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Legendary Uses and Meaning
Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Red Beryl
Red Beryl is a rare and remarkable find, a passionate Earth stone of physical vitality and action. Its metaphysical energies make it the perfect “Right Time” Crystal, lending wisdom and self-confidence in knowing “the right time” to change one’s mind, change one’s direction, or to “do” something. It imparts strength of purpose and courage, and can spark the action needed to overcome undesirable circumstances, or lend the vigor needed to tackle long-overdue projects. [Melody, 158][Simmons, 69][Ahsian, 70][Gienger, 18]
The dynamic vibration of Red Beryl also makes it a powerful protector and healer, blending the energies of the Heart and Root Chakras in drawing Life Force from the Earth. It expands the innate qualities of unconditional love and respect for all of life, and encourages harmony, cooperation and compatibility with others. In intimate relationships it can stir the fires of passion, and provide the courage to make deep emotional commitments. [Melody, 158][Simmons, 69-70]
Natural Red Beryl is extraordinarily rare, with only one magnificent crystal found for every 150, 000 Diamonds. It is estimated to be worth a thousand times more than Gold, and top quality faceted gems may bring as much as $10,000 per carat. It is presently found in only three locations in the world: the Thomas Range and the Wah Wah Mountains in Utah, and the Black Range in New Mexico. [geology.utah.gov][en.wikipedia.org][www.mindat.org]
The raspberry-red crystals were first discovered in 1904 by the mineralogist Maynard Bixby, and named Bixbite in his honor. The term has since been discouraged by the World Jewelry Confederation to avoid confusion with the rare black mineral, Bixbyite, also named for Maynard Bixby. Though Red Beryl is now the more accepted term, the trade name Bixbite is still in use. [geology.utah.gov][en.wikipedia.org]
This red to pinkish-red variety of Beryl is a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral, colored by manganese and trace amounts of iron, chromium, and calcium. It forms in prismatic and sometimes striated crystals in silica-rich volcanic rock known as “topaz bearing rhyolites.” It is also referred to as “Red Emerald” or “Scarlet Emerald,” and has been confused at times with Pezzottaite (called “Raspberry Beryl” or “Raspberyl”), a gemstone found in Madagascar and Afghanistan that, as cut gems, can be distinguished from Red Beryl by refractive index. [geology.utah.gov][en.wikipedia.org]
Though Bixbite is the red 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, pink Morganite, and the colorless variety, Goshenite.
Red Beryl Uses and Purposes
Red Beryl is a marvelous tool for anyone who works as a healer, both in energizing the self as well as revitalizing clients who are fatigued, stressed or convalescing after a long illness. In stone layouts, it is most beneficial placed on the First and Fourth Chakras. [Ahsian, 69]
As a crystal of vitality and stamina, Red Beryl encourages the expression of energy through action or movement. It is an excellent talisman for athletes and others who use their physical bodies extensively. [Ahsian, 70]
Red Beryl is not only a crystal of passion but enkindles warm, affectionate lasting love. It may be carried or worn to attract a soulmate and for keeping a relationship caring and supportive even in difficult times. [Eason, 68][Simmons, 69-70]
The healing energy of Red Beryl is also beneficial in overcoming grief and loss, heartbreak or betrayal, and is conducive to keeping the heart open in order to receive love in the future. It helps heal family coldness with estranged relatives, especially if the rift is over a love choice, and may provide a necessary connection with an ex-partner’s new love in reaching agreement over one’s children. [Eason, 68]
Red Beryl is a powerful protector against negativity and those who would manipulate or deceive, or feed on the energies of others. Wear it close to the navel when meeting someone whose charms or persuasions are known to be hard to resist. It may also be carried or worn when making major purchases for wisdom and resistance to sales pressures. [Eason, 68]
Red Beryl Healing Therapies – Overview
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Red Beryl Physical Healing Energy
Red Beryl supports the physical body’s ability to repair itself, deriving its energy from manganese, required for cell reproduction and the formation of new blood cells. It raises and maintains energy levels, increases stamina and vitality, and is an excellent crystal for those who are chronically ill, very old, or convalescing. It can be a very useful support in energetically treating leukemia or other cancers. [Hall II, 66][Ahsian, 70][Eason, 68]
Red Beryl may be used in treating disorders of the heart, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, pancreas, thyroid and parathyroid, the stomach, and ulcers of all kinds. It is also believed to fortify the circulatory system and nerves, and has a cleansing effect that assists both the respiratory tract and the digestive system. [Melody, 159][Eason, 68][Gienger, 18]
This crystal is beneficial in stimulating the sexual and reproductive organs, and aids in issues of infertility. It is an excellent stone for sexual imbalances, particularly those involving emotional issues such as sexual abuse, to feel more secure and healthy toward sexual expression. [Ahsian, 70][Hall II, 66]
Red Beryl Emotional Healing Energy
Red Beryl is very powerful for releasing karmic conflict and ancient wounds, as well as current illness that has manifested due to lack of self-love or as a means of self-attack. It dispels irrational fears and a victim mentality, and enhances emotional communication and understanding, allowing one to feel more loving toward oneself and others. It stimulates self-esteem, confidence and creativity, and encourages one to honor one’s gifts and abilities. It strengthens loyalty and camaraderie, and frees one to live with courage and zeal. [Hall II, 66][Simmons, 70][Ahsian, 70][Melody, 158-159]
Red Beryl is a crystal of energy, healing and strengthening the body’s entire vibrational field. It stimulates the Earthstar below the soles of the feet, and is highly beneficial in activating and opening the Root and Heart Chakras, creating the perfect balance of love, compassion, and creative force. [Ahsian, 70][Simmons, 69][Melody, 158-159]
The Earthstar is located between and slightly below the feet. It holds the soul into carnation and creates a solid connection to the planet Earth, allowing excess and out-of-balance energies to flow from the body.
The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine, and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body gains strength and stamina, and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
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.
Red Beryl Spiritual Energy
Red Beryl is a stone of love for the New Age and brings the energy of the stars to the reality of the Earth plane. It embraces an awareness and recognition of those beings who are from other planetary worlds, and imparts the message to accept all events and conditions knowing that in the perfect state, one has no concerns or requirements except to impart love. [Melody, 158]
Red Beryl brings a self-confidence built on fearlessness, a call to action and excitement. It raises our enthusiasm and speeds up our metabolism. Red reflects the color of passion, energy, and life. It motivates. It is a very strong color – the color of fire and blood. Dark Red crystals embody strong, deep feelings, durable energy and quiet passion. It is a masculine color, particularly useful for increasing devotion and seeing the seriousness of life.
Meditating with Red Beryl can enhance physical energy and power as it opens and energizes the Base Chakra. It provides the stimulus to initiate the Kundalini movement and can raise the energy of the Base Chakra to a level of devotion. In its rise through the body, it also activates the Heart Chakra to a distinct level of sacredness, bringing enlightenment and the clear state of universal love. [Melody, 158]
The Divinatory meaning of Red Beryl: You may be tempted to act impulsively and unwisely; consider the consequences carefully. [Eason, 68]
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Red Beryl 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 Red Beryl. 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.
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.
Red Beryl is not a traditional birthstone.
Beryl which is red in color is the natural birthstone of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 – November 20). Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.
As a Beryl, Bixbite 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]
Red Beryl 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 Red Beryl, 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.
Red Beryl 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. Red gemstones should be used sparingly, to bring the sun’s power and the fire element’s energy to your space.
Red Beryl in Ancient Lore and Legend
There is no legendary information on Red Beryl
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).