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Pearl: Variations & Correspondences, & Magickal Uses

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Written by: Dawn Black (Witchipedia)

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Reviewed by: Tina Caro

Pearls are very interesting gemstones. Unlike most, they are not formed within the Earth, but are instead formed as a sort of immunological reaction within the soft tissue of the body of a mollusk.

Pearls are formed when a mollusk suffers irritation from a small object or parasite within the folds of its tissues and layers of calcium carbonate form around the object to protect the tissue of the animal from damage.

Most shelled mollusks can create pearls but few create pearls that humans find aesthetically pleasing.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Pearls come in various natural colors, including white, black, pink, and gold, each with its unique metaphysical properties.

In witchcraft, pearls are associated with the Moon and water elements, making them potent tools for enhancing intuition, emotional balance, and psychic abilities.

To maximize the magickal potential of pearls, you can use them in spells for emotional healing, calming energy, and enhancing your psychic powers.

Proper care for your pearls involves avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals, storing them separately from other jewelry to prevent scratches, and periodically restringing them to ensure longevity and energy purification.

Variations

Saltwater pearls form in various species of oysters. 

Freshwater pearls form in freshwater mussels. Wild pearls are very difficult to find as you can’t tell if a bivalve contains a pearl until you have pried it open and killed it. Because of this, natural pearls are quite valuable.

Now cultured pearls are grown in pearl farms where humans seed the mollusks and then let nature take its course. The structure of cultured pearls is different from that of freshwater pearls, which can be observed through X-ray examination.

The Magickal Use of Pearls

Pearls may be worn to enhance one’s femininity, attract happiness, improve concentration, strengthen self-esteem, and ensure balanced emotions and equitable love relationships.

Magical UseInterpretation
ProtectionPearls are considered protective talismans, guarding against negative energies and providing a shield of spiritual defense.
Love and HarmonyPearls are believed to attract love, enhance relationships, and promote harmony and understanding between individuals.
Lunar MagicWith their association with the moon, pearls are used in lunar magic rituals, divination practices, and moon-related spells.
ManifestationPearls are utilized in manifestation rituals to amplify intentions, increase abundance, and bring desires into reality.
Table 1: Magical Uses

Pearls can be used in any full moon ritual.

Pearl Correspondences

Pearl Colors

  • White Pearls Purity, a pure heart, peace, balance, emotions and lunar energy.
  • Gold Pearls For prosperity
  • Black Pearls For protection and prosperity
  • Pink Pearls Stimulate the heart chakra. Protection from sharks.

Caring for Pearls

The calcium carbonate that makes up a pearl can easily be dissolved in acid, like vinegar. They should not be exposed to extreme heat or they may dry out and crack.

About Morningbird (Witchipedia's Founder)

I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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