Called the mother of crystals, beautiful, colorless Goshenite is the purest of the Beryls, a feminine crystal of the moon and angels, associated with motherhood. It is a high-frequency, spiritually-guided crystal that resonates to the frequency of Truth, offering a clear and honest look into the self and aids in discerning the sincerity of others. It promotes truthfulness above all, and encourages fidelity in relationships, honoring loyalty and respect, perseverance and open-heartedness. [Eason, 135][Simmons, 181][Melody, 299][Gienger, 18]
as crystal balls for scrying the truth or seeing into the future. They were traditionally placed on the eyelids at night to improve eyesight, and were historically polished into lenses for magnifying glasses, and became the earliest spectacles. They represent purity of being and actualizing potential. [Hall, 79][Eason, 135][Megemont, 40-41]
In today’s metaphysical world, colorless Beryl is used not only to improve vision, but to open the Crown and Etheric Chakras in stimulating the mental centers. It increases one’s ability to learn and think analytically, and facilitates creativity, originality, and artistic expression. It enhances inner visions during meditation and is a valuable aid in lucid-dream work, directing the energy of each revelation of life’s experiences toward the higher aspects of one’s being. [Simmons, 181][Ahsian, 181][Melody, 299]
Named for its major discovery in Goshen, Massachusetts, USA, Goshenite is the purest form of Beryl, containing fewer impurities than the colored varieties. It is an aluminum beryllium silicate mineral that forms in prismatic or vertically striated crystals, sometimes terminated by small pyramidal faces. It is transparent to translucent, with a vitreous luster. Though the gem value is relatively low, it is most commonly used for gemstone or metaphysical purposes, and considered as a source of beryllium. [Simmons, 180][Melody, 299][en.wikipedia.org][www.gemdat.org]
While Goshenite is the colorless variety of Beryl, the Beryl family also forms in other colors used as gems, such as green Emerald, blue Aquamarine, yellow Heliodor and Golden Beryl, Red Beryl or Bixbite, and pink Morganite. Used in combination, Goshenite enhances the energies of all Beryls and increases their healing and transformative properties.
As a crystal of motherhood, Goshenite makes a lovely Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday gift, especially for a mother who has struggled to bring up children, either as a single parent or because of health or financial difficulties. It is also a nice crystal given from a mother to a daughter when she becomes a mother herself. [Eason, 135]
Goshenite increases one’s ability and tendency to think analytically and is particularly stimulating to mathematical intelligence. It is an ideal stone for students and professionals who require these skills in their everyday tasks. [Simmons, 181]
Goshenite is an excellent crystal to carry during medical tests or examinations for a clear diagnosis and, when necessary, for effective treatment. [Eason, 135]
In the workplace, Goshenite speeds up the tempo of co-workers who procrastinate or forget to follow-up, leaving you to compensate for their inadequacies. It encourages honest dealings, deters gossip, and can reveal those who pilfer supplies. It is also a protective stone to wear or carry if you must keep secrets and protect confidential information. [Eason, 135]
Wear Goshenite if you feel a lover or partner is being unfaithful. It is a stone that encourages fidelity, but can intuitively alert you to the difference between unfounded insecurity and warning signs. [Eason, 135]
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As a crystal of the moon, Goshenite is believed to balance body fluids and hormones, and is highly beneficial in overcoming mood swings, acute PMS, post-natal depression and bi-polar disorders. [Eason, 135]
Goshenite has been credited with improving eyesight, and supports the healing of headaches, insomnia, allergies and sinusitis, and viruses or infections that affect the immune system. It may be used to detoxify and energize the body, reduce stress-related exhaustion and to improve conditions of the leg and arm muscles that result in pain. [Gienger, 18][Eason, 135][Ahsian, 182]
Goshenite offers an uplifting energy, one of plentitude and comfort, inspiration and relief from concerns. It assists in maintaining composure and self-control, and is sustaining through the “surprises” of life. It is an excellent stone for stabilizing relationships and brings a loving and companionable energy to the user. It is conducive to higher thought and creativity, and inspires one to seek a new vision of what is possible and to express one’s message through writing, art or speech. [Melody, 299][Ahsian, 181]
Goshenite is particularly activating to the Crown Chakra, located at the top of the head. It is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies and 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. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. 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.
In body layouts, Goshenite can be placed on any chakra to clear and invigorate the area, and works in combination with other crystals to increase and enhance their properties.
Goshenite eases and clears the mind, allowing for a purer channel to the consciousness of the Divine. It is particularly powerful for dream work and meditation, and can enhance the energy of prayer, especially when asking for help. It assists in calling one’s angels, guides and friends in Spirit, making them aware of one’s situation and needs, and can project one’s gratitude into the spiritual realms where it nourishes the helping spirits. [Simmons, 181][Ahsian, 182]
Colorless Beryl is not influenced by color energies, but is rather a crystal of light
Goshenite is a marvelous crystal for enhancing inner visions during meditation, and can serve as a guide on journeys to other levels of consciousness or dimensionality. It is a powerful dream stone, creating a vivid dream state, and is a valuable assistant in lucid-dream work. [Ahsian, 181]
The Divinatory meaning of Goshenite: The truth is important but it may hurt; speak what must be said gently and accept it may not be totally pain-free. [Eason, 135]
Goshenite is an angel crystal, particularly helpful for contacting moon or female angels. [Eason, 135] If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Goshenite of the color listed 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.
There are other Angels that are partial to Goshenite. The table below gives you the information about them.
Goshenite is used in activities honoring Themis, the Roman Goddess of Justice.
Like all Beryls, Goshenite honors Tiamat, the Sumero-Babylonian Mother and Chaos Goddess. She is the elemental force of chaos that was split in two to form the heavens and earth, and is often depicted as either a serpent or a dragon. Call upon her for assistance when fighting through any mental or physical difficulties.
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.
Goshenite is not a traditional birthstone
Colorless crystals are not natural birthstones
As a Beryl, Goshenite may be used by those born under the sign of Taurus to calm their tendency to blindly charge ahead, and to help Cancers see themselves more clearly without an emotional fog. [Megemont, 42]
Goshenite is a crystal of keen observation, particularly in discerning what is - and isn’t - significant. It is the talisman of antique hunters and dealers of second-hand goods for discovering rare objects hidden among old, dusty cast-offs, and the crystal of prospectors of gold or precious stones in finding the valuable in the midst of a muddy jumble. [Megemont, 41]
Goshenite is a Seeker Energizer talisman. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Energizer crystals, such as Goshenite, are powerful conduit crystals for focusing and amplifying the Universal Life Force and our energy to accomplish our goals. They aid in our efforts to gain what we seek, enhance our lives, protect what we value, and defend us from undesirable elements.
Goshenite utilizes Metal energy, the energy of intelligence, contraction, healing, and creativity. It is the energy of togetherness and crystallization - of ideas, concepts, and groups. It is hard, sharp, and often destructive, yet an essential element in all lives to find our way without being a victim of others. The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings. Use these crystals to enhance any space that you use for concentration, gathering strength, or working with a group. Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area. Its energy of crystallization will solidify your efforts and determination.
The art of crystal divination dates from ancient times, and many materials have been considered for the subtle emanations they produce in affecting the gazer in his/her visions. The crystals most favored for scrying and crystal-gazing were clear polished spheres of Beryl, reputed to produce more of these visions than any other mineral. The favorite shade used by ancient seers was the pale blue Aquamarine, though Beryls of green, honey-yellow, those with a slight tincture of red, and those of pure transparency were used. [Fernie, 131, 204][Kunz, 180, 212]
Ancient seers and present day supporters of crystal-gazing consider these spheres to be under the influence of the moon, an orb exerting very great magnetic influence. It is suggested that when using these spheres to view coming events, do so when the moon is increasing. The magnetism of the moon on the included iron oxides will strengthen the stone's forecasting ability. [Fernie, 204]
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).
[Altman, pp.] Jennifer Altman, Gem and Stone: Jewelry of Earth, Sea, and Sky. (San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2012)
[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).