Your On-Line Guide to
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,
Legendary Uses and Meaning
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Morganite
Morganite with its clear, peach-pink innocence embodies the first pale rays of sunrise that swells the heart and warms the soul, releasing a sense of smallness in a vast universe and opening to the overwhelming presence of a Higher power. This is a Crystal of Divine Love. It brings healing, compassion, assurance and promise.
With its gentle pink energy, Morganite attunes to the heart and the Heart Chakra. It cleanses the emotional body of stress and anxiety, old wounds and hidden traumas, and enkindles lightness within the spirit, as if a burden has been lifted. It brings in the frequency of Divine compassion, inspiring the awareness that life’s suffering and pain served a higher purpose in our spiritual growth, and can be a catalyst for moving forward in peace and confidence. [Simmons, 270][Hall, 81]
This crystal also attracts the abundance of love into one’s life and assists in maintaining that love as it continues to grow. It encourages loving thoughts and actions, consideration and responsibility, and being receptive to love from others. As a crystal of the heart, it may be used to attract one’s soul mate or in deepening a current relationship. It inspires joy and reverence for life, and increases the opportunities which allow one to experience the unconditional love of the Divine. [Melody, 419][Hall, 80][Gienger, 59][Ahsian, 271]
Morganite is the pink variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate, colored by manganese or cesium and forms in masses and prismatic crystals. It is pastel or pale in color by nature, known for its transparent peach-pink color, though it also occurs as soft pink, violet-pink or pale salmon. In rare cases, it can display chatoyancy (a cat’s eye effect), or asterism (a star effect), when cut to highlight these features. Unlike Emerald, another Beryl which tends to have significant inclusions, Morganite is relatively free of inclusions. Another rarity is the availability of large Morganite rough, making large faceted stones possible. The largest to date is a 598.70 carat cushion-cut gem from Madagascar now housed in the British Museum collection. [Simmons, 269][www.gemselect.com][www.jtv.com]
Discovered in California in the early 1900’s, and soon thereafter in Madagascar, this crystal was known as Pink Beryl until 1911 when, at the suggestion of George F. Kunz, the chief gemologist at Tiffany & Co., it was renamed Morganite in honor of the legendary financier and gem collector J. P. Morgan, for his gemological and mineral contributions to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, USA. Morgan was also an avid customer and collector for Tiffany’s, where much of the Morganite was sold at the time. [Simmons, 269][www.gemselect.com][www.jtv.com]
While Morganite is the pink 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 the colorless variety, Goshenite. Morganite is also called “Pink Beryl,” “Pink Emerald,” and “Cesian (or Caesian) Beryl.” [www.wikipedia.org][Eason, 55][Ahsian, 270]
Morganite Uses and Purposes
Wearing Morganite, especially in gem form, evokes a sense of peace, joy and inner strength; worn for extended periods of time, it encourages a growth of confidence and power that comes from a constant awareness of the connection to Divine love. [Simmons, 270]
Named for J. P. Morgan, the American banker interested in magic and mineralogy, Morganite has been adopted as a professional stone of lawyers for ensuring fairness. It is a great stone for new businesses to gain a foothold in the market, and is the perfect talisman to take to meetings with bank managers and accountants to receive fair treatment. [Eason, 55]
Morganite also encourages fair treatment to others, especially those with mental or emotional problems or physical illnesses that make them hostile to others. It is an ideal crystal for realizing the equality in all relationships, and in developing effective but loving communication and expression. [Eason, 55][Melody, 419]
This crystal is particularly supportive for girls entering puberty who do not have a mother, and for younger women struggling with eating disorders. [Eason, 55] It also quiets stress, relieves pressure to perform, and reduces the pattern of avoidance and “running away” from situations. [Gienger, 59]
Morganite contains accessible information relevant to the history of its uses and experiences, as well as information concerning environmental structures of other worlds. It may be used to assist our understanding of the aspects of love, that when implemented, could be used to heal and maintain the Earth. [Melody, 419]
All Beryls, including Morganite, represent purity of being and actualizing potential. They are excellent stones for scrying and are often used for crystal balls. [Hall, 79]
Morganite Healing Therapies – Overview
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Morganite Physical Healing Energy
Morganite supports the physical heart, strengthening its energy field and helping to establish its place of dominance in the aura. [Ahsian, 271] It counters palpitations and other heart-related problems, as well as clearing the lungs, treating the nervous system, and relieving stress-related illnesses. [Gienger, 59][Eason, 55][Melody, 419][Hall, 81]
This mineral may be used in conjunction with treatments for asthma, emphysema, and tuberculosis; and for oxygenating and restructuring disordered cells at the cellular level. [Melody, 419][Hall, 81]
Morganite is also thought to assist the larynx, tongue and thyroid gland, and aids in treatments for vertigo and impotence. [Eason, 55][Hall, 81][Gienger, 59]
Morganite Emotional Healing Energy
Morganite opens and heals the Heart Chakra, helping to overcome fear, resentment and anger, and in recognizing unfulfilled emotional needs and feelings which have gone unexpressed. It also reveals defense mechanisms that are fear-based and make meaningful relationships difficult, thereby creating resistance to healing and transformation. Morganite stabilizes the emotional field, activating and energizing loving thoughts and actions, and brings in wisdom and calmness of mind. It increases the ability to accept loving words and actions from others, and releases the attachment to old relationships that have ended badly or needed resolution, encouraging one to move forward with renewed purpose and an open heart. [Ahsian, 270][Hall, 81][Melody, 419]
Morganite can be a remarkable crystal for attracting one’s soul-mate or deepening a current relationship, and because of its connection to Divine energies, may also be used for peace and acceptance when facing grief or deep loss. [Ahsian, 270]
Morganite crystals in shades of pink reflect the Light of the heart and love, and help stimulate the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone and regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment, and helps in our relationships.
Morganite also stimulates the “high heart,” or transpersonal Love center just above and to the left of the Heart Chakra. It assists one in practicing compassion and respectful understanding of others.
Morganite Spiritual Energy
Morganite is highly beneficial for cultivating the human spirit and allowing one’s personality to consciously align with the ethereal soul. Its crystal energy is forever attuned to the immense love of the Divine and reminds us we are all connected to a Universal Heart and part of a larger plan. [Melody, 419][Simmons, 270][Ahsian, 270]
Morganite also expands our ability to connect with and receive guidance from angelic beings and other higher entities, bringing the reassurance of support from Spirit on the emotional level. In circumstances where a tragic event or loss has shaken one’s faith in the Divine, this crystal can also assist in restoring trust in Spirit and confidence in the Divine’s plan for one’s life. [Melody, 419][Simmons, 270][Ahsian, 270]
Pink Morganite brings the energy rays of determination, commitment, and caring. Its soothing color calms feelings of anger or resentment, and can aid efforts to meditate and reflect. Pink is the color of new love, new romance and new relationships. It increases developing sensuality, and can help overcome heartache, aiding in the improvement of our caring and loving abilities.
The pale peach or orange influence in Morganite promotes companionship and affection, bringing joy and friendship, pleasure, and family togetherness. It is a happy and sharing stone, integrating the parts of our communal lives, and is a stone of physical pleasure and intimacy.
Morganite is a powerful stone in massive form for use in ceremonies and meditations around the medicine wheel. It provides the experience of “brotherhood” and facilitates both speaking and listening with one’s heart. [Melody, 419]
The Divinatory meaning of Morganite: You may feel a very small fish in a very big pool, but you can speak out over a matter where you know you are right. [Eason, 55]
Morganite is exceptional for opening communication with your guardian angel and other angelic beings. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Morganite 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 Morganite. The table below gives you the information about them.
All Beryls honor 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.
Morganite may also be used to honor Astarte, the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love and War. She is known in many cultures by different names and is said to be the Queen of the Stars. She helps with troubled love, and keeps lovers faithful to each other.
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.
Morganite is not a traditional birthstone.
Pink Morganite is one of the natural birthstones of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 – November 20). Red-based crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.
As a Beryl, Morganite 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]
Morganite 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 Morganite, 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.
Morganite utilizes Fire Energy the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion – of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.
Morganite in Ancient Lore and Legend
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 even those of pure transparency were used. [Fernie, 131, 204][Kunz, 180, 212]
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).