Beryl is well-known for its perfect six-sided crystals known as hexagons. It crystallizes in a number of different forms including:
-Prismatic Crystals: Having four or more sides that are similar in length and width; usually elongated in one direction; sometimes striated length-wise.
-Tabular Crystals: Flat, tough, four-sided crystals.
-Platy Crystals: Small, flat, and flaky.
-Columnar Aggregates: Parallel, slender, compact, adjoining crystals.
-Massive Crystals: Having no particular shape.
There are several varieties of beryl each of which is named based on its color. These varieties include:
-Golden Beryl: Golden yellow.
-Emerald: Green to dark green.
-Heliodor: Yellow, yellow-green, and brown.
-Red Beryl: Deep red (this specimen is only found in Utah in the US).
-Aquamarine: Light blue to dark blue and blue-green.
-Morganite: Pink to light purple.
-Goshenite: Colorless to white.
-Bixbite: Strawberry red.
-Green Beryl: Pale green.
-Peach Beryl: Orange-pink.
The message that beryl communicates is that there is no barrier in any situation that confidence and commitment cannot settle. The only factor necessary is that one stay open minded to the solution.
Beryl can be found in several different locations including Columbia, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, and California in the United States. It is a stone that is said to have been used in the breastplate of the high priest.
Metaphysical Properties of Beryl
Golden Beryl is known as the seer’s stone and is used for ritual magic. It also aids in scrying (crystal gazing) and magical workings.
-Symbolizes integrity in all aspects on all planes of being.
-Presents initiative and autonomy in thought and action.
-Opens and activates the crown and solar plexus chakras.
-Encourages the will to succeed, even when ones courage falls short.
-Provides for the combining of the intellect with spirituality.
Pink Beryl includes a crystal called morganite that attracts and maintains love.
-Dispels any conscious or unconscious opposition to healing.
-Cleanses and activates the heart chakra.
Red Beryl includes a crystal called bixbite.
-Opens and activates the base chakra.
Healing Properties of Beryl
-Used in the treatment of disorders of the heart and spine.
-Helpful in treating concussions and damage to the cranial portion of the head.
-Reinforces the circulatory and respiratory systems.
-On a psychological level it enhances courage, reduces stress, and calms the mind.
-Supports the organs involved in elimination.
-Used in treating TB (tuberculosis), asthma, vertigo, impotence, emphysema, and lung blockages.
-Strengthens the body’s resistance to toxins and contaminants.
The astrological sign for beryl is Leo. It vibrates to the number one.
Melody. (1995). Love is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals. Wheat Ridge, Colorado: Earth-Love Publishing House.