Ask Charla: Can You Tell Me about My Diamond Birthstone?
Welcome to another edition of ‘Ask Charla.′ You know, here at Astrology Answers I get a lot of questions from all corners of the globe; things to do with love and romance, chakras, tarot, astrology, numerology; if it’s metaphysical, then someone at some time has asked it!
Can you tell me more about my birthstone, diamond?
I’m very pleased you asked, that, and yes, I can! It’s not as straightforward as you might think though, because there’s really not anything particularly traditional about our modern-day birthstone associations. Different cultures, and even different time periods, attribute different stones to different months and even different periods in those months.
However, if you want to wear a stone for empowerment, and that stone just happens to be a diamond, then you’re in really good company!
You’ve heard Marilyn Monroe sing about diamonds being a girl’s best friend, and there is a bit of truth in that! It’s one of the hardest gemstones, the only one that scores a 10 on the scale of hardness. Diamond is made from carbon, which is the primary element in life forms. It’s considered to be a symbol of wealth and abundance.
It represents purity, innocence, and true love, which is why it’s often exchanged when couples get engaged or married. Set in gold and worn on the left side of the body, it’s believed to strengthen fidelity and devotion, and promote truth and trust.
Wearing diamonds is said to help calm the nerves, and prevent the mind from becoming overactive and delusional. Diamonds worn while sleeping help ward off nightmares. A diamond can be used in a similar fashion as incense or smudge to clear unwanted energy residue from a room. Raw crystals are better, but if all you have is a cut and faceted gemstone, that will work.
Even though diamond is a healing stone on its own, it’s best used to support the healing and beneficial properties of other stones, which is one reason why you often see it set in jewelry with other gems. It strengthens the energies of the other stones, allowing their vibration to be pinpointed where it is needed the most.
Diamonds are excellent when it comes to helping the body get rid of waste and unwanted energy residue. Think of diamonds as an amplifier. If you’re happy, they’ll make you happier. If you’re jealous, they’ll magnify that jealousy.
If you’re particularly empathetic to your surroundings, you might want to remove your diamond jewelry if you’re having a bad day, so that you have the chance to get your energies balanced. Once you start feeling better about things, put the diamonds on again, to feed that positive energy.
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Chakra Energy and the Subtle Body
Diamonds resonate with the crown chakra, and the causal layer of your subtle body. This is where you make the connection with your divinity, where the blueprint for your life can be accessed. This is also where you liaise with your guardian angels, and diamonds are wonderful tools for making that link.
Diamonds are believed to carry the energies of your guardian angels to you, to help you find your life’s purpose so that you’re able to manifest your bliss.
There are other stones that will resonate with you according to your birthday; you don’t have to stick with diamond! Have a look to see what stones are ruled by your Sun sign, and check out the associated stones in other traditions, too.
Remember that a herkimer diamond—which is a form of quartz—carries a lot of the same energy signature as a diamond, and might be easier on the bank account when it comes to obtaining crystals to use for chakra balancing and crystal healing!
Related Article: Harnessing the Energy of Your Zodiac Birthstone