Emerald

Keywords:  Love, Communication, Hope, Healing, Truthfulness, Enjoy Life to the Fullest, Prosperity

Chakra: Heart & Solar Plexus

Zodiac: Taurus, Gemini, Aries

Emerald is a stone that is well used for intuitive awareness, meditation, and spirituality.  As a stone which can increase spiritual awareness, it can help realize Divine love. For meditation, it is excellent to use with rhythmic breathing. Emerald is also used to remove barriers to spiritual growth and thus raise consciousness. Emerald can increase psychic and intuitive awareness, particularly in the area of clairvoyance. It is said to "grant all knowledge of past, present and future"

Emerald is consider a strong stone of protection. In particular it is said to protect travelers and protect all from magicians, as well as protect from harmful spirits. Emerald is also used in exorcism of the possessed.

Emerald is used in business spells to increase sales as well as to improve the public image of the company.

Emerald is used to stabilize the astral body and cleanse the energy of all levels of the subtle body.

Emerald is a classic stone of love and romance, and is reputed to bring both passion and domestic bliss with unconditional love. It is also said to be a stone that brings balance within relationships, as well as friendship. In the event of heartbreak, emerald is used to heal the heartbreak and put one back on the path to love.

Emerald is a stone of inspiration. It is said to help increase expression and communication. Emerald also brings and enhances faith and harmony, promoting truthfulness and honesty. In these ways it is used to increase cooperation in groups.

Emerald brings and enhances harmony, joy, memory, and faith. It also benefits  intellect, communication, decision making, and promotes truthfulness and honesty, seeing past the superficial.

Emerald is associated with the heart chakra primarily, and sometimes secondarily with the solar plexus chakra.

 

It corresponds to the number 4 and the zodiac signs Aries, Gemini, and Taurus.  

Emeralds almost always have inclusions, which in this stone is not considered a flaw. In fact, it is considered very suspicious if a stone larger than a few millimeters has no flaws which usually indicates an impostor or simulant stone. In order to give emeralds a better appearance they are often oiled or irradiated, which is considered a standard practice.