It seems that more kinds of physical healing have been ascribed
to the emerald than to almost any other stone. During the
third century A.D., it was believed to lessen eyestrain,
and many gem engravers kept it on their worktable. Various
cultures attributed to it the ability to heal a range of
Emerald was also widely believed to offer its wearer supernatural
protection. Hindu physicians claimed that it destroyed demoniacal
influences; while others believed that it protected one
from the attacks of venomous creatures and evil spirits.
Emeralds are seen for their beauty and for the assistance
they've given us in emotional and spiritual balancing.
This is emerald's most distinctive quality. It relates to
both the heart chakra, which serves (among other functions)
as an area of balance between the upper and lower chakras.
The heart is the area to work on when emotional balance
is required, and meditating with an emerald and a rose quartz
on this area can be very helpful.
As a heart stone, it relates to love, but it's a love which
is less connected to personal relationships than to universal
love and compassion. It's a good stone to put in front of
a statue of Kwan Yin, the Chinese goddess of compassion.
Emerald and Taurus
According to crystal lore, emerald came to earth from the
planet of Venus, and the sign of Taurus
has traditionally been ruled by Venus (although some modern
astrologers now relate Taurus
The Taurean is often a greater lover of material existence,
particularly of physical comfort and beauty, and sometimes
of luxury. An emerald satisfies all requirements for beauty,
and can be a very luxurious gem to own.
At the same time, the spiritual energy of emerald can help
a Taurean to see beyond the world of the material, to appreciate
those things of beauty which can be neither measured nor