It is said that the chalice that was the Holy Grail was carved from Emerald, and it was the stone of preference of Cleopatra. These could both be due to the nature of the stone, that it corresponds to the heart chakra, representing universal and unconditional love. It is considered a stone of royalty. Verses from the Koran used to be inscribed on pieces of emerald and worn as an amulet.
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Emerald is a type of Beryl, and thus yields some of the same properties (scrying, activation of crown and solar plexus, shedding stressful baggage, enhancement of courage and calm, promote focus and positive views, discourages anxiety and “Reawakens love in those who are married by jade” (Crystal Bible, p.80)), in addition to it’s own. It should be noted here that there are some place that market “red emerald” which is not emerald but red Beryl.
The optimal places for it to be worn are on the little or ring finger, over the heart (as it corresponds to the heart chakra, or worn on the right arm. The Crytal Bible warns against wearing it too consistently as it can cause emotional negativity.
Emerald is given as a representation of a healthy and happy romance, and thus is an agent of love. It can be used in magickal love workings – including reviving passion, and aiding in communication in matters of the heart. Melody in her book, Love is in the Earth calls it “a stone of successful love…It is said to provide for domstic bliss and to insist both sensitivity and loyalty within the self and within others.” This stone will also bring joy and peace to the home.
In the workplace, or study, emerald can be kept to help with memory and focus and other positive mental abilities. It also keep the moral compass anchored, allowing reason and the sense of “what is right” to combine and make beneficial and karmically “right” decisions. It allows one very focused intent, and goes further than the world of the mundane, opening up psychic abilities and stimulates gathering wisdom from the astral and mental plane.
**Jane is a student in Bellingham, Washington of Academics and a self-study pupil of magickal arts. She has spent time over a span of 15 years practicing meditation and attuning to the Universe, though her Will leads her along the path of the Written Word. You can read her other blog, Scribing English or her other articles on her Hubpages account, ThompsonPen