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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal

Beryl

Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Overcoming Obstacles"

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ˈbe-rəl\

The Beryl family of gemstones are quite popular, not only for their range of color, but also for their high brilliance and excellent hardness of 7.5, making them quite suitable for everyday wear.
The ancient Greeks used the refracting properties of beryl to create the first spectacles known to man. At the time of Nero, white or clear beryl was found on the Island of Elba and it was often cut to create eyeglasses.

Beryl originates from Mesopotamia and was worshiped as a magic stone by the ancient Hebrews, as it was believed to strengthen one’s belief in God. The modern bible states that one day it will take it’s place in the walls of the New Jerusalem.

See particular gemstone pages for more specific healing information:

Aquamarine, Bixbite, Emerald, Goshenite, Heliodor and Morganite.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7.5 with a hexagonal crystal structure

Beryl, most believe is unknown to the general public, as it is each color beryl that seems to be more easily recognized (Emerald, Aquamarine and Morganite to name a few). It is however one of the most important gem minerals. Beryl is colorless in pure form, and it is the various impurities that give beryl is varied coloration. Without these marvelous color variations, Beryl would be a rather ordinary gemstone with only average fire and brilliance.

Emerald is highly prized and is one of the most valued gemstones, its green color is peerless and most all other green gemstones are compared to the emerald with regards to its intensity.

Aquamarine is also a popular gem although it does not command nearly as high a price as its green cousin. Uncut Aquamarines are plentiful but relatively expensive, as would be expected of crystalline gemstone. Large crystals of Aquamarine are available on the open market and represent perhaps the largest raw gemstone.

See particular gemstone pages for more specific information:

AquamarineBixbiteEmeraldGosheniteHeliodor and Morganite.

Metaphysical Properties

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Each Beryl gemstone has it’s individual metaphysical properties, below is a synopsis with links to each of the gemstone pages for more detailed information.

(Teal) Aquamarine:  
Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It gives peace, and shielding for the aura. Aquamarine is reputed to assist with calming communication issues. Mystical and folklore states that it is attuned to the sea, and protects travelers on water, and sailors. Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra. More details on Aquamarine and the power of The Color Teal.

(Green) Emerald:
The Emerald is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus. It was thought to preserve love. The Emerald has long been the symbol of hope. It is considered by many to be the stone of prophecy. For some the Emerald acts as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind. The Emerald is said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom. The strongest time for the powers of the Emerald is said to be spring.More details on Emeralds and The Color Green.

(Pink) Morganite:  Morganite is known both as an angel stone and a heart stone. It can bring love to one’s live or rekindle old love. As an angel stone, it is known to help with communicating with angels. Morganite also brings compassion, empathy, self-control, and patience. It can also balance emotions and ease the pain of separation. It has been said to be one of the highest frequency stones available.More details on Morganite… and the powerful Color Pink!

(Red) Bixbite: Bixbite, is used by intuitives and mystics to bring harmony to relationships and enhance compatibility. It is also used to strengthen creativity energy. Gem-quality Bixbite is very rare, and the largest faceted gemstones are less than three carats (600 mg) in size.   More details on Bixbite and The Color Red.

(Colorless) Goshenite: Goshenite is a stone of truthfulness that encourages full truth in all actions and particularly in giving one’s word. Goshenite bring self-control, creativity, and originality. It makes communication easier and can stabilize relationships. Physically Goshenite is used for healing the leg muscles.  More details on Goshenite.

(Yellow/Golden) Heliodor: Heliodor stimulates the mind, nervous system, spine, bones with warm sun energy for mental clarity, confidence, willpower, visualizing, and protection. Cleans emotional and physical toxins from ones liver and skin, and is beneficial for Solar Plexus and Brow chakras. More details on Heliodor…and The Color Yellow.

Healing Properties

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Legend tells us that Greek physicians would treat bladder ailments and kidney stones by dipping Beryl into water and then giving the water to the patient to drink. It was a stone widely known for healing and divination in ancient societies.

An old tradition states that wearing Beryl will make a lazy person more industrious and one slow of wits much smarter.

See particular gemstone pages for more specific healing information:

AquamarineBixbiteEmeraldGosheniteHeliodor and Morganite.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Receptive
Element: See particular gemstone pages for more specific information
Planet: See particular gemstone pages for more specific information
Deities:
See particular gemstone pages for more specific information
Powers:  Psychic, Energy & Healing
Candle Color: White

According to ancient magical direction, scrying with Beryl should only be practiced during the Waxing Moon for the most potent results. Due to its strong lunar energy associations, Beryl can be worn or placed on the altar during Full Moon rituals.

When you have lost something, if you hold a Beryl in your hand and visualize the object, still your mind, and allow your psychic impressions to work, it shall reveal the whereabouts of the lost object.

See particular gemstone pages for more specific information:

AquamarineBixbiteEmeraldGosheniteHeliodor and Morganite.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of:

Associations:

Birthstone:

See particular gemstone pages for more specific information:

AquamarineBixbiteEmeraldGosheniteHeliodor and Morganite.

Chakra Properties

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Any color Beryl is actually ideal for opening ALL of the chakras.

See particular gemstone pages for more specific information:

AquamarineBixbiteEmeraldGosheniteHeliodor and Morganite.

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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