Coral 'garden of the sea'
Throughout the ages, coral has always been regarded as holding the power of the oceans. Sailors often carried a piece to protect them while they were at sea.
Once thought to be a plant, coral has been called the "garden of the sea". The ancient Egyptians placed pieces of coral in tombs as a protection against evil spirits because they believed that each piece truly contained a drop of divine blood.
According to Greek mythology, when Perseus chopped off the head of the Gorgon Medusa, some drops of blood splashed into the sea, and thereby solidified into coral.
Records dating back thousands of years confirm that coral was used in decorative art objects as well as jewelry.
Ancient legends tell us that people once believed that Mars was composed of red coral due to it's striations and colorings.
Coral symbolizes joy and happiness, it enables the wearer to enjoy life.
Coral was once believed to be a plant, but is now known to actually contain living animals called polyps. Coral is the result of accumulated skeletal masses from these polyps. Red is considered the most sought after color but coral also can be found in pink, white, yellow and black.
Records dating back thousands of years confirm that coral was used in decorative art objects. It was believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from skin disease when worn as a necklace. Dreams about coral are believed to foretell recovery from a long illness. Ancients believed that Mars was composed of red coral.
In the Ancient Greece red and pink Corals were used for manufacturing amulets symbolizing happiness and immortality, capable to drive away misfortune and illness. It is beneficial for travellers as well as for romantically inclined people. Coral will incite its owner to unusual feats in the search of adventures. While worn on travels it will guard against dangerous encounters (murderers, pirates, thieves) and accidents, including natural disasters. Coral is a fine amulet for children. As an amulet it protects the owner from lightning, vicious people, any malicious intent. Coral affects imagination and offers to the owner gracefulness and subtlety of perception.
Coral is a good aid for meditation or visualization.
Healing properties of coral
Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart. It is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition.
Coral is a 35th Anniversary gemstone.
Zodiac - Taurus, Pisces
Planet - Mars
Typical colors - Black, pink, red, white, blue
Coral represents diplomacy and concurrence. It quiets the emotions and brings peace to within the self. Facilitates intuition, imagination and visualization. Coral expedites and accelerates the transfer of knowledge.
Coral strengthens the circulatory system and the bones of the body. It stimulates tissue regeneration and nourishes the blood cells. Treats disorders of the spinal canal, the alimentary canal, the nervous system, and the thalamus.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Coral, specific colors have additional attributes:
In general, coral aids regeneration of bone, muscle, and the spine, aids in blood cell disorders and is extremely beneficial to the reproductive system. Coral is said to be extremely valuable to those whose core energy has been stressed and depleted to the extent that their body can no longer heal on its own. The specific colors all have their own properties as follows:
Pink coral : Platonic Love, Friendship, community, increases sensitivity, caring and compassion.
It is believed that Corals can counter evil spells. The white Coral is capable to repair aura.
Red and orange coral : Promotes creativity, passion, romantic or physical love, wisdom, optimism, enthusiasm, and emotional energy.
Black coral : Creativity, Repels lower energies.
Blue coral : activates and energizes the Throat Chakra.
Coral is used for illuminate the Third Eye Chakra, enhancing psychic awareness and capabilities of the user. Facilitates the improvement/permanence in pursuit of commerce, improves communication abilities, treatment of throat ailments and cleansing of mucoid system.
Someone believe coral can be used for strengthens both circulatory and bone structure in the body. Stimulates tissue regeneration and nourish blood cells. Helps with disorders of the spinal, alimentary canals, nervous system and thalamus.
Also good coral for ailments of the bones and blood such as arthritis and anemia
Red Coral stimulates the energetic pursuit of pre-determined goals. It protects from depression and despondency. Treats hiccups, colic and heartburn. Aids in the release of impurities from the muscular system. Red Coral treats disorders of the kidneys, bladder and parathyroid.
Sources of coral
Locations where coral can be found include the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Australia, the South Pacific, the waters of Japan, and Africa.