March birthstone, Throat Chakra crystal:
Why do we 💙 Aquamarine?
No matter how you use aquamarine — either as a piece of jewelry, or as an aid in a spiritual journey —, its cool tranquil color is the perfect complement to any skin tone or setting.
Aquamarine is one of the March birthstones, it’s also used to celebrate 19th wedding anniversaries. Also the Zodiac Stone of Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21), which is known as the Success sign: complicated, independent, creative with a sense of humor, excellent leaders, sometimes a bit competitive.
Aquamarine is most often light blue in tone, sometimes greenish blue; the color usually is more intense in larger stones, darker blue stones are very valuable. Its color is caused by iron oxides within the chemical makeup of the stone.
The pale blue, transparent crystal is a member of the Beryl family, is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. Aquamarine grows in large, six-sided crystals that can be up to a foot long, making it a great gem to be cut and polished in larger carats for statement pieces.
Quarry: US, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Pakistan, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya
The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina meaning the sea, referring to its sparkling ocean-like color.
In ancient lore, it was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck and protection, to guarantee a safe voyage. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. The Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews all admired aquamarine, and many warriors would wear it into battle to bring about victory. The Romans believed that if you carved a frog into a piece of aquamarine jewelry, it would help to reconcile differences between enemies and make new friends. Other used aquamarine as gifts to the bride in order to symbolize long unity and love. Some even believed it could re-awaken love between two people.
Throat Chakra Healing and Balancing:
Associated with the Throat chakra, Aquamarine helps overcome the fear of speaking, and is an excellent stone for teachers and presenters of all types. It relaxes speakers to a stage of consciousness in which they are fully aware of their own truths, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them with clarity and conviction. It also allows one to speak clearly and without anger in difficult situations.
Aquamarine accelerates the intellectual reasoning processes and enhances the ability for rapid response. It makes one unconquerable through learning, not only about the physical world, but about oneself. It bestows perseverance, discipline and light heartedness.
It inspires judgmental people to be more tolerant, and helps those overwhelmed by responsibility to find order.
A stone of natural justice, Aquamarine utilizes compromise and negotiation, and gives quiet courage and clear reasoned words in confrontational situations.
It stimulates energy from the heart to the throat, allowing one’s deepest and heartfelt truth to be communicated. In balance, it allows the expression of what we think and feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, emotions.
A Seeker Energizer crystal: helps 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.
As a Love Crystal, it encourages a lover to return, helps two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony, and reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. Aquamarine is often given as a love token or eternity ring, and increases commitment and fidelity “as long as the waters of the earth flow.”
Goddess Crystal of:
– Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Compassion, and Unconditional Love
– Akna, the Mayan Goddess of Motherhood
– cleansing the emotional body and opening communication
– assists in understanding the reason for holding onto old thoughts or patterns that are limiting forward motion
– identifies where ego is causing one to overreact, assume a victim/abuser role, manipulate others, or martyr oneself
– helps balance excessive anger or fear,
– heals the effects of over-judgmental parents who set impossible standards
– helps one overcome fear of the unknown
This color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Pale blue is the color of the winter sky giving way to spring. Light blue talismans help us develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They’re excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt.
Sources: AmericanGemSociety, CrystalVaults, Wikipedia