Aquamarine Meaning and Benefits
~ March Birthstone ~ Properties ~ Aquamarine Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~
For all those born in the month of March, your Birthstone is Aquamarine.
It is also one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Pisces,
between February 20 – March 20.
Aquamarine Meaning – General Information.
Aquamarine is a clear to opaque, light blue to light green variety of Beryl, which is a member of the Feldspar group. It belongs to the Hexagonal crystal system and has a Mohs hardness of 7.5 – 8.
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning “water of the sea”. Aquamarine is a divine and eternal colour that is in tune with water and its life-giving properties. Being attuned to the ocean it also helps us to get in touch with the nature spirits of the sea. It promotes safe travel on water so it would be a good stone to take with you on a cruise. It opens channels for clear and heartfelt communication.
Aquamarine Meaning – History.
Legend says that it has its origin in the treasure chest of the mermaids. In ancient times sailors often carried it as a talisman to protect themselves from drowning and it is still reputed to be a lucky stone for sailors today.
It is known as being beneficial for meditation and revelation. Also as a stone of prophets, mystics, shamans, and healers. It also allows exploration of the darkest depths of our souls. It was also thought to be a stone of eternal youth and happiness.
In ancient Rome, lovers exchanged gifts of Aquamarine to signify their pure love rather than lust in their relationship. The Romans believed a frog etched into a piece of Aquamarine would bring peace between warring parties. In the middle ages, it was fashioned into spectacles to correct short-sightedness.
In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II received a gift of an Aquamarine necklace and matching earrings for her coronation, from the president and people of Brazil. The Brazilian government also sent a gift, a 1300 carat faceted stone, to the wife of the US president Franklin D Roosevelt. It is now kept in the Presidential Library. Aquamarine is the official stone of Colorado, the 38th state of America.
Aquamarine Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.
This is a Stone of Courage and is believed to instill courage and fortitude and to counteract a victim mentality. Its energies are calming and it is thought to act to reduce stress and to quiet the mind, thus clarifying perception, sharpening the intellect and removing confusion. It is a good stone for promoting creative self-expression and for removing blocks to communication. Aquamarine is also believed to give strength to deal with difficult situations and to allow you to stay focused under pressure. It soothes fears and increases sensitivity. It harmonizes its surroundings and protects against pollutants.
A wonderful meditation crystal, Aquamarine sharpens the intuition and opens clairvoyance. This crystal will bring you to higher states of consciousness and spiritual awareness. Aquamarine brings clarity of thinking. It is believed to improve artistic and creative skills. Inspiring love, peace and serenity are some of Aquamarine’s primary qualities.
Aquamarine encourages service to the world and also promotes attunement to healing activities. It emits gentle and compassionate energy, which promotes moderation and responsibility for one’s actions. It inspires judgmental people to be more tolerant. Also, it helps a person overwhelmed by responsibility to find order.
Aquamarine alleviates the fear of water and safeguards all who journey by sea. It also protects those involved in long-haul travel like flying or driving long distances.
Aquamarine Meaning – Healing.
Aquamarine is claimed to bring serenity and calm the mind and is an excellent crystal to help you overcome anxiety and stress. In addition to calming the nerves, Aquamarine is said to reduce fluid retention, to be good for strengthening the kidneys, liver spleen and thyroid. It is useful for sore throats and swollen glands. This stone has a general tonic effect and it is also an outstanding cleansing stone. Allegedly you can use it to overcome overreactions of the immune and auto-immune systems, like hay fever. Historically, it is used to aid the eyes and is beneficial in overcoming short and long-sightedness.
Aquamarine helps you move through transition and change. It also helps overcome the fear of the unknown and the release of emotional baggage. An excellent aid for clearing and activating the Throat Chakra. Also allowing your deepest and heartfelt truths to be communicated.
Tips for using Aquamarine.
- Cary or wear Aquamarine to help protect you from harm when you are travelling.
- Wear Aquamarine to encourage compassion.
- Place Aquamarine around you to promote contact with your inner self.
- Hold onto Aquamarine when you have something you really need to say. It will keep you calm and help you to communicate clearly.
- Put Aquamarine near your workspace – its stilling energy enhances concentration.
- Help stay your worries by keeping Aquamarine with you.
- Keeping Aquamarine in your pocket will help balance excessive anger or fear and clear any past abuse.
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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.