Esmeralda. La piedra del mes de Mayo

Emerald. The stone of the month of May

The emerald is one of the most precious stones that exist.

It is a member of the Beryl family, it owes its color to traces of chromium, vanadium and iron, whose varied concentrations offer an extraordinary range of greens, from light to intense dark, with different shades of brown, yellow or gray.

It has been a jewel of fascination and reverence in many cultures for more than six thousand years. According to Indian mythology, the name emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as "marakata", meaning "the green of things that grow." The name we know now is believed to come from an ancient Persian word, translated into Latin as "smaragdus" and eventually, over time, converted to "emerald."

Sold in the markets of Babylon as early as 4,000 BC. It was a stone worshiped by the Incas, believed by the Chaldeans to contain a goddess, and was highly honored in all major religions for its spiritual power and beauty. The emerald was considered a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt, a gift from Thoth, the god of wisdom, and was Queen Cleopatra's favorite jewel. The emerald mines in Upper Egypt, rediscovered a hundred years ago, are some of the oldest in the world and were called Cleopatra's mines for her love of the stone. Emeralds were also talismans of Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne and the magnates of India. They have adorned the crowns and royal jewels of many countries for centuries, and the fabulous collections and stunning gems continue to be treasured and displayed by the rich and famous today.
The emerald symbolizes abundance. It is considered a stone that brings good luck in general.

It is a stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it affirms life and is endowed with great integrity. Known as the stone of success in love, it brings joy and loyalty. It enhances unity, unconditional love and relationship, and fosters friendship. Emerald maintains balance in a relationship. It opens the heart chakra and has a calming effect on emotions.

This stone ensures physical, emotional and mental balance. Eliminate negativity and generate positive actions. By focusing attention and raising awareness, it provokes positive actions. Enhances psychic abilities, opens clairvoyance and stimulates the attainment of wisdom from the mental planes.

Psychologically, the emerald gives strength of character to overcome life's setbacks. It is a stone of regeneration and recovery, and can heal negative emotions. Enhances the ability to enjoy life to the fullest.

Emerald imparts mental clarity, strengthens memory, inspires deep inner knowing and broadens vision. It is a stone of wisdom, promoting discernment and truth, and helping to express oneself eloquently.

It helps bring to the surface what you know unconsciously. The emerald encourages mutual understanding within a group of people, stimulating cooperation. - - /-

Hall, J. (2006) The crystal bible. Gaia editions.

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