What’s up Energetic Arians: Know your Birthstone
Arians birthstone is Diamonds. Birthstones play a vital role in influencing the nature of an individual. As the astrological signs are ruled by various stars and their energies positive or malefic, we all know they make a huge impact on our lives throughout. However, for centuries now cultures across our ancestors have been experiencing the magic of healing powers emitted by various birthstones accordingly.
Beautiful and precious in itself, each birthstone or gemstones rules a particular sign, one or more, depends on the energies and planets with which they are associated. Gemstones or birthstones not only conduct the energy of particular sign but also manifests your life by focusing corresponding positive energies in your life. Buy a birthstone or form a customized piece of jewellery that well suits your star sign. They bring you luck with a perfect transformation in your personality that you seek.
So to discuss something in particular about an Arian birthstone stone, let’s see what sun sign is waiting for you today.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Quite exciting and the very first astrological sign of the zodiac “Ram”. The Arians Star sign.
Arians are all about- Confidence, adventure and optimism, you are born leader and you shine brightly almost in any situations of life. Your good traits seem like never ending. Having no way towards fear, Arians are bold and lively people to be with. You explore the adventure of life with a daring approach. Besides, you don’t even give up on your craving to adventure and love to travel in real life. You wish to lead and yes, your wishes come true all the times. Being a great leader, you express your freedom and independence in all that you do.
This all doesn’t stop here. To flatter you guys some more, you are lucky, impulsive philosopher of your own life. Success is what you follow, but some hindrances like intolerance, envy and inflexibity do follow you. However, this does not really matter to enthusiastic, courageous and generous Arians. Just you’re your great personality is, you have something really amazing that help you retain your goodwill.
A Diamond is a symbol of purity and its origin comes from a Greek word “Adamas” meaning cannot be tamed. Certainly, a precious stone ruling excellence and brilliance, can only rule someone as daring as Arians. Diamond is all about beautiful play of prismatic colors.
Green Gems (such as Emeralds) and Associations
The Colour green is Synonymous with growth and nature, and is known for both it’s healing and relaxing properties.
Most theatres and television studios have “Green Rooms” where actors and actresses relax before performances.
When worn by men, the colour green is said to signify joyousness and transitory hope. In antiquity, when green was worn by women it was believed to represent childish delight and a will to change.
The colour is associated with the planet of Mercury and also Wednesdays, and in ancient times the graves of young virgins were said to be covered with green foliage. The colour has long been associated with sight and to that end has been said to help with forward thinking.
Theophrastus, a famous Greek philosopher, wrote about the benefits Emeralds would have on one’s eyesight.
The most famous of all green gemstones is the Emerald. This gem is more heavily included than others. Its vivid shades are said to aid the circulation of energy in the body and help remove energy blocks.
Less included gemstones include Green Sapphire, Peridot, Apatite, Serpentine and Jadeite. The colour green is also found in gems which are normally another colour such as Alexandrite, which is often described as “Emerald by day and Ruby by night” due to it changing colour in different lights.
Emeralds are renown for their incomparable colour. The Emerald has been prized for millennia. The ancient Egyptians mined Emeralds as early as 3000 BC, from the source that was by the Red Sea which was later known as “Cleopatra’s Mines”. She was the legendary beauty and was known to adore the gem.
The vivid green of the Emerald symbolizes spring and rebirth in many traditions. Emerald also has strong ties to Love, The ancient Romans dedicated the colour green to Venus, the goddess of love. In the middle ages, Emerald was used to foresee the future and also to protect against evil spirits.
Lapis Lazuli and its properties.
Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful blue opaque gemstone. It has been considered as a holy stone, a friendship stone and a stone of truth throughout its lifetime of use, Lapis Lazuli encourages the wearer to speak their mind and create harmonious relationships.
Lapis, historically, was ground and the pigments used for paint by artists. It provided a bright blue colour that was extremely rare. Hence it was always used sparingly. When found in artwork it was a sign that the person commissioning the piece had spent a great deal of money.
Lapis Lazuli was mentioned in 2650 BC in the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh. The ancient Egyptians used it extensively in religious ceremonies, and Lapis Luzuli items were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Lapis Luzuli is cut and polished to make gemstones for jewellery and is also used as a decorative stone. Because it is slightly soft, it is normally cut as cabochons and used for beads, inlay material and small carved items.
The value of this gemstone is largely determined by the abundance and colour of the dark intense blue lazurite. The colours range from greenish-blue to purple-blue. The flecks of gold pyrite and white calcite can often increase the value. However, when these are too numerous or too large, they can decrease the value.
General Knowledge of Gemstones
Ever since their evolution, gemstones are the center of attraction for human civilization due to their exceptional luster, natural beauty, and cosmic powers. The legends, folklores, and myths about gemstones make them even more enigmatic and fascinating. Loose gems have always been preferred for their strong properties and healing powers.
Precious and semi precious stones bring good luck, peace, and prosperity in the life of their possessor. Inscriptions from the mythological era praise them for their ability to influence human behavior and fate.
The Indian gemology believes that all the gems are related to nine dhatus of which a human body is constituted. They correspond to the nine planets as well. Depending upon these effects, their classification into precious and semi precious stones is made to determine their influence on electromagnetic field, chemical composition, and psyche of the human body.
Loose gemstones are mostly preferred for astrological purposes. They are mono crystals with non metallic mineral composition. They have certain properties that are inherent to their natural existence while some properties are added to them artificially in labs. Here is some basic knowledge about the features and properties of various loose gemstones.
by Ben McLeod
Observing how a baby reacts to visual stimuli and it is easy to see how jewelry gets the attention of children and adults alike. Beauty, color and shine are universal attractants not limited to humans. Many species of animals and insects all react and respond to visual cues that often utilize elements of color and brilliance.
The effect on primitive man may be safely inferred the effect such objects produce upon infants. When an infant is shown a brilliantly colored object, they reach for it and gaze into the object. Vibrant colors pleasure the optic nerve. This can also be seen in the animal kingdom as well. Some animals especially birds will collect objects to build their nests with. The birds often travel great distances to find some of the objects. They are very meticulous and even though a similar bone may be close to their nest, they may not want it and travel a long distance to get one that looks very similar.
Jewelry designs for children have roots in many ancient cultures. Gifts of jewelry have been presented to honor the birth of child or to recognize other milestones in a childs development. Even today, many cultures adorn children with body jewelry at an early age. Body piercing is common even in western countries. It is not unusual for parents to pierce the ears of a newborn, adorning the child with earring jewelry. Though there is a great of debate surrounding this practice, it reflects customs that go back thousands of years.
Not limited to body jewelry, gifts of precious metals and gemstones for children are well documented throughout history. The Magi are said to have brought the newborn Jesus a gift of gold to honor him. Jewelry that has been in the family for many years is often given to child in hopes of carrying on a generational tradition. Birthstones, precious gems that have a connection to astrology, are common gifts for children. History is replete with stories and lore about the powers of precious gems and amulets. Bead jewelry has always had a strong cultural significance for children.
The moonstone is regarded as blessed or holy and is thought to bring good fortune to the wearer. In some cultures, the stone was thought to make the wearer invisible and is now believed by some in the New Age community to impart a level of spiritual permanence or even immortality to the wearer. It is widely believed that small children and infants are granted certain protections by owning the stone.
Along with the power of associated with gems, amulets and talisman, the sheer beauty of precious metals and gemstones is not lost on older children. In western cultures, jewelry has been thought of as an adornment primarily for females. Bracelets, rings and earrings have been considered must have items for modern girls and young women. The fascination of gold has not been lost on men and young boys.
Men have worn rings, tie tacks, stickpins and other items of jewelry as a display of wealth and influence. The late twentieth century saw a tremendous growth in the market for jewelry designed for boys and young men. In todays modern times, it is not uncommon to see young boys sporting earrings and body piercings. The hip hop culture has had a tremendous influence, creating a completely new language to describe flashy, audacious jewelry.
Even though the bling has become the thing for many kids today, traditional jewelry gifts for young men and boys are still popular. Whether a watch to signify graduation from school or a class ring.
Ruby and its properties.
Ruby is a very rare gem. They exist in many shades of red, from pinkish to purplish or brownish red. The red colour is determined by the amount of chromium, which further enhances the colour by causing a red fluorescence.
Most rubies show purplish red to orangey red hues. However the overall colour (colour being a combination of hue, tone and saturation) can provide gem dealers with an indication of the stone’s original geographic origin. Burmese Rubies tend to be purplish red in colour, while Thai stones tend to be brownish red.
For centuries, Ruby was said to remove sadness, prevent nightmares and protect against many illnesses. With its likeness in colour to blood, it has often been said to help stem haemorrhages and cure inflammatory diseases. Besides their obvious value as a precious gems, rubies are also used extensively in laser technology.
The great value of rubies is mentioned in the Bible. Ruby mining goes back more than 2500 years in Sri Lanka and was recorded in the sixth century AD at Mogok, Burma. The Burmese wore the stone as a talisman to protect them against illness or misfortune. Many in the ancient world believed they could predict the future based on the changing colour of the ruby they wore. The rare and highly valued “pigeon’s blood” variety now mined in Burma was previously called “blood drops from the heart of the earth” by the Burmese.
Large natural Rubies of good colour and clarity are so valuable that they often demand a higher price per carat than even the most flawless Diamonds. For example, in 1988 Sotheby’s auctioned a 15.97 carat Ruby which sold for more than $3.6 million dollars under the hammer.
Andalusite and some of its Properties.
Andalusite holds the everlasting colours of the season of Autumn. It varies in colour from a pale yellowish brown to a dark bottle-green, dark brown or the most popular, greenish red.
It has a very strong and distinctive pleochroism, so that, when turned, the stone may appear yellow, green and red. A true mimic of the beautiful colours of Autumn.
Large crystals may be vertically striated prisms with a square cross section and pyramidal ends. These are rare. More usual are opaque, rod-like aggregates of crystals or waterworn pebbles. It is these pebbles that are usually cut as gemstones.
Andalusite is an aluminium silicate. It was discovered at Almeria in the southern Spanish province of Andalusia, from where it gets its name.
It is heated to form mullite, a refractory material with industrial uses such as spark plugs.
Some crystals have carbonaceous inclusions, arranged so that in cross section they form a dark cross. This variety is called chiastolite, named after the Greek for “cross”. Chiastolite existed in schists near the town of Santiago de Compostela, northern Spain. Many amulets of the “cross-stone” were sold to pilgrims. This variety is also found in Australia, China, Siberia, Russia, France, England and United States to name a few.
Agate and some of its properties.
Agate is distinguished by its many, often vivid colours . The bands of colours may be white, red, blue, grey, mauve, brown or black. These are irregular and sometimes curved. The parallel bands follow the wavy contour of the cavity where silica gel solidified.
The stone’s name was derived from the River Achates in southwest Sicily, since it was discovered in that area. This gemstone is one of the oldest known minerals. It was valued by the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians who used it for amulets, receptacles and ornamental pieces.
The Greeks and Romans carved it into cameos and intaglios, and the latter used it for intaglio signet rings.
This stone was especially valued during medieval times. Today it remains very popular for brooches, cameos and other jewellery. It is used as a decorative stone for inlaid work, such as boxes, table tops, table mats, clock faces and ornaments, to name just a few.
Agate can be translucent, transparent, or sometimes opaque. Wavy bands are often inside a geode (nodule) of Agate. The colourful bands are best seen when the geode is sawn through and the flat surfaces of the sections are polished. Cutting the stone into thin slices allows light to pass through and display the bands.
All Agates respond well to polishing and they are strong enough for everyday jewellery.
Birthstones: their Origin and Qualities
There are 12 birthstones representing each of the months in a year. Their origin can probably be attributed back to the biblical times, during the time of Moses, where twelve colors comprised the Breast Plate of the High Priest, which represents Israel’s twelve tribes.
After several centuries, the number “12” took on symbolic meaning such as the twelve apostles, the twelve months of the year, the twelve signs of the zodiac, the twelve foundations of the Holy City and many others.
The assignment of the gemstones to each calendar year can be traced to the Gregorian birthstone poem where each month has its own gem:
January – Garnet, February – Amethyst, March – Aquamarine, April – Diamond
May –Emerald, June – Pearl, July – Ruby, August – Peridot, September – Sapphire, October – Opal, November – Topaz. December – Tanzanite
Birthstone Jewelry makes for a perfect birthday gift. Here are some interesting facts about some of the birthstones:
1. Garnet – (January) This birthstone is also designated to be given on the second and sixth anniversaries. Deep red in color, this gemstone is made of neosilicates. It was the fourth stone in the High Priest’s Breast Plate during Moses’ time. It is known as an amulet for travelers to guard them against harm while on a journey.
2. Ruby – (July) This birthstone was known for its curative powers during the Middle Ages. Blood-red in color, this gem is made up of stable aluminum oxide. It is also known as the “rarest gem” or the “king of all gems” by Jewelers in America. It is believed to be true that owners of rubies are to have good fortune, peace and good health.
3. Aquamarine – (March) The symbol of everlasting youth and happiness, the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans have regarded this gemstone as one that is of high value. It has the color of the blue sea, or blue green, having the composition of beryl, the same element present in emeralds. It is said to be an amulet for restoring lost love, increasing patience and healing laziness.
4. Amethyst – (February) According to legends, Amethyst is a beautiful young maiden turned by Goddess Diana into a pillar of quartz to protect her from Bacchus’ wrath. Bacchus is known to be the “God of Wine.” After repenting, Bacchus poured red wine into Amethyst, which gave this valuable quartz its purple color. It is known to be an amulet to prevent drunkenness and remain sober while drinking liquor. It is also known to make the owner smart and successful in business.
5. Peridot – (August) This gemstone is known for its utmost simplicity. It does not have any color variation except olive green. It is used as a talisman to ward off bad spirits and other night creatures, enhances the mood of the owner and gives them the power to have convincing speech.
6. Topaz – (November) Known as a symbol of friendship. When used as an amulet, it is believed to relieve the owner from sadness and help them with intellect and courage. It has color variations and the most common is the yellow one. Blue topaz is the birthstone for December.
BIRTHSTONES JULY TO DECEMBER.
JULY BIRTHSTONE RUBY
The glowing Ruby should adorn
Those who in warm July are born,
Then will they be exempt and free
From love’s doubt and anxiety.
No other gemstone shares it’s attachment to the feelings of love and passion. In the ancient world people believed that Rubies could help them predict the future. They have been worn as talismans to protect from illness or misfortune. It is also said that the wearer of a Ruby would enjoy romance, friendship, energy, courage and peace.
AUGUST BIRTHSTONE PERIDOT.
Wear a Peridot or for thee
No conjugal felicity.
The August born without this stone
‘Tis said must live unloved and loan.
Long associated with luck, many myths and legends celebrated this magical stone due to its apparent power to ward off evil spirits. Historically, if the stone was set in Gold or in any precious metal its capacity to bring the wearer luck and good fortune was even more intensified. In 2003 a NASA spacecraft identified the gem on Mars. [Read More…] about Birthstones July to December