June Birthstone – Pearl
June 4, 2014 Leave a comment
Those born in the month of June are lucky to have the only birthstone that isn’t a stone. The pearl is created by certain mollusks as a defence against infections. Unfortunately, the creature must be killed in order to obtain the stone. For this reason, there is an alternative to the pearl – the Moonstone.
The pearl has long been the symbol of purity. Ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the harden tears of joy from Aphrodite. Wearing pearls suggests chastity, modesty and stable marriage relationships. They come in a wide variety of colours such as black, grey and all the way up to the familiar creamy-white tones.
Element: Water, Akasha
Deities: All oceanic deities, although the pearl is more goddess-oriented. Also associated with sky goddesses.
Chakra: Third Chakra – Solar Plexus
Associated Metals: Silver
Lore: Pearls, like jet, amber, and mother-of-pearl, are the product of a living creature. It is said that they can change bad fortune into good, and enhanced virility and the ability to attract the help of influential people. Because a living creature must be killed in order to acquire the gem, many people feel that there is a bad Karma in owning them.
*Personal Note* I own a pearl ring. It was originally owned by my Mother-in-law’s aunt and given to me after she died. I keep it in my jewellry box and don’t wear it.
*Additional information provided by Scott Cunningham’s Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic*