Aquamarine is like a calming force during stormy times. Its soft blue colour has a powerful energy.
Aquamarine is a blue variety of Beryl. Other varieties are green emerald, pink morganite or golden beryl. The name is derived from the Latin “aqua marina”, which basically means “water of the sea” and is deeply linked to the ocean. In ancient times, it was believed that aquamarine was a treasure of the mermaids. Sailors used it as a talisman against fear, for good luck and to protect themselves during their long journeys at sea. Today, it is still used as protection stone by those who travel over or near the water and those who live by the water. It can also alleviate the fear of water or help to protect from sea sickness.
Aquamarine brings to mind the purity of clear water and captures the calming essence of the ocean and all waters on Earth. This beautiful crystal helps us to reconnect to water and the origins of life. Considering, that we are made up of 70% of water, by reconnecting us this element, it helps us to cleanse negative energies within us to feel at peace.
It clears old energies that don’t serve you anymore, so you gain fresh energy and vitality. Aquamarine is useful for moving through a time of transition and change, as it can help you make peace with your past and to look forward into the future. It is believed to reveal your inner wisdom as well as spiritual awareness. Healers believed aquamarine to be under the influence of the moon and that it allows us to see coming events when used to during the crescent moon phase.
Aquamarine is a wonderful meditation stone. When used during meditation, it works like a mirror for ourselves, just like the sky reflects on the surface of the water. It can help us to discover hidden meanings and to reveal the deepest truths within our souls. It sharpens our intuition and opens clairvoyance.
Due to its association with the throat and the heart chakra, it can help you to truly speak from your heart without any fear and helps to overcome the fear of speaking. It is one of the most important stones when it comes to balancing the throat chakra and fuels the energy from the heart to the throat. The Throat Chakra is considered as the voice of the body which allows the energy form the other chakras to be expressed. If it’s unbalanced or blocked it can affect the health of the other chakras. When our Throat Chakra is in balance, energy can flow freely within the body and allows free expression. The heart chakra on the other hand controls what we embrace and what we resist which allows us to balance ourselves. When it is out of balance, we feel controlled or controlling in a relationship which can lead to strong emotional reactions.
If you feel drawn to aquamarine, use it during meditation or wear it close to your skin to benefit from its calming effects. Keep it close to your throat and heart chakra, wear a necklace or a long mala necklace. Its soothing energy is said to help you to reduce stress and to quiet the mind. Some healers also say that it’s a great protective stone during pregnancy.