Oak: Herkimer Diamond

By S.F. Skyheart - April 18, 2024
Oak: Herkimer Diamond

Each of the Celtic trees correlates with a crystal or stone. 

The Celtic month of Oak, April 18 - May 15, is associated with:

Stone: Herkimer Diamond 

Herkimer diamonds are a unique type of quartz crystals, not diamonds. They form as double-terminated (points on both ends) short, stout, and clear or included prismatic crystals. They were discovered in the late 18th century within exposed outcrops of dolomite in Herkimer County and the Mohawk River Valley of New York. Double-terminated quartzes are also found in Mexico, Spain, and Tanzania, but to be called a "Herkimer diamond" the crystal must come from Herkimer, NY. 

This crystal is known for its positive affect on dreams, lucid dreaming, and bringing spiritual vision and goals to physical manifestation. Some carry it or wear it to help with clarity of intention and purification of self-doubt. It is known as an "attunement stone" that can help with beginning again, adjusting to a new person, environment, or activity. It stimulates clairvoyance and clairaudience. It is generally associated with Sagittarius and vibrates to the number three. 

Amethyst Herkimer Diamonds integrate the properties of amethyst with the properties of double-terminated quartz, which is a powerful stone, but are not technically Herkimer diamonds as they come from Mexico and Tanzania. Double-terminated diamonds from Mexico often contain rutile or goethite. 

If you're feeling drawn to Herkimer diamond, you may benefit from creating a vision board for a specific spiritual goal or insight, or simply writing a question before bedtime. Herkimer diamond helps with clearing the body-mind system of unconscious fears and repressions, allowing for total relaxation and expansion of life energy, and is known to help bring answers to the forefront in dreams.

Do what lights you up,
Sadie

Please note: Some people start the tree calendar with Birch in January, which follows the solar calendar. However, I learned them in an older tradition, which aligns with the 13-month lunar calendar. It's up to you to discern what feels right for you, of course.

See also: 

Oak April 18 - May 15
Taurus 2024
Oak: Duir
Oak: Dagaz
Oak: Bull
Beltane 2024
Celtic Tree Months

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