You may be wondering, ‘What is the birthstone for April?’ You diamonds in the rough bring sparkle to all lives you touch, and your strength and determination make you stand the test of time.
March was certainly a popular month in terms of the birthstone blog series, but we reckon April will be just as fascinating. You may be wondering, ‘What is the birthstone for April?’ You diamonds in the rough bring sparkle to all lives you touch, and your strength and determination make you stand the test of time. Diamond is one birthstone for April, and the spiritual power this gem contains can provide every wearer or user the confidence they need to chase their dreams. Topaz is another popular April gem, with each colour offering something different in terms of spiritual healing, and cleansing power. In this month’s blog, we’ll provide insight into these birthstones and more, and provide advice on how to harness their power to enrich your life. What’s more, we’re also running a monthly competition where you can win a birthstone necklace or loose stone - to discover this power for yourself. Without further ado, let’s learn more about these fantastic birthstones.
When you consider the uniqueness, purity and beauty of diamonds, and what they symbolise in terms of love in modern times, it should be no surprise that these precious gems have represented a whole lot more over the past few thousand years. Long been seen as symbols of love, innocence, faithfulness and relationships that are built to last, diamonds hold deeper meanings due to their rarity. Formed over billions of years and composed of pure carbon – which is the foundation of all life in the world that surrounds us – diamonds have also been used to help open one’s mind to the new and possible. Believing in the illumination and reflection of a diamond can help inspire creativity and ingenuity in its wearer, as well as bring forward strength, resilience and bravery. This is in part due to a diamond’s toughness and ‘invincibility’, that can drive away bad energy, feelings or fortune.
Coming from the Greek name ‘Adamas’ meaning ‘unbreakable’ or ‘untamable’, and ‘Diaphanus’ meaning transparent, diamonds have long been used to cleanse our energies and help us find the confidence within, to be the best versions of ourselves - making them a key part of our emotional and physical wellbeing. Bringing together the mind and the body, and allowing us to understand what each of these needs to feel whole, diamond crystals can help restore our minds, bodies and spirits, especially when going through trying times.
In terms of spiritual healing, they are also used when people have been feeling lost or confused, and need a sense of clarity and understanding. Cleansing the aura of negativity, harmful thoughts and misunderstandings, these birthstones can help bring about love, light and a sense of certainty when used correctly. These crystals can’t charge your emotions in the same way that other birthstones such as amethyst and emerald can, but diamonds can amplify the emotions that you are feeling, acting as a mirror to your inner state. Whenever you wear a diamond ring, necklace or bracelet, it’s important that you remember this, as both positive and negative energies can be enhanced.
There are many myths and legends surrounding diamonds, and the deeper meanings they behold. According to one legend, the God of Mines summoned his courtiers to gather all of the world's known jewels, including rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. He smashed one of each and compounded them together, declaring, “Let this be something that combines the beauty of all.” The diamond was created - pure as a dewdrop and invincible in hardness. When its ray is resolved in the spectrum, however, it exhibits all of the colours of the gems from which it was produced.
Diamonds may be the colour of ice, but in actuality, is a crystal of light. Its high frequency energy is spread into flashing prisms of fantastic colours that exemplify the sun. In terms of shape, its symmetry is cubic, forming in a range of octahedrons, triangles, cubes and unique shapes. Though most known as colourless, diamonds can actually form in black, white, and varying shades of brown, blue, green, red, pink and yellow.
Activating the Crown and Etheric Chakras, they intensify inner vision, and can help to stimulate creativity, inspiration and capability - opening the mind to new possibilities. The Crown Chakra is found at the top of the head, being the gateway to the spiritual plains beyond our physical being. Controlling how we think, it helps us deal with, and respond to, the world around us. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unhindered by setbacks, knowing they are a key part of life, and can help us to grow. Etheric Chakras are located above the head, and are tuned into enlightened beings. Allowing humility, and a connection to the soul, they are a cosmic doorway to other fascinating worlds.
When put on the Third Eye, a diamond can motivate psychic development, and is therefore a good tool for remote viewing, telepathic communication and clairvoyance. For metaphysical use, crystals are typically preferred to cut diamonds because the natural shape of them helps to strengthen and harmonise the energies moving throughout them.
April’s guardian angel birthstone, topaz represents friendship, loyalty and care. It’s believed to bring wealth if worn, and bring about success for all those who appreciate this April gem. The powers of dispelling black magic and evil spells have long been connected with this stone, and offering protection from harm’s way. In the middle ages, it was believed to have more magical powers, especially for wealth building, if set in gold and worn on the left arm. Topaz was also thought to help secure favours from royalty and people of high rank if the figure of a flying falcon was engraved on it - and it was of the yellow variety.
Topaz warms to its solar energy, diffusing and radiating its gentle strength in all directions - soothing, calming, relaxing, and recharging, regardless of colour - whether that’s crystal, gold, yellow, red or pink. Bringing about lasting energy, happiness, generosity and strength, it can help to centre one’s mind, and feed one’s spirit. Blue topaz derives its solar influence from the entire sky, where power and vitality become inspiration, air and motivation. It encourages honesty and forgiveness, as well as expression and the confidence to pursue one's goals. Topaz is also thought to have celestial links, with its colour and strength waxing and waning in sync with the lunar cycle. Pink topaz however, represents hope, and experience with the Divine. Promoting honesty, openness and offering success in matters of the heart, it stimulates the Heart Chakra, and supports the pursuit of love - that is, real love, not a romanticised or unrealistic version. At the same time, pink topaz helps to lessen the sadness that lost love may have caused, and provide hope that new love is on its way, in many different forms. Other properties of the topaz birthstone include:
Clear topaz - Removes stuck or stagnant energy, allowing you to tap into your inner wealth of skills and talents, as well as drive your artistic and spiritual ventures to new heights. It's a fantastic stone for honing psychic and intuitive abilities, particularly clairvoyance and clairsentience, and it's a remarkable stone of honesty, allowing you to see the truth in others while staying true to yourself.
Gold topaz - Embraces spiritual nobility, social standing, personal willpower, and the capacity to manifest one's desires. It stimulates the Crown, as well as the Base, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras, enhancing one's ability to focus one's own or universal energy into shape. Gold topaz is a gem of great creativity and intention, producing abundance within the context of what is appropriate for one’s highest path. This stone is useful for those pursuing fame or overcoming obstacles in order to carry out great plans because it increases charm and attracts helpful people, while encouraging generosity and open-heartedness.
Brown topaz – Promotes strength, confidence and dedication, enhancing faithfulness in relationships, and the capability to have strong friendships. It’s also supportive for those who have agoraphobia, excessive timidity, and obsessive compulsive disorder - helping to relieve anxiety, and bring about calm and peacefulness. What’s more, brown topaz is often called the “earth gem” and is admired for its metaphysical advantages. For anyone who works on a farm, with livestock, or in conservation, it is a powerful talisman.
Overall, topaz is a wonderful birthstone for cleansing the aura, relieving tension, and providing confidence to help achieve one’s dreams. Directing energy to where it’s needed the most, and activating various Chakras, this April birthstone is a great accompaniment to diamond in spiritual rituals.
Alternative gems include carnelian and crystal, which hold great power too:
Carnelian - An orange-coloured type of chalcedony, a quartz mineral with a glassy, translucent appearance. Its colour ranges from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown, but its bright orange and red-orange crystals are its most popular feature.
The high energy of this stone aids in the restoration of lost strength and inspiration, as well as the stimulation of imagination for new endeavours. In daydreamers and during meditation, it increases focus and prevents extraneous thoughts.
This stone often guards against jealousy, anger, and bitterness – whether it's yours or someone else's – and promotes a love of life. It will help you overcome any form of violence by teaching you to trust yourself and your perceptions.
Carnelian promotes understanding of the connection between one's emotional state and inner state of being. It promotes a spiritual energy that encourages the awakening of one's gifts and views of the world.
Crystal - These can include citrine, green aventurine and morganite, and they allow:
Citrine - Great for those who are overly sensitive and vulnerable to outside energies and influences. Worn, carried, or when utilised in crystal healing, the radiant yellow colour will boost the amount of light surrounding the body and protect the aura.
Green aventurine - Known as the “Stone of Opportunity,”, it is believed to be the luckiest of all crystals, particularly when it comes to prosperity and wealth, or increasing your chances in games and competitions.
Morganite - As a crystal of the heart, it can be used to attract one’s soul mate or in deepening the love in a current relationship. It encourages joy and reverence for life and increases the opportunities which allow one to experience the unconditional love of the Divine.
Want to harness the full potential of your April birthstone? There are three key ways to do so: Charging, grounding and adornment.
When it comes to charging, sunlight is a common choice. Your birthstone will absorb the strength and brightness of the sun's rays if you leave it under direct sunlight for up to 12 hours. Place the birthstone in moonlight, preferably during a new moon, full moon, or lunar eclipse, for more balanced energy.
Another charging method is intention. With your palm flat, keep your cleansed stone in your left hand. Then, place your right palm over the top of it, hovering a few inches above. Attempt to relax and find relaxation, with meditation being highly recommended. Getting into a meditative state will allow you to link to your heart space and higher self - this is your higher mind - as well as access your subconscious. Set some intentions once you feel focused and connected to both your internal and external worlds (you can feel your heart pounding, oxygen flowing through your body, and blood pumping), and you're conscious of your birthstone's healing powers and spiritual properties. These intentions can be for anything you want, like or desire, such as healing, growth, transformation, wisdom, grounding, inspiration, creativity and protection - for example. Ultimately, you charge your stone with specific intent.
To ground your diamond, topaz or gem, return it to the earth, and bury it within it. Then with your beautiful mind, imagine the earth is embracing these stones in love and healing power, and removing any associated negativity. You can leave it in the earth for up to 12 hours, following a cleanse.
Birthstone jewellery is another route, allowing you to feel the power of your gems throughout the day. Try to look for traditional birthstones, as those created in labs or artificially don’t hold the same values or virtues. You can find topaz and citrine necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches in many jewellery shops, as well as crystals and diamond stones. A fun thing to do is mix and match, harnessing more power, and letting it flow throughout you. If you do however find that too much energy is being consumed, please take a break from wearing your birthstone jewellery, and place them somewhere safe.
From promoting creativity, ingenuity and confidence, through to helping one find the meaning in their life, April’s birthstones can offer many benefits that we can all benefit from. To discover these for yourself, we encourage you to take part in our competition for a chance to win a birthstone necklace or loose stone for a family member, friend or as a little treat for you - you know you deserve it! For any further questions, or for spiritual guidance, why not have a telephone psychic reading with one of our trusted psychics today? You can reach them on 09057897752 (calls cost 80p per minute plus your network access charge) or on 01618640152, and they’re always available to help.
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