We Live in a Lovely Vibrational Universe
It is now universally accepted and confirmed by science that we reside in a universe made of power vibrating at various frequencies. Each and every bit of seemingly strong matter is just a swirling microcosmic planet of vibrating, energized particles making type as we know it.
There is fantastic beauty in the organic type our world requires. Nature can be breathtaking in a sunset over the ocean, a mountain landscape, a flower, or a crystal gemstone. Wherever we perceive balance and harmony we encounter beauty.
Beauty is deeply fulfilling for humans. Getting in nature, seeking at a flower, tuning into a gemstone can realign our own power pattern to a more balanced flow. I think that a gemstone that attracts your eye with its beauty will usually be useful for you.
The Signature and Metaphysical Properties of Crystal and Gemstones
In all cultures throughout history gemstones and crystals have had a specific spot. They have been utilised for empowerment and for focusing power in rituals, sacred objects, and jewelry.
The perfectly aligned crystal structure of gemstones and crystals provides them their energy and metaphysical properties: they interact with our personal energy field and have a balancing and healing impact on our mind, physique, and soul. Each gemstone has a individual “signature”-specific metaphysical qualities, diverse for every single stone, that arise from the stone’s chemical composition, colour, hardness, crystal structure, and so on.
Astrology, the ancient science of the universal laws, permits us to understand the inventive forces at operate in our lives and use them to our advantage. Gemstones occupy an critical location in astrology. By contemplating the individual signature of gemstones, we can choose the proper gems for extremely specific purposes, according to their astrological representation.
Astrology and Correct Birthstones
Astrological principles manifest at all levels of creation, from the biggest bodies in the cosmos to the tiniest particles of atoms-all are component of the exact same network of universal energy. Primarily based on the hermetic principle “As above, so below,” those universal principles permit us to study the analogue relations among the planets and extrapolate these principles to items right here on Earth, to events in our lives, as well as to our organic environment. The universal principles that govern the planets are also seen on the significantly smaller sized level of gemstones, crystals, and metals.
Most of us know the gemstone corresponding to when we have been born based on the list designed by jewelers. This is a simplified commercial list, not produced by astrologers, and therefore most of the stones on this list are not the true astrological birthstones.
Each gemstone represents particular planetary principles and has its personal character. In my book Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery I teach you how to uncover your correct birthstones primarily based on your horoscope. In this post I will give the instance of one of the accurate astrological birthstones for Aries, Garnet.
Garnet: A Several-Hued Stone 
The Garnets are a several-hued loved ones, with distinct names for every color. The colour variety involves red, red with a violet tint, reddish brown, orange brown, yellow, and green.
The varieties include Pyrope (reddish brown), Almandine (violet), Spessartite (orange to reddish brown), Grossular (green, yellow, or copper brown), Demantoid (green to emerald green), and Tsavorite (similar to emerald green). All of the colors are strongly reflective.
With a reasonably higher Mohs’ hardness of 7 to 7 ½, Garnet makes a good tough stone for rings and other jewelry. It is discovered about the planet, like in the United States, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Zambia, Tanzania, Afghanistan, India, Brazil, Austria, Germany, and Sweden.
Due to its diverse origins Garnet is a very “open-minded” family. It reminds us to welcome and celebrate the diversity of all people and their different ways of self-expression.
Garnet is connected with Mars, Venus, and Mercury and has the qualities of these planets. The Garnet group is really down to earth and practically minded and hence can assist us in our worldly endeavors and in manifesting our dreams and visions.
The Violet Garnet: Almandine
Almandine is a red garnet with a slight violet tint. The form of its crystallization gives it a type of round crystal-ball look. If you can discover one it is a nice stone to have in your pocket to play with in order to have the stone’s power within your aura without having needing it to be set into jewelry.
Almandine is a warrior of the heart, longing to express his accurate getting as he walks the path of love. Getting connected with Venus and Mars, Almandine supports our growth in relationships and friendships.
This warrior is connected with the greater truth of the crown chakra: it assists to balance the Inner Man and the Inner Lady in us, aids us to rise up out of the limitations of the ego to a higher understanding of love as a state of consciousness. It may help us by asking the query, “What can I bring to this relationship?” rather than “What do I get out of it?”
In the Almandine, Mars and Venus-the lover and the beloved-are united and recreated on the earthly plane for the pure pleasure of experiencing each other. Almandine encourages us to partake of the enjoyment of enjoy and relationships and to grow to be a lot more conscious of our function in their creation. It offers us deeper insight into the dynamics of relationships as they are projected onto the earthly playground of the cosmos.
How to Use Your Birthstones
Almost all gemstones can be employed in 3 various approaches:
1. They are precious objects of beauty that may possibly hold a specific which means for us. We enjoy their beauty by providing them a particular spot on a shelf, desk, or altar.
two. They can be utilized in meditation by tuning into their frequency for the goal of balancing our energy field.
three. They can be produced into jewelry pieces for our pleasure, enhancing our person expression of beauty and sense of empowerment.
I hope I’ve provided you a new sense of the quite special properties of gemstones. I encourage you to identify your correct birthstones and to discover inventive approaches to incorporate them into your life to help your goals and desires. You can find out more about the metaphysical properties of gemstones by means of my book: Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Selecting Gemstones that Delight the Eyes & Strengthen the Soul.
Aloha and several blessings, Shakti.
 Adapted from Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery: Deciding on Gemstones That Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul © 2008 by Shakti Carola Navran. Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. All rights reserved, employed by permission of the publisher.
Shakti Carola Navran: Astrologer, Jeweler, and Author