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Happy Tuesday everyone! And welcome to our second week of green-gem-packed month! As much as I love winter, I’m very excited for the beginning of spring. With slightly warmer weather approaching the Ohio River Valley this past weekend, discussing another spring gem seems completely fitting. This week we’re going to learn more about the stunning Emerald.
This great gem can help to promote friendship, create balance within relationships, and can even create domestic bliss and loyalty. Emerald is also associated with the heart and Heart Chakra. The birthstone for those born in May and June, Emerald is known to embody compassion and unconditional love.
Emerald has also been believed to give its wearer the ability to foresee future events. This awesome gem is a stone of wisdom, which can help promote memory and increase mental clarity. Additionally, Emeralds can increase your focus and intent. Emeralds are particularly effective in the work place because it can increase mental acuity, strengthen your memory and inspire eloquence in speech.
In ancient times, Emeralds were used to honor the goddess Venus. Interestingly, Emeralds were sold in markets in Babylon as early as 4,000 B.C. Also, the Incas who believed the beautiful gem contained a goddess worshiped Emeralds. This beautiful stone was believed to be a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt and was even a favorite jewel of Cleopatra. Emeralds were talismans for Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, and moguls of India.
Emeralds have been used to honor a number of other goddesses as well. Including, Annapurna, the Hindu goddess of food, kitchens and cooks. Astarte, the Phoenician goddess of fertility, love and war, has also been honored using Emeralds. This gem has been used to honor three Celtic goddesses of sovereignty, Banbha, Eriu, and Fodla. Finally, Emeralds were used to honor Persephone, the Greek goddess of spring.
This great gem can help to cure a number of aliments including treating lungs, liver, gall bladder, and the spine and muscle system. Additionally, Emeralds can help to combat aging. This gem is considered by some people to be the best gem for treating the eyes and restoring eyesight. Emeralds are also useful in healing emotional troubles and can fill you with energy of hope, encouragement, and abundance. Emeralds are also often used in meditation.
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-Best Intern AR