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۞ Emerald is the Birthstone of Behenian Fixed Star Spica.

۞ Position of Behenian Fixed Star Spica in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 23°47′ Libra.

۞ Emerald is the is the Biblical “Bareket” and the Tribal Stone of Levi, which was in the Breastplate of the High Priest.

۞ The Hebrew word “Bareket” means both “Shining” and also “Lightning”. Traditionaly the Emerald/Bareket was used as a talisman for protection against lightning and electrification.

۞ Emerald/Bareket was also used as a talisman for clarity of thought, memory enhancement and victory in war.

۞ Emerald/Bareket facilitates beneficial dreams, bestows wisdom on the foolish and adds a shine to one’s eyes.

۞ Emerald is known as a “stone of successful love”. It is said to provide for domestic bliss and to instill both sensitivity and loyalty within the self and within others. It can be used to enhance the memory and to stimulate the use of greater mental capacity. The emerald helps to combine intelligence with discernment, allowing for the choice of “right” action to be the only choice available. [Melody]

۞ Emerald is also known as the “Stone of Fidelity and Inner Beauty”.

۞ Traditionally, Emerald has also been referred to as the Travelers Protection Stone.

۞ The Sumerians said that if an emerald was worn in a ring on the little finger of the left hand, it would cure inflammation of the eyes. During the time of Hippocrates, emeralds were crushed into a fine powder and made into an eye lotion.

۞ Emerald is considered worldwide to be a Master Healer Gemstone. Paracelsus recommended the emerald be ground up with laudanum, an opium derivative, as a medicine for certain fevers and ailments. There are many ailments that are believed to be cured by emeralds. Disorders that emeralds have been used for include colic, burns, ulcers, headaches, tension, influenza, epilepsy, high blood pressure, heart disorders, neuralgia, cancer, skin disorders, dysentery, syphilis, fevers, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, asthma and anemia. The emerald was also once prized as an antidote in cases of poisoning. Even today, the powder of poorer quality emeralds is used in folk medicines in China.