Myth & Meaning – Lucky Gems for Friday the 13th

Friday afternoon, 4 pm. The sun is shining, the sky is clear and though the air is heavy people walk about with a light heart because the day is gorgeous and it is Friday after all, even though it is the 13th.

We hope this is not of too much concern to you and that as you read this you realize you had not even thought about the significance of this day until now… Gee, thanks for reminding me!

Now I am not going to try to debate whether this particular day should bring good fortune or the opposite, but it is interesting to consider its significance for many; a significance that endures throughout history and that is shared by various cultures. Nevertheless, this 13-esque Friday offers something good: an opportunity to consider a remedy… good fortune.

Like this day, gemstones are associated with folk lore and beliefs. Whether these are verified or purely poetic is irrelevant. Beliefs help us make sense of our world and they also empower. With this in mind, here are a few gems on display at Ornament Studio whose chief property is the ability to confer protection and good fortune upon their owner.

Aquamarine – Worry Free

You might wear Aquamarine if your goal were to be protected from worries. If you do not believe such things, you might choose Aquamarine as a reminder that on this day you choose to wave worries aside. It is widely documented that associating an object with a decision to change a behavior or thought process indeed assists in procuring the desired outcome.

Garnet – For Your Career

Garnet would be your gem of choice to affect the path and success of your career. You might wear it to a job interview, for example, or when seeking a promotion. If you do not believe this, you might choose Garnet to make an impressive statement, add a bold touch of color to accompany your sense of confidence. Garnet is powerful. It is much like how you feel when you are dressed professionally compared to how you feel in your everyday clothes. It can change your posture without you even realizing this.

Tourmaline – Double Luck Anytime

Tourmaline is said to double your good fortune in all circumstances. You might make it part of your everyday attire; a favorite gem that follows you everywhere. You need not think about it. No matter where you are you can expect a double dose of good. If you do not believe this to be true, you might bring to mind an acquaintance or family member whom you know would delight in the properties of this gem and offer them Tourmaline  jewelry on the next occasion you see them. Do not be surprised if you feel inspired to do this out of the blue and for no particular reason.  Tourmaline has a tendency to find multiple ways to bring good.

Citrine – For Business Prosperity

Wear Citrine to bring financial success and all manner of prosperity to your business. If you do not believe this is possible, you might want to revise your business plan! Just kidding. Whether you do believe this or not, Citrine adds an elegant touch for a professional look. It can make a delightfully apropos gift for a young entrepreneur and quickly become the “lucky” charm that accompanies him or her throughout the great adventure of launching a business.

Rose Quartz – The Ultimate Love Gem

Finally, you might choose Rose Quartz on this day to ensure continued closeness and joy in your relationship or marriage. If a diamond is a girl’s best friend, Rose Quartz is the shining star of soul mates. Need I say more?!

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Paschal'Simon MacMurray, the scribe, specializes in providing a no nonsense Facebook and Blog presence for small business owners who want quality without breaking the bank. PS MacMurray, the artisan, creates art on a whim using fabric, paper, beads, twine and wire. View all posts by PS MacMurray

4 responses to “Myth & Meaning – Lucky Gems for Friday the 13th

  • kspring

    This was so fun to read! I love learning about the meanings behind stones…thanks!

    • The Scribe

      You are quite welcome. I must say it was a lot of fun to write it. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. We appreciate that very much. It is a great pleasure to read your blog too. Have a great weekend.

  • Rachael

    Everybody needs Rose Quartz in their lives! To spread love has to be one of the most important things for anybody!

    • The Scribe

      Thank you Rachael. That is so true. Can you imagine if this were a conscious goal every day and with everything we do and every word we speak… all the time?! It might be quite a different world. Thanks for reading and for taking the time to leave a comment.

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