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Historical Uses Of Planetary Gemstones
The beneficial effects of astrological gemstones have been recognized throughout history.
In ancient times, entire robes worn by royalty were covered with brilliant gemstones. Kings and queens would
wear precious gems known as the crown jewels on the posts of their crowns. The gems were worn not only
because they were beautiful and valuable, but also because they served as antennae to pick up the
electromagnetic vibrations from the planets and transmit them, by means of a conducting
metal such as gold, right into the wearers’ heads. The effect of this would be to sharpen their minds and
bring clarity and insight to their thinking and decision-making abilities.
The Romans wore coral as a charm against lightning, tempest, shipwreck and fire. It was also
regarded as a protection against envious persons. Coral would warn its wearer of sickness by
losing its color, which would return when health returned to its wearer. In Rome, the
aristocracy would drink from cups made of rock crystal. When Pompey returned to Rome in triumph, thirtythree
crowns fashioned chiefly of pearl were carried aloft in the procession. Ruby was regarded as an antidote for
poison and as a defense against plague because of its blood-purifying properties.
The Turks attached amber to the tips of their pipes to prevent infection when smoking. The Greeks believed
that to drink wine from an amethyst goblet would prevent intoxication. Blue sapphire was considered by
the Greeks to have the power to ensure chastity in one’s spouse. It was also believed to be a protection against
evil and dark forces and to protect its wearer from captivity. Emerald was thought to have the power to restore
tired or weakened eyesight. It was believed that serpents would be blinded if they looked at an emerald.