Jade – (Heart Chakra) – (Zodiac of Aries, Gemini, Taurus & Libra)
Jade is a gemstone that I grew up familiar with, because it was available in so many forms – jewelry, statues, boxes, and carved trinkets. I seemed to see it everywhere! There is something about this cool green gemstone that seems so regal and uplifting. I tend to work with Jade if I am feeling adrift and am looking for guidance and direction.
Science – Jade is one of the toughest and most durable gemstones in existence. It can take a heaving pounding without breaking. It comes in two primary varieties: Nephrite and Jadeite. The most prized Jade (Jadeite) comes from Myanmar. Jade can be found in a variety of colors (white, lavender, blue, orange, and more), but the most common color is green. Be aware that some retailers dye white quartz various colors and pass it off as Jade – look for authenticity or a reliable seller.
Historical Significance – Jade is one of the most revered gemstones throughout history. It was widely sought out in China as early as 5000 B.C. and considered a gemstone that would bring good luck. Statues, charms, and coins were carved from Jade to attract prosperity and money. It was used by the Egyptians and Mayans as a symbol of love and to stimulate desire. Because of its extreme toughness and durability it was often used to make weapons, tools, and dishes.
Metaphysical Attributes – Jade is first and foremost, a gemstone that inspires purity, serenity, harmony and peace. It is an excellent tool to use during meditation if you feel agitated, anxious, or frazzled. It will induce a sense of complete peace. Jade integrates body and mind to bring internal balance and harmony. It enables all of our energies to flow freely, because it is the blocks in our energy that causes feelings of unease and discord within.
Jade is also a stone of dreaming and visions. It enables spiritual dreaming that provides insight and guidance. It unlocks lucid dreaming and dream quests. This stone stimulates our connection to Inner Wisdom, so we can wisely integrate dream visions into our Life Plan. Jade shows us “what could be” if we follow our dreams. To tap into Jade’s dream guidance, sleep with Jade in your pillow, on your nightstand, or wear a jade bracelet while you sleep. It is a good practice to also keep a dream journal to record your Jade Dreams.
Jade is also well know for attracting prosperity, abundance and good luck. This luck does not “fall in ones lap,” Jade shows us the direction and encourages motivation to work to make the dreams a reality. Through the dreaming process (or meditating with Jade) it helps in realizing our True Purpose. It enables one to have bright dreams of the future and is a stone of visionaries. This gem helps one intuitively know how best to start making those dreams a reality. It releases any psychological barriers and doubts that can stop someone from pursuing something new or risky, and Jade stimulates ambition and drive to create and fulfill one’s goals.
Physical Effects – It is said to be beneficial as a detoxifier. Some use Jade to make water elixirs to help cleanse the body. It is supportive during childbirth.
Practice Mantra – Sit in a seated meditation position, holding the Jade in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine a light shower of shimmering green rain that gently falls upon you. It calms and soothes you. Repeat this mantra, “I am at Peace. I am open to Abundance in my Life. I am Ready to Discover my True Life Purpose.”
Alternately, hold a Jade mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
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