opal

Dream Interpretation Opal | Dream Meanings


(see Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Stones)

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

A dream of deceitful security (Gypsy). The ill- luck attributed to the gem coincides with the interpretation.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

Translucent quality suggests all truths shine through. All facets of self, talents are available to you. Multidimensional. Great beauty.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

Contrary to the wide- spread superstition that opals are unlucky unless they happen to be your birthstone, to dream of them signifies a season of unexpected good luck, and the omen is intensified if they were fire opals.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

If you are given an opal, or if you wear one in a dream, you will be misunderstood through no fault of your own.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

see Jewels

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Dreams of an opal signify truth, imagination, creativity, and inspiration. This is the stone of happy dreams and changes. See Jewel and Jewelry.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

This curious gem is considered most favourable when concerned in a dream, in spite of the fact that many people are superstitious and will not wear them in real life.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

To see an opal in your dream, suggests that your love life is lacking passion.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

Life that glitters in many colors! Opals also have the reputation of being unlucky.

Folklore: Extremely favorable omen.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

Not only represents fidelity, but also religious fervour, prayers and assurance of spiritual beliefs.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

See gems / jewels

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

A beautiful jewel of divine hope

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

A fiery gemstone that combines the elements of fire and water, an opal bnngs the element of fire to ignite your passionate feelings and bring them to the surface of the conscious mind. It stimulates sexual desire and dnve.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

See jewels.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Opal | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Opal

Because

of the different colours in jewels, some of them may have slightly different meanings Amethyst: healing; in­fluence of dreams. Diamond: human greed; hardness of na­ture; what one values, the aspects of one’s life that are lasting and valuable, not only in an everyday sense, but in a cosmic sense. Emerald: personal growth and awareness of connection with the natural in life. Opal: the inner world of fantasies and dreams; psychic impressions. Pearl: inner beauty and value that has arisen from the irritations or trials of life. Ruby: emo­tions, passion, sympathies; extending self to others. Sapphire: religious feelings; expansion of thinking boundaries. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Jewels

1- Jewels appearing in dreams almost invariably symbolise those things which we value. These may be personal qualities, our sense of integrity, our ability to be ourselves, or even our very essential being. When we feel we know what we arc looking for, we are aware on some level of its value to us or others. When we simply register that we are looking for jewels, sometimes up a mountain, otherwise in a cave, we are attempting to find those parts of ourselves that we know will be of value in the future. Counting or in some way assessing them would suggest a time of reflection is needed.

2- If the jewels are set made up into wearable articles we are aware of some of the uses of whatever the jewel signifies.

For instance, to find an emerald ring might suggest that we have completed a stage of growth towards immortality ‘There are different interpretations for each gemstone, and opinions do vary as to the correct ones.

A little consideration will usually tell the dreamer what each stone means for him. One system suggests: Amethyst promotes healing and influences dreams; Diamond signifies human greed, hardness of nature and what one values in a cosmic sense; Emerald highlights personal growth; Opal suggests the inner world of fantasies and dreams; psychic impressions; Pearl signifies inner beauty and value; Ruby informs on emotions, passion and sympathies; Sapphire highlights religious feelings.

Other meanings of some well known jewels and gems are: Agate (black) symbolises wealth, courage, assurance and vigour; (red) peace, spiritual love of good, health, prosperity and longevity. Amber represents crystallised light and magnetism. Amethyst is the healing gem. Connecting the dreamer with the spiritual, it represents the influence of dreams. Also humility, peace of mind, faith, self-restraint and resignation. Aquamarine embodies the qualities of hope, youth and health. Beryl is believed to hold within it happiness, hope and eternal youthfulness. Bloodstone holds the qualities of peace and understanding.

It is also reputed to grant all wishes. Carbuncle holds determination, success and self-assurance . Carnelian highlights friendship, courage, sclf- confidence, health. Cat’s eye influences longevity, the ability to sustain and the waning moon. Chrysolite represents wisdom, discretion, tact, prudence. Chrysoprase symbolises gaiety, unconditional happiness, the symbol of joy. Corundum influences and helps crcate a stability of mind. Crystal symbolises purity, simplicity, and various magical elements. Diamond has a number of influences: light, life, the sun, durability, incorruptibility, invincible constancy, sincerity, innocence. Emerald embraces immortality; hope, youth, faithfulness, and also the beauty of Spring. Garnet can help energy levels and indicates devotion, lovally and grace. Hyacinth symbolises fidelity and the truth within, but also the gift of second sight. Jacinth holds within it humble qualities, verging on modesty. Jade ‘All that is supremely excellent’, the yang power of the heavens, and all its accompanying delights. Jasper holds the qualities of joy and happiness. Jet Although usually associated with darker emotions such as grief and mourning, jet also controls safety within a journey. Lapis Lazuli A favourable stone said to evoke divine favour, success and the ability to show perseverance. Lodestone holds within it the qualities of integrity and honesty; also said to influence virility. Moonstone/Selenite The moon and its magical qualities, tenderness and the romantic lovers. Olivine influences simplicity, modesty and happiness within a humble framework. Onyx represents degrees of perspicacity; sincerity, spiritual strength, and conjugal happiness. Opal not only represents fidelity; but also religious fervour, prayers and assurance of spiritual beliefs. Pearl symbolises the feminine principles of chastity and purity; and also the moon, and waters. Peridot represents consolidation of friendships. Also, so to speak, the thunderbolt, with which we mav be ‘hit’ at unlikely times.

Ruby represents all that is traditionally associated with Royalty; dignity, zeal, power, love, passion, beauty, longevity and invulnerability. However, some people may consider these interpretations to be slightly ironic. Sapphire holds within it worldly truth, heavenly virtues, celestial contemplation and the feminine side of chastity. Sardonyx represents codes of honour, renown, brightness, vivacity; and aspects of self-control. Topaz holds the beauty of the Divine; goodness, faithfulness, friendship, love, sagacity.

A topaz also symbolises the sun.

Tourmaline inspiration and imagination are represented by the tourmaline. Friendship also comes under the same influence. Turquoise symbolises courage physical and spiritual - fulfilment, and also success. Zircon Much worldly wisdom is held within zircon, as well as the virtues of honour, and the glories (or otherwise) of riches.

3- From a spiritual point of view, jewels and their understanding can enhance personal development. In most dreams it is the better-known stones which appear, but when the lesser-known ones are seen, there is much benefit to be gained by learning more on a conscious level.

Many stones have healing properties, and this is a whole subject in itself.

The reader is referred to the many good books on this subject.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Zodiac

1- Everyone has a fascination for horoscopes, without necessarily understanding the significance of the zodiac wheel.

It is often only when we begin the journey of self- discovery that images and symbols from the zodiac will appear in dreams. Frequently, the animal or creature associated with our own star sign will appear, almost as a reminder of basic principles.

The way we deal with that image will give us insight into how we really feel about ourselves.

2- The zodiac wheel is symbolic of our relationship with the universe. Sometimes the signs of the zodiac arc used in dreams to demonstrate time or time passing, and also suggest courses of action we might take.

For instance, if we dreamt of a girl riding a goat we might have to seek perfection (Virgo) through tenacity (Capricorn). Each sign also rules a particular part of the body; and often a dream alerts us to a possible imbalance.

3- The spheres of influence as described below are;

Aries

The symbol is the Ram and it governs the head.

The colour associated with the sign is red; its specific gemstones are amethyst and diamond.

Taurus

The symbol is the Bull and it governs the throat.

The colours associated with the sign are blue and pink; its specific gem- stones are moss agate and emerald. Gemini The symbol is the Twins (often shown as masculine and feminine) and it governs the shoulders, arms and hands.

The colour associated with the sign is yellow; its specific gemstones are agate and beryl.

Cancer

The symbol is the Crab and it governs the stomach and higher organs of digestion.

The colours associated with the sign are either violet or emerald green: its specific gemstones are moonstones and pearls. Leo The symbol is the Lion and it governs the heart, lungs and liver.

The colours associated with the sign are gold and orange; its specific gemstones are topaz and tourmaline.

Virgo

The symbol is the Virgin and it governs the abdomen and intestines.

The colours associated with the sign are grey and navy blue; its specific gemstones arc pink jasper and jade.

Libra

The symbol is the Scales and it governs the lumbar region, kidneys and skin.

The colours associated with the sign arc blue and violet; its specific gemstones are opal and lapis lazuli. Scorpio “I’he symbol is the Scorpion and it governs the genitals.

The colours associated with the sign are deep red and purple; its specific gemstones are turquoise and ruby.

Sagittarius

I’he symbol is the Archer and it governs the hips, thighs and nervous system.

The colours associated with the sign are light blue and orange; its specific gemstones are carbuncle and amethyst.

Capricorn

I’he symbol is the Goat and it governs the knees.

The colours associated with the sign are violet and green: its specific gemstones are jet and black onyx.

Aquarius

The symbol is the Water-Bearer and it governs the circulation and ankles.

The colour associated with the sign is clcctric blue; its specific gemstones are garnet and zircon.

Pisces

‘I’he symbol is The Fishes and it governs the feet and toes. I’he colour associated with the sign arc sea-green and mauve; its specific gemstones are coral and chrysolite.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Crystals

(see by type, Gems, Jrweliy, Stones) Clear crystals: purity, refinement, and accuracy.

A single crystal: The core of self, our identity and existence. Look at how the crystal appears for more interpretive value. Is it clear, multifaceted, cloudy?

Clear vision, discernment, or foresight. Smooth crystal surfaces were used for scrying throughout history, in numerous cultures including that of Medieval Europe

and Victorian America. Watch and see if any symbols or images form in the sphere, and use those as a starting point for interpretation (see Divination).

As with gems, each crystal has different interpretive value and represents various omens. Agate, for example, portends positive business ventures, while amethyst reveals contentment with your work. Conversely, dreaming of losing an amethyst signals the loss of love or self-control. Here is a brief list of other common crystals and their interpretations. Note that many meanings correlate to the crystal’s color:

Beryl: harmonious relationships Lapis: psychic awareness

Bloodstone: wish fulfillment Lodestone: enticement Camelian: luck and safety Malachite: peaceful rest Garnet: faithfulness Onyx: discord Hematite: charm and grace Opal: change, bad luck Jet: sadness and mourning Quartz: energy, strength

What happens to the crystal in the dream will alter the interpretation.

To illustrate, having a bloodstone shatter probably indicates that you feel as if your hopes have been dashed, whereas receiving the gift of a lapis might indicate an openness to develop your latent psychic abilities.... The Language of Dreams

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Gems

(see by type, Crystals, Jewelry, Stones)

Something precious, to be cared for and guarded with due diligence.

The gem of truth. Facts revealing themselves.

Commitments and devotion. Precious gems, especially diamonds, are exchanged as part of engagement or wedding rites.

In a ring: Authority. Popes, kings, and other authority figures often wear gold rings mounted with precious gems as a sign of office.

Metaphysically: Assisted health, protection, or improved personal characteristics. People in nearly every ancient culture carried or wore precious gems as amulets, charms, and talismans for a variety of positive purposes.

Each precious or semiprecious gem carries different meanings within a dream. Amber equates to feeling trapped, diamonds are for love, emeralds represent resourcefulness, and garnets portend the end to a period of questioning. Additionally, jade indicates health, moonstone stands for foresight and all things feminine, opal represents financial

situations, ruby is a type of fire dream, and sapphire shows faithfulness on your part.

For more ideas along these lines, try reading my book Folkways or any book that includes the lore of gems.

Faceted gems represent different aspects in something or someone, including the Divine and yourself.... The Language of Dreams

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Jewels, Gems

Vision: Looking at or buying precious stones is a recommendation: learn to live without many of the things you have been taking for granted. Losing a precious stone: unexpected good fortune will come your way.

Depth Psychology: Precious stones represent the untouchable center of your personality. Dreaming about owning jewelry says much about you. See Diamonds, Jewelry, Precious Stones. Here is some of what they symbolize:

Amethyst: intellectual flights of fancy, without losing a sense of reality, however.

Diamond: spiritual awareness/perception, but sometimes also impersonal, emotional coldness, or drive for power.

Lapis lazuli: sensibility; but also it stands for your friends and your physical vitality.

Opal: your imagination, your dream life, and the purification of urges and greed.

Pearl: serenity but also depth born of suffering. Ruby: emotional warmth, true humanity, true love, and positive interpersonal relationships.

Sapphire: religiosity, renouncing the carnal and sexual to the point of being too intellectual.

Emerald: the power of consciousness and emotional balance, because vou have “found yourself.”... Dreamers Dictionary

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Jewelry

Dreams of jewelry represent extravagance, prosperity and abundance, lavishness, and qualities you cherish.

If you dream of your family heirlooms, then you are realizing inherited wisdom.

If you dream of being in the possession of a valuable piece of jewelry, then you feel connected to your natural inheritance and to the priceless wonder that you are. Jewelry can represent an aspect of yourself, a proud achievement, a precious memory, a friendship that is priceless to you, your talents, resources, wisdom, or the qualities in which you treasure, as in kindness, compassion, honesty, etc. Your dream is telling you to acknowledge where you sparkle, what is rare and invaluable about you. See Necklace, Bracelet, Ear rings, Amethyst, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Turquoise, Silver or Gold.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Gems / Jewels

Material aspects: Jewels appearing in dreams almost invariably symbolize those things that we value. These may be personal qualities, our sense of integrity, our ability to be ourselves, or even our very essential being. When we feel we know what we are looking for, we are aware on some level of its value to us or others. When we simply register that we are looking for jewels, sometimes up a mountain, otherwise in a cave, we are attempting to find those parts of ourselves that we know will be of value in the future. Counting or in some way assessing them would suggest a time of reflection is needed. One system of belief suggests the following practical meanings: amethyst promotes healing and influences dreams. Diamond signifies human greed, hardness of nature and what we value from a cosmic perspective. Emerald highlights personal growth. Opal suggests the inner world of fantasies, dreams and psychic awareness. Pearl signifies inner beauty and value. Ruby informs on emotions, passion and sympathies. Sapphire highlights religious feelings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Libra

The symbol is the scales and it governs the lumbar region, kidneys and skin.

The colours associated with the sign are blue and violet; its specific gemstones are opal and lapis lazuli.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Other Color Associations And Trigger Words

Amber: Ancient wisdom, knowledge.

Amethyst: Transition to spiritual awareness, higher knowledge, insight.

Apple Green: Powers of healing.

Apricot: Admiration.

Aquamarine: Communication, expanded awareness.

Avocado Green: New beginnings.

Azure: Honesty, sincerity.

Blue Green: Spiritual healing.

Blue Gray: Fear of new ideas.

Blue Purple: İdealism.

Blue Violet: Honor, spiritual truth, devotion, inspiration.

Brick Red: Selfishness.

Bright Green: Uplifting.

Bright Orange: Health, vitality.

Bright Purple: Spiritual insight.

Bright Red: Courage.

Bright Yellow: Enlightened intellect, sense of fun.

Burgundy: Wealth, success, elegance, prosperity; in dreams, indicative of your potential power, or your desire for power and recognition.

Caramel: Career goals, aspirations.

Charcoal Gray: Depression.

Claret: Self-determination.

Clear: Clarity.

Clear Brown: Avarice.

Clear Red: High energy.

Cloudy Orange: Confusion.

Cloudy Red: Greed, cruelty.

Cobalt Blue: İntuition

Copper: Fertility, career maneuvers, passion, money goals.

Coral: Friendship, friends.

Cranberry Red: Love, passion, energy, enthusiasm, courage.

Cream: Acceptance, tolerance, maturity.

Crimson: Optimistic, reckless, mournful.

Dark Brown: Materialistic approach to life, wistfulness, melancholy, indecision, fatigue.

Dark Green: Jealousy, rivalry, ambition, greed, insecurity, selfishness.

Dark Gray: Energy and guidance for problems to come.

Dark Orange: Distrust, deceit.

Dark Pink: Gentle and unconditional love, thankfulness.

Dark Purple: Deep devotion, deep compassion, vision.

Dark Red: High energy, strong determination, strong passion, anger, aggression.

Dark Turquoise: Heightening of communication, sensitivity and creativity.

Dark Yellow: Caution, jealousy, deceit.

Deep Blue: High spiritual attainment.

Deep Crimson: Shame.

Deep Gold: Prosperity.

Deep Orange: Pride.

Deep Pink: Marriage, mature love, trust, thankfulness.

Deep Red: Unconscious beauty.

Dirty Green: Envy, spite, illness, jealousy.

Dull Gray Brown: Selfishness.

Dull Yellow: False optimism.

Dusty Pink: Sexual desire.

Electric Blue: İndividuality, originality, encourages uniqueness, stimulates the need for behaving with humanity, creating innovation.

Emerald Green: Money, prosperity, peace of mind.

Fuchsia: Connection to spirituality and meditation, readiness to let go of old attitudes, preparedness for change.

Golden Brown: Friendship, illumination, wisdom.

Golden Orange: Self-control.

Golden Yellow: Joy, gladness.

Green Gray: Envy, deceit, fear.

Green Yellow: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.

Gray Brown: Selfishness.

Hot Pink: Sex, lust.

Imperial Purple: Dreams, aspirations.

Indian Red: Leadership, valor.

Indigo: Spirituality, deceit.

Ivory: Superiority, slightly tainted purity.

Jade: Charitable nature.

Lavender: İntuition, dignity, spiritual growth, equilibrium, daintiness, nostalgia, femininity, soothing, affection and devotion.

Leaden Gray: Meanness, lack of imagination.

Lemon: Stimulates and vitalizes the brain. Cleansing.

Lemon Green: A liar, a cheat.

Lemon Yellow: Strong sense of direction in life.

Light Blue: Hope, faith, harmony, peace, tranquility, forgiveness, fidelity, honesty, patience, devotion.

Light Green: Youth, potential, vitality, health.

Light Gray: Fear.

Light Pink: Sexual love, love, romance, grace, joy.

Light Purple: İncreased psychic power, spiritual prowess, fantasy, romance.

Light Red: Happiness, courage, success.

Light Violet: Enchantment.

Light Yellow: High wisdom, intellect.

Lilac: Acceptance of responsibility, awakening, enchantment.

Lime Green: Abundance.

Magenta: Emotional healing.

Maroon: Sacrifice, courage, bravery, heroism, strength.

Mauve: Cooperation, trust, and self-confidence.

Midnight Blue: Damaged pride, protection.

Mint Green: Financial gain.

Muddy Orange: Pride, vanity.

Muddy Pink: İmmaturity.

Mustard: Difficulty in rationalizing, jealousy,

Navy Blue: Strong emotions, self-pity, wallowing.

Off White: Realism, peace of mind.

Olive: Peace, natural wisdom, uniformity.

Olive Green: Natural wisdom, harmony, need for peace in your environment.

Opal: Transformation.

Opaque: Grounded awareness.

Orange Brown: Self-indulgence, sloth, laziness, immorality, perversion, ignorance.

Orange Red: Sexuality, energy.

Orchid: Physical energy, happiness, power, healing.

Pale Blue: Sensitivity.

Pale Green: Empathy, sympathy, weakness.

Pale Peach: Modesty.

Pale Pink: True love.

Pale Primrose: Great intellectual power.

Pale Yellow: Shyness.

Peach: İnnocent love intermixed with wisdom, gentle strength, protection, confidence, communication.

Pearl: Spiritual mediums.

Pink Red: Outrage, imagination, innovation.

Primrose: Optimism.

Quartz: Protection and purification.

Red Brown: Subdued emotions, deep anger, temperamental.

Rosy Pink: Unselfish love.

Royal Blue: Promoting laughter and joviality, loyalty, confidence, friendship, success.

Ruby Red: Passionate love, passionate anger.

Sable: Constancy, prudence, wisdom, abstinence and sobriety.

Salmon: Knowledge.

Salmon Pink: Job satisfaction.

Sapphire Blue: Broader perception, inner peace, spiritual healing.

Scarlet: Lust, excitement, sexuality, physical vigor, vibrancy, ostentation, manipulation, courage, passion, volatility.

Sea Green: Emotional healing and protection, calming influence, dynamic motivation.

Silver Blue: Deep wisdom, intuition, opportunities.

Silver Gray: Meditation, relaxation.

Sky Blue: İncreased psychic ability, lucid dreaming, hope, restfulness, peace.

Spring Green: Children, fertility.

Sunlight Yellow: Creativity, warmth, optimism.

Teal: Trustworthiness, devotion, healing, spiritual guidance and teaching.

Tomato Red: Pride.

Turquoise: Healing power, natural energy, the sun, fire, prosperity, peace, generosity, growth.

Vermilion: Creativity.

Violet Red: Passion, sex.

Yellow Green: Jealousy, anger, sickness, discord, cowardice.

Yellow Orange: İntellectual.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Crystal

In dreams, the appearance of a crystal suggests clarity or breaking through to higher levels of consciousness. It may also suggest purity or something that is clearly understood as in ‘crystal clear’. Crystals are also associated with healing properties, so in dreams they may be symbolic of something that has enormous healing capabilities.

If you were looking into a crystal ball in your dream, what you see is most likely to be wish-fulfillment or a reflection of your hidden fears. To dream of coral has a significant meaning in dreams, since coral comes from the depths of the sea; it may therefore relate to your deepest hopes and fears

A crystal is an earth compound—a mineral or gemstone. Both ancient cultures and modern science have utilized the mysterious qualities of crystals, which have the ability to receive and transmit energy.

If a specific crystal appears in your dream it may therefore be highlighting a particular quality: Amber: balance; Amethyst: spiritual awareness, transmutation, healing; Aquamarine: purification, healing, calming; Bloodstone: courage, physical energy; Calcite: balance, peaceful meditation; Carnelian: sex, self-esteem, creativity; Fluorite: healing, releasing unwanted energies; Hematite: encouraging willpower, concentration; Herkimer diamond: dream recall; Jade: fertility, wisdom, tranquility; Lapis lazuli: communication, healing; Malachite: protection, money; Moonstone: love, psychic awareness, femininity; Obsidian: inner growth, psychic development; Opal: passion, love, and emotional expression; Quartz: change, focus; Red jasper: compassion; Rhodolite: love; Rose quartz: love, compassion; Tiger’s eye: empowerment, willpower, courage, clarity; Topaz: new beginnings; Tourmaline: healing, balance; Turquoise: balance, friendship, positive thinking.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Gemstone

Because of the different colors in gemstones and the different things associated with them, they can all have slightly different meanings when they appear in dreams.

If a specific gemstone or precious stone appears in your dream, try to work out what that stone means to you. Was it your birth stone or the birth stone of someone you know? You should also consider its color. The texture and any associations or myths connected should also help with your interpretation. It would be impossible to list all precious and semiprecious gemstones, but the following associations with some of the most well-known gemstones should give you some guidelines regarding interpretation; but please note that it is always worth your while to do your own research.

Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence, and in dreams the appearance of amethyst suggests healing and transcendence. The gemstone is also a symbol of sobriety and remorse, due to the legend of the origin of amethyst. Dionysus, the god of intoxication, was angered one day by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws of the tigers. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god’s tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today.

Diamond is the symbol of incorruptibility, integrity, perfection and wisdom, so if you dream of it, these may be themes that would repay further investigation in your interpretation. But your dream may also be hinting that you need to look at various facets of a problem. There is also the association with human greed. As a symbol of fertility and regeneration, emerald in dreams suggests personal growth and a connection with the natural in life. The green of the emerald is the color of life and of the springtime, which comes round again and again. But emerald is also the traditional color of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the color of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. In dreams, emerald can convey harmony, love of Nature and elemental joie de vivre.

According to Chinese legend, jade is the sperm of the Celestial dragon that fell to earth; it therefore represents a union between heaven and earth. In the West, jade is more likely to bear the symbolism of its color green. It may also appear in dream word-play. Is there something in your waking life about which you feel jaded and would like to change? In gemstone therapy, it is said that jade stimulates creativity and mental agility on the one hand, whilst also having a balancing and harmonizing effect

A symbol of the inner world of fantasies and dreams, opal stands for intuitive awareness. All of nature’s splendor seems to be reflected in the manifold opulence of fine opals: fire and lightning, all the colors of the rainbow and the soft shine of far seas. Almost ninety-five per cent of all fine opals come from the dry and remote outback deserts of Australia. For ages, people have believed in the healing power of opals. It is reported to be able to cure depression and to help its wearer find true and lasting love. The fantastic color- play of opals may reflect changing emotions and moods; either your own or of the people around you. For example, the sparkling images of boulder opal, the vivid light flashes of black opal or the soft shine of milk opal characterize the colorful world of this fascinating gemstone.

Rubies are a symbol of emotion, passion, empathy and reaching out to others. The most important characteristic about this valuable stone is its color. There is of course a reason for this: the name ‘Ruby’ was derived from the Latin word ‘rubens’, meaning ‘red’. The red of rubies is in a class of its own, being peculiarly warm and fiery. Two magical elements are associated with the symbolism of this color: fire and blood, implying warmth and life for mankind. In the light of this, ruby-red is not just any old color red; it is the epitome of the color: hot, passionate and powerful. Like no other gemstone, ruby is the perfect symbol of powerful feelings. To dream of a ring set with a precious ruby does not symbolize a calm and moderate sympathy that one might feel for someone else, but rather the passionate and unbridled love which two people feel for each other.

Sapphires are symbols of hope, joy and aspiration, and blue is the color most often association with this precious stone. This color is also linked to emotions such as sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty. These emotions are permanent and reliable—they are emotions in which overwhelming and fiery passion is not the main element, but rather composure, mutual understanding and unshakeable trust. Sapphire blue has thus become a color related to anything permanent and reliable, and this is one of the reasons why women in many countries settle on sapphire for their engagement rings. Sapphire symbolizes loyalty and faithfulness, whilst at the same time expressing love and yearning.

The most famous musical example for this melancholic shade of blue can be found in George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. Sapphire’s blue color is also evoked where clear competence and controlled brainwork are the issue. After all, the first computer ever to wrangle a victory from a chess grandmaster and world champion was named ‘Deep Blue’.

In many cultures of the Old and New World turquoise has for thousands of years been appreciated as a holy stone, a good-luck charm or a talisman. In Asia and Europe, turquoise is often worn as protection against the evil eye and its exquisite shade of blue is associated with heaven. In dreams it can represent healing and higher aspirations.... The Element Encyclopedia

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