The gemstone Aquamarine is the modern March birthstone as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio. See the birthstone table for additional references to this stone. Aquamarine is suggested as a gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries.
Modern Birthstone for the Month of March but it is an ancient birthstone in many cultures for the month of October.
Stone of Taurus according to some, due to the fact that aquamarine (and the entire beryl family) are of hexagonal (six-sided) crystalline form, and six is a number belonging to Venus. Others say it is connect with Gemini, Pisces and Aries.
For Aquarius the aquamarine promotes friendship and love, while for Pisces it encourages awareness. Libras are warned against danger.
To dream of aquamarine means loving friendships, happy relationships and much pleasant social activity is coming.
Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and ranges in color from an almost colorless pale blue to blue-green or teal. The most prized color is a deep-blue aqua color. It is 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness and gets its name from Latin words meaning water and sea.
The most valuable aquamarines come from Brazil, but it is also mined in Kenya and Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia. . Aquamarines on the market today are usually faceted, but when cut as a cabochon, they may display a cat's eye effect known as asterism.
Some gemstones are heated to high temperatures to enhance the color and/or clarity of a stone. Aquamarines are often heat treated to change a blue-green or teal colored stone to a pure blue. This results in a permanent color change.
Although aquamarine has quite a range of uses, it's strongest energies are in the field of opening up the psychic. If you are especially sensitive to the thoughts and vibrations of other people, wear aquamarine with smoky quartz, as this combination will ease the sharpness of the incoming impressions, and the quartz will help to ground you in the physical. In this manner you may avoid being overcome by unwanted impressions.
Aquamarine is told the help reduce one's dependence on drugs, and to help eliminate fluid retention by strengthening the kidneys, liver, spleen and thyroid, thus purifying the general body. At one time, long ago, eyeglasses were made of aquamarine as the stone is soothing to the eyes.
It is told that this stone placed on the neck or worn as a short necklace will treat many neck and throat problems. Placed on swollen glands or worn around the neck it will reduce swelling. Chronic tonsillitis may be relieved by wearing a necklace of aquamarine together with turquoise, sodalite, chalcedony and blue topaz. This stone also has a beneficial effect on the thyroid, and is helpful is most all throat and neck ailments.
Powers: Psychic abilities, peace, courage and purification.
Aquamarine is said to be the stone of the sea goddesses of past times, due to it's association with the sea. As a semiprecious variety of beryl, it has long been associated with the sea and element of water. Sea Witches are told the cleanse the stone in the ocean water at night by the light of the full moon.
In magic, this glorious stone is worn or carried about the body to enhance the use of psychic powers. Holding a crystal of the aquamarine or wearing a faceted form of the stone around the neck reduces our conscious mind's hold on the psychic mind and allows our ever present psychic impulses to be heard and to enter into our more conscious mind.
A gentle and cleansing elixir can be created by placing an aquamarine in a glass of fresh water, allowing it to sit in the full moonlight, outdoors if possible, for three hours. Retrieve the stone, drink the liquid for purification and heightened psychic awareness.
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