The month of May is a time for spring, blooming flowers and celebrations. The zodiac sign for May natives is Taurus. The Bull is the symbol of the May-born. Taurus Natives are graceful, diligent, hard-working, good listeners and, very dependable.
Chrysoprase is the birthstone assigned to Taurus natives. Chrysoprase is called ‘the stone of Venus’, the Goddess of Love.
History and Myth: The Folklore of Chrysoprase
The meaning of the Apple Green Chrysoprase stone in Greek comes from two words – Chrys or ‘golden’ and prase or ‘leek’, hence dubbed the ‘Golden Leek’.
People in the Middle ages believed that putting a Chrysoprase in their mouths would render them invisible, and safe from harm or detection. Favoured by Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians the gem was popularly used to make seals, jewels and other objects.
Chrysoprase crystals and jewellery became famous in Europe after deposits of Chrysoprase were found in Poland in the 1700s. In ancient times, Chrysoprase is said to promote the love of truth, hope and insights.
Spiritual benefits of Chrysoprase
Chrysoprase jewellery attracts love, abundance and prosperity into the life of the wearer. With a natural spiritual strength, the Chrysoprase has been known to heal and release ego based negativity associated with co-dependent relationships.
Attributes of Chrysoprase
- Stimulates liver function
- Promotes peaceful sleep
- Enhances fertility
- Gout and eye problems
- Treats skin and heart diseases
- Balances hormones
Chrysoprase also doubles as a chakra healing stone connected to the heart chakra. A balancing energy, the stone is helpful for those prone to emotional responses, bitterness, and unfriendly behaviour. It heals feelings of resentment and blockages occurring in your heart chakra.
Taurus – Chrysoprase
Chrysoprase crystal jewellery like bracelets, anklets, and malas encourage fidelity, joy, happiness, and hope, stimulate creativity and speech, and prevent nightmares, by offering a sense of security and trust.
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