Gem Therapy & Birthstones
The history of gemstones used to energetically affect the wearer is found throughout the world and in every ancient civilization. Whether it was precious gems in a King's crown, scepter and cape or on the breastplates of Priests and Pharaohs, the gems of Mother Earth have long been believed to offer energetic gateways to higher wisdom and power.
Additionally, gemstones have been attributed to each Astrological Sign otherwise known today as Birthstones. Although many people today see giving a birthstone as more of a symbolic gesture, there is also a new renaissance of using gem and crystal energy healing for everyday life.
Integrating Gem Therapy into the home and workplace is becoming commonplace along with alternative healing practices, yoga, meditation, feng shui, sound healing and aromatherapy. There is a distinct integration of light, sound and energy healing techniques making a big comeback from their ancient origins.
People are waking up to their energetic selves and recognizing that these ancient forms of healing are not only effective, but also bringing a new sense of calm, balance and harmony into their lives, despite the chaos that surrounds them.
Gem Therapy – How it Works
Each crystal and gem are a part of Earth. The human body’s electromagnetic frequency vibrates in harmonic coherence with Earth’s electromagnetic field. As a result, natural gems emit energetic frequencies that will help to align and tune each Chakra to its optimal frequency of vibration, creating a positive flow of energy for improved harmony and balance.
We can easily identify which gems are in energetic harmony with the different levels of expression of the human body’s Energetic Immune System simply by matching the gem’s color with that of each Chakra center.
While most women love gemstone jewelry for its beauty and design, little do most realize that wearing natural gems are actually adding positive energetic support to their everyday lives. Some people believe that because women wear more gemstone jewelry throughout their lives, that this may be why women tend to live longer than men.
Elevating your awareness by choosing to integrate natural gemstone jewelry and its battery-like energetic support adds another important aspect to increasing the flow of positive energy into your life.
Once you begin to consciously choose to think, act, speak and behave from a positive energetic perspective, you will be creating an increased flow of positive and harmonic resonance with the world around you and attract even more positive experiences into every area of your life. Like energy attracts like energy.
Whether you have been a great lover of gem jewelry for years, or not, gemstone jewelry can provide a great resource for balancing your energy and your life from the inside out.
These are the seven main Chakra centers and a few of the gems that energetically resonate with each Chakra.
Crown Chakra – Diamond, Quartz Crystal, Labradorite
Third Eye Chakra – Amethyst, Tanzanite
Throat Chakra – Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Amazonite, Blue Tourmaline, Kyanite, Iolite, Appetite, Turquoise, Lapis
Heart Chakra – Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Peridot, Prehnite, Jade
Solar Plexus – Citrine, Yellow Sapphire
Sacral Chakra – Mandarin Garnet, Songea Sapphire, Carnelian
Root Chakra – Garnet, Ruby, Rhodolite Garnet, Pink Tourmaline
BIRTHSTONES BY ASTROLOGY SIGN AND MONTH
January/Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) Garnet
Capricorn: Your Birthstone (December 22 - January 19) - Garnet is believed to promote courage and self-confidence, enhance passion and creativity, and attract abundance and prosperity. It is also said to support the immune system, improve circulation, and help with digestive and reproductive issues. I use natural garnet gemstones in my Capricorn birthstone collections.
February/Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) Amethyst
Aquarius: Your Birthstone (January 20 - February 18) - Amethyst is believed to enhance intuition and spiritual awareness, promote emotional healing and balance, and stimulate mental clarity and focus. It is also said to support the nervous system, improve sleep quality, and help with addiction and mental health issues. I use natural Amethyst gemstones in my Aquarius birthstone collections.
March/Pisces (February 19 - March 20) Aquamarine
Pisces: Your Birthstone (February 19 - March 20) - Aquamarine is believed to enhance emotional healing and communication, promote spiritual awareness and insight, and stimulate creativity and inspiration. It is also said to support the immune system, improve circulation, and help with respiratory and digestive issues. I use natural Aquamarine gemstones in my Pisces birthstone collections.
April/Aries (March 21 - April 19) Diamond
Aries: Your Birthstone (March 21 - April 19) - Diamond is believed to enhance physical strength and endurance, promote courage and confidence, and stimulate vitality and creativity. It is also said to improve circulation, support the immune system, and help with detoxification. I use genuine diamonds, natural quartz crystal and white sapphires in my Aries birthstone collections.
All white and clear gemstones resonate through the Crown Chakra (Aries rules the Head) and therefore, on an energetic level, they all correspond to the Aries personality. Quartz Crystal in particular also acts as an amplifier for all other gemstone energies, which is why I feature them in many of my gem charms. Who couldn’t use a little extra boost, right?
May/Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Emerald
Taurus: Your Birthstone (April 20 - May 20) - Emerald is believed to promote love and harmony, enhance intuition and spiritual awareness, and attract abundance and prosperity. It is also said to support the heart and lungs, ease emotional stress, and help with eye and skin problems. I use natural green Kyanite and Apatite in my Taurus birthstone collections as genuine emerald are expensive, but also very fragile.
June/Gemini (May 21 - June 20) Moonstone, Alexandrite and Pearl
Gemini: Your Birthstone (May 21 - June 20) - Moonstone is believed to enhance communication and self-expression, promote harmony and balance, and stimulate creativity and mental clarity. It is also said to support digestion, improve circulation, and help with skin and eye problems. I use natural Rainbow Moonstone in my Gemini birthstone collections.
July/Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Ruby/Pearl
Cancer: Your Birthstone (June 21 - July 22) - Pearl/Ruby is believed to enhance intuition and psychic abilities, promote emotional balance and harmony, and stimulate creativity and inspiration. It is also said to support fertility and childbirth, relieve menstrual problems, and help with digestive and reproductive issues. I use natural ruby and freshwater pearls in my Cancer birthstone collections.
August/Leo (July 23 - August 22) Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel
Leo: Your Birthstone (July 23 - August 22) - Peridot is believed to promote confidence and self-esteem, enhance creativity and inspiration, and attract abundance and prosperity. It is also said to support the heart and lungs, strengthen the immune system, and help with skin and digestive problems. I us natural Peridot for my Leo birthstone collections.
September/Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Sapphire
Virgo: Your Birthstone (August 23 - September 22) - Sapphire is believed to enhance wisdom and spiritual awareness, promote truth and justice, and stimulate mental clarity and focus. It is also said to support the nervous system, improve circulation, and help with eye and ear problems. I use natural blue Sapphires, Kyanite, and Iolite gemstones in my Virgo birthstone collections. All natural blue gemstones resonate through the Throat Chakra for increased focus and clarity of expression.
October/Libra (September 23 - October 22) Opal and Tourmaline
Libra: Your Birthstone (September 23 - October 22) - Tourmaline/Opal is believed to enhance love and passion, promote balance and harmony, and stimulate creativity and inspiration. It is also said to support the immune system, improve digestion, and help with skin and eye problems. I use natural pink tourmaline in my Libra birthstone collections.
November/Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) Citrine and Topaz
Scorpio: Your Birthstone (October 23 - November 21) - Citrine is believed to enhance personal power and willpower, promote emotional healing and transformation, and stimulate mental clarity and focus. It is also said to support the nervous system, improve circulation, and help with digestion and reproductive issues. I use natural Citrine in my Scorpio birthstone collections.
December/Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon
Sagittarius: Your Birthstone (November 22 - December 21) - Tanzanite/Turquoise is believed to enhance spiritual awareness and insight, promote communication and self-expression, and stimulate creativity and inspiration. It is also said to support the immune system, improve circulation, and help with respiratory and skin problems. I use natural Tanzanite and Turquoise in my Sagittarius birthstone collections.