Red Coral – Strength
For thousands of years, cultures around the world have prized red coral as a gem and credited this product of the sea with magical powers. Red coral is said to protect from negative influences, regulates feelings and purifies thoughts.
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The energy within you
Governs: Energy and Initiative
Hardness (Mohs): 3 to 4
Color(s): white, cream, pink, various shades of red or orange, black, dark brown, light brownish yellow, and occasionally blue, purple or light grayish violet.
Transparency: Semitranslucent to Opaque
Luster: Waxy to Vitreous
Common / Notable Locations: Japan, Malaysia, Philippines.
Coral forms naturally in the world’s warmer seas. It cannot survive in polluted water; as a result it reflects the general health of the sea and its strength. Coral is composed of the remains of skeleton-like support structures that were built by colonies of tiny marine animals. It has the shape and color that help it obtain its mysterious reputation as an amulet.
Benefits: Strength, Action
For thousands of years, cultures around the world have prized red coral as a gem and credited this product of the sea with magical powers. Red coral is said to protect from negative influences, regulates feelings and purifies thoughts. Red coral was reputed to have a special effect as a talisman for dancers. In the magic arts, it is said that red coral can turn sorrow into joy and it was also believed to encourage the love of truth, and to protect the wearer from temptation, illness and evil magic. First century Romans used it to ward off evil and to impart wisdom.
Related Chakra: Manipura Chakra/Solar plexus Chakra
Manipura chakra is located in the center of the body where the luminous factor, or the element of fire, resides. Therefore, Manipura relates to the dynamic energy of vitality and dominance, and our passion for life, personal freedom and the Ego, giving us the feeling that anything can be accomplished. On the physical level it relates to the spleen, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and the functionality of the adrenal glands and the digestive system. On the mental level it represents our passionate nature for growth and expansion, and quest for power. On the Spiritual level it is the home of innocence or the temple of the soul where our true spirit resides. It illuminates the compassionate nature of our being.
As a Manipura Chakra gemstone Red Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. It stimulates the energetic pursuit of pre-determined goals. Creativity and optimism, inner peace, strength, and understanding of purpose are also qualities that coral brings out.
Related Planet: Mars
In Vedic astrology Mars is known as MANGAL, ANGARAKA and KUJA. These names in Sanskrit mean “Auspicious, burning coal, and the fair one”. Mars is the indicator of siblings, assertion, aggressiveness, soldiers and military endeavors, mechanical ability, engineers and surgeons, commanders and rulers, ambition, strength, passion and desire. His nature is PITTA, or fiery. Mars is further identified with the god of war. These myths depict valor, strength and courage, and most fittingly, the protective quality of Mars. Thus, Mars is known as the protector of dharma, the sacred path and purpose in life that each of us follows. In the Zodiac, Mars is regarded as a God of martial character, red in every aspect.
As a Mars gemstone, Red Coral benefits the wearer with strength, bringing in the drive to do things, the spirit of energy. Initiative, drive and energy are some of the goods this gem will provide for you.