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Crystals, Rocks, Gemstones

Crystals, Rocks and Gemstones

Since the dawn of civilisation, gems and crystals were considered valuable, be it because they are beautiful or because of the properties they were believed to possess.

Over the centuries many correspondences have been made to the gem and crystal world, there are stones for every zodiac sign, planet, chakra, season, day, hour, state of being etc.

We find gems mentioned in the bible, the breastplate of Aaron, the high priest with its 12 gemstones representing the 12 tribes of Israel in Exodus 39 and the list of foundation stones given in Revelation 21. These are said to correspond to the 12 zodiac signs.

In the 11th Century Al-Biruni, the Persian mathematician, philosopher and astrologer wrote a treatise on Mineralogy and classified gemstones using scientific methods.

In 1647 the English Astrologer, William Lilly published Christian Astrology where among other things we find lists of gemstone rulerships for zodiac signs and planets.

I reproduce here a list of tables of correspondences from the book "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones" by George Frederick Kunz.

As they say, different strokes for different folks. Below is a list of gem correspondences for the 12 months from various traditions:

Gem stones according to Jews, Romans, Isidore of Seville, Arabs, Poles, Russians, Italians. 18-19th Cent

The 12 stones on the breastplate, related to the 12 tribes, the 12 zodiac signs and the 12 months:

Gemstones Aaron's breastplate, 12 Tribes of Israel, Zodiac Signs, Months

There are several lists for both the breastplate gems and the foundation stones, each slightly different from the rest (this is because bible translations and stone identification vary). Below is another version:

 Gemstones breastplate, foundation stones, authorised version

Gems for the 4 Seasons:

Crystals, Gemstones for the 4 seasons, spring, summer, autumn, winter

Sentiments of the 12 months:

Gemstone Sentiments - natal stone, guardian angel, talismanic gem, special apostle, apostolic gem, zodiac sign, flower

The Hindu version:

hindu gemstones classification

Gems for each day of the week:

zodiac signs in hebrew, gem stones for weekdays, sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday

zodiac signs in hebrew, gem stones for weekdays, sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday

Phenomenal Gems for each day of the week:

birthstones, phenomenal gems for the days of the week

Gems for every Hour of the Day and Wedding Anniversaries:

Gems for hours, day, night and gemstones for wedding aniversaries

Gemstone correspondences for the Sun, Moon and planets:

Planetary influences of gemstones and crystals

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