Properties: Jet is a form of petrified wood similar to coal, though much harder. This stone has absorbing qualities. Helps draw out negative energy. Especially useful for people who have unreasonable fears that limit their lives. Therefore, that is why this black stone, it relates to the Root Chakra, the center that connects us to our earth energy. The Root Chakra is connected to survival and our trust in the physical world, and in one’s own body. Recommended for stimulating psychic experience and guiding one in the quest for spiritual enlightenment. If worn, it should be set in silver. Jet has been used as a protective stone in life’s physical journeys. It’s known as a traveler’s amulet, and the wives of sailors often burnt it to protect their husbands while they were at sea. Jet has been known historically, to also protect from scorpions and snake bites, especially when the stone is wore over the heart. Jet has been used to help soothe the pain of both a broken heart due to separation or the loss or death of a relative or loved one. In the past, this protection stone has been used to ward against enemies, evil spirits, witchcraft and harmful magic spells.
Folk Remedies: Helps control mood swings and fights deep depression. Jet is a very light weight stone. This stone helps one to realize how life’s burdens can be “light weight” if we allow them to be. “Lifting the weight off your shoulders” is the goal of this stone. The main physical ailments that have been treated by Jet are arthritis and inflammation of the joints. Jet has also been used to treat bronchitis, colds and flu and headaches.
Crystal Cleansing: This stone should be cleansed in dry sea salt one night and on rock crystal the next. Do not cleanse or charge this stone in sunlight or in water. If you prefer not to use dry sea salt, you can cleanse this stone, or any other crystal by passing it through wafting incense.
History: Jet is a (C) carbon based stone. Jet is actually of plant based materials compressed over time. This “low grade” form of coal, called lignite getting its name from the Latin word, ligham meaning wood. Jet has a close relationship to amber, both mineralogical and energetically. As they both come from being fossilized from resin. Often considered the black amber, this stone when rubbed with a cloth, will build up an electrical charge, attracting pieces of dust or paper, similar to amber. This stone has a long history of use. It was often associated with protection in the afterlife among both the Egyptian and Pueblo people. This stone can be traced back to the ancient times when the Romans mined this stone from Asia Minor in a town referred to as Gagates and the river Gagas Jet was used for ornamentation since the Bronze Age. Mined in the area of York, England since 1500 B.C.E used for jewelry. Used in throughout Spain and Europe for jewelry and talisman, Jet was carved into rosary beads and religious sculptures. It is used as a protective stone in the North American Indian culture. It was shaped into prayer beads and is still used for religious purpose by those of several Native American cultures. If worn, it should be set in silver.
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