It is almost four weeks since the release of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War and the entire world is obsessed with talking about those six miraculous stones that are being searched for and gathered by the mighty Thanos with an intention to become omnipotent. The Infinity Gems, also called the Infinity Stones, are six immensely powerful fictional objects appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. In the fantasy narrative, they have been tied to different aspects of the universe, created by cosmic entities. Each of the six stones possesses unique capabilities that are necessary for the existence of the universe giving the holder a phenomenal power over this subset of the universe.
So what do these six infinity stones actually denote in the movie?
The Green stone, which is the Time stone, allows the holder to control the flow of time. The Blue stone, signifying the Space stone allows the holder to teleport and modify the shape of people or objects. The Yellow stone representing the Mind stone allows the user to read and control thoughts and dreams of others. The Red or the Reality stone allows the bearer to alter the reality as desired. The Purple or the Power stone increases the bearer’s strength and durability to beyond cosmic levels. Finally, the Orange or the Soul stone allows the bearer to control and snip the souls of the living and the dead.
While the combination of all the six stones certainly qualifies as a threat to the entire entourage of Marvel’s heroes, we have been mining for the actual meaning of these mystical gemstones. Turns out that the real-life versions of these stones actually do hold the power to liberate human beings from problems created by planets.
The green stone representing Emerald ensures better earning opportunities and a steady and positive in-flow of wealth. It promotes career growth, ensures societal recognition, and yields spiritual benefits. The yellow stone known as the magnificent Sapphire in all its hues is associated with wisdom, wealth, sound health and prosperity. The orange stone representing Coral promotes strength, wisdom, intellect, power, courage, determination and enthusiasm. The red Ruby improves the real power of concentration. The purple-coloured Amethyst helps to overcome fears and cravings whereas the majestic blue Sapphire possesses the power to make and break an individual’s life. Wearing this stone can help the bearer in keeping the mind calmer, sharper, and eventually do things in a proper manner.
Though it’s hard to say whether the authors of today’s Marvel comics were influenced by the fundamental elements of these cosmic stones, their mystical powers definitely hail from a deeper part of the combined human consciousness. The infinity stones from the Marvel universe might be a work of fiction, but the belief in the magical properties of gemstones has endured since an early point in human history. Possession of these gems might not allow us to rewind time or change the reality with their metaphysical properties, but they have definitely granted humans a robust mastery over their own destiny.
However, before you decide to donne any of these stones and bring about a difference in your own life, be sure to consult with an expert gemologist and get a stone that aligns well with your planetary positions. You too could have Thanos-like power, by embracing the right gemstones in your life, minus the evil quotient, of course!