Day: September 2, 2019
The flaming sword is a sword glowing with flame by some super natural power. The sword in mythology has always been phallic. Fire in mythology has always referred to intellect. So is the flaming sword referring to masculine intellect? Far from it. The flaming sword was a play on words and theologians have not understood it at all. They even place a cherubim holding the sword to keep Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden.
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Sapphire: The Corundum Conundrum
Blue Sapphire likely derives its name from the Sanskrit word sanipriya meaning “dear to the planet Saturn,” and is considered one of the few precious gemstones. By definition, a gemstone is a rare, beautiful and durable stone, and since Sapphire has a beautiful blue hue, a Mohs hardness of 9 out of 10 and no cleavage planes it is considered one of the most precious gemstones.
In addition to its physical traits, Sapphire has considered precious because of the belief that it makes one “favorable to God” according to the ancient Greek historian Damigeron and is said to protect against envy and regulate all bodily functions. A great stone for meditation, Blue Sapphire guides one in spiritual endeavors. Judy Hall states in The Crystal Bible that it “facilitates self-expression and speaking your truth.”
Did you know that Sapphire occurs in a rainbow of colors?
To provide some disambiguation Sapphire can occur in many colors and…
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All About Birthstones – GemSelect Newsletter September 2019 — Good Witches Homestead
What is a birthstone? A birthstone is a gemstone which has been designated to a specific month of the year, in some cases, there are multiple gemstones which can belong to one specific month; your birth month determines which gemstones apply to you. But a birthstone is more than that… it is a way for […]
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