by WALLIS SUDA, produced by CAITLYN LECHENE
Whether or not you believe in the healing power of crystals and gemstones, our birthstones symbolize our enduring belief in beauty and the good energy that comes from ritual and intention behind what we wear, gift, and share. While certain stones are associated with certain months, wear whatever stone resonates with your mood or desire.
Garnet is the essence of transformation. Stimulating purification & love, serenity & passion its energy is creative and healing. Symbolic of the pomegranate seeds that Greek Goddess Persephone ingested, they transformed her life journey as virgin maiden to Queen of the Underworld.
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Garnet is the essence of transformation. Derived from the Latin word “granum,” meaning seed. Carrying an innate regenerative energy, Garnet’s deep hue evokes stimulation of the physical senses. Honoring primordial fire, it signifies purification, love & creation. In Greek mythology, the maiden Goddess, Persephone, is taken to the Underworld by Hades. Upon her release, he grants her with pomegranate seeds that protect her on her journey back to the World of the Living but secretly requires she return to him in the Underworld one third of the year. Her choice to consume those seeds is her evolution as she consciously claims her place within both worlds and becomes her greatest self as Queen of the Underworld, protecting & guiding all its visitors. Garnet stimulates the base & crown chakras and represents the birth month of January.
My journey is protected as I embark on new adventures & travel on unknown paths to fulfill all my dreams & desires.
Amethyst is the divine healer, the wise one. Arousing the life source within, its energy mirrors wisdom, courage, understanding and dreams into one’s life experience. Symbolic of regret filled tears of wine, that Greek God Dionysus cried onto the crystalline quartz maiden, Amethyst, they honored her beauty, her calm and divinity.
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Amethyst, the divine healer initiates wisdom and understanding arousing the life source within. Its energies are soothing and balancing allowing information, magic and dreams to flow. Derived from the Greek word “ametusthos,” meaning “not intoxicated,” it was believed to be a courageous stone, having the power to aid one in breaking negative patterns with conscious awareness and fortitude. In Greek mythology, the Goddess Artemis turns the beautiful maiden, Amethyst, into crystalline quartz to protect her from tigers unleashed by the wrath of Dionysus, the God of Wine & Ritual Madness. Dionysus, filled with guilt for having caused Amethyst's transformation, whom was an innocent by stander, the God wept tears of wine, staining the quartz purple. Amethyst graces the third eye, crown and etheric chakras and represents the birth month of February.
The universe protects me, guides me and reveals the wisdom I seek to live a purposeful life.
Aquamarine, like a crystalline water spring, cleanses and shines. Ruling the emotional body, it helps open up communication and empowers the voice of its wearer. Symbolic of Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea, it was believed to activate his guardian energy while journeying over the sea. Today it carries the same protective flowing energy during times of transition and change in life.
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Aquamarine is a stone that grants clarity and empowerment on one’s life journey. Derived from, “aqua” and “mare,” which mean water and sea, it holds great elemental power, ruling the emotional body that water represents. It’s color of bright aqua activates movement which is a cleansing power and opens channels of communication. Known in mythology to activate the energy of Poseidon, the Greek God of the Seas, sailors would wear the stone as a talisman carrying protection while at sea. Being that the moon rules the planetary tides, it creates magnetism and ease through change. Aquamarine rules the throat chakras and the birth month of March.
My life is flowing with ease, my voice is heard, and all my needs, desires and dreams are being fulfilled.
Diamond is a stone of superior strength, high frequency and light. In its spectrum showing all colors, it reflects imagination and possibility. Thought of as tears of the Gods, fallen from the starry sky ignites the stones magic as a symbol of beauty, strength and possibility.
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Diamond is a stone of superior strength, invigorating imagination and ingenuity, the word is derived from “adamas,” which means, “invincible.” Diamonds are formed deep beneath the earth's crust under extreme temperatures and pressure then rising to the surface. However, it in Greek mythology they came from above, believed to be tears of the Gods, fallen from the stars, diamonds were thought of to be part of the mythological universe. Myth and geology both illustrate the spectacular. Born from deep within the earth or fallen from the ethers of the sky is a tremendous energetic process, endowing this stone with innate beauty, fearlessness, and strength to see new possibilities. A symbol of love, it embraces strength of character and a bond with others. Diamond is connected to the crown and etheric chakras as well as the birth month of April.
My strength radiates love, attracts love and amplifies my energy to bring in an abundance of opportunities.
Emerald manifests sweet passion, love, hope and abundance. It opens the heart, healing the body and allowing compassion. Enamored by Cleopatra and the ancient Egyptians, they valued this stone for its vibrancy and looked at it as a symbol of eternal life.
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Emerald embodies the heart, the energy of hope, love and the almighty life force of birth. It’s power to heal and transform is gentle, kind and abundant, with the power to sweetly revive passion. An ancient stone, it was used in many civilizations similarly believing it embodied Goddess energy. The ancient Egyptians deemed it a symbol of eternal life and Cleopatra, enamored with the stone, claimed the emerald mines for herself. Defined as a symbol of love and compassion, emeralds activate healing energy centers in the body to improve memory, intelligence, and clarity of thought. Emerald opens the heart chakra and is connected to the birth month of May.
I radiate beauty & intelligence, which magnetizes an abundance of love, wealth and health to me.
Moonstone embodies the magic of the moon and one’s own inward journey of self-discovery. Its iridescent and reflective surface hides what lies beneath, stirring mystery. In ancient times, the stone was believed to have mystical capabilities, which could heighten the wearer's spiritual awareness. give protection to travelers moving by night or over water. The moon ruling earth’s tides teaches us to move with the natural rhythms of life. Moonstone activates the crown chakra and is connected to the birth month of June.
I have clarity of sight in all directions. Knowledge & wisdom flows to me from many unexpected sources.
Ruby is the essence of passion and prosperity. A symbol of the sun, it is life giving and nourishing to the spirit. Known as the “King of Gems,” by ancient Hindus, they believed it had the power to ward against evil, protecting its wearer.
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Ruby is the essence of passion and prosperity. Its very color, ranging in a pale pink to an intense deep red electrifies the senses, promoting vitality. A symbol of the sun, it is life giving, creating healthy self-confidence and determination. Esteemed to be the stone of nobility and referred to as “the King of Gems,” by ancient Hindus, royalty would wear ruby to guard against evil. They were believed to turn darker in the presence of evil, and to lighten once the evil was gone. Ruby invigorates the base chakra and is connected with the birth month of July.
My life is ignited with passion and prosperity. I have my health, I live with purpose, I am gifted with adventure.
Peridot, a stone born of fire, carries an inner radiance that influences awareness and growth to recognize one’s own destiny. The ancient Egyptians referred to it as “the gem of the sun,” because it glowed even after sunset.
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Peridot, a stone born of fire, carries an inner radiance that influences awareness and growth to recognize one’s own destiny. Found in the earth in molten rock and rare meteorites, it is referred to by the ancient Egyptians as, “the Gem of the Sun,” as it glowed even after sunset. Guided by the glow, miners would search for the stones during the night and retrieve them by day. Peridot is a symbol of illumination and strength, a guardian of transformation and purpose. Peridot activates the heart chakra and represents the birth month of August.
I find creation in darkness and I honor the journey I am on to experience the exceptional.
Sapphire is a celestial stone of wisdom, mental acuity and intuition. The intense blue color in all its shades carries healing, expression and the gift of foresight. The ancient Greeks would wear sapphires when visiting the Oracles of Delphi at Apollo, the messenger God’s shrine to open up divine prophecy.
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Sapphire is a celestial stone of wisdom, mental acuity and intuition. The intense blue color in all its shades carries healing, expression and the gift of foresight. The stone of messenger God, Apollo, the Greeks would offer them to him when communicating with the Oracles of Delphi at his shrine, opening up the divine channels of prophecy. Sapphires have been valued by royals for centuries for its power and strength, kindness and wise judgement, love and fidelity. Sapphire awakens the throat and third eye chakras and rules the birth month of September.
I am connected to my higher self, I see my dreams unfold how I imagined them and beyond.
Opal is the most optimistic stone sparking hope, enthusiasm and joy in existence. The stone itself reflects light, showing a full spectrum of color, signifying possibility of one’s highest potential. The ancient Greeks believed that opal was created from the tears of joy cried by Zeus following the defeat of the Titans. Opal carries the power of luck, unearthing buried desires and returning the energy one sends out. Opal stimulates the crown chakra and is connected to the birth month of October.
My life is filled with joy and laughter, it’s an epic journey of pleasure and I receive unexpected gifts along the way.
Citrine inspires the fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. Citrine was considered the, “stone of success,” by the ancient Chinese. This belief has endured to the present day, celebrated for its power to transform dreams into reality.
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Citrine inspires the fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. It is believed to promote the success of all things, not only financial wealth. As a symbol of the sun, it warms, energizes and gives life to all ideas and energizes intentions. Citrine was considered the, “stone of success,” by the ancient Chinese and said to be the “Merchant’s stone,” for it increased cash flow. This belief has endured to the present day, celebrated for its power to transform dreams into reality. Citrine activates the solar plexus chakra and is associated with the birth month of November.
I’m a magnet for all that I desire. My spiritual, emotional, intellectual and money banks are all filled and continuously flowing.
Turquoise is a stone of protection, power and wisdom. It is derived from the French words, “pierre turquoise,” meaning “Turkish stone” as it was found in Turkish bazaars, a crossroads of many trade routes between Asia and Europe.
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Turquoise is a stone of protection, power and wisdom. It is derived from the French words, “pierre turquoise,” meaning “Turkish stone” as it was found in Turkish bazaars, a crossroads of many trade routes between Asia and Europe. It was considered enormously valuable by many different ancient civilizations, which similarly regarded it to have protective powers. Turquoise supports the third eye and throat chakras and represents the birth month of December.
I live under a lucky star that guides me, protects me and brings me opportunities that I desire to experience.