Jade

The ancient Chinese culture has revered Jade for centuries. Jade is considered the health, wealth and longevity stone. Traditionally, Jade symbolizes the Five Virtues of Humanity : wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage. Therefore, it is used for emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, courage, wisdom, justice, mercy. Jade is known as androgynous, therefore it is considered having a gentle, steady pulse of healing energy.

Brown & Red

Brown Jade is stone that connects us to the earth. A good stone to use to help settle matters of the home or to adjust to a new environment. It is a stone used to balance and ground your body/spirit. Red Jade is a passionate and active stone. It has a stimulating influence that the wearer should be aware of. It helps one extract feelings of anger and how to come to terms with them. Use Red Jade to blow off steam, to release tension.

Blue & Violet

Blue Jade is a peaceful and passive energy source. Helps people who meditate to relax and gain an inner serenity. A quiet teacher of patience and slow, steady progress. It is a wonderful stone to give to people who feel restricted or overcome by situations beyond their control. Violet (Lavender) Jade keep is in touch with the emotions. Beneficial to people who have been hurt by love or need to discover the gentleness within themselves. Can help one learn restraint and subtlety in matters of emotional importance. A spiritual stone.

Yellow & Orange

Yellow Jade and Orange Jade are both similar enough to be considered together. Both impart the gift of joy and happiness. They teach the interconnection of all beings. Orange jade helps us to connect and communicate in a more at ease manner. It is an essential stone for helping us to open up. Yellow jade has the added benefit to boost our confidence and power center!  These stones are often found together in a mixed matrix.

Jade and Nephrite

Jade(ite) and nephrite have distinctly different mineral compositions. Jadeite is an aluminum-rich pyroxene, while nephrite is a magnesium-rich amphibole. However, the two minerals have very similar metaphysical properties. Green Jade is the most common. It is very calming to the nervous system. The color green is representative of life and growth. Helps one channel passions in a constructive way, making expressions of love easier.  It is the most revered and honored stone in the Asian countries.

White & Cream

White and Cream Jade are used to help one direct their energy to its most advantageous outlet. Helps filter out distraction and allows you to envision the best result of a given situation. Also suggested for the eyes, clarity of thought, pureness of heart, mental focus and the ability to let go of material thoughts. These stones are sometimes mistaken for white quartz, creamy mookaite or agate. The better qualities of this stone have a higher gloss or sheen to them.

Lumerian (Black) Jade

Lemurian Jade is one of these new (rare) stones. Discovered underneath a copper mine in Peru, this dark, seemingly dense mineral is actually a combination of minerals: two kinds of jade, chalco pyrite and pyrite, calcite and quartz. Without knowing what this stone was really about, out came the very essence of their meaning: the return of the goddess, the feminine, the intuition, all the inner gifts of our true being. Meditating with this warm and nurturing stone will help to envision anew dream, for your world. Allow this stone in whatever shape or form, to release old memory patterns that hold you back from your own future.

For Healing Emotional Blocks

Jade is known as possessing the Five Virtues of Humanity : wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage. Therefore, it is used for emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, courage, wisdom, justice, mercy.

What better way to get in touch with our 5 humanities than a meditation with five jade stones placed in a “grid or net” in a circle on the floor. Lay in the center of the stones aligning one stone with the top of the head, two stones with the tips of the fingers and two stones with the bottoms of the feet. Learn more about this meditation

Jade is considered a  “luck stone”.

Associations

Angels: Raphael
Associated Crystal: quartz (silicate) family
Birthstone: August (non-traditional)
Color: Green
Chakra: Heart Chakra
Element: Earth
Flowers: Begonias, Gladiolias,
Oils: Basil, Patchouli, Sage
Gods/Goddesses: Coatlicue, Kuan-Yin, Moirae, The Jade Emperor
Planet: Mercury
Zodiac: Gemini, Libra
Sabbat: Imbolc, Ostara, Litha, Mabon
Tarot: Wheel of Fortune

Jade Elixir

A crystal elixir or gem essence combines the energy of your crystal that is infused in either water or oil. It is often placed in the sun in order for the crystal to imbue the water or oil with the crystal’s energy or Qi and then the decoction is used for healing and anointing.

Here is what you need: A glass container filled with about 12 ounces of water. If you are going to be placing your essence outside, be sure to cover it.   Read more here

Cleansing & Charging Jade

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and methods 5 – 7

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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