Crystals for New Beginnings: Ring In The New: Jade
The power behind new beginnings, whether it is for a New Year or a
new day, can be found in the strength of our mental attitude.
Encouraging words, affirmations and other tools can keep us along the
path we desire. So engaging crystals as a tool for guidance seems
only natural. Love, abundance, creativity are often the ideas we
strive for the most.
Properties: The ancient Chinese culture has revered Jade for centuries.
Jade is considered the health, wealth and longevity stone. used also for
courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love,
fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony. Jade is known as
androgynous, therefore it is considered having a gentle, steady pulse of
healing energy. Jade is found in different colors and can be used on
the appropriate Chakra based on its color. Properties common to all
colors of Jade include its ability to mellow one's existence. Helps one
rid themselves of negative thoughts and energy. Very beneficial to the
heart in both physical and spiritual senses. It is a very protective
stone and will keep its wearer out of harm's way. Jade bounds us to our
earth energies and physical instincts. Jade is a humbling stone.
Folk Remedies: Jade works with the lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney
and blood detoxification, nervous system. While all Jade has some
healing influence, each color relates more specifically to certain
ailments or organs. Strengthens the body's filtration and cleansing
systems and assists in the removal of toxins.
Feng Shui: Jade is used in positive directions for longevity and a good
life. Used in the Center area for harmony and balance, in the Northeast
area for wisdom and in the Southwest area for love and partnership. (Be
sure to use two stones together in this area, never one or three).
History: There are two varieties of Jade, Jadeite (NaAlSi2O6) and
Nephrite (Ca2[MgFe]5Si8O22[OH]2. Nephrite is quite similar to Jadeite in
its healing abilities, but its colors are creamier and less translucent
than Jadeite; Nephrite is the more commonly found variety. Jade may
come in a variety of colors, green, blue, black, violet, white, yellow
and a reddish and brownish variety. Each with its own slightly different