S E M I - P R E C I O U S - E M E R A L D
Birthstone : May
Zodiac Stone : Taurus
Uses & Properties: Called the “Stone of Successful Love,” Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship, balance between partners, contentment and loyalty.
Meaning: The zodiac of the ancient Greeks and Romans dedicated Emerald to the month of June, associated with the sign of Cancer, The Crab. They also believed Emerald to be controlled by the planet Venus, with its reproductive energies of life and nature.
Emerald also honors the three Celtic Goddesses of Sovereignty - Banbha, Eriu and Fodla. They provide protection, leadership and inspiration to anyone defending their faith, their homeland, or their way of life.
Emerald's affirmation is: "My heart is open to receive."