Jet Meaning and Benefits.



~ Properties ~ Jet Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~


Jet Meaning – General Information.

Jet is a variety of coal known as lignite and is generally black or dark brown. It may also contain inclusions of Pyrite, which may create a brassy, metallic lustre. Organic in origin, and also known as black amber, although it is not actually Amber. It is a form of petrified wood similar to coal with a Mohs Hardness of 2.5 with an amorphous crystal structure.
Like coal, Jet is a carbon-based stone that is formed from the remains of wood that has been immersed in water for millions of years, then compacted and fossilized by extreme pressure. When burned or touched with a hot implement, it often exudes the characteristic smell of burning coal.
Being a fossilized resin Jet shares a close energetic relationship with Amber. This stone when rubbed with a cloth will build up an electrical charge attracting pieces of dust or paper, similar to Amber.


Jet Meaning – History.

Jet has been a talisman since the Stone Age days and has a long history of use. Often associated with protection in the afterlife among both the Egyptian and Pueblo people. This stone can be traced back to ancient times when the Romans mined it in Asia Minor in a town referred to as Gagates on the river Gaga. Jet has been in use for ornamentation since the Bronze Age. Mined in the area of York, England since 1500 B.C.E and used throughout Spain and Europe for jewellery. Also carved into rosary beads and religious sculptures. It is useful as a protective talisman and for religious purposes in several Native American cultures.

Medieval healers believed that burning Jet was a cure for fevers and all manner of different illnesses. Also extensively used in mourning jewellery in Victorian times due to its sombre colour and modest appearance.

In the 16th century, the Greeks believed that wearing Jet would invoke and ensure the favour of the Gods. The Pueblo Indians buried it with their dead, believing this would protect them in the afterlife. Worked pieces of Jet have also been found in prehistoric burial mounds. Known as a traveller’s amulet the wives of sailors often burnt it to protect their husbands whilst they were at sea.
In the United States, long necklaces of Jet beads were very popular during the Roaring Twenties, when young flappers would wear multiple strands of Jet beads stretching from their neckline to the waistline.


Jet Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.

Those attracted to this stone are “old souls’ with a long experience of incarnation on this earth.
Jet has very powerful protective energies to ward off evil, negativity and psychic attacks, and considered a powerful absorber of negative energy. Especially useful for people who have unreasonable fears that limit their lives. It provides protection during spiritual journeying and guards against violence and illness. In the olden days, it was used for protection from the “entities of darkness”.

Jet uncovers past negative energies a person still carries in their subconscious mind, and will help in understanding and working with life and karmic cycles. It helps you to be alert to all possibilities and quickly come up with constructive solutions to any problems. When placed in the cash box or the wealth corner (far left rear corner) Jet may stabilize finances and protect businesses.
It can increase self-reliance. Help control mood swings as well as fight deep depression. Jet is a very lightweight stone that can show you how to “Lift the weight off your shoulders”.
Considered to be a stone of sympathy, providing support and help in alleviating the pain, grief and suffering associated with separation or the death of a loved one. Also, long known for alleviating grief and bringing it to the surface for healing.


Jet Meaning – Healing.

It is an excellent calming stone, and helpful for treating epilepsy, and migraines. Also, stomach pain, colds, glandular problems, lymphatic problems, arthritis and inflammation of the joints. Also used for menstrual cramps.
Jet should be frequently cleansed of the acquired negative energy, and also recharged by placing it in sea salt and/or among rock crystals. Do not use water and sun for this purpose. Don’t set it in silver if you are wearing it.


Tips for Using Jet.

  • Carry Jet to help alleviate depression and anxiety.
  • Place Jet around your home or office to ground energy as well as convey a feeling of stability.
  • Keep Jet in your bedroom to increase sexual energy.
  • Carry or wear Jet for symptomatic relief of migraine headaches.
  • Store a piece of Jet with your bank statements to attract money into your account.
  • Wear Jet Jewellery or carry a piece in your pocket to protect you from illness.
  • Carry Jet to help dispel fear and to remind yourself to lighten up.


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First presented in the Dec 2012 Newsletter, and edited May ’23 for inclusion here.

© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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