A brief history of Zodiac Gemstones

A brief history of Zodiac Gemstones

You likely know what your birthstone is, and you may even have some custom birthday jewelry too, but are you aware of how wearing your zodiac gemstone can optimize and balance your intrinsic energy?

A brief history of Zodiac Gemstones:

Ancient cultures worldwide have long adopted the practice of wearing custom astrology jewelry, or birthstones, for vitality, mental clarity, and prosperity. The origins of birthstones date back as far as the bible. We see the earliest form of birthstone literature in Exodus 28; as Moses speaks of making a breastplate for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews, that would contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. Based on what we know, many astrologers believe that these twelve original stones were linked to the twelve signs of the zodiac and eventually became associated with the twelve months of the calendar year. We see the origins of astrology in nearly all known systems of eastern and western medicine. The roots of traditional Chinese Medicine reference astrology; the ancient science of Ayurveda has Vedic astrology and even traditional European medicine dating back to ancient Greece incorporated western astrological traditions.

The healing work of custom astrology jewelry:

Our birthstone embodies the excellence of our unique energetic characteristics. Many cultures believe wearing your astrological jewelry will attract positive energy that compliments and enhances your spiritual, mental, and physical wellbeing. Now, you may be wondering, “ How does a birthstone create such a profound energetic influence ? ”The answer is: ​through the aura. Every living thing has an aura: an emitted energy field that, with practice, can be seen by the bare eye. The colors of your aura represent the state of your spiritual and emotional well-being. When placed on your body, the vibrations of your birthstone stone infuse your aura with the natural energies that allow you to feel aligned with your soul. This synchronicity of complementary energy grants us with harmony, intuitive intelligence, and mental clarity. Wearing your custom astrology gemstone, as opposed to any stone, draws a substantial balancing effect because it supports your individual energetic needs, not everyone requires the same medicine.

The microcosm and macrocosm:

The significance of aligning ourselves with the elements and energies that best suit our unique composition isn’t specific to birth stones alone. The ancient science of Ayurveda mirrors this idea. It focuses on the understanding that humans (the microcosm) are a manifestation of the entire universe, and the universe (the macrocosm) is a reflection of us. The practice teaches us how to align with our unique characteristics to maintain harmony within body, spirit, and mind. Astrology also adopts a similar concept, teaching us about the patterns of our cosmic blueprint as a way of more deeply understanding how we show up in the world.

I hope this brings you insight and inspires you to start wearing astrological jewelry as a method of support along your spiritual journey. All Enchanted Strands gemstone mala meditation beads are handmade and come with a free birth chart reading. To purchase a custom astrology mala, visit myshop enchantedstrands.com

January– Garnet
February– Amethyst
March– Aquamarine, Bloodstone
April– Diamond
May– Emerald
June– Pearl, Moonstone
July– Ruby
August– Peridot
September– Sapphire
October– Tourmaline, Opal
November– Topaz, Citrine
December– Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise

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Hana Pepin

Hana is a world-wide recognized yoga educator, holistic herbal practitioner, medical astrology practitioner and seeker of mystic ancient traditions. She created Enchanted Strands to support fellow seekers on the road less traveled and hopes to inspire independent thinking humans to live fulfilled and passionately.

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