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Article: Emeralds and astrology: birthstones


Emeralds and astrology: birthstones

Since time immemorial, gems and precious stones have captivated the human imagination with their beauty and mystery. In the world of astrology, these stones have an even deeper meaning, as it is believed that each month of the year is associated with a specific birthstone.

Among these precious stones, emeralds have stood out as symbols of prosperity, love, and renewal.

Emeralds and their symbolism: Earth's treasures

An emerald represents several qualities and symbolic meanings. Here are some of the most common aspects associated with emeralds:

Love and Commitment: Emeralds have traditionally been considered symbols of love and commitment. It is believed that they strengthen existing relationships and attract true love.

  • Prosperity and Abundance: Emeralds are associated with prosperity and abundance in many belief systems. It is believed that they carry the energy of wealth and good fortune.
  • Renewal and Growth: The distinctive green color of emeralds evokes the freshness of nature and is associated with renewal and growth, both physically and spiritually.
  • Harmony and Balance: It is said that emeralds have soothing properties that promote emotional harmony and inner balance. They can help calm the mind and relieve stress.
  • Healing and Protection: In some traditions, emeralds are believed to have healing properties that help strengthen the immune system and protect against diseases.

Months and birthstones: Astral Connections

According to astrology, each month of the year is associated with a birthstone that has specific properties and is believed to influence the life and destiny of those born in that period. Emeralds, with their calming and rejuvenating energy, are the birthstone for the month of May, closely linked to springtime rebirth and spiritual renewal.

  • January: Garnet
  • February: Amethyst
  • March: Aquamarine
  • April: Diamond
  • May: Emerald
  • June: Pearl or Alexandrite
  • July: Ruby
  • August: Peridot or Sardonyx
  • September: Sapphire
  • October: Opal or Tourmaline
  • November: Topaz or Citrine
  • December: Turquoise or Tanzanite

Emerald: The birthstone of May

For those born in May, emerald becomes their birthstone, carrying with it the promise of hope, love, and prosperity. It is said that this gem strengthens intuition, promotes emotional harmony, and attracts abundance in all its forms. Additionally, emeralds are considered to have healing properties that calm the mind and spirit.

Paula A. Bonilla 

Social communicator and journalist from Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia. She is also a jeweler and is passionate about constantly learning about precious gems and national high jewelry.

Currently, she is working for one of Bogotá's most important jewelry stores, Emerald by Love. This jewelry store has over 40 years of experience and has 2 physical branches in the capital city of Colombia, located in the city center.

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