May's birthstone is a lush green Emerald and one of the more expensive gemstones today.
The Emerald is deemed as the "stone of successful love", meaning it opens and nurtures the heart and Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit.
A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. Emerald promotes friendship, balance between partners, and is particularly known for providing domestic bliss, contentment and loyalty. It was dedicated in the ancient world to the goddess Venus for its ability to insure security in love.
Emerald assists in inspiring activity and focus in ones actions. It strengthens memory and imparts clarity of thought. It inspires a deep inner knowing, promoting truth and discernment. It can also activate artistic creativity and bring focus to one's lifework.
I don't know about you, but I can definitely use some Emerald in my life!