AquamarineMay 18, 2016
Key words Cooling, soothing, enhancement of clear communication
Chakras Throat (5th), Heart (6th)
History records its first use in Greece between 300 and 500 B.C. Its name, derived from the Latin meaning ‘water of the sea.’
In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be a treasure of mermaids, and it was used as a talisman to bring good luck, fearlessness and protection to sailors. It was also valued as a stone of eternal youth and happiness.
They are good for all types of calming and cooling, from hot flashes to anger. Also activates the throat chakra, assisting one in clear communication of one’s highest truth. It brings one in touch with the subconscious, the domains of spirit, and our deepest emotions.
Even though Aquamarine calms, it does not put one to sleep. It brings one to a relaxed, alert stage of consciousness in which one is fully aware of one’s own store of knowledge, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them all with clarity and conviction.
For women, Aquamarine lends the courage and clarity to express one’s inner knowing, and it enhances intuitive abilities.
For men, Aquamarine helps dispel emotional numbness and the difficulty men sometimes experience in communicating their feelings. It also calms frustration and helps one keep one’s temper, even when provoked.
For children, though it can make them rather talkative, it can however be a benefit if the child is shy or has difficulty verbalizing.
It is excellent stone for children who have been through traumatic situations and have disassociated from their emotional bodies, or who are acting out their emotions in an aggressive way.
It helps one realize that not all power comes from force.
Aquamarine connects to the Divine Feminine, the Source of life energies.
It is a powerful cleansing agent for the emotional body and is one of the best stones to employ in clearing communication issues. Aquamarine is perhaps the strongest stone for clearing and activating the throat chakra. It stimulates the flow of energy and communication from the heart to the throat, assisting one in speaking one’s deepest and most heartfelt truth. It can help one overcome fear of speaking.
Aquamarine is the stone of release. It helps one free oneself of attachments to old patterns, relationships and ways of being. It can assist those who keep emotional scorecards or grudges to let go of the past. It is excellent for working with grief.
It helps one understand where one is holding on to emotions, communication patterns, or thoughts that are limiting one’s ability to ‘go with the flow’. It can help one identify where ego is causing one to overreact, assume victim or abuse role, act in passive-aggressive manner, manipulate others, or martyr oneself. By identifying these patterns and consciously releasing them, one can raise one’s relationships and communications to a level that is more reflective of Divine Love and compassion.
Aquamarine helps balance excessive anger or fear.
The deeply cleansing energy of Aquamarine can assist one in rapidly moving through transition and change, removing resistance and helping one overcome fear of the unknown.
Aquamarine activates the throat chakra, facilitates communication of one’s truth, soothes excessively fiery energies and promotes understanding between divergent viewpoints. It helps clear stagnant energy and assists one in releasing old patterns.
It calms anger and hysteria, assists in releasing vengeful thoughts, and helps one see where one is perpetuating negative emotional patterns in relationships. It is useful in moving through grief.
Aquamarine is a cooling stone. It helps counter infection and is especially useful for laryngitis, strep throat or a sore throat. It supports the healing of inflammatory diseases of all types. It is soothing to eczema, hives, rosacea and psoriasis. Aquamarine quiets nervous system. It can help one avoid outbreaks of herpes and it can help curb allergy symptoms.
I embody the yielding, cooling power of water, and I express my truth with calm certainty.