Jade has been used for eons in China and Central America as an ornamental and religious stone of deep significance.
Jade is a name that was applied to ornamental stones that were being brought to Europe from China and Central America. It wasn't until 1863 that it was realised that the name "Jade" was being applied to two different minerals, Jadeite and Nephrite.
Jadeite is a sodium aluminium iron silicate belonging to the pyroxene group of minerals and Nephrite is a calcium magnesium iron silicate hydroxide belonging to the amphibole group of minerals and is a variety of Actinolite.
Jadeite has many colour varieties, and while green jadeite is most recognisable as jade, it is also found as a greyish green, red, orange, yellow, white, a pale blue-grey and a pale purple. Jadeite is translucent with a vitreous lustre and occurs as fine grained fibrous crystals. Jadeite is found in Myanmar, Mexico, Japan, Tibet and the USA.
Nephrite is more abundant than jadeite and has only a few colour varieties, ranging from creamy white to green. Nephrite is vitreous and occurs as fibrous masses. Nephrite is found in Russia, China, New Zealand, Canada and Taiwan.
Nephrite is creamy to opaque and is slightly softer than Jadeite and can show many patterns including dendrites, snowflakes, swirls, and inclusions of quartz, pyrite or other minerals, colours range from light greens to brown, red and black.
White jade is also dyed to give you other colours such as bright purple, pink, and many fluorescent colours.
jade And physical health
Jade is a cleansing stone helping the bodies filtration and elimination organs. This stone supports the healing of hip and kidney problems. Jade brings out your innate healing abilities. It is a gentle healer that boosts your body's self healing powers. It helps to resolve emotional or spiritual problems that may be lowering physical resistance. It is effective against lung, eye, bladder and kidney problems, fluid retention and blood-sugar imbalances. It helps to relieve arthritis and bone, joint pain or stiffness, especially of the hips.
Black Jade can be effectively used to help protect against viral and bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, and associated illnesses. It is excellent to use when traveling.
Blue Jade assists in calming inflammation, swelling, arthritic conditions, asthma and bronchial conditions.
Green Jade is generally strengthening to the energy systems, but there are distinct differences in the physical effects of Nephrite and Jadeite. Green Nephrite Jade is a powerful physical heart healer. It also helps strengthen and soothe the nervous system. Green Jadeite offers support in detoxification and in the regeneration of the tissues after trauma or surgery.
Orange Jade benefits the skin encouraging the healing of skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis, and other allergy related skin conditions. This stone will boost and cleanse your circulatory system.
Purple Jade is helpful in soothing the nervous system. It can assist those who suffer from hives, rashes or outbreaks that are exacerbated by stress.
Red Jade is a tonic stone—an excellent invigorator of all the systems of the body.
White Jade calms, relaxes you and eases insomnia.
jade and your feelings
Jade can assist you to uncover the source of emotional eating. The varying colours of Jade will guide you to uncover why you want to eat when emotionally upset. Use jade in an amulet form to discover the source of the feelings and learn to embrace and accept yourself exactly as you are.
Jade is a symbol of purity and serenity. Much prized it signifies wisdom that is gathered in tranquillity. It is a protective stone, which will keep the wearer from harm and brings harmony into your life. Jade brings good luck and friendship. This stone stabilises the personality and integrates the mind with the body.
Jade helps to release unhelpful emotions especially irritation. It encourages you to become who you really are. It calms and balances the mind and emotions and encourages self love and self esteem. All forms of jade attract friendship so are good for lonely or shy people.
Black Jade will bring you peace, compassion and communication skills. Black Jade promotes honest self-evaluation and the loving integration of all aspects of self. Black Jade helps you honestly assess where your own limitations lie. These limitations may be in one’s emotional maturity, behaviour patterns, ego expression, etc. Once such limitations are identified and faced, they can be cleared or remedied.
Blue Jade symbolises peace and reflection. It brings inner serenity and patience. It is the stone for slow and steady progress. Blue Jade helps people who feel overwhelmed by situations that they feel are beyond their control. Blue Jade is generally soothing to the emotional body and can assist in maintaining an objective, calm demeanour during stressful situations.
Green Jade teaches you that you need to allow joy in your life. It helps us to understand that sacrifice is an illusion and that there is neither gain nor loss in Spirit. From this place of objectivity, Green Jade helps heal scarcity-mindedness, fear of money, fear of poverty, avarice, greed, covetousness and other symptoms of belief in money as a measure of worth. It will calm the nervous system and channels passion in constructive ways. Green jade can be used to harmonise dysfunctional relationships.
It will open and enhance mercy and compassion for yourself and others. Green jade opens and cleanses the heart chakra, thereby freeing you from anger, selfishness and greed.
Orange Jade brings joy and teaches you the interconnectedness of all beings.
This stone opens your heart to all beings including yourself. It promotes compassion for yourself and others. Heals the heart and emotions of grief, heartache and disappointment, helps healers burnout and despair, promotes acceptance and unconditional love.
Purple Jade helps to regulate and protect the aura and is useful for those who are empathic and sensitive to the emotional bodies of others. Purple jade alleviates emotional hurt, trauma and bring to you inner peace. It teaches us subtlety and restraint in emotional matters and sets clear boundaries. Purple jade has been traditionally used for good fortune, luck, peace, health, prosperity and protection from misfortune and accidents.
Red Jade is the most passionate and stimulating of the jades. It is associated with love and letting off steam. It accesses anger and tension in such a way that it can be constructive. Red Jade lends fortitude in overcoming difficulties or addictions. It is a stone of assertiveness, assisting those who are hesitant to take decisive action. Red Jade is also a stone of luck and carries a frequency of material prosperity and physical health. It can help to quickly jump-start your finances when they are low.
White Jade directs energy in the most constructive way. It filters distractions, emphasising the best possible result and aids decision making as it gathers the relevant information.
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JADE and the mind
Jade is historically associated with good luck and beneficial results. Use this stone to change your mind, when necessary about anything. It reminds you to think positively and stay focused on good outcomes. It is also helpful for visualising ideas and beneficial results. Jade promotes self-sufficiency, releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind. It stimulates ideas and makes tasks seem less complex so they can be acted upon. Jade is a dream stone. If placed on the forehead, jade will bring insightful dreams. Jade will attract good fortune and prosperity to the home and workplace. At work, have jade in your pocket or on your desk when you are negotiating or trying to attract new business. Jade also helps to keep your mind sharp if other people are blinding you with facts and figures.
Black Jade will help those of you who over identify with their self/ego. Black Jade gives you the courage to see where negativity lies, even when it is created by your own habits and patterns. It helps stimulate an awareness of negative ‘hooks’ extended by others, and it protects your energy field from intrusion.
Blue Jade can calm the mind, allowing one to ‘keep a cool head’ in stressful situations. It is a ‘philosopher’s stone,’ enhancing one’s capacity to see the world from a higher vantage point and to avoid losing oneself in the petty dramas of life. It enhances mental abilities of both sides of the brain, benefiting one’s capacity for rational thought as well as creative intuition. Blue Jade helps one to hear the inner voices of one’s spirit guides and of one’s own heart and to make clear choices in light of the wisdom revealed.
Green Jade assists in learning to enjoy the physical life. It reminds you to smell the flowers, touch someone you love, and share your abundant heart with others. It can help those who reject the physical world in a belief that suffering is holy.
Purple Jade is a stone of discernment. It can assist in perceiving what information, teachings, people and situations are aligned with one’s truth—and which are not. As it enhances discernment, Purple Jade helps you to recognise when you are being judgmental of others. This can be a great help when you are exposed to information that may not immediately mesh with what has been previously learned, but may in fact be of use. This stone allows you to approach new or different people, information and learning from an objective and heart centred place. Purple jade awakens spirituality, develops and opens the crown chakra, works slowly to prevent mental overload. It eases fear of psychic or spiritual opening, and puts you on your spiritual path. Purple jade opens your psychic abilities and teaches you how to use them.
Red Jade assists in taking decisive action and in facing your inner demons. It gives you the courage to overcome adversity and to change aspects of yourself not aligned with one’s true spiritual nature. It is an excellent support for overcoming self-abuse such as addiction to drugs, alcohol, tobacco or gambling. It is the stone of the peaceful warrior, who displays bravery and strength in the face of difficult circumstances.
White Jade promotes healing and positively programming the mind and brain, stimulates brain function and using more of your brain power.
JADE and the spirit
Due to its strong association with ancient China, Jade is the perfect stone for connecting more deeply with Eastern philosophies and cultures for spiritual development. Jade is also revered by the Mayans. jade is a useful stone during rituals, ceremonies or as an altarpiece for prayer and meditation.
Black Jade urges you to come fully into this incarnation for the purpose of enlightenment. It is a stone of understanding and healing your Karma. Black Jade assists one in facing and integrating the shadow self. It is a protection stone and can help keep one fro physical or psychic harm.
Blue Jade provides both activation of higher energies and the grounding of excess energies, allowing for a smoother transition during initiatory experiences. It can help one access and utilise one’s spiritual understanding when one is in crisis.
Green Jade encourages you to revel in life and to fully enjoy this brief foray into matter. It aids in connecting with the energy of true abundance and in manifesting that frequency into material form. At the same time, it helps prevent you from becoming enmeshed in greed, avarice, and scarcity-mindedness by teaching you how to be master of your creations.
Purple Jade opens the third eye, enhancing visions, dreams and extrasensory perception. It also opens and clears the crown and the Earthstar chakra below the soles of the feet, allowing for the regulation of energy throughout the body and aura. It is a stone of discernment, promoting the objective and heart centred assessment of people, information and learning to determine what is most aligned with one’s personal path.
Red Jade is a strong life-force stone. It is excellent for healers, enabling them to keep their energy high when working intensively. It is a wonderful support for tai chi, qigong and other martial arts concerned with the flow of energy through the body.
White Jade reduces the chances of being overwhelmed when you are awakening to the spiritual world. White jade will help you with dream work and prophetic dreams, it raises your consciousness gently and safely.
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jade and the chakras
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z