What is the birthstone for May?
The May Birthstone is Emerald, Agate & Sapphire.
As with all birthstones, the May birthstone will vary between different eras and classifications including modern, traditional, Ayurvedic and mystical types. The most commonly thought of birthstone for May, the modern birthstone, is the Emerald.
It is said that birthstones have, or give, a certain power when worn by those born within a certain month. Those wearing the May birthstone of emerald are said to feel an increase in the aura of life within them because they were born to embrace the life-bringing light brought on by May’s bright sunlight.
Traditional Birthstone for May
The traditional birthstone appointed to the month of May is the Emerald along with Agate.
The Mystical Birthstone for May
The mystical stone is the odd one out in the group by being sapphire, an uncommonly associated May birthstone.
The Ayurvedic Birthstone for May
Agate is the assigned stone by Ayurvedic standards.
May Birthstones According to the Signs of the Zodiac
If you plan on using your zodiac sign instead of your month of birth you will see a clear difference between Taurus’ sapphire birthstone and Gemini’s agate stone. For some reason, in zodiac terms, the emerald stone is assigned the Cancer sign i.e. mid-June to mid-July birthdays. Aside from zodiac standards the most celebrated May birthstone is the emerald.
Most people nowadays will refer to the list of modern birthstones when researching what month owns which stone. Since 1912, Jewelers of America made the list of so-called “modern” birthstones to be official in terms of industry adoption.
Some of the Metaphysical Properties of Emerald
• Throughout the centuries, the Emerald has been held as a bewitching stone with magical powers.
• The powers of the Emerald are believed to cure sickness.
• Everything good is associated with the Emerald. Its powers cannot be used for evil. The stone denotes honesty.
• Those who hold the Emerald will be blessed with wisdom and intellectual growth. The wearer of the Emerald will develop their natural abilities to reason and as well as their gift of prophecy.
• Ancient legend tells us that the Emerald was connected with the messenger of the god of travel, Mercury. Many people believe if you take an Emerald with you when you travel, it will protect you from harm.
• An odd fact about the lovely Emerald is that when it is exposed to heat, it sweats (expels moisture). There are records throughout history that call attention to the phenomenon.
• The Emerald is considered to be a stone of love and romance. It increases emotions and boosts memory, clairvoyance and faith. Because it is a stone of honesty and truth, it promotes a person’s ability to communicate truth to others. It will sharpen one’s intuition and allow great discernment of the honesty or dishonesty of others.
• The Emerald is a sacred stone to the goddess Venus, connected with the Heart Chakra. It is the symbol of eternal hope and the protector and preserver of pure love.
• Truth, love and happiness cannot exist with stress, nervousness and a troubled spirit. The metaphysical properties of the Emerald will cleanse the wearer of anything that blocks joy. It will calm the soul and protect the spirit leaving a tranquil mind.
• Mythology teaches that the Emerald will bring rain. Rain is the water of life. It cleans and nurtures the earth and brings new life. If an area has been cursed with drought, the metaphysical properties of the Emerald will bring rain and return the cycle of life to a stricken area.
• The Emerald cures illnesses that have to do with the sinuses, lungs and eyes. It is said to detoxify the liver and bring total healing to the body. The energy of the stone is so powerful; it strengthens the heart, lungs and immune system. Further, it balances the body’s natural chemical balance removing depression, anxiety and stress.
• Since the Emerald improves memory and intuition; the wearer of the Emerald will see only the right choice. Those choices will lead to a balance of perfect health and happiness.
• The wearer of the Emerald will find complete emotional, mental and physical healing.