Blue Jade Meanings and Uses
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Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Blue Jade
Blue Jade is a talisman of peace and serenity. It calms and restores, like a veil of slow moving clouds covering the moon. It is spiritual. It ranges in color from pale to mid-blue, sometimes a pale bluish-green, and is widely used to temper emotional upheaval and to restore equilibrium.
Blue Jade is a variety of Jadeite, one of two distinctly different minerals that share the name Jade. Nephrite is a calcium magnesium silicate with a smooth surface polish and waxy sheen, usually in shades of white, mid- to deep olive green, brown and black. Jadeite is a sodium aluminum silicate, hard and lustrous, rarer than Nephrite, and usually more expensive. It occurs in various colors, including white-gray green, leafy green, blue or blue-green, emerald green, lavender, pink, red, orange, greenish-black or black. Though they have different compositions, hardnesses, densities and crystal structures, both are exceptionally tough stones, similar in appearance, and equally valuable in metaphysical properties. In this article, both minerals will be referred to as Jade, except for attributes listed that are specific to Blue Jade. (See the Jade page for more extensive information.)
Jade, in all forms, is valued most for its metaphysical properties. It is the ultimate "Dream Stone," revered in ancient cultures, as well as today, to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and dream-solve. [Melody, 341][Raphaell, 161] It is cherished as a protective talisman, assuring long life and a peaceful death, and is considered a powerful healing stone. [Mella, 87] An amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see oneself as they really are. [Hall, 152]
Blue Jade Uses and Purposes - Overview
Blue Jade is a stone of wisdom, loved by sound healers who utilize drums, bells, rattles or voice healing. For those struggling with Reiki or other touch therapies, Blue Jade can usually provide a breakthrough in understanding. [Eason, 220]
Blue Jade is particularly powerful for calming angry situations and resolving disputes, such as family dynamics where members feel they are not being heard, or in personal litigation, such as divorce or custody conflicts where the opposing party is not being entirely truthful. Blue Jade is also a good crystal for Indigo children, or those at odds with the educational or social system to accept that life may be unfair at times, while still maintaining their idealism and innocence. [Eason, 220]
Jade is the stone of calm in the midst of storm. Its action balances nerves and soothes cardiac rhythm. A piece of Jade kept in a pocket or on a pendant to stroke from time to time recharges energy, and traditionally guards against illness. Jade may also be used to temper the shock or fear of the very young or very old being cared for in the hospital or away from home and family. [Megemont, 99][Eason, 266]
Jade is excellent for healing feelings of guilt, and for extreme cases of defeatism. It also treats "pathological normality," an excessive desire to adapt oneself to a group, even if it is sect-like, exaggerated militarism, a follow-the-leader attitude, or the compulsive desire to give in to general opinion to belong no matter the cost. [Megemont, 99]
As a professional support stone, Jade aids doctors, nurses, veterinarians, and all healers in making practical diagnosis and in their applications. It is a support stone for educators, and Jade, carved in the form of a faith symbol, is uplifting to military personnel. [Mella, 130-133]
Jade pendants and necklaces protect against deception and authoritative abuse for financial or sexual gain. Jade signifies peace through strength, and is also helpful in homes or occupations that encounter bullying or intimidation from violent children or teens. [Eason, 268]
Blue Jade Healing Therapies - Overview
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Blue Jade Physical Healing Energy
lue Jade is beneficial in soothing inflammations and to reduce swelling, treat arthritis, asthma and bronchial conditions. [Ahsian, 214] It is helpful to the bones and joints, especially the hips, and for treating bacterial and viral infections, cystitis and genito-urinary infections, and bedwetting. [Eason, 266]
Blue Jade assists with stress-related conditions and those made worse by stress, and helps with children's eye and ear problems, adenoids and tonsils, and in treating tinnitus in adults. It aids in sound healing and laser treatments. [Eason, 220]
Jade is a powerful cleansing stone, enhancing the body's filtration and elimination organs. It is excellent for treating the kidneys, spleen and supra-adrenal glands, removing toxins and balancing the fluids and water-salt/acid-alkaline ratios in the body. [Hall, 152][Gienger, 50]
Jade has a restorative property, allowing for both the cellular and skeletal systems to re-bind themselves, and assists in the removal of pain associated with the body's healing of itself. Jade also helps stitches to bind and heal properly, and has been used to diminish cramps and "Charlie horses." [Hall, 152][Melody, 343]
Blue Jade Emotional Healing Energy
lue Jade encourages patience, helping those who feel overwhelmed by situations beyond their control to maintain an even temper. It enhances mental abilities from both sides of the brain, increasing one's capacity for rational thought and the ability to discern the best path to follow. It is a stone of slow but steady progress, allowing one to see the world from a higher vantage point to avoid losing oneself in the petty dramas of life. [Hall, 153][Simmons, 214]
Jade is a "dream stone," releasing negative thoughts and irritability and soothing the mind. It stabilizes the personality, integrating mind with body, to stimulate ideas and make tasks less complex and easier to act upon. Placed on the forehead, it brings insightful dreams. [Hall, 152] Jade improves one's remembering of dreams and releases suppressed emotions via the dream process. [Melody, 341]
Jade relinquishes self-imposed limitations and assists in cherishing one's ideals and desires, facilitating the ambition and building of those thoughts into physical reality. Jade provides confidence and self-assuredness, self-reliance and self-sufficiency. [Melody, 341-342]
Blue Jade clears and stimulates the Throat Chakra, allowing for the healing energies of sound and self-expression. As a dream and visionary stone, it also has the ability to activate the Crown Chakra.
The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.
Blue Jade Spiritual Energy
IBlue Jade assists in hearing the inner voices of one's spirit guides, as well as one's own heart in making life choices. It stimulates spiritual sensitivity and psychic abilities, and is an excellent stone for mediums, providing not only the ability to hear the voice within, but the gift of discernment in its use. [Simmons, 214]
Jade in all forms has always represented nobility, not only of rank, but of ideals. The wearing of Jade assists in creating magic for the highest good and in protection from harmful or deceitful entities during spirit work. [Eason, 268]
Blue Jade is the color of a winter sky as the deep violets depart and the sun climbs higher each day. As winter gives way to spring, and new life is ready to burst forth, blue marks the beginning of life and emotion. Blue crystals bring trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy. Light blue crystals help us accept the life we have, develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They're excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt.
Blue Jade is an excellent crystal for dreams and visions, enhancing meditation by allowing a smoother, more focused experience of altered awareness. [Ahsian, 214]
The Divinatory meaning of Blue Jade: An unresolved injustice or misuse of power against you will at last be resolved in your favor. [Eason, 220]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Blue Jade can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
|Date||Crystal Color||Name of Guardian Angel|
|July 28-August 1||Lt. Blue||Haaiah|
There are other Angels that are partial to Blue Jade. The table below gives you the information about them.
|Purpose||Crystal Color||Name of Angel|
|Aids you while dealing with Anger.||Blue||Af|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates June 16-21; Gemini.||Blue||Caliel|
|Ruler of Earth/Snow||Blue||Shalgiel|
|Understanding Angel Tree of Life, the Ruler of Saturn, and the Guardian of Thursday.||Blue||Tzaphiel|
|Raguel helps you to Heal Relationships.||Lt. Blue||Raguel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates July 28-August 1; Leo.||Lt. Blue||Haaiah|
Jade honors Bona Dea, the Roman Earth Goddess of Fertility and the Greek Goddess of Women. She protects women through all of their changes, and is a skilled healer, particularly with herbs.
Jade honors Chalchiuhtlicue, the Aztec Water Goddess and Protector of Children. Her name means "Jade Skirt" or "Lady of Precious Green." She's the mother of lakes, streams, and rivers.
Jade honors Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Compassion, and Unconditional Love. She is the most beloved of the Chinese goddesses and is regarded by many as the protector of women and children, and champion of the unfortunate.
Jade honors Maat, the Egyptian Goddess of Justice. She represents the underlying holiness and unity of the Universe.
Jade honors the Moirae, the Three Goddesses of Fate. They appear three nights after a child's birth to figure out the course of the child's life, each having a different part to play in determining his fate.
Jade is also used to honor Brigit, the Irish Goddess of Fertility; Coatlicue, the Aztec Goddess of Life, Death, and Rebirth; Dione, the Phoenician Earth Goddess; Hine-Nui-Te-Po, the Polynesian Goddess of the Night; and Tara, the Buddhist "Savioress" Goddess.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Jade is not a traditional birthstone.
Jade which is blue in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust. Blue crystals bring you patience and respect.
TJade is the traditional zodiac stone for those born in the heart of spring under the sign of Taurus, from April 20 - May 20. Taurus is depicted as a bull because of its characteristics of being strong but quiet, and is ruled by the planet Venus that also rules Libra. Taureans are known for being "down to Earth," the doers and the realists. They are affectionate, known for their tempers and very stubborn.
Jade is also a traditional stone for those born under the sign Libra, between September 23 and October 22, the middle of the harvest. Libra is the only sign that is an inanimate object - a balance beam, referred to as The Balance. During this month the days and nights are equal length, and the Earth and Sun are in balance. Librans are very strong-willed, artistic, sensitive, and respectful. They are understanding and relate well to other people.
Blue Jade Amulets and Talismans
The Chinese have always valued Jade for its talismanic properties. Jade amulets are still carried and given today for protection and to focus its powerful energies. One amulet representing two men is called "Two Brothers of Heavenly Love," and is often given to friends. A phoenix of Jade is a favorite of young girls and is bestowed upon them when they come of age. The figure of a man riding on a unicorn and holding castanets in his hand is given to newlyweds, signifying an heir will be born in due time. A child's amulet assuming a form approximating a padlock, attached to the neck, is supposed to bind the child to life and protect it from all danger and infantile diseases. [Kunz, 84-85]
Jade amulets placed in the mouths of the dead were important to the cultures of the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, and aborigines of Mesoamerica, denoting rank of the deceased and providing protection in the afterlife. [Kunz, 85-87]
Jade is a Guardian Harmonizer talisman. The Guardian talismans do not reveal their inner strength. These stones rarely, if ever, form transparent crystals. Rather, they hide their strength behind an opaque mask, obscuring the power they possess. In the physical world they are fantastic amulets for protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. In the spiritual world, Guardian crystals serve to guard your beliefs against doubt, helping you keep true to your ideals and reinforcing your strength of character. The Guardian crystals can also protect your spirits during trying and difficult times.
Harmonizers, called the chain and band silicates, bind together in a long chain, distributing energy in a balanced, long-term way. They encourage efforts aimed at smoothing a path through difficulties, promoting harmonious relationships within a larger group, like family, and a peaceful acceptance of life's inherent situations.
Blue Jade utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use blue crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Blue Jade helps ground and clear excessive Fire energy, manifested as habitual anger, preoccupation with sex, hyperactivity or inflammation of the joints or lungs. Blue Jade calms this energy while revealing its underlying cause. [Ahsian, 214]
Blue Jade in Ancient Lore and Legend
n Asia, Jade is revered as a noble stone. In antiquity, its medicinal use was subject to strict laws and breaking a Jade object was immediately punishable by death. It was accorded solar qualities, accredited with yang energy, and was believed to be a panacea, the remedy for all diseases. The Chinese alchemist Ko-hung thought gold and Jade, placed in the nine openings of the deceased, would prevent the body from decaying, and placing pearls, said to contain yin energy, in the burial place would ensure rebirth and reincarnation. [Megemont, 2]
The Incas and Aztecs used Jade knives to tear out the hearts of the human sacrifices they offered to make the rebirth of the sun and rain god possible. [Megemont, 98]
The medicinal virtues of Jade widely favored throughout the ancient Asian continent, was later introduced to Europe and the New World. In addition to its powers to heal the spleen and kidneys, Jade, when ground to a powder the size of rice grains, was believed to strengthen the lungs, heart, vocal chords, and to prolong life, especially if gold or silver were added to the powder. An elixir with equal parts of jade, rice, and dew-water were boiled down and strained to create a "divine liquor of jade," said to strengthen muscles and make them supple, harden bones, calm the mind, enrich the flesh, and to purify the blood. Whoever took this for an extended time ceased to suffer from heat or cold, and never felt hunger or thirst. [Kunz, 385]
In the seventh century, the philosopher Khivan Ghung declared the contemplation of Jade revealed nine of the highest attainments of humanity: in its glossy smoothness, Benevolence; in its bright polish, Knowledge; in its unbending firmness, Righteousness; in its modest harmlessness, Virtuous action; in its rarity and spotlessness, Purity; in its imperishableness, Endurance; in the way it exposes its flaws, Ingenuousness; in retaining its beauty though passing from hand to hand, Moral conduct; and in being struck giving forth a note that floats sharply and distinctly to a distance, Music. He believed it was these qualities that made men esteem the Jade as most precious, and to regard it as a diviner of judgments, and as a charm of happy omen. [Fernie, 285-286]
The yashpheh, or twelfth stone in the breastplate of the high priest, Aaron, was most likely Jade and was inscribed with the tribal name, Assher. [Kunz, 300]
A piece of Jade carved in the form of a butterfly has special significance in China. The legend speaks of a youth in pursuit of a many-hued butterfly who made his way into the garden of a rich mandarin. Instead of being punished for the trespass, his visit led to his marriage with the mandarin's daughter. The figure of a butterfly is a symbol of successful love, and bridegrooms desire to present Jade butterflies to their fiancées. [Kunz, 84]
At nuptial feasts in China, both bride and groom often drink from a Jade cup shaped in the form of a cock, derived from the legend of a beautiful white cock who saw its young mistress, who had often petted it, throw herself into a well in despair at the loss of her lover. The faithful fowl found death in the same way so as not to be separated from its mistress. [Kunz, 85]
The use of Jade to produce musical sounds dates far back into Chinese annals. A series of oblong pieces of jade of varying thicknesses, when struck, produces different notes. The "stone chime" used in court and religious ceremonies is composed of 16 undecorated stones, while the "singers' chime" consists of 12 to 24 pieces carved into various shapes. Legends claim Confucius took solace in playing the "musical stone" when he was troubled from his unsuccessful attempts to reform the Chinese morals of his day. [Kunz, 87]
A neck carving of Jade, called a hei-tiki, was of great importance to the Maoris tribes of New Zealand. The ornaments, rude and grotesque representations of the human face or form represented a departed ancestor, and was said to give something of his being to the next wearer. When a head of the family died, his hei-tiki was buried with him, but exhumed after a time by the nearest male relative. If no representative remained, it was allowed to remain in the grave. So rare was this Jade, that a tohunga, or wizard, was necessary to learn where it could be found. After arriving in the region where Jade was usually found, the tohunga would fall into a trance, and upon awakening, would lead the jade-seeker party to the piece of Jade that was then given the name of the man whose spirit had revealed its location. [Kunz, 88-89]
Since Jade was considered a stone to inspire the mind to quick and precise decisions, ancient traders would hold it in the palm of the right hand while making business transactions. Ancient Greeks used the soothing and healing color for ailments of the eyes, placing a piece of Jade directly on the eyelids or in a cleansing eye solution. Others ground Jade into powder and used it as an antidote for snake and rodent bites, or as an elixir for stomach ailments. [Mella, 87]
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).