THE MEANING OF AQUAMARINE

The Stone of Courage 
The power of March's birthstone carries into personal development. Crystal experts believe the stone of the sea enables us to access our deep inner wisdom. This, in turn, empowers us to remain true to our deepest values, expressing our feelings openly and communicating with others from the heart. Not only does this activate our inner courage, but it inspires creative expression and enhances artistic skills. It is this alignment with oneself that promotes empathy and kindness. These qualities, of course, engender trust and peace with others. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. 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.

Aquamarine protects the psyche from taking on dark vibrations and negative behavioral patterns. Along with opening and activating the heart chakra, the energy center associated with unconditional love and compassion, Aquamarine also supports physical healing. Harnessing the naturally soothing spirit of the beautiful ocean, it captures the vibrant healing powers of the ancient, life-giving waters of the Earth. Known in ancient folklore as the treasure of mermaids, the stone helps to reconnect us to water, the origins of life on the planet.

Aquamarine Spiritual Energy 
Aquamarine is a stone of empowerment, for men and women alike. It helps in the realization that not all power comes from force. There is also power in aligning with the yielding, resilient vitality of life, and in promoting truthful and compassionate communication. It lends women the courage to express their inner knowing and enhances their intuitive abilities, and helps dispel the emotional numbness and difficulty men sometimes experience in communicating their feelings.

Aquamarine Emotional Healing Energy 
Aquamarine is a Water element stone, powerful for cleansing the emotional body and opening communication. Its gentle energy brings emotional patterns to the surface and assists in understanding the reason for holding onto old thoughts or patterns that are limiting forward motion. It also identifies where ego is causing one to overreact, assume a victim/abuser role, manipulate others, or martyr oneself. By consciously releasing these patterns, it allows for better relationships, love and compassion.

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. Like a splash of cold water to the face. Its cool and refreshing energy helps reawaken a sluggish soul that’s been preoccupied by the everyday demands of modern life. Aquamarine encourages the ideal of service to the world and to the development of a humanity attuned to healing. It emits a gentle and compassionate energy, promoting moderation and responsibility for ones' actions. It inspires judgmental people to be more tolerant.