Emerald is known as the “stone of successful love,” supporting loyalty in relationships, unconditional love and friendship. The green color of emerald relates it to the heart chakra, seat of the soul and your emotional center. Work with emerald to balance and strengthen all areas of life related to the heart chakra. As with other forms of the mineral beryl, emerald also supports mental balance and psychic abilities, enhancing awareness of the unknown. It has been worked with to strengthen memory and improve mental clarity (truth).
Associations for Emerald
Numerology: vibrates to 4
Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Ram
Bagua areas: Zhen (Family / New Beginnings), Kun (Relationships)
Wedding Anniversary: 55th
Other: The Emerald Tablet, a text worked with by medieval alchemists and early 20th century occultists such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
In gemstone lore, an emerald gifted as a token of romantic love will change color when one partner becomes unfaithful. Many ancient civilizations revered emerald’s energy. The ancientEgyptians worked with emeralds as a symbol of fertility and life. The Aztecs associated emerald with the quetzal, a bird with long, green plumage, a symbol of seasonal renewal. In Europe the alchemists regarded emerald as the stone of Hermes (Mercury). Emerald was said to drive away evil spirits, to protect chastity, and to assist women in childbirth. Emerald was held in the mouth as a cure for dysentery and a preventative for epilepsy.
Emerald’s association with the heart and the third eye makes it perfect worn close to these areas of the body. Emerald pendants, in particular, will support the heart chakra, and emerald earrings support the third eye chakra. Of course, if you happen to have an emerald tiara, that would support the crown chakra.
Always clean your jewelry often enough to keep it sparkly, both physically and energetically.
Emerald in Your Environment
Placing emerald in your office or home environment can help to balance the energy, or to activate energy in particular areas. The ancient system of Feng Shui provides guidelines about working with stones in the environment. Here’s a few suggestions; for more information, click HERE for a good introduction to the subject.
Zhen (the family/new beginnings area of the bagua) is the area of your room or house located in middle of the left third of the house, when standing in the front door. Zhen relates to green and the energy of springtime. Placing emerald (or any green stone) in this area promotes family harmony or starting a new project. Add your focused intention and a quartz crystal for an extra energy boost.
Kun (the relationships area of the bagua) is located in the far right corner of your room or house. Many who want to support the energy of love and relationships in their lives (with others, or self-love) work with the Kun corner of their bedroom. Again, placing the stone with focused intention on your desired result helps.
Emerald’s association with wealth makes it a great addition to the Wealth corner of the house or office. Xun is found in the far left corner of your house, office, or business.
Feng shui encourages the balancing of the elements for a harmonious environment. The elements in this system include Wood (green), Metal (white, metallic), Water (black), Fire (red), and Earth (yellow). In areas where it’s difficult to add green plants or wood to your space, the addition of a green stone, like emerald, can help achieve elemental balance.
Crystal Grids and Altars
Books on crystal grids and altars rarely include emerald because of its rarity and cost. Don't let that stop you! If you have a small emerald crystal, emerald in matrix, or a piece of emerald jewelry, they all work just as well as a big piece!
According to Kiera Fogg in her book Crystal Gridwork, emerald, a form of beryl, is considered to be a seeker crystal, assisting with manifesting goals and desires. It points the way to achieving your goals. She gives examples of beryl in grids in her Friendship Grid (pp 80-81), Finding Direction grid (pp 82-83), and Broken Heart Grid (pp 120-121.