key words Love, compassion, healing, abundance
chakras Heart (4th)
Emerald is a green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5 to 8. Its pigment is chrome and/or vanadium. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). The term emerald is derived from the Greek smaragdos, which means ‘green stone,’ and in ancient times was applied to a number of other green gemstones. The earliest Emerald mining was done in Egypt, perhaps as long ago as 1300 b.c. When the Spanish invaded South America in the 1500s, they saw native leaders wearing Emeralds that far surpassed those from the Egyptian sources, and these eventually came to dominate the Emerald trade. The finest Emerald gems and crystals have been found primarily in Colombia, but gem- quality Emeralds are also mined in Brazil, Russia and Africa.
In ancient Rome, Emerald was viewed as a symbol of fertility and was associated with the goddess Venus. Christian legends speak of Emerald as the stone of resurrection. Other lore has maintained that Emerald cures a variety of diseases, assuages fear, improves memory, enhances persuasiveness, brings joy and even bestows the gift of prophecy. Ancient alchemy speaks of a sacred ‘Emerald Tablet’ upon which was inscribed the recipe for transformation and enlightenment.
Robert simmons Of all gemstones, Emerald is the purest crystalline emanation of the Green Ray, color of the heart chakra. This chakra is at the center of our physical selves, and it is our center on many other levels as well. The heart chakra is the wellspring of the emotions, particularly love and compassion. Love and compassion are the emotions which most truly reflect one’s Divine nature, and they are the rightful focus and aspiration of those on the spiritual path. Emerald is the stone which most purely represents the energy patterns of the activated heart chakra. It is the stone that helps one to live and act from the heart level, offering unconditional love and compassion in one’s daily life and relationships, opening one to receive love from others and clearing the channel for one’s own connection with Divine Love. Emerald can help one stayed centered in the heart’s wisdom, so one is not misled by ideas which sound reasonable but are not truly ‘paths with heart.’ Emerald can help one to heal ‘heartbreak’, and to remember to give love to oneself as well as others.
An open heart allows the cornucopia of universal blessings to flow into one’s life, and perhaps this is why Emerald is also known as a stone of prosperity. Wearing Emerald helps attune one’s vibrational pattern to the spectrum of abundance, allowing one to attract what one needs and desires. Emerald is also a stone of courage—another emotion which emanates from the strong and open heart. It helps one move forward on the ‘path with heart,’ regardless of any threats or dangers which seem to threaten one. Like Moldavite, Emerald is associated in legend with the fabled Stone of the Holy Grail, the gem which activated and directed the spiritual adventures which eventually brought enlightenment and wedded bliss to the knight Parcival. On subtle levels, this tale may be telling us that the opened heart is itself the Grail, the vessel of Divine Grace. The legend’s choice of Emerald (or Moldavite) as the Grail stone may be suggesting a tool for the successful opening of the heart, with the resulting experience of grace.
Emerald works in harmony with Moldavite and with other heart stones such as Dioptase, Aventurine, Morganite, Kunzite, Rhodochrosite and Rose Quartz. Tsavorite can enhance Emerald’s effectiveness as a prosperity stone. Lepidolite and Emerald can be used together to soothe the emotional body. Emerald also links and blends easily with other Beryls, such as Aquamarine, Heliodor, Goshenite or Bixbite.
Naisha Ahsian Emerald is a beautiful and powerful Water element stone that has wonderful effects on the emotional and physical bodies. Emerald opens the heart, alleviates heaviness in the emotional field and infuses the aura with a pure nourishing Green Ray of Light. It brings an energy of hope, encouragement, gentleness and abundance into one’s auric field. From this gentleness and hope we find the energies of compassion and Love. Emerald is the stone of heart-centered consciousness and the healing that it brings to all levels of being.
Emerald stimulates the physical heart and clears the emotional body of patterns of victimization and rejection of personal power. It brings a freshness and vitality to the emotional and physical heart. Emerald has traditionally been used as a stone of Love because of its ability to clear and strengthen the physical and emotional heart centers. It helps us view all events, circumstances and people in our lives with compassion and acceptance. Emerald stimulates the ‘high heart,’ or transpersonal Love center just above and to the left of the heart chakra. Its assists one in practicing compassion and respectful understanding of others.
Emerald has also traditionally been used to stimulate both wealth and abundance. Wealth represents one’s physical and material possessions and financial standing. Emerald assists one in creating wealth by removing thoughts and feelings of unworthiness from one’s energy field. When these blocks are removed, wealth can naturally develop if desired.
Emerald also assists in experiencing true abundance, which is not the same as wealth. Abundance describes one’s ability to receive the gifts of Spirit within all of life’s experiences. It is a sense of opening one’s life to the Divine and embracing all its manifestations with gratitude. True abundance is knowing that all is provided and that there can be no lack in reality.
Spiritual Emerald connects one to the frequency of Divine Love, compassion and true appreciation for all of one’s experiences and creations. It is powerful for shifting scarcity consciousness to prosperity consciousness, developing one’s trust that the Universe will provide for all of one’s needs. It allows one to develop gratitude through perceiving and receiving the gifts of the Divine. Emerald links the personal heart with the energy of Divine Love.
Emotional Emerald is a wonderful emotional healer. It allows one to display one’s compassionate, caring nature without fear of vulnerability. It encourages one to trust the Divine in all things and to surrender one’s personal version of what reality ‘should’ be. Emerald can assist in overcoming feelings of unworthiness, fear of scarcity and abandonment. It encourages acceptance of others without judgment or imposition of one’s own views of reality.
Physical Emerald is a strong heart healer and can assist the physical heart in recovering from all manner of imbalances or diseases.
Affirmation Through love and compassion, all things are healed and blessings flow freely.