Jewelry for the Soul: An Astrological Journey Into the Mysterious World of True Birthstones
How Many Gemstones Does It Take to Make a Woman Happy?
No, not zillions, as you might expect.
When you expand your use of gemstone jewelry beyond mere beauty, to take advantage of the powerful healing properties of gemstones, you will discover that there are specific gems that closely match who you are as a person and your highly individual needs.
Make them into a magnificent piece of jewelry and you will have a constant resource for balancing and healing energy. If you are a woman, you are most likely wearing jewelry as you read this. Everyone loves jewelry. Of course we all have excellent taste and tend to prefer the most beautiful and expensive stones, such as diamonds, opals, rubies, and emeralds, at least I do!
Perhaps you have fallen in love with a special gemstone set in a beautiful piece of jewelry that had special meaning for you.
- Are you a gold or a silver type, when it comes to jewelry?
- What colors resonate with you intuitively?
- Do you feel drawn to earrings, or a pendant over you heart?
These are some of the many different considerations that enter into the creation of a truly magnificent, healing piece of jewelry for the soul, as I call it.
As above, so below. With this knowledge alone you may work miracles. With these simple words the ancient sage Hermes Trismegistos, the founder of alchemy, expressed how the infinite energy and beauty of the cosmos and the movement of the planets across the heavens find their expression in the smallest of things here on Earth, including gemstones and crystals, and in the events of our lives.
Gemstones and Energy
Today we know that all material objects are composed of and radiate energy. This is a basic scientific concept. Since humans belong to the material realm, we are also energy beings. The energy field of gemstones and crystals interact with our own when placed on the body.
Wearing jewelry is an ancient way of enhancing our own energy field with beautiful objects for healing, power, and symbolic meaning. Born of the unimaginable alchemical forces that forged the earths crust millions of years ago, gemstones and crystals are among the most beautiful and perfectly balanced specimens in the mineral kingdom. Their magic lies in their ability to infuse our energy field with their sparkling, colorful light and delight our eyes.
With an understanding of the individual energetic properties of each gemstone as well as its astrological principles, it is possible to harness the healing powers of gemstones to work in harmony with each person and their unique energy makeup. This is exactly what we do with the help of astrology: we observe universal laws and principles in the macrocosm of the planets, and transfer our observations to people, events, or gemstones.
Astrology allows us to inquire more deeply into who we are and what we need for fulfillment and happiness in this life. It can give us direction for our vision and goals. It can cast light into the dark areas of the unconsciousness and help us grow beyond our limiting thoughts, feelings, and memories.
There are certain angles between the planets in your horoscope that are called hard aspects, because they point to areas of friction and challenges. These are weak spots in your life, where you may be out of balance or not aligned with your true self. The right gemstones can support you as you work through these challenges.
For example: The Ruby, the Stone of Unconditional Love and True Self-Expression
The ruby is the warrior of the heart and the knight of our dreams. It can help us with our creative expression and pursuit of our passions.
The ruby helps to bring the energy flow up into the heart from the base of the body. It energizes by gently diffusing blockages in our energy flow and our life force in general.In the heart the ruby helps resolve wounds suffered in relationships and childhood experiences and helps us to forgive and develop deeper compassion.
All these aspects make the ruby a good choice for a wedding band, to support us in our journey with another human being, which is both challenging and enriching.
12 Main Healing Gems
From my perspective as an astrologer and jeweler there are 12 main healing gemstones. These are your true birthstones, corresponding to the planetary configuration at the moment of your birth.
I suggest that you start with your 12 main healing stones based on your astrological horoscope. Find your true birthstones and use them to create a piece of jewelry meant just for you. From there you may discover a great many other beautiful specimens to support your body, mind, heart and soul.
Most of us are instinctively drawn to objects of beauty and we seek to adorn ourselves with beautiful jewelry both for our own pleasure and to enhance our appearance. Now you know about another powerful way of using jewelry in your life! The beautiful gemstones are a gift and a tool for that inner journey of healing and balance through raising your consciousness.
I wish you a multitude of joyous experiences and many blessings with your new friends, the precious gems in your life. Enjoy your journey!