JUNE BIRTHSTONE: PEARL (MOTI) & ALEXANDRITE
Birthstones are stunning gemstones that possess wonderful positive energies that correspond well to people born in a particular month. For people born in these particular months, using the corresponding birthstone can offer profound positive benefits to their overall life. For June-borns, there is not just one but two exquisite birthstones - Pearl (Moti) and Alexandrite.
The pearl birthstone is a unique gemstone as it is formed within living creatures. Unlike other gemstones that are formed from minerals and elements that give them their characteristic properties, pearls grow in the tissues of living molluscs. Natural pearls are quite rare, however, there are several pearl farms around the world that help keep this stunning stoneavailable in regular supply. Pearls from these farms are called cultured pearls.
Alexandrite is a relatively modern addition as a birthstone and is well-known for its colour-changing ability. In natural light (sunlight) it may appear green like an emerald or blue like a sapphire and change into reddish-purple colour by night. This gemstone got its name from Czar Alexander II of Russia as it was discovered in the 19th century. Pearl has been the classic birthstone for June with alexandrite being added recently. When deciding which stone suits you best, you can choose the one that you are most attracted to or one that is recommended for you based on your current phase of life.
History and Mythology Associated With June Birthstones
Pearls have a rich history attached to them with several ancient traditions around the world believing in their mystical powers. They have been associated with wealth and fortune and were referred to as 'precious stones' in ancient text. It was believed that pearls were teardrops from heaven and thus were sacred for their celestial element.
In China, pearls were believed to be carried by dragons giving them the association of wisdom. In India, pearls were believed to bring wealth to the wearer, while Arabs believed this stone possessed numerous healing abilities and was commonly used to heal nervousness and eye disease. A lot of ancient medical practices still continue to use pearls in their formulations.
As the alexandrite birthstone was a relatively late discovery, it does not have as rich a history as pearls. However, it is commonly associated with the energies of good fortune, luck, and romance. It is also believed to enhance creativity and one's spiritual growth through a deeper connection with divine energy. The changing colour of this stone symbolizes adapting to different environments which requires a very flexible and accommodating outlook towards life.
People also believed in its ability to heal physical ailments, the most common conditions being neurological concerns and chronic health conditions. It is also believed to be beneficial in supporting the pancreas. As this June birthstone is rich in colours, it is believed to work on multiple chakra centres in the body and thus enhance the flow of positive energy internally
Colours Associated With June Birthstones
The June birthstone colour ranges from white to a rainbow of hues. While the white pearl is the traditional birthstone for June, it also exists in a variety of other colours such as pink, light-gold, black, and lilac. Similarly, alexandrite may appear as green or blue in the day but can change into shades of red and purple by night.
The white pearl is the colour for the June birthstone. It is known to have a calming effect on the wearer while also being associated with purity and honesty. This stone is thus a common symbol in relationships or for people prone to nervousness, anger, and anxiety. Pearls balance the Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana) which the seat of "self". This stone helps one achieve emotional stability and improves the self-worth & self esteem of an individual.
Alexandrite is found in an array of colours and hence is also believed to bring a variety of positive emotions to the wearer. Be it love, fortune, prosperity, or joy, the changing colours of this stunning birthstone help the wearer experience life to its fullest. This colour-changing feature also works wonders in chakra healing. When green, the alexandrite birthstone works wonders to stimulate the heart chakra and improve one's cardiac health. The blue-tinged stone helps support the throat chakra thus enhancing self-expression and authentic communication. It is also believed to enhancemental and verbal clarity. Finally, when purple, this stone helps open the crown chakra and support spiritual enlightenment and growth.
Where are June Birthstones Found?
Natural pearls are extremely rare these days and are found in the seas near Bahrain and the Australian Indian Ocean waters. However, pearl farms are cultivated in various parts of the globe with the most prominent being Japan, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia.
Alexandrite is extremely rare making them even more valuable than diamonds. Naturally occurring alexandrite stones are found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, and certain parts of Africa. Due to the popularity and scarcity of this June birthstone, synthetic alexandrite is also made in labs by infusing the crystals with chromium to give them their characteristic colour however it is suggested to only wear natural Alexandrites to experience healing benefits
Characteristics of the June Birthstones
The summer month is full of bright hope and creativity making pearl and alexandrite the perfect gemstones to complement the characteristics of this month. Additionally, using these gemstones also boosts energies of luck, fortune, and calmness.
The white pearl is the colour of choice for the June birthstone. This stunning yet neutral colour is associated with honesty, purity, innocence, and a sense of calm.
The colour-changing property of alexandrite makes this gemstone a valuable positive addition to one's life. It is associated with the characteristic energies of joy, love, fortune, luck, and good health. For those wanting to experience life to the fullest, this is the ideal stone. However, there are several aspects to be considered when choosing a stone.While a birthstone may seem like an ideal choice, it should be considered in relation to other factors of your life such as health concerns, personal problesm, career aspirations and current phase of life.
Chemical Composition of June Birthstones
Pearls are extremely soft and delicate stones and must be treated with care. They mostly comprise of calcium carbonate which is one of the most common minerals found on earth. They rank quite low on the Mohs Hardness Scale with a rating from 2.5 to 4.5. Pearls possess a natural shine which works wonders in enhancing their aesthetic appeal. However, this shine is often caused due to the refraction of light on the thin layers of the pearl gemstone which also makes it susceptible to damage.
Alexandrite ranks 8.5 on the Mohs Hardness scale making it a highly durable gemstone just after diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. It is formed from the mineral chrysoberyl with the presence of chromium, iron, and titanium, giving it the characteristic feature of changing colours based on the light spectrum.
Using June Birthstones to Enhance Your Energy
The June birthstones, Pearl and Alexandrite, offer a host of benefits to people born in this month. Choose the stone that you feel more attracted to or a combination of the two to bring their benefits into your life. Pearl earrings and rings have been a classic choice for a lot of people due to their natural beauty which lends them equally well to parties as well as business meetings. Alexandrite offers a stunning and luxurious appeal to the wearer but may be rare to find.
There are numerous ways to bring in the healing and positive energies of these stunning June gemstones into your daily life. You can wear them as part of your jewellery or you can also use them as a healing or meditation crystal.
Benefits of June Birthstones
Wearing the June birthstones can bring a variety of benefits to the wearer. Both these stones are known to attract health, wealth, and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of using these stones include:
- Pearls help calm nervousness and improves one's emotional health
- Pearls boost self-confidence and positivity, along with enhancing wisdom.
- Good fortune, luck, and prosperity are believed to be attracted to the wearer of either stone.
- Pearls help with diseases related to the reproductive organs, kidneys, depression while alexandrite provides relief in neurological issues and chronic health conditions.
- Pearl works on the Sacral Chakra whereas Alexandrite works on the Crown Chakra both these Chakras are complementary to each other.
- Alexandrite helps strengthen intuition and boosts creativity.
- June birthstones are also used to improve romantic and/or marital relations
Astrological Significance of June Birthstone Pearl
In astrology, pearl is governed by the Moon. For people with a weak Moon in their natal chart, wearing pearls can help strengthen this aspect and bring a host of positive benefits as it regulates the mind. Pearl is believed to regulate the water component in the human body which maintains good health. As per Indian astrology, zodiac signs Aries, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces can benefit from using pearls.
However one can wear any gemstone regardless of their birth chart if they wear these stones as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy
June Birthstones Care and Cleaning
Pearls are soft gemstones making them prone to damage and scratches. Do not store pearls with any other gemstones such as diamonds or rubies as they may get scratched. Also, be sure to store them in a jewellery box or pouch and never in a plastic bag. Plastic emits a chemical that can overtime tarnish a pearl's surface and compromise its allure. To clean your pearl jewellery, simply wipe it gently with a soft damp cloth. Also, avoid spraying perfume directly on your pearl jewellery as pearls may react with acid present in fragrances.
Alexandrite is highly durable making it far more resilient to external damage. Store them away from delicate gemstones such as pearls as they can scratch or damage them. To clean your alexandrite gemstone, wash it gently with soapy water and a soft cloth or toothbrush. While this stone is durable enough to be cleaned using ultrasonic or steam cleaners they are not recommended.
How To Re-Energize And Recharge Your June Birthstones?
At Rudra Centre, we energize every item before shipping it to our customers so that they can start wearing and experiencing the benefits immediately. After prolonged usage one may wish to recharge or reenergize their stone to remove all the negativity so it can work to its full potential. To reenergize or recharge June Birthstones pearl and alexandrite, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
- Have a bath and wear clean clothes
- Be in a meditative mode and avoid all distractions
- Light an incense stick or sage and offer its smoke to yourself, the surrounding, and unto your June Birthstone jewellery/geode/crystal
- Hold the June birthstone in your hand between both your palms
- Channelize your body energy into your palms. Try to create a focal point on both sides of your palms and imagine positive energy flowing into your June Birthstone
- Imagine the intention for which you have adorned Pearl or Alexandrite to be manifesting
While doing the above process you can chant the Mantra 'OM' or 'AUM as both these stones work with the crown chakra. Alternatively, you can also use the Beej Mantra of the chakra you are looking to heal. Choose the stone that you are most attracted to between the birthstone options. You can even combine them with certain other gemstones to maximizetheir positive energy.
You can get your pearl and alexandrite jewellery from Rudra Centre dealing only in Vedic Astrology approved non-treated and non-heated gemstones which can guarantee the best results to the wearer.
Most people think that using a birthstone is decided simply based on their month of birth. However, it is not necessary to wear only your birthstone. In fact, you can wear any gemstone regardless of your date of birth, horoscope, and zodiac sign.
What is important is that you wear the right stone for you as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) which has been devised after 20 years of research and has its base in the chakras of the human body. Chakra Therapy via RRST is the fastest healing therapy and is more comprehensive and superior to other healing modalities. To book a consultation with our expert, Please Click Here
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