Gem of the Month: Emerald

Hi all you #BeautifulAndCapable! Today is all about the captivating gemstone Emerald, so my May babies this one is for you! Now ladies, get ready for your adventure up Emerald Way! 

We all know Emerald for having that deep and rich green color to it. The gorgeous gem is actually a bit of a mystery. It is composed of a mineral called Beryl, which usually only occurs in small amounts, but is in quite an abundance throughout Colombia, Zambia, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe. Emerald is found while mining all 3 kinds of rocks; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. This is really cool because where most gemstones are found are in igneous rocks.

The Incas and Egyptians placed their values and belief system in emeralds as a source of eternal life. They considered it to be a gift from the god of wisdom, Thoth. There are records of emerald being sold in the all the way back in 4000 BC in the Babylon markets. The fascination and desire of Queen Cleopatra with emeralds is also well-known. Ancient Romans took it one step further by dedicating the stone to their goddess of love and wisdom, Venus.

Emerald is a gift for those born in the spring. It is said to bring a new start to your life force, success in a new endeavor, and also good health and prosperity. It has been said that those who wear Emerald have a more clear and rational vision, it helps inspire mediation and reflection, and to also bring out your natural inner adventurer! Emeralds are also known to help signify wisdom, growth, and patience. Take this into your everyday relationships and it is said to help represent a strong natural connection in your relationship.

Now let’s talk about the Heart Chakra! Emerald represents this exquisitely with the meaning it has itself. Your Heart Chakra is, as the name suggests, can influence the ability to give and receive love, not only from others but also ourselves. Someone with a blocked heart chakra will have difficulty fully opening up to the people in their life. If someone's heart is open, they can experience deep compassion and empathy. Therefore, this can regulate not only your physical interactions, but also metaphysical properties as well. 

When your Heart Chakra is aligned perfectly, it can control your emotions and nurture your relationships. You won’t want to stay in that unhealthy relationship, or have any compelling thoughts to find solace in the wrong kind of people. This will help remove all the toxicity in your life so you can do what is most important to YOU!

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