Mystery and History of Gems
Since the dawn of time human beings have been attracted to stones and have collected them, placed them in their homes, and worn them to protect and heal themselves, and to enhance their beauty.
Over the years, people have thought they noticed some consistent characteristics in their gemstones, for instance, stones such as Garnet, Coral and Carnelian appear to make the people who wear them more energetic and dynamic, more beautiful and even more socially acceptable.
Other stones and materials, like Turquoise, Amber and the Banded Agates are soothing when you are fatigued, stressed out or overworked.
When someone needs to make an important decision, the presence of Lapis, Aventurine or Blue Lace Agate can inspire clarity and a direction in harmony with creation.
What stones are right for you at any given time? How will you know which ones to choose? Please understand that it is our intention to provide you with information that will interest you and help you choose your gemstones. We are not in any way suggesting that you substitute this information for the advice of a qualified health professional. Ultimately, you are the final authority when it comes to the gemstones that resonate with your personality, your intentions, needs and desires. You can begin to get some ideas from the colors themselves.
Gemstones commonly associated with Astrological Signs:
Capricorn January Garnet, Onyx, Quartz
Aquarius February Amethyst, Lapis
Pisces March Bloodstone, Turquoise, Tourmaline
Aries April Diamond, Carnelian, Coral
Taurus May Emerald, Lapis, Agate
Gemini June Pearl, Crystal
Cancer July Ruby, Moonstone, Pearl
Leo August Peridot, Amber, Garnet
Virgo September Sapphire, Pink Jasper, Rhodochrosite
Libra October Opal, Garnet, Coral
Scorpio November Topaz, Garnet, Coral
Sagittarius December Turquoise, Amethyst, Malachite
Colors and their Healing Properties.
Red Red is an energizer. It can stimulate circulation, energize the senses, remove sluggish conditions, inertia and feelings of tiredness.
Orange Orange can help someone to feel optimistic and confident, and overcome fears. It can help people feel less anxious in social situations. It builds the lungs, removes cramps and muscle spasms.
Yellow Yellow uplifts the spirits, emphasizes the joy of living, aids in digestion. It is useful in counteracting depression.
Green Green promotes balance, security and stability. It promotes, in particular, the healing of the heart.
Blue Blue counteracts restlessness, promotes self-expression. It is cooling, reduces fever and inflammation.
Violet/Purple Violet promotes meditation and creative imagination, purifies and nourishes the blood and restores peace and calm.
Personality & Character
Agate You can give people security and protection. You are a people person.
Amber You are very warm and sensitive. You love nature, and are down to earth.
Amethyst You are spiritual, thoughtful, and intuitive. You know what you want. You can help other people get in touch with their faith.
Crystal You can relate to everyone. You are a natural healer and humanitarian.
Garnet You are everyone’s friend, considerate and sensitive to what is going on outside yourself. You are solid in your inner security and you communicate well.
Lapis You are a natural leader, and have good executive qualities. You appreciate intellectual stimulation.
Malachite You are strong, and your protection surrounds people. You are good at interpretation and synthesis.
Pearl You are loving and supportive, nurturing and discreet.
Tiger’s Eye You are sensitive and insightful, a good problem solver.
Turquoise You are lucky in love and fortune. You can relax your mind and see things clearly.
Gems and Health
Amber Reduces fluid retention, helps detoxify the urinary system, combats sore throats, and liver problems.
Amethyst Relieves headaches.
Bloodstone Stimulates the flow of energy for all healing, especially physical trauma.
Tiger’s Eye Reduces headaches and nervous spasms.
Malachite Prevents infection, aids fertility.
Turquoise Generally relaxes the body.
Coral Relieves throat and voice ailments, and balances physical endurance.
Crystals These are “all around healers”.
Garnet Corrects thyroid disorders.
Lapis Strengthens the physical body during spiritual awakening.
Pearl Promotes antibodies and fights infection. It also strengthens the mind and reduces negativity.
Rhodonite Restores physical energy, a rescue stone.
Tourmaline Helps in preventing lymphatic diseases, battles anemia.
Gems and Professions.
Accountant Turquoise Mental Relaxation
Airline Worker or Driver Malachite Protects against accidents
Professor Lapis Aids intellectual analysis
Artist Moonstone, Agate, Amethyst Increases self-love and expression. Stabilizes the imagination and inspiration. Stimulates intuitive abilities.
Athlete Carnelian Stimulates power.
Banker Aventurine Increases financial opportunities.
Councilors Crystal Clear communications.
Divers and water-workers Tiger’s Eye Provides underwater sight.
Doctors and Healers Crystal Stimulates warmth.
Educators Pearl, Moonstone Increases patience and sharing activities.
Executives Lapis, Moonstone, Blue Lace, Agate Increases wisdom and insight, inspires the heart and feeling tranquilizes and relaxes mind.
Creative Occupations Lapis, Crystal, Turquoise New ideas, encourages inspiration, and relaxes the mind.
Journalists Lapis, Carnelian Good Judgment, establishes form and organization.
Laborers Turquoise Protects from bodily harm.
Lawyers Lapis Problem solving.
Military Carnelian Physical Stamina
Ministers Amethyst Spiritual Clarity
Musicians Crystal Sensitivity to tonal vibrations.
Nurses Bloodstone Regulation of energy flow.
Psychologists Moonstone, Lapis Sensitivity to others, wisdom and good judgment.
Radio and TV workers Citrine, Turquoise, Crystal Energizes clearer communications, releases anxieties, increases vocal vibrations.
Salesperson Carnelian, Citrine Stimulates motivation, and increases energy for communication.
Secretary Malachite, Moonstone Stimulates clear thinking and sensitivity.
Singer Coral Strengthens the voice.
Telephone Worker Banded Agates Protection around electromagnetic energy.
In a job you don’t like? Rhodonite, Moonstone Rescues self-image, and enhances self acceptance.
Writer Lapis Improves intelligence.
Gems, Feelings and Emotions.
Overwhelming stress Amber
Over reactive to emotional stress Peridot
Lack of Intuitive Awareness Amethyst
Feeling Rejected Crystal
Need new opportunities Aventurine
Need self acceptance Rhodonite
Energy blocks Bloodstone
Fear of success Tourmaline
No energy Carnelian
Worry, Confusion Turquoise
Can’t see clearly Tiger’s Eye
Need more faith or hope Amazonite
Need physical stamina Coral
Spirits down Amber
Intolerant and unpopular Garnet
Need courage and stability. Carnelian
Need inner peace Malachite
Need intuition Hematite