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Heliodor (Golden Beryl)

Your On-Line Guide to

The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties,

Legendary Uses and Meaning


Heliodor & Golden Beryl

The Stone of The Sun

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heliodor small - Heliodor (Golden Beryl)Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Golden Beryl and Helidor

A crystal of golden light, Heliodor radiates the warmth and power of sunshine, the illumination of higher thought, and a centered, more vibrant physical well-being. Its name literally translates from the Greek as a gift of the sun.

Heliodor invokes the celestial Golden Ray of knowledge and learning, to stimulate the higher mind and enable the brain to function more efficiently. It is a stone of true nobility and selfless leadership, and allows one to make decisions based on wisdom instead of emotion or reaction. [Ahsian, 188]

Yang in nature, Heliodor helps one develop aspects of the male virtues – assertiveness, self-confidence, physical and mental strength, benevolence and power. These traits serve both men and women. [Simmons, 188]

Heliodor is the yellow variety of the Beryl family, generally referring to the greenish-yellow crystal, but includes all yellow, yellow-green, light green and brown Beryl.

Golden Beryl is a variety of Heliodor with a bright, pure yellow to golden yellow color. For the purpose of this article, we will refer to both as Heliodor except where the metaphysical properties may vary.

While Heliodor and Golden Beryl are the yellow varieties of Beryl, the Beryl family also forms in other colors used as gems, such as green Emerald, blue Aquamarine, pink Morganite, Red Beryl or Bixbite, and the colorless variety, Goshenite.


uses - Heliodor (Golden Beryl)Heliodor & Golden Beryl Uses and Purposes – Overview

Heliodor is a hope stone, alleviating irritability and nervousness, and providing relief from heavy burdens and immense pressure. It brings stability and optimism. [Gienger, 45-46]

Heliodor has been used as a talisman to bring out honesty in others, and to regain what has been lost in terms of employment, prospects or money. It is an excellent crystal for the self-employed, or for those who struggle to balance care-giving and career.[Eason, 92]

In the workplace, Heliodor boosts drive and determination to succeed if others have worn away your enthusiasm. Carry or wear Heliodor to persuade others to back you financially or with resources. [Eason, 92]

Keep Heliodor in your home, or wear it as a gem, to increase your happiness and buoyant energy, especially in winter or if your home is dark with little natural light. It also helps you acclimate if you move to a colder part of the world, and a small piece of Heliodor allows tropical animals, fish and birds to live happier in a cold environment. [Eason, 92]

Golden Beryl increases the capacity to recall new information, and is a good study stone, especially for reluctant students. [Eason, 103]

Golden Beryl guards against psychological and emotional manipulation of others, unfriendly ghosts, and dark energies of any sort. Keep a dish of tumbled stones where the sun will shine on them to avert spookiness and to attract angelic energies. Golden Beryl is also a great naming-day or christening gift for a child as a good-fairy gem. [Eason, 103]

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Heliodor & Golden Beryl Healing Therapies – Overview

(Please note: Information on this web site is no substitute for consulting a health care professional. All information contained on this web site, including information relating to medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for informational purposes only. Please see your doctor or health care professional before starting any alternative treatments, diets, supplements or exercise programs.)

emotional healing - Heliodor (Golden Beryl)Heliodor & Golden Beryl Physical Healing Energy

Heliodor strengthens the immune system. [Gienger, 46] Its white/golden light may be projected onto objects contaminated by others during cold and flu season to purify them. [Melody, 315]

Heliodor is useful in the treatment of disorders of the liver, spleen, and pancreas. [Melody, 315][Gienger, 45] It is believed to aid problems with the digestive system and small intestine, bilious attacks, nausea, jaundice, diarrhea and chronic constipation. [Eason, 92, 103]

Heliodor may benefit the heart, help in the healing of concussion or skull damage, and aid in Seasonal Affective Disorder and exhaustion. It is also known for warming stiff limbs or cold fingers and toes caused by cold weather or poor circulation. [Eason, 92, 103]

Heliodor fortifies the eyes and helps with short- and long-sightedness. [Gienger, 45-46]

physical healing - Heliodor (Golden Beryl)Heliodor & Golden Beryl Emotional Healing Energy

Heliodor promotes balance between the intuitive and conscious levels of oneself, helping to eliminate the duality within one’s character. It brings about a sympathetic and compassionate understanding when confronting delicate issues. [Melody, 315]

Heliodor encourages a sense of hope, possibility and vitality to the emotional body. It is empowering and optimistic, and assists in learning whatever is necessary to promote change in one’s reality, helping to accomplish one’s dreams and goals. [Ahsian, 189] It is the ultimate confidence and well-being crystal, often called the sunshine stone. [Eason, 103]

Heliodor is a support stone for survivors of abuse of all kinds. It assists in taking back one’s power, and lends confidence and a sense of self-trust. It helps those who avoid making decisions out of fear of doing the “wrong” thing, and increases mental fortitude in moving forward. [Ahsian, 188-189]

chakra balance - Heliodor (Golden Beryl)Heliodor & Golden Beryl Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Heliodor focuses at the Solar Plexus Chakra, the center of gravity for the astral and etheric bodies, and the chakra that allows one to channel spiritual energies into physical realities. [Simmons, 188]

The Solar Plexus Chakra is the energy distribution center and the chakra of relationships. This chakra is located between the ribcage and navel, and controls the immune and digestive systems. When in balance physically, you have strength to fight infections, are free of allergic reactions, and are able to use the nutrients you ingest. When the solar plexus is out of balance spiritually, you feel fear – of the disappointment or displeasure of others or to subordinating your life and pleasures to the will of others. Spiritually, when the solar plexus is in balance you are free to interpret the world through your own thoughts and emotions and not live in fear of violating the dictums of others.

Heliodor may stimulate both the Crown and Solar Plexus Chakras, connecting wisdom with spirituality, and stimulating activity, adaptability, and vitality. [Melody 152] This connection to the crown allows for the personal identification with the Infinite, and provides peace and oneness with God.[Raphaell, 165]

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spiritual crystals - Heliodor (Golden Beryl)Heliodor & Golden Beryl Spiritual Energy

Heliodor’s golden yellow energy connects the mind and the will, and aligns one’s personal will to Divine Will. It activates in us the traits we associate with the Christed One – spiritual love, awakened awareness, clairvoyance, the power of transmutation and ultimately the vibrational quantum leap called Ascension. It is the surrender of will that leads to the highest spiritual development, and helps eliminate confusion of purpose. It aids in one’s path of service and in understanding the lessons and benefits behind obstacles faced on the life path. [Simmons, 188][Ahsian, 189]

Golden Beryl may be used to provide insights into the rites of ceremonial magic. It promotes the will to succeed and follow through, even if one’s courage fails. The message of Golden Beryl is as long as one remains open to a solution, there is no obstacle in any circumstance that confidence and conviction cannot resolve. [Melody, 152]

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Helidor & Golden Beryl Amulets and Talismans

Heliodor is a Seeker Energizer crystal. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Energizer crystals, such as the Beryls, are powerful conduit crystals for focusing and amplifying the Universal Life Force and our energy to accomplish our goals. They aid in our efforts to gain what we seek, enhance our lives, protect what we value, and defend us from undesirable elements.

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Helidor & Golden Beryl Feng Shui

Heliodor has subdued Fire energy, generally used in the center of a home or room to bring cheerfulness, light, and energy to the entire space. Yellow is the color of the middle of the year, the middle of space, the sun, and light energy. Use Heliodor in the center of a space to energize and vitalize it.

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lore and legend - Heliodor (Golden Beryl)Helidor & Golden in Ancient Lore and Legend

The golden yellow Beryl was believed to cure liver complaints and jaundice, reconcile married folks, chase away idleness and stupidity, and was sacred to the month of October. [Fernie, 117]

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Footnote References


The symbols [  ] enclose the author’s name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:

[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).

[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).

[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).

[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).

[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).

[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).

[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).

[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).

[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).

[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).

[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)

[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).

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