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Gemstone Therapy

Introduction The therapeutic properties of gemstones have been known to civilizations world over. There was lapis lazuli found in abundance in the tombs of the Egyptian Pharos. It was to empower the wearer with the blessings of strength, vigor, protection, safety and good health.
 

These were the attributes of Horus, who was the god of youth and vitality! These crystals & gemstones have appeared in many ancient and modern cultures, serving as spiritual & energetic foundations. The myth magic and mystery that surrounds gemstones has made them a coveted item since time immemorial. They look pretty, attract attention and can have healing powers to boot. P.S.- some stones might not suit your particular aura. It is a commonly known fact in India that the sapphire is a very powerful stone and when it flatters you then you may have bountiful good luck and when it doesn't then it might bring you very bad luck. Gemstone therapy is an alternative technique for strengthening the body and resolving issues and patterns.

The theory is that gemstones carry vibrational rates. By placing these vibrational rates within the aura - your aura vibrational rates also change. Often the effects are indirect but very potent. Other times, the effects are very direct and repeatable. The easiest way to do gemstone therapy is to wear high quality round beads around the neck. Intention strengthens the process but is not necessary. Metal inhibits the process. If metal surrounds the gemstone, its affects are often greatly reduced (and sometimes eliminated).

a) Therapeutic Gemstone Properties
b) Uses of Gems
c) Buying Gemstones


Therapeutic Gemstone Properties High quality stones are undyed (if possible), have no chips fractures, and are not irradiated (to enhance color). I recommend using rounded stones for gemstone therapy. The properties listed here are for rounded, highest quality gemstones. Non-rounded stones may have different effects. Amber: Lift heaviness. Amber is great at lifting the heaviness of burdens -- allowing happiness to come through Amethyst: Spiritual Upliftment. This is also the present carrier of the purple color ray. I wear a short necklace of this when I need to communicate effectively. I place this on my stomach/liver when I have stomach problems. Aquamarine: Remind one of the oceans of love and mercy. It can help one understand difficult situations from a love-filled viewpoint. I either wear an aquamarine stone or gaze into an aquamarine crystal. I recommend aquamarine or rose quartz for those who are experiencing a lot of grief.

Coral: Emotional Foundation. Coral protects and strengthens one emotional foundation.
Diamond: Increase personal clarity. I find this aligns me with my higher purpose as well as offers many healing properties. I have had profound results with diamond therapy. (Some diamond therapists are listed under gemstone therapists.)
Emerald: Physical and emotional healing.
This is the strongest physical healing gemstone that I know. I use it by placing it on the area which needs healing or wearing it around my neck. Emerald is the carrier of the green ray.
Jade: Relaxation. Jade works wonders for my husband when placed on a sore shoulder or back. I have used it to reduce tension in my life. I find that I am calmer when I wear jade.
Lapis: Understand the mind. Expanding your viewpoint. It is good for connecting the heart and the mind when worn over the heart.Grey Moonstone: Helps one accept other stone powers by cleansing blocks. This can be hard to wear.
White Moonstone: Helps one accept other stone help through highlighting the others effects. I like this moonstone the most. When worn by itself is balances yin/yang. Mother of Pearl: Protection; Know mother love. This stone is a great protective stone.
Black Onyx: Helps one to change bad habits. This is great when used in a necklace. I have found it helps people notice their chakras when placed on each chakra. (This can be done one chakra at a time.)
It is a great grounding stone.
Black Opal: See self as Soul. I find this stone is great for helping one see the possibilities of how one can be all they can be. This stone seems to strengthen bones too.
Opal: See possibilities; discover a broader view. I use opal to see all the possibilities in a situation. I find it very freeing when I feel blocked in a situation. Some people find this stone very hard to wear. I find it wonderful. A little opal can go a long way.
Fresh Water Pearl: Enable one to accept love. See the good parts of oneself so you can love yourself and others more.
Peridot: Brings the energies from in the aura to the physical body. This is useful after energy work -- however, one needs to be certain that they are bringing in the new energy -- not the stuff they are trying to purge. Use with caution. If you muscle test (or use a pendulum), test for it.
Ruby: Love; Open the heart. It allows me to overcome fear. Carrier of the red ray.
Sapphire: Mental clarity. Clear mental garbage. Carrier of the blue ray. Unknown: Discover the properties of unknown stones for yourself. Find out what is true for you. Keep your stone with you as much as possible for a week.
Place it next to your bedside when you sleep at night; wear it or put it on your desk during the day. Pay attention to your moods, your interactions with others, and your dreams. Do you have any insights? Try asking the question, "What does this stone do?" before going to sleep. It may help your unconscious/higher self/your inner guide tell you what the stone does for you. The body needs all 7 color rays: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Each color ray is associated with one or more (depending on which reference you use) of the chakras. By using the color ray that supports a particular chakra, you can speed healing of the associated areas and organs.

Uses of Gems: For healing: Amethyst, Bloodstone, Pearl. To experience subtle effects of energy: Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Ruby? To attract creativity: Bloodstone, Pearl. For receptivity: Agate, Beryl, To provide general protection: a Beryl, Lapis Linquis. For protection against cold: Carbon Steel ? For protection against anger: Pearl Opal Buying Gemstones There are many ways that dealers treat gemstones. The savvy buyer asks lots of questions and hopefully tests the results. Here are some treatments to look for:

Irradiation:
This is the worst treatment used. Gemstones loose any therapeutic properties once they are irradiated. It is *very* common to irradiate aquamarine, topaz, emerald, and diamond, as well as other stones. Irradiation treatment brings out color and removes imperfections. Some dealers don't even know if they are selling irradiated stones. Honest ones will tell you. If you can feel energy from gemstones -- it will be either very scattered or dead when a gemstone is irradiated.
Dye: This is the most common treatment used. On clear stones, cracks often appear as darker areas of the stone. On others, sometimes there is a residue that rubs off -- or white patches. Almost all lapis and rose quartz are dyed. Amethyst and citrine are often dyed. Dyed stones are much weaker with the exception of black onyx which is dyed in normal processing.
Coatings: Jasper is often dipped in petroleum products to bring out color and to seal it.
Unfortunately, this makes it weaker. Sometimes you can tell by smell. Energetically, it feels dampened.
Fake stones: Some dealers will try passing off fake stones instead of natural ones. There are fake stone equivalents for most gemstones on the market. Always ask what type of stone something is if you are not certain. Honest dealers will tell you. If a stone looks too perfect it may be fake, irradiated or dyed. Avoid laboratory products (also known as synthetics). Other things to look for:
Quality of stone: Is it good color, good clarity and desired shape.
Quality of cut. Are there chips, dents, and imperfections in the stone. For beads, Are stones the same size and shape?
Quality of drilling. If buying beads, how big of hole is there.
Length of strand. If buying unstrung beads, be certain your strand is a full 16 inches.