Monthly Archives: November 2013

BLACK AND GREY GEMSTONES

BLACK AND GREY GEMSTONES

1. JET
Zodiac sign: Scorpio, Capricorn/ planet: Pluto, Saturn
Regular position:
DARKNESS which enables us to see the value of light, problems appearing on your life path so that you could face them, gathering strength necessary to begin a new stage in life, unknown areas, influence of the past on your present life
Reversed position:
end of a cycle, mourning, death, burying old ideas, parting, farewell, departure, ending a stage of life, contemplation

jet

2. SCHORL WITH PYRITE
Zodiac sign: Scorpio, Capricorn, Virgo/ planet: Saturn, Pluto, Sun
Regular position:
KNOWLEDGE, cognition, learning, strong protection, secret knowledge, message, letter, impulse, unexpected coincidence, discovering secret, finding something precious where we would have never expected to find it
Reversed position:
bad influence, fear, anxiety, thought forms of a sick imagination, bad feelings, false hopes, a trickster, fraud, devious attitude, something you should part with

schorl with piryte

3. OBSIDIAN
Zodiac sign: Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn/ planet: Pluto, Uranus
Regular position:
METAMORPHOSIS, reevaluation of things, suffering which makes you a better person, transfiguration, beginning of a new path, clear idea, clarity of beliefs
Reversed position:
tears, pain which we have to go through, sadness, worthless principles which block your growth, numbness, searching for, loss, forgetfulness

obsidian

4. MAGNETITE
Zodiac sign: Aries, Pisces/ planet: Venus, Jupiter
Regular position:
ATTRACTING people and events which are aimed to play essential part in our lives, getting rich, expectations met, finding the right partner, recovering something lost, finding yourself, meeting, date, a speaker
Reversed position:
bad habits, vices, being too attached to an idea, addiction, being weak – willed, rejecting a friend, a mistake, a pernicious custom which we are not even aware of, lack of distance to a problem, hanging out with just anyone

magnetite

5. HEMATITE
Zodiac sign: Aries, Scorpio/ planet: Mars, Jupiter
Regular position:
COURAGE, firmness, nobleness, weapon against adversities, way to defeat an enemy, decisiveness, fight in defense of values, defending your rights, prophetic dreams, warning of danger
Reversed position:
tyranny, ruthlessness, immutability of judgments, lack of flexibility, aggression, declaration of war, vindictiveness, devotion, valour, unnecessary suffering

hematite

6. ONYX
Zodiac sign: Capricorn/ planet: Saturn
Regular position:
PERIODICITY, natural support, eternity, remembrance of someone or something, work for future generations, individuality, predicting future, care of a man, a good moment to take action
Reversed position:
being bossy, spitefulness, stubbornness, pessimism, old age, painstaking work, long – term study, need for patience and endurance, poor time management, excessive ambitions, jealousy

onyx

7. LABRADORITE
Zodiac sign: Cancer/ planet: Pluto
Regular position:
FORGIVENESS, grace, gift, harbinger of happiness, unexpected and extraordinary event, an end of a difficult stage of life, release, revival, exultation, rapture, enchantment, creation, becoming true to yourself, strong healing energy
Reversed position:
unconscious participation in a marvelous spectacle of life, not recognizing an essential change, underestimating the comfort of life, wandering in the dark, need to open your eyes to the truth, being blinded by less important things, wasting your life, ingratitude, mediocrity

labradorite

PINK AND RED GEMSTONES

PINK AND RED GEMSTONES

1. RUBY
Zodiac sign: Leo, Aries, Scorpio/ planet: Mars, Venus
Regular position:
LOVE, altruism, happiness in love, being romantic, marriage, connection, activity, passion, man of action, favourable turn of events, help
Reversed position:
unconstrained passions, emotions you cannot control, jealousy, vindictiveness, anger, infatuation, hatred, aggression, cruelty

ruby

2. RED JASPER
Zodiac sign: Scorpio, Aries/ planet: Mercury
Regular position:
MIGHT, a good leader, support, father, fundamental truth, challenges, prowess, a hero, ambitions, reinforcement, health, overcoming weakness, fresh feeling, falling in love
Reversed position:
need of inspiration, lack of family support, a braggart, complex, weakening commitment, routine, monotony in a relationship, searching for new sensations

red jasper

3. ROSE QUARTZ
Zodiac sign: Taurus, Libra/ planet: Venus, Uranus
Regular position:
GENTLENESS, freshness, childhood, tenderness, fulfillment, revival, a fresh look, completing another stage of creation
Reversed position:
too much attention for the body, immaturity, indecision, lack of experience, vague idea, obesity

rose quartz

4. PRECIOUS CORAL
Zodiac sign: Libra, Pisces, Cancer/ planet: Mars
Regular position:
ANCESTORS, tradition, solid base, family values, medium, a witch, magic, love spells, seduction, mutuality, invoking, lucky coincidence, a woman, female friends, a female dancer
Reversed position:
hidden truth, manipulation, spell, retreating into one’s shell, rigid way of thinking, need for tenderness, solitude, confusion, need for socializing, shame

precious coral

5. CARNELIAN
Zodiac sign: Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Cancer/ planet: Mercury
Regular position:
CARNALITY, working on fit, strengthening workout, an attack, activity, being go – getting, authority, action, masculinity, a human being, strengthening the beliefs, building, verifying theory in practice
Reversed position:
anger, fury, emotions getting out of control, facing problems, temporariness, makeshift, absence of mind, confusion, weakening, excessive cult of the body

carnelian

6. GARNET
Zodiac sign: Scorpio, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius/ planet: Pluto, Mars
Regular position:
PASSION, optimism, multiplying happiness, engagement to be married, love, change resulting from feelings, date, hidden feeling, self – confidence
Reversed position:
emotions you cannot control, burning out, gossiping, evil in the guise of beauty, drugs, need to rescue, sin, feeling hurt, betrayal

garnet

6. WATERMELON TOURMALINE
Zodiac sign: Libra/ planet: Uranus, Venus
Regular position:
TOLERANCE, freeing from limitations, liberation, healing broken heart, rescued relationship, tender care, a young person of a mature nature, choice, making decisions all by yourself, free will
Reversed position:
being narrow – minded, inability to free yourself from your own limitations, egoism, lack of care, inner solitude, religious fanaticism, intolerance, stupidity

watermelon tourmaline

GREEN GEMSTONES

GREEN GEMSTONES

1. EMERALD

Zodiac sign: Cancer, Taurus/ planet: Venus, Saturn

Regular position:

REVIVAL, life, regeneration, the power of nature, energy increasing, youth, well – being, making complicated matters clear, renewed friendship or love

Reversed position:

ruthlessness, being unrelenting, rapacity, ordeal, cruelty, greed, insensibility, indifference to the problems of others

 emerald

2. HELIOTROPE

Zodiac sign: Aries, Scorpio/ planet: Mars, Venus

Regular position:

SACRIFICE, suffering, forgiveness, become mature, satisfactory charity work, love for others, sacrifice for family and loved ones, brotherhood, connection, oath

Reversed position:

ingratitude, underestimation, intolerance, thoughtlessness, overlooking, mediocrity, atheism, an unbeliever, loss, perdition

 heliotrope

3. PERIDOT (CHRYSOLITE)

Zodiac sign: Pisces, Libra/ planet: Sun, Mercury

Regular position:

PROSPERITY, inner peace, bliss, time of peace, agreement, summer, excursion, vacation, pleasure, giving or receiving help, a good team, someone you can rely on, a teacher, a diplomat, a philosopher

Reversed position:

balancing on the edge, imprudence, too high self – esteem, memory, dream, sleep, longing for something that will not come back, distorted view of present situation, escape

 perdidot

4. MALACHITE

Zodiac sign: Scorpio, Taurus/ planet: Venus, Moon

Regular position:

NATURE, returning to the source, instinct, contacting the forces of Nature, soothing, understanding animals and plants, co – existence, a shaman, an explorer, a searcher

Reversed position:

fatigue, need to rest, negative aspects of civilisation, loss of natural energy, imbalance, lack of respect to the laws of Nature, contact broken off, asking for forgiveness

 malachite

5. CHRYSOCOLLA

Zodiac sign: Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius/ planet: Earth, Saturn

Regular position:

RESPONSIBILITY, care for the Planet, ecology, empathy, home, care about your loved ones and environment, peace, acting as a group

Reversed position:

destruction, predominant ego, lack of respect for others, carelessness, lack of foresight, stupidity, isolation, fooling yourself, commercialism, destroying individuality, destroying nature, arrogance

chrysocolla

6. CHRYSOPRASE

Zodiac sign: Aquarius, Gemini, Cancer/ planet: Venus, Moon

Regular position:

HOPE, enjoying the moment, precious present moment, taking care of your loved ones, being natural in love, acceptance, serene mood, optimism, action plan, socializing, liking, telepathy, joy, family house

Reversed position:

longing for the loved one, temporary separation, waiting, necessary effort, fervent prayer and strong belief that what you are asking for will be given to you, temptations

chrysoprase

7. NEPHRITE

Zodiac sign: Virgo, Cancer/ planet: Jupiter, Venus

Regular position:

MASTERY, perfection, happy medium, knowledge and reasoning, longevity, good memory, unlimited possibilities, talent shown in action, patience rewarded, a master, a fiancé, a fiancée

Reversed position:

searching for an authority figure, studying, persistent learning, consequent practice, pursuit of wealth, beginning of the journey, persistence

nephrite

YELLOW, ORANGE AND BROWN GEMSTONES

YELLOW, ORANGE AND BROWN GEMSTONES

1. TOPAZ

Zodiac sign: Leo, Gemini, Scorpio, Virgo/ planet: Sun

Regular position:

TRUTH, decisiveness, willpower, self – assurance, bringing plans into reality, activity, progress, victory, wisdom, intellect, logical reasoning, maturity, clairvoyance, acuity, honesty, integrity

Reversed position:

leadership skills, seeing through falsehood and hypocrisy, fighting depression, reinforcement, being on the right path, new approach, the need of personal fulfillment and self – development

 topaz

2. FIRE AGATE

Zodiac sign: Scorpio, Sagittarius, Libra / planet: Neptune, Sun

Regular position:

INSPIRATION, new ideas, eagerness, the beginning of work, movement, impulse, birth of an idea, high self-esteem, family house, family, purification

Reversed position:

embarrassment, hidden skills, blocked development, waiting too long for the right moment, lack of fulfillment, lack of support from the loved ones, toxic family, lack of understanding from the relatives

 fire agate

3. CITRINE

Zodiac sign: Leo, Gemini, Taurus/ planet: Neptune, Sun

Regular position:

JOY,  lightness, pleasure, nice event, kindness, joyous confidence, relaxation, joy of living, accepting past experiences, self-acceptance, easiness of socializing, meeting friends, a cheerful friend

Reversed position:

recklessness, a silly and not serious person, instability, volatility, fear, nightmares, feeling gloomy, isolation, jealousy

 citrine

4. AMBER

Zodiac sign: Gemini, Leo, Virgo / planet: Sun, Mercury

Regular position:

SETTLEMENT, stabilization, house, respecting tradition, finding your own place, attraction, liking, optimism, good health, serene thoughts, the sun, favour, kindness, trust, children, childlike joy, verification of judgement, biotherapy

Reversed position:

cooling relations, coldness, lack of support, vague goal, longing, lack of flexibility, insensitivity, victim, necessity to start treatment

 amber

5. TIGER’S EYE

Zodiac sign: Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius/ planet: Mercury

Regular position:

VIGILANCE, acting quickly, independence, getting ready to leave the family house, understanding the nature of oneself, overcoming limitations, training, character building, manifestion of personality, self – control, a warrior, a disciple, a teenager, youth

Reversed position:

timidity, indecision, immaturity, uncertainty, lack of preparation, exam, test of character, aggression, anger, trick, hypochondria

 tigers eye

6. SMOKY QUARTZ

Zodiac sign: Capricorn/ planet: Earth

Regular position:

BALANCE, connection, fructification, earthly affairs, finding path, making a choice, task solved, getting to the core of a matter, modesty, credibility, seeing the deeper meaning

Reversed position:

blockade, being lost, blurred vision, lack of safety, low self – esteem, searching for oneself, materialism, avarice, imprisonment, confusion

 smoky quartz

7. SUNSTONE (OLIGOCLASE)

Zodiac sign: Aquarius/ planet: Sun

Regular position:

HERITAGE, wealth, abundance, money, exposing falsehood, a witness, the wisdom of ancestors, testament, longevity, wise advice, vacation, satisfaction, dance, singing, happy celebration, wedding party

Reversed position:

involvement in the issues of other people, unclear situation, unofficial groups, avoidance, lack of energy, old age, weakening, time before vacation

sunstone

BLUE AND PURPLE GEMSTONES

BLUE AND PURPLE GEMSTONES

1. SAPPHIRE

Zodiac sign: Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius/ planet: Jupiter, Uranus

Regular position:

PEACE, spirituality, calming down, gentleness, stability, faith, trust, selflessness, goodwill, marriage, a saint, an authority figure, agreement, settlement, co – operation

Reversed position:

learning from mistakes, dispute, necessity to organise matters in your life, discovering betrayal, a false prophet, fighting insanity and fear, casting demons out

 sapphire

2. LAPIS LAZULI

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius, Virgo/ planet: Jupiter

Regular position:

ONENESS, motherhood, a parent, care, friendship, faithfulness, finding purpose in life, mission, self – expressing, connection, conception, fertility, mystery

Reversed position:

lifting veil of secrecy, searching, contacting the spiritual world, being oversensitive, intimidation, lack of understanding, searching for friendship, feeling overwhelmed by the amount of matters

 lapis lazuli

3. AMETHYST

Zodiac sign: Pisces, Aquarius, Aries/ planet: Neptune, Jupiter

Regular position:

CHARITY, service, prayer, mystical experiences, broaden awareness, awakening, faith, making wishes come true, forgiveness, abstinence, clear thinking, working hard, modesty, humbleness, a priest, a church, prophetic dreams

Reversed position:

mistrust, caution, escaping reality, addiction, gambling, alcoholism, remembrance of past matters, penance, insomnia

amethyst

4. TURQUOISE

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius/ planet: Saturn, Uranus (green), Jupiter (dark)

Regular position:

FREEDOM, independence, being open, success in action, serenity, optimism, self – control, balance, friendship, a guardian, a cheerful person

Reversed position:

fight, fear, pessimism, lack of family, detachment, limitation, imprisonment, security risk, calling for help, downfall

 turquoise

5. FLUORITE

Zodiac sign: Pisces (purple), Aquarius (light blue)/ planet: Jupiter

Regular position:

TRANSFORMATION, job, being strongly engaged in doing something, fulfillment at work, an open and fertile mind, accuracy, building, understanding, vast horizons, an architect, a genius, a hardworking person

Reversed position:

neglecting your loved ones, lack of entertainment, a workoholic, need for relaxation, being overworked, repetitive actions, feeling trapped in daily routines, being tired   

 fluorite

6. AQUAMARINE

Zodiac sign: Aquarius, Pisces, Gemini, Libra/ planet: Uranus

Regular position:

TRAVELLING, vast horizons, unlimited  self – expression, discovering new things, assimilating new ideas, clear mind, a clairvoyant, a future – oriented person, looking to the future, team work, purity of intention, compassion, gentleness, contacting angels, exploring the world, an explorer, exoticism

Reversed position:

analytical thinking, emotional coldness, lack of involvement into social issues, detachment, alienation, lack of foresight, corrupted mind

aquamarine

7. SODALITE

Zodiac sign: Virgo, Sagittarius / planet: Uranus

Regular position:

INFINITY, beginning of self – awareness, death and rebirth, reincarnation, justice, profound insight, life in accordance to the rules, loyalty to the ideals

Reversed position:

darkness, inertia, sleepiness, recovery, dark side of femininity, being fanatic, encounter with the unknown, unconsciousness, loss of consciousness, traumatic experiences, clinical death

sodalite

CLEAR AND WHITE GEMSTONES

CLEAR AND WHITE GEMS

1. DIAMOND

Zodiac sign: Leo, Aries/ planet: Sun

Regular position:

AWARENESS, enlightenment, fullness, firmness, invariability, fidelity, strong character, power, might, long life, balanced growth, consequence, sage, teacher

Reversed position:

striving for perfection, inner work, difficult personality, fighting temptations, burning out, lack of distance, losing clarity of purpose, danger of succumbing to negative influences

 diamond

2. RUTILE IN QUARTZ

Zodiac sign: Aquarius/ planet: Venus, Uranus

Regular position:

ART, beauty, elegance, artistic talent, inspiration, aesthetic experiences, making a choice, breaking out of the scheme, harmony, personal charm, originality, emotionality, spontaneity, fascination, femininity, love of a woman, a creator, an artist, an eccentric

Reversed position:

superficiality, arrogance, ignorance, posturing, a weirdo, vanity, falseness, vulgarity, lack of tact, doing something despite lack of skills, blockade, lack of consequence, incoherence

 rutile in quartz

3. MOUNTAIN CRYSTAL

Zodiac sign: Gemini, Capricorn/ planet: cosmic energy

Regular position:

HEALING, energy flowing, contact with nature, health, surge of strength, balance in body, purification, clarity of thought, helping others, honesty, righteousness, purity of intention, predicting future, meditation, a healer, a physician, a medicine – man, a nurse

Reversed position:

generating negative energies, manipulation, necessity to organise matters, prioritising, necessity to improve life, medical examination, treatment, searching for alternative methods of treatment, expecting help, feeling powerless, illness

 mountain crystal

4. MOSS AGATE

Zodiac sign: Taurus, Gemini/ planet: Moon

Regular position:

SAFETY, protection, peace, rest, removing obstacles, self – control, kindness, favourable conditions to achieve goals, nice dreams, finding purpose in everyday life, good communication with people, satisfaction with life, a garden, a forest, beneficial contact with nature, a gardener, a woodsman, a farmer

Reversed position:

overwork, lack of time, lack of sleep, pursuit for money, being in two minds about something, a desire to escape the world, influence of other people, anxiety, uncertainty, detachment from roots, wandering

 moss agate

5. MAGNESITE

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius, Virgo, Aquarius/ planet: Mercury, Moon

Regular position:

PERMEATION, intuition, gentleness, deep insight into the thoughts and mysteries of other people, premonition, subtlety, kindness, being ready to change, a bride, a wedding party, marriage, a girl, meeting female friends

Reversed position:

coldness, an insensitive woman, dead emotion, frigidity, futile action, isolation, inability to adapt to changing circumstances, change against will, undiscovered secret, unattainable goal, spirit

magnesite

6. PRECIOUS OPAL

Zodiac sign: Cancer, Aquarius/ planet: Neptune, Moon

Regular position:

MERCY, gifting, possibilities, devoting oneself to an idea, noticing change, vocation, boundless devotion, great selfless love

Reversed position:

daydreaming, feeling lost, instability, coercion, egocentrism, falseness, hypocrisy, an insincere person, a thief, a trickster

precious opal

7. MOONSTONE

Zodiac sign: Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces/ planet: Moon

Regular position:

SELF – KNOWLEDGE, influence of female energy, femininity, change, white magic, correct action performed in correct timing, safe journey

Reversed position:

imagination, lack of support, confusion, weakness, gossip, slander, putting a spell, letting emotions control you, good luck, the beginning of something that will bring success in the future, long term planning

moonstone

HOW TO USE GEMSTONE ORACLE CARDS

HOW TO USE GEMSTONE ORACLE CARDS?

I have written a post about how to use cards, you may want to recall the advice in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. Here is the information taken from the booklet to the deck Gemstones Predict Future:

MEANING OF CARDS

In the booklet you will find descriptions of divinationary meanings, zodiac signs and planets traditionally associated with the stone are provided next to its name. Below a specific meaning of the card in a regular and reversed position is presented, the first word, written in capital letters, is the basic and most important essence of the stone. While interpreting a spread you are to choose the adequate meaning from all of the ones provided. Your intuition and experience acquired by regular excersising will help you find a precise interpretation. Good luck!

Gemstones have been divided into six groups containing the stones of the following colours:

1. white and clear

2. blue and purple

3. yellow, orange and brown

4. green

5. red and pink

6. black and grey

Each of the colour groups contains seven gemstones placed in order 1 – 7. Thus each gemstone is characterised by the number which corresponds to its position in a group and adds additional symbolic meaning.

Number One is a kind of ‘ace’, stones numbered as One are the ones of purest vibration in each group.

Number Two signifies division and movement.

Number Three stands for synthesis and spirituality.

Number Four indicates matter and Earth.

Number Five represents excellence and human being.

Number Six marks balance and intuition.

Number Seven states fulfilment and a full circle.

There is a sign on each card presenting its number; all these signs have been created from sections making the symbol of number. Here are the symbolic representations of  cards’ numerical value.

one 1  – One

two 2 – Two

three 3 – Three

four 4 – Four

five 5 – Five

six 6 – Six

seven 7 – Seven

I HAVE PERSONAL REQUEST FOR YOU

All of you who read the cycle about gemstones, especially English native speakers: could you please give me feedback about the text? Is it comprehensible? Are there any expressions or phrases that are not clear for you? Are there any things that could be expressed better or more naturally in English?

I am planning to offer this translation to a publishing house so I want it to be as good as possible. Thank you in advance for your remarks!

gems cards