May 2013 - The Gemstones of May

The origin of birthstones has been said to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. There are numerous legends and myths surrounding the healing powers of birthstones, and their therapeutic influence. According to some of these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightens its healing powers.

The following gemstones are known to be connected to the month of May: Emerald is the traditional birthstone, while Amber, Aventurine, Sapphire, Chrysoprase and Turquoise also share some aspects of the spotlight as they relate to stars, planets and mystical applications. The essences made from these May birthstones stimulate a greater flow of energy throughout the body, assist us in connecting more easily and deeply with the planet through our hearts, and help us open to and receive more love and support from the Divine Mother and the spiritual realms. They can also bring stability and grounding to our lives as we move through the transformational shifts ahead.

Read more in the newsletter - May 2013