Emerald influenced business in positive ways while also keeping women devoted to their partner. To speak of future events, place an Emerald on your tongue. This also keeps a person from fibbing. The Emerald spirit has deep honesty and integrity. It will not bear falsehood or duplicity. Mind you it’s a tad difficult to talk with your mouth full!

With Emerald’s power for guiding influential dialogue it’s not surprising to discover it adorning many of the most powerful characters in history. Cleopatra loved this mystical stone, Alexander the Great wore one on his belt, Russians put Emeralds into their leader’s crowns, Queen Elizabeth II had an Emerald diadem, various influential individuals in India used Emerald as a way to record sacred teachings and more than one country had a treasure trove of Emeralds in their coffers.

This gives Emerald the additional value of good fortune, providence and as a bridge between the human mind and Divine writings.

Wherever there is someone impacting the mind and spirit of humankind in profound ways, you’re likely to find Emerald in the picture.

Emerald comes under the dominion of the goddess Venus. As a love and devotion stone, its ideal. There is also a very strong connection to physical fertility, so if you want to bring children into the world wear an Emerald to attract the soul best suited to your family. This attribute of Emerald increases in spring when Earth herself is rich with rebirth. Speaking of which, Light workers who do rebirthing will find Emerald an excellent facilitator.

Continuing the theme of love, Emerald resonates with the heart chakra. When a connection with another (or even self) starts wavering, Emerald’s energy acts like a balm — offering renewed compassion and supporting strong friendships that become the foundation to any long term relationship. When you find yourself saying “God grant me patience” Emerald is the healing stone to seek out. Along with forbearance it provides improved discernment and overall astuteness for handling sticky situations with grace.

Emerald Metaphysical Properties

Crystal Energy: Abundance, Compassion

Chakras: Heart (4th)

Element: Water

Number Vibration: Numerology 4

Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Gemini, Aries

Emerald Healing Properties

Mind: Strengthen memory; Emotional stability;

Body: Rejuvenation; Youthfulness; Bladder and kidney conditions; Muscle support; Improved eyesight; Overall tonic in elixir form; Fertility

Spirit: Re-energizing a weary spirit; Personal Power; Renewal; Heart Chakra; Divine love and truth; Manifestation; Attitude of Gratitude; Sacred breath

Emerald challenges us to develop ourselves and others. It motivates timeliness and the ability to stick to deadlines. When you’re going on a grand adventure for spiritual growth, Emerald comes with you for protection and on-going stimulation.
In dreams Emerald gemstones herald something good on the horizon, often having to do with careers.

Emeralds come in many forms. You don’t need an expensive piece to tap this healing crystal’s energy matrix. Do however consider the symbolism of the stone’s shape. Sacred Geometry can help you find the best application for the Emerald you choose.

Emerald Properties

Color: Various shades of Green

Mining Locations: Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Ukraine, USA

Mineral Class: Silicates

Family: Beryl

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Chemical Composition: (Be3 Al2 Si6 O18) Beryllium Aluminum Silicate

Hardness: 7.5-8

Emerald Name Etymology

Emerald comes from various languages.

In French it was esmeraude and in Latin it was esmaraldus. As pretty as both sound, they rather blandly mean “green stone” (seems an understatement for such a pretty gem).

Sanskrit was a little more descriptive using the term Marakata, which means the green of growing things. That linguistic connection gives Emerald connections with Mother Earth (Gaia) and development, and it could even be considered a gardener’s helper.

With love & sparkles,

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