“I express myself calmly. I speak my truth.”
A blue variety of beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral
Hardness: 7.5 – 8
Planet: The Moon
Tarot: The Hanged Man
Found: Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Africa, USA
Communication ~ Tranquility
Aquamarine is a blue variety of beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral. Its crystal system is hexagonal and its pigment is iron.
In ancient folklore, aquamarine was believed to be a treasure of the mermaids, and it was used as a talisman to bring good luck, fearlessness and protection to sailors, this stone would ensure a safe passage to those who wore it. Aquamarine amulets would protect them from sea sickness and from drowning in raging seas.
Aquamarine embodies all things connected to the sea, as well as those things relating to Heaven reflected on the surface of the water. It becomes a mirror, reflecting itself indefinitely, making it possible to discover hidden meanings of reality. As a stone of symmetries, it is conducive for meditation and revelation, a stone of prophets, shamans, healers, and mystics. It also allows us to explore the darkest depths of our souls, face to face with ourselves, and with others.[Megemont, 31-32]
Being a water element stone, its vibration is cleansing and healing. A very cooling and calming stone, Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea.
Tapping into Divine Feminine energy, Women use this stone to connect with the Goddess; Men may find it useful to dispel emotional numbness, and better communicate their emotions.
Aquamarine is perhaps the strongest stone for clearing & activating the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release.
Aquamarine stimulates energy from the heart to the throat allowing one’s deepest and heartfelt truth’s to be expressed. It also will help alleviate the fear of public speaking, and improving one’s communication skills overall. It brings clarity and conviction to one’s thoughts and words.
A stone of natural justice, Aquamarine utilizes compromise and negotiation, and gives quiet courage and clear reasoned words in confrontational situations. Pass Aquamarine over any written complaints you receive or before you send any out, wear or carry Aquamarine when visiting your child’s school because of a complaint, or when resolving neighborhood disputes over parking or boundaries. [Eason, 218]
As a love crystal, pale blue Aquamarine encourages a lover to return, helps two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony, and reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. [Eason, 43] Aquamarine is often given as a love token or eternity ring, and increases commitment and fidelity “as long as the waters of the earth flow.” [Eason, 218]
Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive people. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility.
It helps one be better in communion with an inner tranquility, and is known for its ability to calm nervous tension as it is calming and soothing. Aquamarine is a wonderful stone for meditation as it quiets the mind and facilitates obtaining communication from higher planes. Clearing extra thoughts, it invokes a high state of consciousness and spiritual awareness, and encourages dispassionate service to humanity. If the spiritual and physical bodies have become misaligned, aquamarine gently realigns them, releasing intuitive communication on all levels.
Besides speech, Aquamarine may also enhance other forms of expression as well.