Gemstone Gem Notes: Garnet Meaning and Properties

The deep, glossy red color of garnet resembles the juicy seeds of a pomegranate, which is perhaps why its name is derived from the Latin word granatum, meaning pomegranate seed. In Greek mythology, a pomegranate was often given as a gift of passion and associated with eternal love. In ancient history, travelers wore garnet gemstones because … Continue reading Gemstone Gem Notes: Garnet Meaning and Properties

THE KING OF ALL STONES: DIAMOND

The diamond symbolizes wisdom and enlightenment, purity and clarity. It provides protection, preserves peace and gives power. In India the diamond, the “invincible stone” was considered the stone of virtue and justice. The ruler administered justice while holding a diamond. The diamonds have been called kings of all crystals, stones of the mind and gemstones … Continue reading THE KING OF ALL STONES: DIAMOND

The Meaning and History of Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. The seawater color of aquamarine has given this gemstone its name as the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word for seawater. The specific term “aquamarine” was apparently used in an important gemological work by Anselmus de Boodt in his Gemmarum et Lapidum Historiia,” published … Continue reading The Meaning and History of Aquamarine

The Meaning and History of Bloodstone

There are two forms of Bloodstone; the plasma and the heliotrope. Heliotrope is transparent and displays red within the stone. Plasma is deep green and opaque with little or no red in it. The transparent quartz is known as “heliotrope” (“sun turning” in Greek), because in ancient times, stones were described as reflecting the sun, which … Continue reading The Meaning and History of Bloodstone

July 9th, 2017 Full Moon

The full moon on Sunday, July 9, 2017, is at 17° Capricorn. The full moon July 2017 astrology is as intense as it gets. Moon and Pluto opposite Sun and Mars create such intensely hot energy that it will be difficult to control. This dangerous full moon has the potential to cause serious relationships problems if you let things … Continue reading July 9th, 2017 Full Moon