CORAL - Garden of the Sea
Coral is not a true gemstone, but a product of marine life. However, it is used as a gem since prehistoric times. With a history of religious meaning, like being one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures. Coral was long thought to be a strong talisman against evil spirits and hurricanes. It is also said to reduce blood flow, help anemia, and is thought to give wisdom and prevent madness and is linked with the planets Venus and Mars.
It was often worn by children in the Middle Ages to protect them from evil. Ancient civilizations used Red Coral extensively for medicinal purposes. It was ground to a fine powder and mixed with various substances such as honey, milk, ghee, sugar, and other items depending upon the illness. It was supposed to cure sterility, quiet and calm the mind, stimulate intuition, and bring about emotional healing. Some cultures feel that Red Coral nourishes the blood and strengthens the skeleton.
Coral brings inner peace and settles our emotions. It facilitates intuition and visualization, and may protect us from despondency. Red coral is said to both calm and alleviate depression. Coral in general is supposed to change adverse mental and emotional situations, such as nightmares, anger, and fear, into more beneficial conditions, including intelligence and bravery. Wicca expert Scott Cunningham writes in "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic" that placing Coral under our pillow is supposed to help us sleep peacefully. Red Coral also supposedly serves as protection against curses.
Red Coral especially opens and activates our Base/Root chakra, stimulating the energetic pursuit of predetermined goals! Crystal healers use Coral for many different medical problems. Ancient history shows Coral given to patients internally through the use of coral oxide to cure coughs, fever, headache, problems with the liver, and eye issues. It is used to heal menstrual and fertility concerns. Coral also is used to help arthritis pain in elderly people. Some believe wearing Coral jewelry encourages good circulation of the blood and helps with depression.
♥Key Signature Essences: passion, romance, strength, calming, inner peace, intuition, visualization, balances, bravery, courage, protection, and wisdom
♥Energy Centers/Chakras in the body: Base of the Spine/Root - 1st Energy center/Chakra
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