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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal


Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Grounded Truth"

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Goshenite is the clear, colorless transparent pure Beryl that was first discovered in Goshen, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA.  Dr. John Sinkankas tells us that originally the designation included pink and other pale colored beryls (MorganiteAquamarine, Heliodor), but no trace elements are present in the chemical makeup of Goshenite to impart any color to it at all.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7.5 with a hexagonal crystal crystal structure

A low dispersion for this gem may contribute to the infrequent use of it as a desired gem, even despite the excellent hardness, and resistance to corrosive substances.

Goshenite is found worldwide. And it occurs in such large quantities, that often inclusions in Goshenite are rarely tolerated when using for gem purposes.

Since the 1st century A.D., the good qualities of colorless Beryl have made it an ideal substitute for other colorless gemstones.  Silver or green foil is often placed behind the faceted colorless Beryl and mounted in a closed setting to create imitations of diamonds and emeralds. Doublets and triplets are constructed by “sandwiching” sections with colored cement or a thin slice of a synthetic or natural gemstone are used to simulate other valuable gems. The slice of natural  gemstone could contain inclusions specific to the imitated gem. bezel mounts hide the junctures at the girdles of such creations and make the substitution difficult to detect.

Metaphysical Properties

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Goshenite is known to promote practical wisdom, intellectual curiosity as well as thoughtful, and carefully considered decisions. It will help one see a situation from all sides, breaking down stubbornness and rigidity. It will assist those who have difficulty with the decision making process see a clear path to the right answer.

Goshenite is a stone of truthfulness that encourages truth in all actions and particularly in giving one’s word. Goshenite brings self-control, creativity, and originality. It makes communication easier and can stabilize many types of  relationships.

Healing Properties

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Goshenite will help restore a healthy energy flow throughout one’s body, healing both emotional and physical pain or injury. It allows one to have ease of communication, encourages truth, helps to maintain self-control, and promotes fidelity within relationships.

Goshenite has been used to treat disorders and injuries with regard to the legs, specifically the leg muscles. It is also quite helpful in assisting to remedy dust allergies as well as hay fever.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Planet: Moon
Neptune & Tiamat
Psychic & Relationships
Candle Color: White

Beryl has been worn to prevent fascination, or what would today be called deliberate psychic manipulation, such as practiced by evangelists, crooked salespersons and politicians. This is also called being tagged or corded, when an individual attaches an astral line to your astral body, generally through the solar plexus (3rd) chakra. Through this cord they may be able to drain your energy and even manipulate your actions if they possess enough strength.

If this happens, tape a small piece of tumbled beryl over the navel and leave in place for as long as it takes to break the cording, generally a full 24 hours.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Gemini

Associations: Moon

Birthstone: Not a birthstone for any month

Chakra Properties

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Goshenite uses the chakras to expand it’s own energy throughout one’s physical body. As a result, all chakras are cleared, aligned, and expanded.  This will enhance one’s own ability to take more of the corresponding color rays of the chakras into oneself.

With this increased flow of energy from higher planes, the being is purified on many levels, introducing a higher vibration throughout, increasing the capacities of sustaining additional light. The more light one is able to retain, the closer one functions as the pure essence of being that we are meant to.

In doing so, the Kundalini Energy is also activated!

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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