Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Emerald

May is finally here. Several big things for me this month: first up is Mother’s Day then I have a birthday, and finally at the end of the month a craft show in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Onto the stone for the month: Emerald

The name comes from the Greek smaragdos, meaning green stone. The stone symbolizes growth and hopes for the future. It concentrates the green of nature and provides relief from emotional suffering. Additionally, the emerald is associated with artistic creativity. The stone has represented a symbol of innocence and purity.

The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans associated the stone with eyesight and improved vision.

The zodiacal signs of Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn have special attachment to the stone. Taurus will be able to see clearer. The sometimes indecisive Cancer will be invigorated by emeralds. And Capricorns will be encouraged in their meditation and reflection by emeralds.

On a final note, as you will remember emerald is one of the ‘precious’ stones.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, I guess emerald jewelry would make a nice B-day gift.