Jade Meanings

Health, abundance and good luck

Chakra: Heart

Element: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Libra, Pisces, Taurus

Birthstone: March

Wedding Anniversary: 3rd year

Number: 5

Jade Crystal Healing Properties

Jade is believed to promote the flow of money, fertility, harmony and abundance in one’s life. It is thought to help us to enjoy life by dispelling fears based on greed and selfishness, and allows us to share abundance with others. Also, it is believed to stimulate the flow of energy through the body, strengthening the energy and nervous systems.

Jade History and Uses

The name Jade is derived from the Spanish term “piedra de jyada”. It means stone of the loin, named by the Spanish conquistadors who brought it back to Europe from Mesoamerica. The French translation was misprinted as pierre le jade and Jade is the term now used to describe two different types of stone. Jadeite, the South American and Burmese stone and Nephrite a form of Actinolite, named from the Latin “lapis nephrictus” meaning kidney stone which came to Europe from China in the 17th century. The New Zealand green stone or pounamu is also a form of Nephrite. Nephrite usually occurs in three colours white, deep green and creamy brown. Meanwhile, Jadeite ranges in shades from green blue, leafy green, green black, emerald green or lavender. In prehistoric times, it was used to make tools and weapons and in later cultures it was carved for its beauty into talismans, religious objects and jewellery. The Chinese revere Jade for its properties of longevity and protection. In Maori tradition, it is recognised as a treasure, having “mana”, a prestige of it’s own. It is carved into tools, talismans and ornaments, and handed down through generations and used to seal important agreements.

Jade Geological Description

The term Jade refers to two types of stones Nephrite, a calcium magnesium silicate with a hardness of 6 and Jadeite, a sodium aluminium silicate hardness 6.5 to 7. They have monoclinic crystal systems which are finely interlocked making the stone very strong. Nephrite is found in the USA, New Zealand, China, Russia, Taiwan, Poland and Japan. Jadeite is found mostly in Burma also Guatemala, Russia, California and Japan.

Affirmation

I love life, and it flows through me in ever greater abundance.