The Magic of Aquamarine•
Posted on March 25 2020
Exploring the deepest parts of your soul
Aquamarine is a well-known crystal that can help you explore the deepest layers of yourself. Many practices use Aquamarine in meditation to harness calmness or to invoke deep exploration of oneself. It’s a crystal that reflects reality itself, which makes it perfect for grounding and invoking stillness.
Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin word ‘aqua marinus’ which when translated means seawater. This name was given to aquamarine because of its beautiful bluish, sparkling color that reminds of the mesmerizing beauty of the ocean's depth.
Aquamarine comes from the family of Beryl, even though the crystals that belong to this family can be a whole variety of colors. Aquamarine contains aluminum and which makes it a crystal that shouldn’t be used to create gem water through the direct method. For more info on crystals that can or can’t be used in gem water, check out our list over here.
More about Aquamarine
Some properties for Aquamarine are clarity, calmness, grounding, and speaking your truth. If you are looking to harness calmness, and to find the courage within yourself to explore yourself and see the truth then meditating with Aquamarine can help you to do so. Aquamarine is also known for helping you connect with every part of yourself, including your soul, higher-self and the emotional wounds, hidden deep within. If you wish to be more self-aware, then Aquamarine will definitely bring you these results.
On the other hand, if you have been dealing with excessive fear, anger or panic then Aquamarine is the perfect crystal to help you calm yourself down and to restore harmony within yourself. It’s an especially helpful crystal to work with when you need to make a transition due to big life changes. If you are seeking your truth, or universal truth, Aquamarine is an excellent crystal to discover it because it also connects with the Throat Chakra.
Origin of Aquamarine:
Aquamarine is a very common crystal. Most commonly, Aquamarine is produced in abundance in Brazil Large deposits are also being currently mined in Africa, Russia, and Afghanistan.
Are There Different Types of Aquamarine?
Nope! There is only one Aquamarine, although there are more crystals in the Beryl family from which it comes from.
How To Tell If Your Aquamarine Is Real?
A couple of quick tips to check if your Aquamarine is real are:
The color will not be consistent all around, it should vary.
Aquamarine is normally eye-clean.
This means it is free of inclusions, where no materials or particles are visible with the naked eye.
An authentic Aquamarine is usually mostly clear in appearance where bubbles and discolorations are unlikely.
Look for imperfections, natural stones have imperfections even if they are cut.
Aquamarine Mohs Hardness:
The Mohs Hardness for Aquamarine is 7.5 - 8 making it a durable stone. Also, this makes it so you can cleanse Aquamarine with saltwater.
How To Cleanse Your Aquamarine:
Aquamarine can be cleansed in a variety of ways. Smudging with sage, lavender or Palo Santo is a great way to cleanse your aquamarine.
Using a tuning fork will also do the trick. A tap or two will knock off any yucky energy.
Also, since Aquamarine has Mohs Hardness of 7.5 and up, you can cleanse this stone with saltwater as well. Soak your crystal in a bowl of water with sea salt for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
Finally, leaving your Aquamarine under a Full Moon on your windowsill will cleanse it fully and thoroughly.
No matter what way you chose to cleanse your aquamarine, just be sure to set an intention that your crystal is cleansed with all that does not belong to you.
Chakras Aquamarine Connects Best With:
Aquamarine is a crystal that helps in balancing, activating and unblocking the Throat Chakra. The throat chakra connects with how we express ourselves to the world, how we are perceived through our expression and whether we see our own truth.
The Throat Chakra is the expression of all other chakras, and when it’s imbalanced, it can affect the balance of all the other chakras. When your throat chakra is opened and balanced, you will be able to express yourself freely, and open to see the truth, and the world as well as yourself as you are. Furthermore, the flow of energy from your spirit to your body will be even stronger.
Birthstone Month for Aquamarine:
Aquamarine is the birthstone for people born in the month of February.
Zodiac Sign for Aquamarine:
The sign of Pisces is connected with Aquamarine, so if you were born in late January or Early February this is one of the best stones for you to use to get in tune with your sun sign.
Planet Connected with Aquamarine:
If you are wishing to connect with Saturn, Aquamarine is highly connected to this planet. Saturn rules our ability to be dominant, take charge, but to not do so aggressively and impulsively, rather slowly but surely taking charge of our life.
Element Aquamarine Connects With:
Aquamarine is connected to the element of Water. Water is believed to be a quiet force to be reckoned with or a place of serenity and calmness. The duality of this element is believed to be connected with our life path, and career paths.
Affirmations Associated With Aquamarine:
Some key affirmations to use with Aquamarine are:
I speak my truth fearlessly.
I am the embodiment of calmness.
I am opening myself to the universal truth.
I am in complete balance and harmony.
I am fearlessly embarking in self-exploration.
I am discovering and healing every aspect of myself.
I am opening myself to serenity.
The Best Ways to Use Aquamarine
There are soo many ways to use Aquamarine in your crystal healing work. The best ways are in a throat chakra meditation and in a crystal grid.
For Throat Chakra Meditation:
Lay down in a comfortable position
Take 5 calming breaths, relaxing deeper with each breath
Place your Aquamarine on your throat, close to your collar bone.
Sit with the Aquamarine in place for as long as you feel comfortable, pushing away any thoughts and focusing on your breath.
When you are ready, share your gratitude with the universe.
Repeat whenever you need clarity
You can use Aquamarine for a Crystal Grid to focus on self-reflection, self-awareness or even Throat Chakra re-balancing. Check out this post on how to create a crystal grid here.
Aquamarine Crystal Shapes
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