Natural History

A member of the beryl family of crystals found in Egypt, Brazil, Tanzania, India, and Austria.



History and Folklore

In Ancient Egypt, the god of wisdom, Toth, dictated the secrets of magick and alchemy to Hermes Trismegistus on an emerald tablet.

It has been believed that emerald amulets could calm storms, prevent miscarriages, bring good luck, and when placed under the tongue, allow one to prophesy.

Emerald Correspondences

Angel: Ashmodiel;
Gods/Goddesses: Toth, Ceres, Isis, Surdurjaya, Vishnu;
Chakra: heart;
Element: earth;
Astrological Sign: Taurus;
Planet: Venus;
Sabbat: Midsummer or Litha
Tarot: The High Priestess.


Known as the “Stone of Truth,” the emerald keeps the wearer protected from deception.

Healing and Magickal Uses

Body: Aids eyesight, heart, lungs, thymus, pancreas, and the lymphatic system. Helps ease transitions in menopause.

Mind: Shields social workers and counselors from being worn down. Helps healing after the breakup of a relationship. Opaque stones should not be used for meditation or working with emotions.

Magick: Useful in past life recall. Protects from domestic violence. Banishes nightmares. Protects from psychic attack.

Care and Cleansing

Smudge and wipe your emerald gently with a soft cloth. Recharge emeralds under a waxing moon.

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Please note: None of the information provided on the Witchipedia is intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or disorder and is provided for the purposes of folkloric interest only. If you are suffering from any sort of malaise, you are encouraged to seek personal advice from a qualified practitioner.

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