Hello, my lovelies and welcome to Wicca Now. If you’ve been following my recent posts you might have seen that I have been talking about crystals lately, like these posts on how to cleanse your crystals, amethyst, peridot, sodalite and rose quartz. Today we’re going to talk about emerald, the majestic success crystal! This gorgeous crystal with its deep green colour was apparently one of Cleopatra’s favourites and I can definitely understand why.
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Emerald is a green mineral of the beryl family. Beryl is a silicate mineral which forms six-sided crystals in a hexagonal system. The colour of an emerald can range from light to dark green with some specimens being almost translucent.
Emerald has a long history as a precious stone and ancient jewellery featuring emeralds have been dated at over 3000 years old. Apparently Cleopatra loved the stone and the Aztecs considered it holy. The ancient Greeks associated the emerald with the Goddess Aphrodite and wore emerald jewellery in her honour. Polished emeralds are expensive but it’s possible to find unpolished raw stones for a fraction of the price which will work just as well in terms of their magickal benefits.
Prosperity, abundance, vitality, health and healing.
Emerald Magical Uses
The emerald, with its vivid green hue, represents the planet and mother earth in all her glory. It is a stone of love and healing and its vibrations will help you to connect with the magical life force which permeates our planet. Use the stone to help you to focus on your well being and it will bring love, abundance and healing into your life.
If you wish to bring romantic love into your life hold an emerald in your hand and charge it with a clear visualisation of the love you wish to enjoy. It would be beneficial to light a small green candle near you while you visualise. Wear the emerald close to your skin after you have charged it and continue to wear it and charge it with your magical intention until you have met your love. If the colour of an emerald you have been wearing changes from dark to light green it is thought to be a sign of unfaithfulness.
To enhance your business prospects wear an emerald set in gold or silver on one of your index fingers and visualise it connecting you to a stream of abundance and prosperity.
Planets: Venus, Jupiter
Astro Signs: Taurus, cancer, Gemini
Herbs and flowers: Peony, yarrow, rosemary, ginger, turmeric
So lovelies, I hope this sheds a little bit of light on the amazing benefits of the emerald and gives you some inspiration about how you might incorporate emerald into your own magical practice.
Sending love and light, as always BLESSED BE