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This Months Birthstone

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Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

Gold "The Master Healer"

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Gold has been known to symbolize power and wealth since the beginning of time.  For over a millennia, the grand monetary value that has been attached to gold has been reflected in coins, jewelry, figurines, porcelain, fabrics and many other items.

Gold is used to symbolize the purity and spiritual aspect of “The All” and “All That Is”, allowing one to be present and maintain communication with the source of all being.

Gold is said to increase the healing powers of stones when they are set in jewelry. They are known to create powerful amulets by attracting and maintaining the qualities that are inherent in the stone.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Gold is crystallized in massive form, grains, flake, plates, nuggets, dendritic forms, and occasionally, but rarely, in octahedral, cubic as well as rhombicdodecahedral crystals. Color ranges within gold range form silver-white (white gold), golden yellow (yellow gold) and orange-red (rose gold).

Gold is a fairly soft element. To assist in working better with Gold, it is hardened and alloyed with titanium for white gold, brass for yellow and copper for rose gold. The ratio is defined by standards.

Found in Australia, South Africa, and America, as well as other areas.

Metaphysical Properties

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Gold helps to improve one’s character via education and learning oneself better; as well as lessening the trauma that is sometimes associated with the situations that are experienced during which the knowledge is gained.  As it is through many necessary experiences that Gold will help one to gain knowledge.  This education will assist one to mobilize, activate and actualize the inherent potential that one holds within oneself.

It is also said that Gold will help to assuage the overwhelming burden of responsibility, combating one’s feelings of inferiority and allowing one to both understand and dispel feelings of self hatred, and assist in remaining calm and avoiding anger.

Legend tells us that it has masculine qualities ruled by the sun, and it will express it’s projective qualities of other crystals and minerals.  It is told that Topaz in a Gold setting will disperse enchantments, and that Ruby in a Gold setting may refresh one’s body by absorbing energy from the sun.

Gold is said to clear away negativity, having the ability to transform energy and negativity.  One must be prudent with it’s use, as it is told that it may bring greed to the soul. Although matched with Silver, it’s negative influence is generally more moderate.

Pink Gold represents spirituality, while White Gold is said to combine with the Sun and Moon’s energies to create a powerful tool. Said to assist one in attuning to nature, attracting honor, wealth and happiness; providing composure, and alleviate tension and stress as well as amplifying positive feelings.

Healing Properties

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Gold is traditionally called The Master Healer. It is an excellent substance for purification of the entire body. Producing an energy that is both receptive and cooperative, Gold allows for extensive use with gemstones, as it is capable of attracting, holding and stabilizing the influence of any stone one chooses to use.

Told to assist with the functioning and rejuvenating of the endocrine system. And told to enhance mental facilities and the nervous system.  Regenerative to the tissues as well as the skeletal structure, it is said to be able to balance the left and right brain to help with physical coordination.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Projective
Element: Fire
Planet: Sun
Deities: Baldur, Helios
Powers: Wisdom, Protection & Success
Candle Color: Gold

Intimately linked with divinity, Gold is particularly useful with any and all deity associated with the Sun.  Magicians working exclusively with the Sun or solar energy, wearing gold during rituals is said to assisting in attuning with that power source.

Gold is the most magically potent of all metals, and is utilized to lend it’s magic energy to rituals. Worn during spells and rituals, it will enhance the ability to build and send forth energy where it is directed.

When it is given to another unconditionally, Gold will bring illumination to the giver. As a symbol of the Sun, it is often used during success rituals.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Leo

Associations: Sun

Birthstone: Not a birthstone for any month, but represents the Anniversary of the 50th year

Chakra Properties

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It is told that gold has been used to open, stimulate, and activate the 6th, Third Eye Chakra.

Clearing negativity from all chakras, and energy fields of the physical, intellectual, emotional as well as the spiritual bodies.

Gold has been said to been used in the purification and balancing of the 4th, Heart Chakra as well as amplifying one’s thoughts.

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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