The Magick Jade
While most people think of Jade as being a green stone, it’s actually found in a wide variety of colors. Jade can be white, brown, lavender, salmon pink, blue and yellow as well as every shade of green.
Jade Around the World
Many cultures have revered Jade’s healing and spiritual powers. In Asia, it is considered a stone of good fortune and is worn as an amulet. The Maori of New Zealand carve hei–tikis from this stone and pass them down as a talisman from generation to generation. This connects each generation to their ancestors. Traditionally in China, Egypt and Mexico a small piece was placed in the mouth of those who had died. This is because it represents the heart, which was in turn often buried separately from the rest of the body.
In old China, Jade was believed to be pure water from the mountains that had crystallized. If taken in sufficient amounts, it could bestow immortality, youth, and vigor. It is also believed to provide good health and wisdom. The stone produces a beautifully rich and resonant tone when struck lightly and gongs made out of jade have been used in China, Africa and by the Hopi tribe of Arizona. In many other cultures, Jade is seen to have great healing properties for all ailments of the kidneys, digestive system, and the heart.
The Colors of Jade
Red Jade stimulates our more volatile aspects and can relieve tension brought about by pent up anger. It can initiate the expression of emotions.
Blue Jade is a great meditative stone, and it soothes the mind and body. It allows us to be open to the peace within us.
Yellow Jade stimulates a sluggish solar plexus chakra, and improves the digestive system.
Lavender Jade encourages emotional balance, the expression of unconditional love, and feelings of self-acceptance.
Facts About Jade
Jade is useful to wear when trying to resolve conflict either within yourself or with another person. This is because wearing this stone can open up our hearts to the needs of others. It will generate compassion and confidence to initiate change.
Take notice of it’s color, jade is similar to turquoise in that it is said to lose its color and luster if its wearer is facing danger or ill health.
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