Know the Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones
It's no secret that health and wellness are all the rage these days. In fact, the wellness industry now accounts for a staggering 3.7 trillion dollars worldwide.
Included in this mega-movement are gemstones and crystals. And, wait for it... their potential for healing.
If you're wondering about the metaphysical properties of gemstones, you're not alone. There's been a 40% spike in people searching for "crystal healing" on Google in the last four years.
Keep reading to find out the metaphysical and healing properties of 5 main gemstones and elements. Diamond, sapphire, emerald, ruby, and gold.
An extremely popular precious gemstone (mostly attributed to the De Beers campaign "A Diamond is Forever" in the '40s), diamonds are much more than a marketing success story.
Considered by spiritual gurus as associated with abundance, courage, and strength, wearing a diamond enhances feelings of self-love and boost the radiance of the person wearing them.
Though diamonds are considered by society as a symbol of wealth, their metaphysical and healing properties go deeper than that to instill feelings of tranquility and inner peace in the donner.
Many believe diamonds to activate the crown chakra. This chakra brings us closer to higher states of consciousness and enlightenment.
Please note: it's important to make a point of buying conflict-free diamonds. The mining of diamonds in conflict zones poses serious problems to human rights.
Sapphire is another well-loved precious gemstone. A variety of the corundum mineral, many believe sapphires can release mental tension, alleviate depression and dissolve negative thoughts.
Spiritual educators believe sapphires have the ability to promote balance within the body and improve concentration.
Contrary to popular belief, sapphires are not only blue. They come in a variety of colors including pink, white, purple, yellow, orange, and even black.
Physically speaking, sapphire energy is thought to help decrease inflammation and promote bone density. This precious gemstone is also linked to healing eyesight problems and reducing the appearance of varicose veins.
The emerald is a powerful stone, thought by many spiritual guides to be the ruler of all the gemstones. Emeralds are rare gems of the Beryl family and unlike most other gems, they do not vary in color.
While emeralds might vary in hue, they are always, always green.
Historically, the emerald emanates high society, wealth and royalty. It is a gem that is metaphysically linked to regality and charm. Its vibrant green color stimulates the heart chakra.
Wearers of emeralds project wisdom and reason. Physically, the emerald has been said to help heal illnesses of the sinuses, muscles, and eyes.
Another member of the corundum mineral family, rubies have similar properties to sapphires. Except that a true ruby is always red.
Thought of as the leadership stone, rubies are linked to strength, control, and passion. People who wear rubies are generally seen as motivated and confident leaders with a passion for life.
Ancient healers reported that rubies have the healing power to protect from contagious illnesses and can detoxify the blood.
The ruby opens up the root chakra - the chakra that is associated with grounding and stability.
Though more of an element than a gemstone, gold is a precious metal that has been highly valuable throughout the eons.
Gold is regarded by many as the "master healer", linked to the balance and harmony of the mind, body, and spirit. It is said to have a positive impact on our emotional stability, concentration, and focus.
On a physical level, gold is linked to improved circulation, tissue regeneration, and pain relief.
Wearing gold opens the heart chakra, the third eye chakra, and the crown chakra.
Now You Know the Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones
There are, of course, many more gemstones to cover. But now that you know these metaphysical properties of gemstones, you can choose the right one for your physical and spiritual purposes.
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