Friday, March 15, 2013

The Fascinating Story of Aquamarine Birthstone Crystals

If your birthday is in March, then you are no doubt attracted to the ethereal Aquamarine.  In addition to being a soothing, calming crystal, Aquamarines have a rich history across many cultures.

Aquamarine Goddess Crystals

Aquamarine honors Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Compassion, and Unconditional Love. She is the most beloved of the Chinese goddesses and is regarded by many as the protector of women and children, and champion of the unfortunate.

Aquamarine also honors Akna, the Mayan Goddess of Motherhood, and Kupala, the Slavonic Water Goddess.

Aquamarine: Traditional Birthstone

Aquamarine Healing Crystal Bracelet
Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone of those born in March, heralding the beginning of Spring.

Aquamarine: Natural Birthstone for March

Pale blue Aquamarine is one of the true birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust.

Zodiac Birthstone: Scorpio

Aquamarine is the zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is represented by a scorpion, and is known as the Success sign. Scorpios are complicated, independent, and creative with a sense of humor. They are excellent leaders and sometimes a bit competitive. The natural birthstone of March and the water sign Pisces. The Aquamarine is the perfect stone for gentle Pisces, spiritual in nature and emotional in expression. Pisces intuition and imagination are Pisces’ strengths and weaknesses.

Aquamarine Amulets and Talismans

Aquamarine is an ancient talisman used by the Romans to purify water, and to guarantee safety when traveling by sea. Aquamarines were carried by sailors as a talisman against drowning.

Aquamarine is a Seeker Energizer crystal. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They're pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They're also crystals of the student and the researcher.

Aquamarine and Rudraksha Bracelet
Energizer crystals, such as Aquamarine, are powerful conduit crystals for focusing and amplifying our energy to accomplish our goals. They aid in our efforts to gain what we seek, enhance our lives, protect what we value, and defend us from unwelcome elements.

Aquamarines for Feng Shui

Aquamarine utilizes water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, and powerful. The water element brings forth the powers of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use Aquamarine crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the north area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy.

Aquamarine in Ancient Times

Aquamarine was first called "water of the sea" by Roman fishermen, who used it for protection over water and to ensure a good catch. Because of its legendary guarantee of safety when traveling by water, it was the gem associated with St. Thomas the apostle, who traveled by boat to preach the gospel.
Roman physicians employed it to treat overeating, believing it to aid digestion and reduction of body fluid retention. Because of its properties of purification, Roman craftsmen made goblets of Aquamarine to purify the liquids consumed by humans.

In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness.

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