Jade


Cinnamon Moon 1
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Joined: 16 Oct 2003, 23:40

13 Nov 2005, 01:37 #1

Jade:


*Symbol of forthrightness and immortality. In past centuries, in India, only men of integrity and highest moral character were permitted to wear jade. It is a
sacred stone for the Chinese and Japanese. Characterized by many curative powers and a preventative for disagreeable dreams.




*Helps the individual to become more articulate. Gives courage, wisdom, sensitivity and increases psychic abilities.




*Said to be of help in relieving kidney complaints. Yellow jade is believed to aid a poor digestion. When worn as a piece of jewelry, jade is thought to
provide protection from one's enemies. In ancient China and ancient Egypt it was widely used as a talisman to attract good fortune, friendship, and
loyalty.




*Scott Cunningham:


Spanish: "Stone of the Flank"


Receptive, Venus, Water, Kwan Yin, Maat, Buddha, Love, Healing, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Gardening, Prosperity, Money.




Ritual Lore:


Jade has been used to create musical instruments, including xylophonesm, gongs and wind chimes. When the stone is struck it produces a resonant tone. Such
instruments were used in ritual in China, throughout Africa and by the Hopi Indians. Jade was and is a sacred stone in China. Altars of the Moon and Earth were
fashioned of jade, as were images of Buddha and various deities. The stone was often included in grave goods in China because it was thought to lend vitality
to the deceased. Jade carved in the image of two men was exchanged between males as a token of friendship.




In New Zealand, the Maori carve nephrite (a stone related to jade) into images of ancestral figures, usually set twith mother-of-pearl eyes. Called hei tiki,
these figures are worn on ceremonial occasions. The stone itself is considered to be fortunate.




Jade is believed to have the power over the weather. It was thrown into water with great force in order to bring mist, rain, or snow.




Magical Uses:


An ancient love-attracting stone, carved into a butterfly in China, it is worn to draw love, or is given to another in the hope of obtaining love. It was a
frequent engagement gift from woman to man. Jade is also presented by a man to his bride before their wedding.




The soothing green color of jade is also healing. Wearing the stone helps the body to heal itself while working through the underlying, nonphysical problems
which manifested the disease. It is particularly helpful for kidney, heart and stomach complaints.




Jade can be used to prevent disease and health troubles. The ancient Mayans wore jade amulets to guard against kidney disease and bladder problems. The Chinese
sensed in jade the power to prolong life. It was carved into images such a bats, bears and storks and worn for this purpose. Likewise, jade bowls were used in
meals because the Chinese believed the stone's energy permeated the food before it was consumed.




A piece of jade worn while gardening to improve the health of the plants. Four pieces of jade buried along the garden's perimeter are also effective for
this purpose.




Wearing jade can bring money into your life. Charge a jade pendant or ring with money-attracting energies, then wear it and consciously allow yourself to
receive money. Create a positive attitude toward money and visualize yourself using it productively, creatively. Gloomy visions of the "problems"
money brings will effectively cut you off from it. When contemplating a business deal, hold a piece of jade in your receptive hand for a few moments. Be
infused with its prosperous energies. Then decide which course to take.




Jade is worn, carried, or placed against the third eye to receive wisdom...the assimilated knowledge rightly applied or withheld. Jade strengthens the mental
faculties and helps reasoning. This stone is also protective, guarding against accidents and mishaps which proper attentiveness can avert. It is also placed on
the altar with purple candles or worn during defensive magic.
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