Wheel of Gemstones
It all started when...
I realized birthstone charts were not complete enough anymore to help gemstone lovers connect to the stones they were attracted to. We all benefit from connecting to different stone at different times of the day, the month and the year.
So how best to introduce my clients to a bigger concept of wearing different gemstones? I imagined a gemstone wheel. Similar to a color wheel. The initial concept of the birthstone chart came about due to the belief, by the first century Jewish historian Josephus, that there was a connection between the twelve stones in Aaron's breastplate (as described in the Book of Exodus), the twelve months of the year, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. Translations and interpretations of the passage in Exodus regarding the breastplate have varied widely, with Josephus himself giving two different lists for the twelve stones. George Kunz, the famed gemologist at Tiffany & Co., would be part of the conceptual development of a pamphlet in 1870 that would subscribe different gemstones for each month of the year.
In my work with minerals, stones and gemstones I've noticed that a person's connection to particular stones can be aligned down to the Four Elements and the Four Seasons and which elements they need for personal growth and transformation.
When you pick a gemstone, look above and determine which season the stone is in and the elements attributed to the season. Once you receive the gemstone feel free to meditate with it to determine why you currently need the stone in your life.
In the course of time I will use my Inspiration blog to discuss the stones, the elements and the months, so stay tuned.
Summer Stones-I Feel
*June-Moonstone-Finding your rhythm and cycles. June is an Equinox month hence it holds the energy of both late Spring and Early Summer which contains the power of transformation. Going from a period of watching our creative seeds germinate to having them come into full bloom. Just like the moon cycles, moonstones supports you through your moods. A luminous water stone, Moonstone asks you to connect with your emotions and regulate it's ebbs and flows.
July-Ruby-Building a Passion for Life. July is a full celebration of Summer and the Water element of Passion. Passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion that helps to fuel purpose and drive. When you are attracted to rubies, as yourself, what do you need passion for? What is your desire?
August-Spinel-A myriad of options. A stone of many colors. August is still a month of the Water element so hence emotions rule the day. However the color of the spinel you are attracted to should give you a clue of what your emotions crave. Spinels come in Red, Black, Blue, Violet, Yellow-Orange, Green, Brown & Pink.
*September-Sapphire-Another Equinox stone, hold the energy of transition between Summer and Autumn-Water and Earth. We are coming to a time of harvest where we seek to reap what we have sown. Contrary to popular belief, Sapphires come in a myriad of colors. Pay attention to the colors you are drawn to!