throughout the ages, the healing properties of gemstones, their beauty, and magic have been recognized and harnessed. as far back as the stone age they had a protective, as well as a decorative function, guarding their wearer against harm. the ancients employed gemstones for protection, adornment, healing and for seeing into the future.
gemstones are a highly effective way to promote health and healing. combined with an air plant in a zen terrarium, they can boost your energy, clean your space, attract wealth, enhance your intuition, increase mental abilities, boost your confidence, bring abundance, or even attract love.
select a zen gemstone terrarium based on its spiritual and healing properties. want to mix things up and choose different color combinations? luludi living frames will customize terrariums upon request ~ great for personalized gifts, unique party favors or table place card holders for each of your guests.
zen gemstones available:
birthstone ~ february
zodiac ~ virgo, sagittarius, capricorn, aquarius, pisces
planet ~ jupiter
element ~ air
known as the sobriety stone and associated with the greek god dionysus, amethyst comes from the greek meaning “without drunkenness”. amethyst is a protective stone traditionally used to guard against drunkenness and to instill a sober mind ~ it has a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions.
amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. thought to awaken the soul and help people realize their life purpose, amethyst protects against psychic attack, provides spiritual insight, assists meditation/visualization and is a karmic healer. it calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.
amethyst is a natural tranquilizer recognized for its general calming affect. it can be used to help overcome cravings, relieve stress, soothe irritability, balance mood swings, dispel anger, rage, fear and anxiety, alleviate sadness and grief, and dissolve negativity.
amethyst is also a dream stone used to assist in remembering and understanding dreams and to help relieve insomnia ~ put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.
birthstone ~ november
zodiac ~ aries, gemini, leo, libra
planet ~ jupiter
element ~ air
citrine has been called the “stone of the mind”. ancient cultures believed that placing a citrine on the forehead of an elder would increase his psychic power. citrine also strengthens the ability to perorate and corrects defects of speech ~ for this purpose orators in ancient rome always carried citrine.
citrine is said to impart joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. it raises self-esteem and self-confidence, stimulates the brain strengthening the intellect. it promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. it enhances concentration and revitalizes the mind and makes the wearer more attentive.
citrine is also known as the lucky “merchants” or “success” stone. it is said to attract wealth, prosperity and success and promote abundance, especially in business and commerce. it is also purported to bring good fortune, sometimes in very unexpected ways. if you are in any type of sales, just keep a citrine nearby and watch what happens.
citrine is also a good general protection stone used by healers to release negative traits, depression, fears and phobias for emotionally balancing. it increase self esteem, alleviates self-doubt, diminishes irrational mood swings, protects from the negative energy from someone else’s abuse, opens the mind to new thoughts and promotes clarity of thought.
citrine is sometimes used by healers to help with digestion ~ cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. it is an excellent stone to calm and soothe distressed conditions including eliminating nightmares that disturb one’s sleep. use it to help relieve depression, digestive problems.
citrine’s energy is similar to the solar one as it carries warmth and a life energy. excessively sensitive and vulnerable people are advised to keep citrine. being a powerful conductor of positive solar energy, it promotes normalization of family, business and friendly relations.
birthstone ~ june
zodiac ~ cancer, libra, scorpio
planet ~ moon
element ~ water
the moonstone was the stone of the goddess diana and is considered a good luck stone. associated with the moon, the most powerful time to use the moonstone is in a full moon ~ it is said if you give your lover a moonstone when the moon is full you will never lose passion for each other. it has been used to bring good emotions to the owner, while protecting those of a sensitive nature and can reunite lovers who have quarreled.
a stone for “new beginnings”, moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. it is a very personal stone and is a reflection of the person who owns it ~ it does not add or detract, only reveals what exists. this is why the moonstone is said to perceive that which “is” and is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself ~ a particularly good gemstone for young women or teenagers, though it can also be beneficial to men in opening their emotional self.
moonstone soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness. it enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters and offers protection on land and at sea.
placing the stone in the light of a moon reaching its fullness, not a full or waning moon, can revitalize the moonstone.