When the Chinese heavenly god and the Chinese earth god decided to create Chinese Astrology and associate Chinese horoscope signs with animals of planet earth, they concluded that each Chinese horoscope sign would need a sort of a powerful material that would not only represent the sign itself, but it would also develop a strong connection (spiritual relationship) with individuals that belong to that sign.
So the great Chinese gods collected the twelve most valuable and powerful gem stones on planet earth. These where: Garnet, Aquamarine, Sapphire, Pearl, Amethyst, Opal, Topaz, Emerald, Peridot, Citrine, Diamond and Ruby. Then by studying the attributes of the gem stones they assigned each gem to a Chinese Horoscope sign. These gem stones would protect and bring luck to the possessor. Let’s talk about the attributes of the last six lucky Chinese horoscope gem stones and their association with Chinese Astrology and culture.
Lucky gem stone: Topaz
Associated Chinese horoscope sign: Horse
Attributes: Topaz is associated with courage, confidence, creativity, relaxation and security. And indeed Topaz is a powerful gem stone that Chinese use to overcome all fears and achieve all kinds of amazing goals. Topaz is also a great gem stone for artists, fashion people, architects, writers or decorators and everyone who needs an increased amount of imagination and creativity. Topaz has a yellow-golden color. An old Chinese legend claims that Topaz can help you think higher and deeper and can also show you how to overcome all obstacles that may stand in your way. Traditional Chinese doctors use it extensively to cure mental disorders or brain conditions.
Lucky gem stone: Emerald
Associated Chinese horoscope sign: Sheep
Attributes: Emerald symbolizes the mother of all goddesses. It is associated with love, money and wealth, beauty, integrity, self knowledge, truth, justice and rarity. Chinese believe that it is a powerful gem stone that will bring prosperity, increased sexual capabilities and potency. It is used to attract members of the opposite sex and find pure and true love. A Chinese legend clearly states that the emerald is “The Gem Stone of Truth” and if your heart deserves it, then the emerald will help you find the eternal truth. Chinese believe that the use of emeralds, combined with the careful use of candles can attract and conquer every heart and soul. Emeralds are also great natural antidepressants that will increase mental clarity and perception. This rare green gem stone is also used for people who find it hard telling the truth.
Lucky gem stone: Peridot
Associated Chinese horoscope sign: Monkey
Attributes: Peridot is a unique gem stone that is deeply associated with marriage, mental health, spirituality, maturity, mysticism, jealousy, channeling and visions. It is considered very mysterious and powerful. Chinese use to fight the jealousy and envy of evil people. Ancient Chinese soldiers used it to sooth their anger since it was a rule of thumb that you should never attack or fight when you are angry. Peridot is also used in every Chinese wedding for the purpose of marital happiness and complete sexual life. The couple wears hand-made peridot jewelry during the wedding ceremony. Chinese tradition refers to the Peridot as “The Ego Stone” because of its rare ability to heal a damaged ego.
Lucky gem stone: Citrine
Associated Chinese horoscope sign: Rooster
Attributes: Citrine is generally associated with abundance, creation and creativity, academics, intellectuality, science, prosperity, success, education and true wisdom. According to Chinese legends Citrine is “The Stone of Success” and it should be given to generous people only. Citrine jewelry was deeply appreciated by ancient Chinese emperors for their ability to increase intellectual capabilities and broaden the mind. Today Citrine is used by modern Chinese students to help them succeed on exams. Many Chinese professors and teachers also use it when lecturing. Citrine is widely used in China during gem stone healing sessions to produce feelings and emotions and thoughts of abundance.
Lucky gem stone: Diamond
Associated Chinese horoscope sign: Dog
Attributes: Diamond is a valuable stone associated with power, protection, strength, courage, loyalty, friendship, originality, purity, fidelity and innocence. Chinese consider the diamond’s association with purity and power, divine. It is actually what makes it an excellent and popular gift for all occasions. Diamonds are powerful guards against evil according to the Chinese culture. A Chinese legend refers to the diamond as “The Stone of Morality”. In China today, People who can afford it wear diamonds because they believe that this magical stone enhances and intensifies the qualities of the wearer. A traditional contest of the “Rearmost Diamond” is held every year as a celebration in many parts of China. Chinese believe that one of the winners will fight in the higher world of spirits, to become the next leader of China.
Lucky gem stone: Ruby
Associated Chinese horoscope sign: Pig
Attributes: Ruby is associated with fortune, health, glory, fame, blood, heat, tactics, courage, intelligence and leadership. Chinese use it to send away negative energy and bad fortune. A Ruby can also be used as a precaution measure against illnesses and health conditions. Chinese legends tell us that the Ruby is “The Stone of the Famous” and that it can show you how to become well known in every part of the world. Chinese emperors loved the ruby and where always inspired by it. The Ruby is used today by traditional Chinese doctors to stabilize blood pressure and cure all blood related problems. It is also well known to Chinese Physicians for its ability to increase body heat.
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