Aquamarine is a beryllium aluminium silicate material with a hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system. First found in Greece between 300 and 500 BC, its name is derived from the Latin meaning’ water of the sea’.
Aquamarineis a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. It harmonizes its surroundings and protects against pollutants. In ancient times it was believed to counteract the forces of darkness (!!) and procure favor from the spirits of light. It was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and eas carried by sailors as a talisman against drowning.
Psychologically, Aquamarine has an affinity with sensitive people. It has the power to invoke tolerance of others. It overcomes judgmentalism, gives support to anyone who is overwhelmed by responsibility, and encourages taking responsibility for oneself. It creates a personality that is upright, persistent, and dynamic. It can break old, self-defeating programs.
Aquamarine calms the mind, removing extraneous thought. With its ability to bring unfinished business to a conclusion, Aquamarine is useful for closure on all levels. This stone is helpful in understanding underlying emotional states and interpreting how you feel. It soothes fears and increases sensitivity.
Chakra: Throat and Heart
Sources: USA, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Hardness: 7.5 – 8
Empowerment: I open my heart to forgiveness