Nephrite is one of two types of crystals commonly referred to as Jade. It was valued by Aborigine New Zealand and Classical China for its ability to balance and draw in male, female, and spirit energies to bless activities on earth. This is a wise, gentle, sacred, and peaceful stone that can be used to balance one’s blood and constitution, allowing one to release stress.
The Aztecs prized jade as a way to connect to their gods. It was also used for healing.
In ancient times, jade was believed to be a stone of weather magic. It was believed one could control the elements and call the weather using this stone.
During the Middle Ages, this crystal was believed to help women going through childbirth by providing peaceful, calming energy.
Chinese folklore states that jade can transfer its virtues into your body.
The term “nephrite” comes from the Greek work for “kidney”. It is thought to be able to aid these organs.
Nephrite is a type of magnesium calcium silicate mineral. Along with jadeite, it is commonly referred to as Jade, although they are two different types of crystals.It has been found in a variety of colors worldwide.
Nephrite is typically associated with the soma, third eye, solar plexus, and heart chakras.
You can place Nephrite Jade in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
Being Jade, this crystal is associated with Cancer and Libra.
It is believed that Nephrite can help clear the kidneys of toxins, as well as promote fertility.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
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