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
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 use.
Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit