What is Jade, How we use in Fengshui
What Is Jade Crystal?
The name jade is used for two different minerals actually. First, there is Nephrite. The colors tend to be on the brown side, from a light beige or olive green to actual brown and even black. It is the more common of the two, and in modern times, the actual monetary value of Nephrite depends more upon the craftsman than the material. In ancient China, it was collected from the Yangtze River and Henan Province until the deposits were depleted. Today, most of China’s native jade comes from the Xinjiang Province to the northwest.
Importance Of Jade In Feng Shui
Chinese history can help explain the importance of jade in Feng Shui. The use of jade goes back to the Neolithic Period. The meanings of the tools and ritual objects uncovered by archeologists have largely been lost. The items themselves are large and simple in design. Also found from this period on through to modern times are the cong and the bi. The cong is a box that is rounded inside and squared off outside. It is thought that the meaning of the box merged with the meaning of jade itself; a link between earth and sky, of the physical and spiritual.
The bi is a disk with a hole in the middle. Early examples were simple, but as the centuries passed, they became more and more intricately carved with symbols holding special meaning. Even today, merchants sell bi made of jade for good luck. Jade was also considered the royal gemstone; more precious than diamonds or metals like gold.
Benefits Of Jade In Feng Shui
In Feng Shui, jade protects and supports the owner, in part because it is a stone from the earth, and therefore, it is part of the earth element. Not surprisingly, Feng Shui incorporates ancient Chinese beliefs about jade as described above. The reason why jade jewelry is so popular is not only for looks. There are a number of reasons why people find it important to luck.