To continue my series on gemstones we will be looking at the alternate ways to reap the rewards of their many benefits. You might want to check out my past posts to make sure you’re getting the most out of this one, they are … For the Love of Gemstones, Benefits of Gemstones, and Gemstone Styling.
Besides necklaces, earrings and rings, there are many other ways to wear gemstones. In ancient times, warriors wore them in armbands. Today, women wear them as fashionable ornaments. Gemstones worn here should be those like Agate that promote courage and strength. Priests in Egypt would also ground Malachite into a mix that they would wear as eye shadow. It was their belief that this gemstone would promote their visionary powers. In some ancient cultures, gemstones like Amethyst, were frequently placed in the center of the forehead to help increase psychic powers.
Another good idea is to wear gemstones in belts. The gorgeous Turquoise belts popular in the Southwest are a good example of a beautiful item that is functional as well. Turquoise is known to promote relaxation. Other ideal stones for belts include Carnelian for motivation, Agates for energy, Bloodstone for healing, and Shells or Jasper for increased energy balance.
Other ways of incorporating gemstones into your life are hanging a gemstone around the mirror in your car. Something for protection, like Turquoise or Red Coral. If you use a computer a lot, don’t forget to place a Pink Quartz near it to help diffuse the machine’s strong energy fields. Agates and Petrified Wood are gorgeous as bookends, or desk ornaments. If you have an altar, put stones on it to enhance energies. Remember, just like in human beings, inanimate objects have the same left receptive side and right action side … so place appropriate stones for what you need to receive on the left, and what you would like to send out to the world on the right.
Medicine men would frequently carry pouches with healing stones such as Emeralds, Carnelian or Bloodstone. When creating a pouch, it is a great idea to use other earth energies such as silk, cotton, leather or metal wires for tying. The combination can create a strong vibration.
Above all when selecting gems, either from the earth, a rock shop, or individual seller, it is important to place the intended gemstone in your left hand. Leave it there for a while and feel the energies of the stone. Let your intuition be your guide … you will know if it’s right for you. Lastly, never take someone else’s advice – rather choose the stones that feel best for you.
Next we’ll talk about color harmonies in gemstones!