Know Everything About Meaningful Wedding Rings, Gems,
and the Astrology of Love
yearning for love is one of the most powerful instincts. It is a
mothers love that assures the survival of her infant, and as
adults we need loving connections with others in order to lead
healthy, happy, meaningful lives. Through relationships with our
parents, mate, children, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and many
others, our heart is gently opened to both giving and receiving.
Through bonds of love we receive reassurance that we live in a benign universe.
When we grow
into adulthood we often seek a deep and permanent union with a life
partner. Relationships are usually a complex and mysterious web of
opposing forces: male and female; similarities and differences;
tenderness and friction. How can we make sense of all this? How can
we be sure weve chosen the right partner? Once we enter into
the permanent bond of marriage, how can we enhance love while passing
through the inevitable conflicts?
Astrology is a
unique tool that can help you answer those questions and enter into
marriage with greater confidence and clarity. First, it can help you
come to a better understanding of yourself and your future spouse as
individuals and how you relate as a couple. And second, astrology can
be used to choose the precious symbol of the marital bond: your
In my career
of over 30 years as an astrologer and jeweler, I have taken great
satisfaction in helping couples clarify and strengthen their
commitment to each other, and then designing and making beautiful
handcrafted wedding rings to commemorate their union. I have written
a book about Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discover to share from my
Understanding your Relationship begins with Understanding Yourself.
What are your
greatest hopes and dreams for your life? What skills and strengths do
you bring to your life journey? What are your challenges, and what do
you need to overcome them? How does your mate fit into that picture,
and who do you imagine as your perfect mate? To what extent should
your mate share your values and beliefs? Are you an independent
person? Can you allow your partner to be independent as well?
All of this is
revealed in your birth chart. The universe exactly as it was at the
moment of your birth set the stage for your personality, desires,
successes, and challenges. A careful study of your astrological chart
will help you unravel this rich network of forces, allowing you to
see what is needed for your future happiness. Astrology is about your
potentialyour possibilities for growth and success in all areas
of your life.
You are most
likely already familiar with that type of individual astrology. What
I call the astrology of love takes these principles to a new level,
to uncover the workings of relationships and enhance the potential
for love between two people. We all have this potential. Astrology
can help it blossom and grow to new heights. When two people are
aligned and balanced in their needs, intentions, and acts of
tenderness, love soars!
Comparing the two Lovers Charts
examining the birth charts of each individual, I use additional tools
to learn about their present and future relationship. The
astrological compatibility of two people is called Synastry. With
this method I take the two individual charts and project all the
planets of one onto the chart of the other. This shows how the most
important personality characteristics and life themes of the partners interact.
I also make a
composite chart of the relationship by finding the midpoints between
the planets on the individual charts. This chart shows what is likely
to happen if these two individuals enter into a long-term relationship.
astrological counseling a couple has a new understanding of
themselves as individuals and as a pair. This knowledge leads to
greater acceptance of each other and new strategies for supporting
each others needs.
Once you have
decided to wed, it is time to choose the wedding
bands. Finding your ideal mate is a reason to celebrate! The
wedding rings are a permanent reminder of the love, joy, and
commitment of your relationship.
Meaningful Wedding Rings with your Gems of Love
is a circle with no beginning and no end, a symbol of eternity. The
circle symbolizes a couples commitment and intention to be
together always in a bond of marital love. The beauty of a wedding
ring symbolizes how precious and enduring this relationship is.
You are unique
as individuals and as a couple, and with astrology it is possible to
design a ring that perfectly represents and supports your union. This
highly personalized ring will be so much more meaningful than a
mass-produced ring that is unconnected to who you are as a couple.
has its own individual frequency and radiance, determined by its
quality, color, crystal structure, and chemical composition. This is
referred to as the stones signature. As a
consequence, each stone will impact you in a different way. Specific
stones may be chosen to support particular needs, goals, and challenges.
So you use
your astrological chart to discover your needs and then find exactly
the right gemstone to balance, heal, and nourish your own heart and
your partners, and to enhance your marital relationship. I call
these gems for love.
Choosing Gold or Silver
youve chosen your gemstones, the next choice is the metal. In
most cases this will be either gold or silver, which have very
different metaphysical properties. Look at my article about: Are you
a Gold or a Silver Person? In astrology, gold represents the male
energy of the sun, and silver the female energy of the moon. We are
never all male or all female, and its important to balance
those aspects in our personality.
or silver for your wedding rings can help you achieve the desired
balance between your male and female sides. Beyond that, most people
have a strong intuitive preference for gold or silver, which is
related to the metals metaphysical properties.
I use 18-karat
gold or higher to strengthen the masculine aspects (the air and fire
elements in astrology), or sterling silver to strengthen the feminine
aspects (the earth and water elements) in my clients charts.
bands I love to use pure 24-karat goldthe real thing! 24-karat
gold is heavy, golden yellow, and very soft and malleable. Because of
the softness of gold, heavier, more solid designs are required to
create a durable ring.
The ring will
inevitably acquire nicks and dents over the course of its long life,
but dont worry about thosethey only enhance the charm of
the ring and testify to the longevity of your marriage. Choosing
24-karat gold symbolizes your long-term investment in the quality of
your union of love.
After you have
chosen the gemstones and metal for your wedding rings, you can either
search for them in jewelry stores, or, even better, have them made to
your exact specifications by a jeweler.
I wish you
well on your journey of love, and I hope you will try out the unique
art and science of astrology to design the perfect diamond
wedding rings to support your joyous union. May it fulfill your
deepest desires, now and forever.