The month of June is home to Geminis and Cancers, but when it comes to birthstones, there’s even more of a variety. If you or a loved one was born in the month of June, there’s a lot of magic to go around when it comes to these beautiful gems.
Pearls are one of the earliest gems discovered by our prehistoric ancestors–likely along the early shores of India. They are found in oysters. Ancient myths talk of how they are found when oysters open their shells, rose to the water's surface, and were seeded by the early morning rays of sunlight and drops of dew. Legend has it that Cleopatra herself would dissolve a pearl in wine or vinegar and then drink it.
Pearls are not crystals, but they do have plenty of their own metaphysical properties. Some healers use pearls to balance body rhythms and hormone levels with lunar cycles and to harmonize people with the natural world. The inner glow (orient) of pearls is thought to tap inner wisdom and nurture love. Pearls are also believed to signify innocence and faith.
Practitioners use pearls to enhance personal integrity, bring the truth forward, grow sincerity, inhibit immodest behavior, and advance in wisdom.
Alexandrite is also the stone for partners who celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary, and it’s Friday’s stone as well. This stone doesn’t have the long history many others have because it wasn’t discovered until the 19th century. The name Alexandrite comes from the fact that the gemstone was first discovered in the emerald mines near the Tokovaya River in Russia's Ural
Mountains in 1830, on the day of Prince Alexander II of Russia's birthday.
Since the discovery of alexandrite, the gemstone has been thought to bring luck, good fortune, and love. In Russia, it is considered a good omen. It is thought to bring balance in the interaction between the physical manifest world and the unmanifest spiritual, or astral world. It opens the crown chakra, bringing one access to the warm, healing energy, and love of the universe, and is said to strengthen intuition, creativity, and imagination.
Moonstone comes from all over the world, but it is mostly sourced in Sri Lanka and Southern India. You can also find Moonstone in Madagascar, Norway, and Australia.
In India, the Moonstone has a long history of being a tool used to bring divine wisdom and skills of clairvoyance. In Ancient Rome, the Romans believed that the pearly sheen of the Moonstone was a shard of solid moonlight. It was said that those who looked into the stone could see the Goddess Diana and it is a talisman that brings love and fortune to the wearer.
The moonstone is considered to be full of feminine energy, a tool for divine wisdom, and popular in spiritual healing. Moonstone aids with PMS and hormonal imbalances, as well as helps with fertility issues. Thought to help those seeking new beginnings.
This stone is also great for new beginnings and comfort in times of change. It also helps keep you balanced. This stone connects to the third eye and crown chakras and deepens psychic capabilities.
By Jessica Wettig Hendrix, Guest Author
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