Merry Meet and Welcome!
This week I was drawn to a green emerald that has been cut into the shape of a human skull. In lore and legends, emeralds were believed to sharpen wits and strengthen the memory. As with most gemstones, emeralds have been highly prized in many cultures, credited with making the owner more intelligent, honest, and eloquent. Traditional meanings ascribed to emeralds include bringing joy, love, and luck, instilling sensitivity and loyalty, and strengthening the intuition.
Those who are drawn to emeralds are already well-aware of any of their shortcomings, failings, or weaknesses and really do not need them to be pointed out! Emeralds encourage us to accept and embrace our limitations, and remind us that our vulnerabilities can be used as catalysts for us to begin to make necessary changes
When worn as a talisman, emeralds were believed to grant riches, power, and eloquence. They were credited with giving one the ability to predict future events. It is likely that many may experience a heightened awareness in the days ahead, a possible increase in our psychic abilities, as well as an easier time with manifestation.
In the next few weeks, meditation may be helpful, presenting many timely opportunities to connect with our power, heart, divinity, and spirituality. Understand that it is possible, and helpful, to love ourselves, even if we are not perfect. Avoid the tendency this week to overthink, over-stress, and overanalyze. What we ‘feel’ will likely be more important than what we ‘think.’ Watch for opportunities centered around daring to love and accept ourselves, despite what we perceive to be our inexperience and shortcomings.
Please continue to support your favorite magical, mineral, and metaphysical shop, as well as your artist, crafter, and small business friends – your patronage will mean a lot to them during these challenging times! A special shout out and thank you Sue Ustas of ZuZu’s Healing Arts, Inc in Melrose, Massachusetts for her support, as well as her photos of rough and polished Emeralds, currently available for purchase.
Please contact Sue directly for more information, and remember to like her pages to be kept current of special events including live crystal shows!