Aquamarine is a seawater blue to blue-green crystal; lower grades are shaded more toward green. Aquamarine ranges from transparent to opaque with a glassy shine. This crystal may be naturally striated and is found in hexagonal shapes as tiny stubs or longer rods.
Aquamarine resonates to the energy of the ocean, helping the holder to connect with the nature spirits of the sea. Seamen carried Aquamarine in ancient times to promote safe travel on the water and to protect against drowning. Aquamarine is a “Stone of Courage and Protection” and its soothing energy makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias.
Used most often with the Throat Chakra to enhance spiritual communication and to clear communication blocks. Aquamarine helps to promote verbal self-expression.
Aquamarine is also used to align all of the chakras and enhance the aura. The metaphysical properties of Aquamarine make it an excellent stone for the spiritual initiate.
Encouraging clarity of thought, Aquamarine can aid in the assimilation of new knowledge, making it a great crystal for students of all kinds. Aquamarine encourages intellectual growth and inner knowledge, opening one up to intuition and the super-conscious mind. Aquamarine is often used to enhance one's intellectual prowess, helping one to think quickly to come up with solutions on the fly. Many also use Aquamarine to help with reasoning and promote logic. Carrying Aquamarine with you can help to remind the individual to be prepared for most any scenario that could be encountered, given the current set of circumstances.
Aquamarine can also work with the Heart Chakra by helping you to realize your innermost truth. Also, it can facilitate the releasing of old patterns of behavior that no longer serve, that can actually inhibit one's growth. Meditating with Aquamarine can bring new insights from the higher self to be applied in daily life.
Aquamarine allows one to look at emotional situations from other perspectives. It can help overcome judgment of others and encourage tolerance. Aquamarine can calm fear and worry, by opening the mind up to understanding the nature of Divine Perfection in the Universe. By helping one to be more sensitive, Aquamarine initiates a connection with the experience of a mass consciousness. Going even further, Aquamarine helps to bring one into the flow of life, enhancing the experience of continuity during one's existence.
Aquamarine also helps to open the intuitive mind, bringing higher frequency information in through the Third Eye Chakra. The flowing energies of Aquamarine can balance the subtle bodies, align the chakras, and contribute to one recognizing and harmonizing with the natural flow of life. Spiritual adepts work with Aquamarine for its ability to repel dark energy and will work with it during rituals.
Physically, Aquamarine helps to heal ailments of the throat, including the thyroid and pituitary, and can help to ameliorate diseases of the liver. Aquamarine can also help with allergies by calming an overactive immune system, as well as assisting with other autoimmune disorders.