The Aquamarine in Folklore and Healing
Crystal Healing and the Aquamarine
In the discipline of Crystal Healing, the aquamarine is thought to have an affinity for the throat, spleen, heart, thymus, lymph nodes and the immune system. It is said to help balance fluids in the body, combat allergies and aid in communication.
The aquamarine is associated with the throat (5th) Chakra. The throat Chakra governs self-expression, faith, will and creativity. It controls the bodily organs in the neck area (throat, thryoid, parathyroid, esophagus, trachea, neck vertebrae) as well as the mouth, teeth and gums. Physical ailments connected to the 5th chakra include sore throats and laryngitis, mouth ulcers, swollen glands, thyroid alments, addictions, TMJ and dental and gum disorders.
The Aquamarine is a general cleansing stone.
The Aquamarine in Astrology and Numerology
Aquamarine is the bithstone for the sign of Pisces (March) and is also considered lucky for those born under the sign of Scorpio. It is also related to the Moon and signs of the water element (Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer).
In Chinese astrology, the aquamarine is associated with the sign of the Ox.
In numerology, aquamarine is associated with the number 1.
Spiritual Meaning of the Aquamarine
The aquamarine is said to impart both courage and serenity to its wearer, bringing peace, tranquility, intelligence, confidence, increased psychic awareness and mental clarity. It may also help the wearer communicate more clearly and effectively.
Nervous about speaking in public? Try wearing or carrying an aquamarine!
Aquamarines have been carried throughout the centuries to protect sailors and fishermen from harm while at sea. Folklore has it that the aquamarine was treasure of the mermaids. The ancient Greek sailors often carried an aquamarine amulet engraved with the image of Poseidon, god of the sea.
Aquamarines were also popular in other ancient cultures. They have been found entombed with Egyptian mummies and were used to make goblets in ancient Rome, where the physicians of the time thought it would aid digestion and prevent overeating.
It is said that putting an aquamarine in water, leaving it outside in the light of the full moon for several hours, then drinking the water will purify your spirit and increase psychic awareness. (Remove the aquamarine before you drink the water!)
If you dream about aquamarines, it means you will make new friends!