When you see the words “feng shui” and “gemstones” together you may conjure up images of diamond earrings for your sofa or a pearl necklace for your bed. Okay, that’s a little silly, right? But seriously, can gems in jewelry change your feng shui? Feng shui is more than just moving furniture around. It’s about changing the energetics of your space as well as shifting your own personal vibration.
One could argue that the way you wear jewelry and clothing mirrors the way your home “wears” paint and furniture. Gemstone adornments on our bodies can change our feng shui the same way that crystals and space clearings can improve the flow of qi in our homes. In fact, many feng shui practitioners wear specific gemstones to empower and enhance their own personal qi. Many other healing arts also use precious gemstones to create energetic pathways and remove energy blocks.
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The green color of the emerald is connected to the Family (Zhen) area of the feng shui bagua map and supports domestic happiness and overall harmony. Emeralds also work with the heart chakra which opens us up to kindness, growth and healing.
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A gem that is cherished in many cultures, jade is especially revered in Asia for its durability, beauty, and protective qualities. Jade is often carved into meaningful symbols such as tortoise for long life or double peaches representing auspicious success. Green jade is also related to the wood element, bestowing healing, growth and life energy to its wearer.
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The purple color of amethyst connects it to the Wealth (Xun) area of the feng shui bagua map. This royal hue also activates the crown chakra to invite true spiritual abundance, prosperity, and generosity into our lives. This gemstone also has the ability to transmute and balance negative energy.
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Citrine is a gemstone of stability because it does not retain any negative vibrations and can “clear” itself. Similarly, citrine can also can balance your energy so that you can be more steady and grounded. The yellow and orange tones call in the earth element to further connect and ground us to the earth.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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A sacred stone of purification, the red color of the garnet can transform and purify. In Asian cultures, red is very powerful for protection and transformation.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Pearls remind us that all our obstacles are the path to healing. A pearl begins as debris that enters an oyster. The irritation causes the oyster to layer calcium carbonate around this foreign particle, which over time creates a precious pearl. Pearls are a feminine (yin) gem that facilitates softness and gentleness.