13 Gemstone Pendulums and Their Uses

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A gemstone pendulum can be multi-faceted or smooth.

Feng Shui Uses: Gemstone Pendulum

Historically, certain properties have been assigned to gemstones based on cultural and spiritual beliefs. Many cultures revere certain gemstones as a means to communicate with the spirits of those who have died or to draw specific energies to an individual. The art of feng shui often uses gemstones to activate certain chi energies. You can use a gemstone pendulum as a feng shui enhancer in various sectors of your home. Often gemstones help attract energies that can restore the proper balance between yin and yang energies.

Gemstone Properties

Many believe that gemstones can receive, contain and even transmit certain energies that you can tap into and even use for healing. Many who work with gemstones in metaphysical fields claim that individuals are often attracted to a certain gemstone. Practitioners believe this kind of instinct is governed by the individual's chi (energy) and serves as a barometer to pick up the kind of energy best suited for the balancing of auras and chakras. Below are some of the most popular gemstones and the common properties associated with each.

Sodalite

  • Blue in color, usually a royal blue hue
  • Some varieties sensitive to UV light and may change colors or fade
  • Calms and enables you to analyze situations and circumstances
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: knowledge sector

Amethyst

  • Purple quartz once prized as valuable as diamonds
  • Enhances spiritual energies to use during meditations
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: knowledge, marriage and helpful people sectors

Agate

  • Quartz stone available in wide array of colors and patterns
  • Used as talisman in ancient time for power and to relieve stress
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: meditation and relaxation or any area in need of relieving tension

Topaz

  • Pale yellow to deep smoky yellow
  • Healing of emotions and finances
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: wherever balancing yin and yang energies needed

Jasper

  • Prominent color red with varying veins of yellow, brown, white, and hematite
  • Used in dowsing and divination and healing bodywork
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: restoring balance of yin and yang chi

Citrine

  • Yellow to golden orange sometimes with dark specks or streaks of iron
  • Treasured Greek stone from fourth to first centuries B.C.
  • Bestows happiness, aids fighting addictions, improves mind
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: knowledge, family/health and other sectors

Amber

  • Yellow to red colors, most popular honey brown, cherished gem for jewelry by Greeks and Romans
  • Brings luck and healing
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: health/family and wealth sectors

Aquamarine

  • Pale blue, blue-green, dark blue
  • Assists newlyweds adjusting and revives older marriages
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: marriage sector

Emerald

  • Range of green colors
  • Dated uses from 2,000 B.C.
  • Used as talisman for healing and protection against enemies
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: helpful people and health/family sectors

Garnet

  • Wide range of rainbow colors with varying hues - pink, red, brown most popular colors
  • Ancient Egyptian favorite gemstone
  • Energy balancer and romance enhancer
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: marriage sector

Hematite

  • Shiny and silver
  • Used in Egyptian tombs as ornaments
  • Protection and grounding
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: to balance yin yang any sector

Lapis

  • Blue often with speck of yellow pyrite or white calcite
  • Treasured by ancient civilizations of Egypt and Babylon
  • Used for mental clarity by seers
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: knowledge and career sectors

Peridot

  • Pale green to dark green hues
  • Used for protection and fame
  • Best area of home for feng shui applications: fame, career, children health/family, marriage sectors

Turquoise

  • Color range from blue to green
  • One of oldest valued gemstones usage dating to 4,000 B.C.
  • Gem of health and wealth given as gifts
  • Best area of home for feng shui placement: wealth, health/family and career sectors

Shopping for Gemstones

There are hundreds of places where you can purchase gemstone pendulums. There are many gemstones in addition to those listed above that you can purchase. Each gemstone has specific properties and meanings associated with them that have been handed down from one generation to another. You can even use gemstones in your feng shui application to draw these specific energies into your home and to you.

Using Your Pendulum

You can use a gemstone pendulum for divination, dowsing, protection, and an energy balancer for feng shui applications.

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13 Gemstone Pendulums and Their Uses