March Birthstone Aquamarine is just one of the gemstones associated with March. The other is Bloodstone. The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning “water of the sea”. It is said to be prized by mermaids and sometimes referred to as mermaids treasure. Sailors would often use Aquamarine as a talisman of luck. Thanks to its serene colour it has a calming and peaceful energy and presence.
March Birthstone Aquamarine
For me, Aquamarine has always been the crystal to help encourage communication. Associated with the throat chakra it is revered to be one of the strongest crystals used to open the throat chakra. In readings, I have always mentioned Aquamarine to be between the heart chakra (green) and the throat chakra (blue). Encouraging you to speak from the heart and to speak your truth.
March Birthstone Aquamarine is a pale blue, transparent variety of Beryl. Beryl also contains other gemstone varieties such as; Emerald and some lesser known varieties such as Morganite and Heliodor. March Birthstone Aquamarine ranges in colour from a faint light blue to blue and bluish-green, with lighter coloured stones being more common. Light green Beryl can be transformed into Aquamarine if heated to 750º F (400º C). The green hues in most Aquamarine can also be removed through heat treatment. The bluish green colour is caused by iron oxides within the chemical makeup of the stone.
The Aquamarine crystal is often associated with the moon and considered to have great magnetic influence.
Aquamarine for Courage, Stress Relief and Calming
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine harmonises it’s surroundings and protects it against pollutants. In ancient times it was believed to counteract the forces of darkness and produce favour from the spirits of light.
Aquamarine for Communication
Being a stone of communication Aquamarine also helps to bring about justice, harmony and will help you in times of negotiation and compromise. It can also help to overcome the fear of speaking making it great for speakers, presenters, teachers and trainers of all types. It helps to bring consciousness and focus helping you to communicate your feelings, truth and wisdom.
Aquamarine for Love
As a love crystal, pale blue Aquamarine encourages a lover to return and helps two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony. It reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. [Eason, 43] Aquamarine is often given as a love token or eternity ring. It can increase commitment and fidelity “as long as the waters of the earth flow.” [Eason, 218]
Aquamarine for Intellect
Aquamarine accelerates the intellectual reasoning processes and enhances the ability for rapid response. It can help aid learning, not only about the physical world, but about oneself. [Melody, 128] It bestows perseverance, discipline and light heartedness. [Gienger, 16]
Aquamarine for Healing
Aquamarine is useful for sore throats, swollen glands and thyroid problems. It harmonises the pituitary and the thyroid, regulating hormones and growth. This stone has a general tonic effect. It strengthens the body’s cleansing organs and aids the eyes, jaw, teeth and stomach. It is useful in counteracting short or long-sightedness and calms overreactions of the immune system and autoimmune diseases such as hay fever.
Aquamarine properties contain the healing, vibrant powers of our ancient seas. Evolved over millions of years, this stone rocks when it comes to soothing unpleasant emotions such as grief or loneliness. Aquamarine is an essential component to a healing crystal collection because it helps to reconnect us to the life-giving waters of the earth. Summoning the legendary spirit of seafarers, sailors, and magical mermaids, this gemstone reflects the deep layers of our vast oceans and its various shades of cool blues and greens. Aquamarine is also known to enhance feelings of peacefulness by encouraging inner strength and bravery, whatever the situation. [energymuse.com]
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