Mysterious and beautiful, shining like stars, radiant like the Sun, precious stones have always been attractive to people. Legends were made about them, they wrote poems and books, they died for them. Kings and princes piled up heaps of treasures, inserted emeralds, sapphires, pearls into crowns and thrones. Especially famous stones were world famous and represented the state treasure, one of the foundations of the prestige of the country and the monarch. In the West, precious stones are, first of all, the purity of water, the number of carats and the perfection of form, that is, everything that is associated with price, ultimately – with earthly power and power. In the East, precious stones were worshiped as living creatures, they were studied and classified, used in medicine and in life strategy. There they discovered the laws of action of stones, compiled detailed lists of their varieties, associated their actions with astrological factors. Each stone refers to a particular planet or star. Due to its crystalline structure, it focuses their energy on the earthly plane and then gives it to a person. Astrology teaches when and how to apply certain stones.
This ancient art was forgotten and then revived by Spanish astrologers, first of all, the famous Tito Masia, under whose leadership the “Lapidarium” by Alfonso X the Wise, an ancient treatise on gemmo astrology dating back to the 13th century, was translated and published. The use of stones is purely individual and the decision about this is made on the basis of a specific horoscope. The results are often surprising. However, an “overdose” of the impact of the stone can lead to an imbalance in the body: one must observe the measure and not spur the horse of fate, but only gently guide it. Seven Rays of the Magic Diadem: Esoteric Classification of Stones Traditionally, celestial energies were aligned on a scale of seven rays, in accordance with the seven visible planets, including the luminaries.
In general, a seven-level view of the structure of man and the cosmos was established in human consciousness even in Egyptian times – and perhaps even earlier. We split the light into seven colors, create music from seven notes, divide the week into seven days. Precious stones in the ancient oriental teachings are also divided into seven varieties along the Seven Rays. and before. We split the light into seven colors, create music from seven notes, divide the week into seven days. Precious stones in the ancient oriental teachings are also divided into seven varieties along the Seven Rays. and before. We split the light into seven colors, create music from seven notes, divide the week into seven days. Precious stones in the ancient oriental teachings are also divided into seven varieties along the Seven Rays.
The first Ray comes from the Sun and carries bright, life-affirming solar energy. The sun is the main giver of life, the source of will and individuality. It is associated with stones of a yellowish, golden color, containing gold, magnesium, sulfur or zirconium. These are, for example, topaz, citrine, sapphire, amber, pyrite.
The second Ray is bestowed by the Moon. It is feminine, nocturnal energy, changeable, watery, soft. It is associated with white, mother-of-pearl, silvery stones, or those that contain silver, calcium, bismuth, potassium. These are stones such as white quartz, adularia, white coral, pearls. This category included the fatal Moonstone from Wilkie Collins’ novel.
The third ray is associated with Mercury – the planet of information processing, movement, clarity of movement, intelligence, trade and commerce. The nature of the Third Ray includes stones of orange, colored or light grayish shades, or stones containing combinations of phosphorus, fluorine, arsenic or manganese, for example: agate, carnelian, cat’s eye, labrador (bull’s eye).
Venus , the planet of love, beauty, seduction, femininity – and war – sends out a beautiful Fourth Ray . Stones green, pink, pastel, or those containing elements such as copper, nickel, antimony, beryl, silicon – these are the stones of Venus . This is an emerald – the most famous and most valuable of the stones, olivine, amazonite, chrysoprase.
Red, garnet stones, or containing iron, cobalt, titanium, such as ruby, garnet, spinel, hematite, belong to the Fifth Ray and are of the nature of Mars – the planet of energy, aggression, masculinity.
Transparent, colorless, blue stones, or those with an admixture of tin, oxygen, nitrogen or chromium, belong to the nature of the Sixth Ray or Jupiter – a planet associated with expanding opportunities and prospects, with luck, with spiritual growth. These are lazulite, sodalite, lapis lazuli, rock crystal. Finally, stones of dark, lead, black colors or containing carbon, boron, lead, belong to the nature of the Seventh Ray or Saturn – the planet of fulfillment of timing, patience and wisdom. These are black onyx, jet, obsidian, black coral.