Attributes - Aquamarine is 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 favour from the spirits of light. It was 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 judgementalism, 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. It filters information reaching the brain and clarifies perception, sharpens the intellect, and clears up confusion. With its ability to bring unfinished business to a conclusion, Aquamarine is useful for closure on all levels. It clears blocked communication and promotes self-expression. This stone is helpful in understanding underlying emotional states and interpreting how you feel. It soothes fears and increases sensitivity.
Spiritually, Aquamarine sharpens intuition and opens clairvoyance. A wonderful stone for meditation, it invokes high states of consciousness and spiritual awareness and encourages service to humanity.
Aquamarine shields the aura and aligns the Chakras, clearing the Throat Chakra and bringing communication from a higher plane. It also aligns the physical and spiritual bodies.
Healing - Aquamarine is useful for sore throats, swollen glands, and thyroid problems. It harmonizes the pituitary and the thyroid, regulating hormones and growth. This stone has a general tonic effect. It strengthens the body's cleansing organs and aids the eyes, jaw and teeth, and stomach. It is useful for counteracting short- or long-sightedness and calms overreactions of the immune system and autoimmune diseases such as hay fever.
Position - Hold or place as appropriate. Can be placed on the eyes or used as an elixir.
Colour - Green-blue
Appearance - Clear to opaque crystal, often small and tumbled or faceted.
Rarity - Readily available
Source - United States, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Pakistan.