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Symbols and Gemstones: Meanings and Energy

Sacred Symbols 

 

Compass Rose

Contemplation – Spiritual Direction – Self Discovery – Independence – Trust

Not all who wander are lost. The Compass Rose sometimes called a Rose of the Winds, represents spiritual direction, awakening and discovery. The directions of the Compass Rose represent: infinite possibility, the present, the past, and the future. Wear the Compass Rose to guide you toward your True North and to navigate the journey unfolding before you.

Lotus

Renewal – Transformation – Beauty – Patience – Purity -Resilience – Awakening – Divinity

The Lotus is a universal symbol of purity, divinity, and rebirth. This beautiful flower grows out of mud, entering a full blossom when it emerges from the murky water. The Lotus reminds us that the most revered things in our world often come from humble beginnings before becoming icons of serenity. Often adversity can serve as the path to an open heart. Wear the Lotus as a talisman of divine renewal and resilience.

Om or Aum

Mindfulness – Being Present – Unity – Compassion – Consciousness

The sacred Om is called the seed sound, the original sound that all other sounds and worlds come from. The experience of Om is that of pure consciousness; a continuous vibration of the body, breath and awareness. Each curve and line of the Om symbol represents a state of consciousness. Starting at the bottom left, there is the waking state, the deep sleep of the unconscious, and the dream state.  The dot at the top represents an absolute state of consciousness, enlightenment. The crescent represents maya, the veil of illusion.Wearing the Om symbol is a dedication to a deeper connection with the pulse of the universe.

Anam Cara – Ancient Ogham Alphabet

Soul Friend – Soul Mate – Relationship – Divine Connection – Authenticity – Belonging

Anam Cara is Gaelic for Soul Friend. When you connect with another person and become completely open and trusting with that individual, your two souls begin to flow together. Should such a deep bond be formed, it is said you have found your Anam Cara. The symbol of this concept is

engraved in the ancient Ogham alphabet, an early incarnation of the

Irish language originally carved into standing stones.

In the Celtic tradition, an Anam Cara is “a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. When you had an Anam Cara, your friendship cut across all convention and category. You were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the friend of your soul.” – John O’Donohue. Wearing the ancient Anam Cara marking, you extend an invitation to enjoy rich relationship with those in your lives and with yourself. The Ogham script is a secret signature for your Anam Cara tribe (your Soul Family).

Tree of Life

Family – Growth – Connection – Wisdom – Maternal Feminine Energy – Resilience – Strength

The sacred Tree of Life is an enduring symbol of the interconnectedness of earth, spirit and all living things.  From the ancient wisdom of a single seed grows the tree; deeply rooted to the earth it reaches toward the light. Enduring seasons of loss and renewal, the Tree of Life is a representation of spiritual growth. Wearing the Tree of Life serves as a reminder to trust the divine wisdom inherent in each of us.

Unicorn

Wisdom – Power – Magic – Peace – Virtue – Beauty – Wildness

Unicorns are magical, wild and enchanted creatures. The ultimate embodiment of virtue, the Unicorn is a universal symbol of wisdom and beauty. Even with tremendous power they are gentle and humble, bestowing healing and love throughout the world. In their presence we experience the ancient wonder and light that lives in each of our hearts. Wear and embody the spirit of the Unicorn. Open your eyes to the magic in the world and inspire others to live in delight.

Healing Gemstones

 

high energy stones

Amethyst

Spiritual Awareness – Meditation – Balance – Calming – Communication – Reduces Anxiety

Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone, which promotes harmony in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes. Providing emotional stability, it opens the gateway to divine consciousness and higher intuition Amethyst it is used to foster clear thinking and sound decision-making.

Amethyst is a 6th Anniversary gemstone

Chakras – Third Eye, Crown | Birthstone – February | Zodiac – Aquarius, Virgo, Capricorn | Element – Air, Water

Carnelian

Creativity – Courage – Self-esteem – Vitality – Motivation – Determination

Carnelian boosts creativity, vitality, willpower and motivation. The stone stimulates a fiery spirit that facilitates bold action and shedding of unwanted energies. Carnelian provides protection from anger, jealousy and fear.

Carnelian is a 17th Anniversary gemstone

Chakras – Sacral | Zodiac – Taurus, Cancer, Leo | Element – Fire

Jade

Abundance – Wisdom – Healing – Peace – Harmony – Insight

Jade is a stone of wisdom, balance, and peace. The ultimate good luck charm, Jade is widely used to attract prosperity and abundance.  Connected to the heart chakra, it has the power to uplift and soothe the heart, as well as to dissolve feelings of anxiety and fear. Jade promotes healing and provides protection from negative energy.

Jade is a 12th Anniversary gemstone

Chakras – Heart | Zodiac – Taurus, Libra | Element – Earth

Lapis

Truth – Inner Power – Clarity – Intellect – Manifestation – Friendship

Lapis is a powerful stone for manifesting desires, enhancing intellectual ability and spiritual awakening. Lapis symbolizes friendship and relationships in harmony. A stone of communication and truth, Lapis promotes honesty, openness, and mental clarity.

Lapis Lazuli is a 9th Anniversary gemstone

Chakras – Throat Chakra | Birthstone – December | Zodiac – Sagittarius | Element – Water, Wind

Malachite

Transformation – Protection – Leadership – Balance – Ease

Malachite is a stone of transformation and protection. Whether balancing one’s well-being or spiritual evolution, it brings positive transformation again and again. Malachite also assists in making these transformational changes with a gentleness of the heart, easing the transition from one state to the other.

Chakras – Heart | Zodiac – Scorpio, Capricorn | Element – Earth

Onyx

Strength – Stamina – Resilience – Self-Control – Thresholds

Onyx grounds and stabilizes emotions, bringing strength during times of mental or physical stress. It conveys the energy of self-mastery, self-confidence, focus, and wise decision-making. Onyx is helpful for releasing old habits or relationships. Black is symbolic of both ending and new beginning; only from the darkness can light emerge. It is a support stone for grief, assisting emotional processes of mourning, acceptance, and moving forward.

Onyx is a 7th Anniversary gemstone

Chakra – Root | Zodiac – Leo | Element – Earth

Opal

Consciousness – Love – Peace – Faithfulness – Joy

Opal amplifies traits and emotions, bringing them to the surface to help transform negative patterns and increase self-awareness and consciousness. It is a joyful stone that releases lightness and spontaneity. Opal is associated with love, passion, desire and eroticism.

Opal is a 14th Anniversary gemstone

Chakra- Crown and Root | Birthstone – October | Zodiac – Libra, Scorpio | Element – Water

Rose Quartz

Unconditional Love – Self-Love – Compassion – Kindness – Friendship – Romantic Love

Rose Quartz is often called the “Love Stone.” Its energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love that opens the heart to give and receive. Rose Quartz is used to raise self-esteem and build a strong sense of self. It helps facilitate forgiveness and connects us with our own worthiness. Soft pinks have a calming psychological effect, helping to alleviate anxiety and bring peace.

Chakra – Heart | Zodiac – Taurus, Libra | Element – Earth, Water

Tiger’s Eye

Protection – Empowerment – Integrity – Grounding – Prosperity

Tiger’s Eye is a stone of protection that is stabilizing and grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, self-confidence, and practicality. It is a stone that enhances good fortune and brings prosperity, often in the form of money.

Tiger’s Eye is an 18th Anniversary gemstone

Chakras – Sacral, Solar | Zodiac – Capricorn | Element – Fire, Earth

Turquoise

Friendship – Serenity – Protection – Harmony – Strength – Intuition

Turquoise is a stone of friendship, symbolizing trust and protection. The stone has long been used as a talisman to guard homes and families against earthly and spiritual dangers. Turquoise brings harmony and alignment, activating the flow of wisdom and self-expression.

Turquoise is an 11th Anniversary gemstone

Chakras – Sacral, Throat | Birthstone – December | Zodiac – Sagittarius| Element – Earth, Air

 

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