Jade Meanings

Keywords: Health, abundance

Chakra: Heart

Element: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Libra, Pisces, Taurus

Birthstone: March

Number: 5

Jade Crystal Healing Properties:

Green jade promotes the flow of money, fertility, harmony and abundance in one’s life. It helps us to enjoy life by dispelling fears based on greed or scarcity mindedness and allowing us to share the abundance with others. It stimulates the flow of energy through the body strengthening the energy and nervous systems.

Jade History and Uses:

The name Jade is derived from the Spanish term “piedra de jyada”, meaning stone of the loin, named by the Spanish conquistadors who brought it back to Europe from Mesoamerica. The French translation was misprinted as pierre le jade and Jade is the term now used to describe two different types of stone. Jadeite, the South American and Burmese stone and Nephrite a form of Actinolite, named from the Latin “lapis nephrictus” meaning kidney stone which came to Europe from China in the 17th century. The New Zealand green stone or pounamu is also a form of Nephrite. Nephrite usually occurs in three colours white, deep green and creamy brown whereas Jadeite ranges in shades from green blue, leafy green, green black, emerald green or lavender. In prehistoric times jade was used to make tools and weapons and in later cultures it was carved for its beauty into talismans, religious objects and jewellery. The Chinese revere Jade for its properties of longevity and protection, in Maori tradition it is recognised as a treasure, having “mana”, a prestige of it’s own. It is carved into tools, talismans and ornaments and handed down through the generations and used to seal important agreements.

Jade Geological Description:

The term Jade refers to two types of stones Nephrite, a calcium magnesium silicate with a hardness of 6 and Jadeite, a sodium aluminium silicate hardness 6.5 to 7.They have monoclinic crystal systems which are finely interlocked making the stone very strong. Nephrite is found in the USA, New Zealand, China, Russia, Taiwan, Poland and Japan. Jadeite is found mostly in Burma also Guatemala, Russia, California and Japan.

Affirmation: I love life, and it flows through me in ever greater abundance.