“The emerald is cool, good in poisoning, sweet and purgative, helps digestion, cures biliousness, removes disrelish, is nutritious, and wards off spectral influence.” – Mani Mala, Part II, 70. “Such emeralds cleanse men of all sin.” – Mani Mala, Part I, 375. “According to the authorities the emerald causes increase of wealth, brings about success in war, cures cases of poisoning and renders successful the rites performed according to the Atharva-Veda.” – Mani Mala, Part I, 376.
Emerald is recommended for strengthening the planet Mercury. It greatly increases the powers of intellectual focus and communication. This can be an important and necessary benefit for writers, speakers, entertainers, business people and those in the various fields of communication. Most people find that emeralds give a magical quality to their ability to intellectually be present and connect more fully with what their eyes visually take in.
Emeralds also strengthen the nervous system ,and on the physical side, purify the blood and skin. They are often used by healers to increase positive life-energy flow because of emeralds' magical abilities to heal the Auric field of the body and mind. Emeralds often have many imperfections and are expensive to obtain in less flawed. Emeralds should be fairly "clear" to the eye for healing purposes. However, some imperfections are not harmful and do not impede the stone's natural vibrations. Color and clarity do reflect the energy of the emerald quite accurately and a reasonably, clean emerald is preferable and very noticeable.
Sources of emeralds are Colombia and Brazil, India, Africa (Zambian and Tanzanian are often the best), Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt and Russia.
Green Tourmaline, Peridot and Tsavorite.
(Green tourmaline is the best substitute for emerald, although the potency is considerably lesser than the emerald).
Mercury Planetary Mantra = Om Bum Budhaya Namaha (ohm boom boodhiyah nahmahhah)
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