Crystals can be powerful—if you know how to use them. Use this handy guide to decode the serenity of aquamarine, and bring some of that peace to your practice with aquamarine jewelry from Silver & Sage.
Aquamarine is the stone of your deep subconscious, of your soul. It reflects all things soothing, serene, and powerful, and inspires the ability to trust and to let go. If you are drawn to aquamarine, you may want to begin a meditation practice if you don't have one already. Sailors use aquamarine for protection at sea—if it feels like your stone, you may want to plan to spend some time near the ocean.
This is a great stone to help a person get in touch with her spiritual side, and will resonate with people new to exploring spirituality or their higher self. It is a stone of symmetries, blue and reflective, and as such is said to be both of the sea and sky. Shamans use stones of symmetries like this one because they allow us to look both within and outward. Aquamarine helps us to gain insight, truth, and wisdom. It can be used to help calm the mind, nerves, and anxieties. Physically, it's said to help relieve the symptoms of fluid retention. Because it's associated with water and water is cleansing, aquamarine can also help aid in the flushing of toxins from the body.
Wearing or Using the Stone
This is a stone that can help connect you to spirits and to listen to your higher voice. It's associated with the throat chakra, and so best worn around your neck. When worn it can stimulate intelligence and creativity for speakers, presenters, and teachers. In an argument or a tense situation, this stone can be a source of calming.
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This stone has been used by man for thousands of years. Ancient sailors used aquamarine gemstones as companions on ships when they traveled. During the Middle Ages, aquamarine was believed to have mystical qualities, and thought to keep people happy, honest, and faithful in marriage. Keep it in mind for a unique and thoughtful wedding gift!
Aquamarine is particularly unique because it is made up of both the rarest and most common minerals found on Earth: Beryl and Beryllium. It can be found in geological cavities, mostly in granite pegmatites. It's also the official stone of Colorado.
Chakra: Throat (Vishudda)
Planet: Venus and Neptune
Zodiac: Pisces (February 18 – March 20)
Essential Oils: Tea tree, Eucalyptus, and Vanilla
Suggested Mantra: I am sea—I am at peace. I am sky—I am at peace.
Please note that crystals and other forms of New Age holistic healing are to be used alongside, not in replacement of, Western medicine. Should you have serious symptoms we recommend you visit a doctor for treatment.
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