seawater is derived from two different Latin words “aqua” meaning “water” and “marina” meaning “the sea”. It is regarded as a sacred Roman God of “The Sea” called Neptune. Also, the Greeks used to wear amulets made of Aquamarine carved with Poseidon, who is the lord of the Sea, on a chariot to ensure safe journeys on the sea as they believed it is a treasure of the mermaids.
Aquamarine is also a beautiful gemstone popularly refer to as Seawater stone. It carries some kind of energy that is comforting and to a large extent soothing. Aquamarine, among other varieties of beryl like Bixbite, goshenite, Heliodor, Margnite and Emerald, is the most sought after. Ordinarily, beryl was believed to give whoever wears it a kind of protection against enemies in battle and reconciliation, so in a way typifies the features therein aquamarine.
It is a light blue-green variety of Beryl but it is worthy to note that its specific colour is got from the impunities of iron that is with the beryl and also to get deeper colour in the high-end jewellery, it is then heated to deepen the colour.
Aquamarine gemstone when cut into many facets is used for jewelry such as rings, earrings, necklaces and chains among others. It is carefully and excellently cut out into exceptional pieces six-sides which is normally used for pendants. There is also some rare aquamarine piece which is the “transparent aquamarine” displaying cat’s eye effect and asterism, it is worthy of note to say it is not that it is impossible but rather rare.
Aquamarine just like its other varieties of beryl is like 7.5 to 8 toughness on the Mohs scale. Upon identifying Aquamarine as a carrier of a kind of energy that is soothing and comforting, it was also discovered to also help purify, protect and heal emotionally. Just like the perceived power of Yoga, Aquamarine also have the power of mediating which releases stress from the body, brings peace for both body and mind. It also helps psychic abilities and gives peace to the heart.
Healing Properties of Aquamarine
Throughout the years, it is believed that Aquamarine is conceived to be a Talisman for good luck, fearlessness, protection, eternal youngness and happiness. All these are not only peculiar features but also the following:
Emotional Trauma: As cool and calming as they see is as it serves as a reliever at sighting so also is the Aquamarine gemstone at sighting and even carries greater energy and it does feel like splashes of fresh ocean water.
Aquamarine carries such energy that allows individuals to release old problematic ideas and experience thereby giving a better way to love and be compassionate. It helps in anger management, fear, anger, physical abuse(s) among others.
Talking about the kind of energy it carries, Aquamarine is controlled by moon and when in connection to the feminine energy or yin, it releases some kind of nourishing and refreshing energy that helps to protect and purify one’s energy and thereby aiding emotional health and deepen meditative states.
Meaning of Aquamarine as a Birthstone
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the march which spans from March 01 – April 20. It symbolizes some kind of youthfulness, freshness, green growth and energy renewing. It has its own historical significance and peculiar meaning.
It is a perfect birthstone for March as it (Aquamarine) creates a beautiful accent to summer and spring.
This is quite significant because it is one of the few months of the year that have multiple birthstones as its birthstone incudes Bloodstone and Aquamarine. Nevertheless, they both share the same metaphysical features of protection, mediation, refreshing and coolness.
What is Chakra in Aquamarine
Chakra is the voice of the pressure also regarded pressure value which gives room for the energy for another Chakra to be expressed. Aquamarine is arguably the strongest stone that can be used for cleaning and activating the Throat Chakra. Out of all the gemstones, Aquamarine is the best for use for activating the throat chakra.
To reflect its relationship with water (sea) and apart from naming after sea, its symbolic elements are closely related to it, they are:
- Stone of Courage: It sparks humans to be creative, expressive and artistic creativity. There is the free flow of energy within the human, so it tends to spark and activate the creative ability within.
- Deeper Meaning: it activates the deeper part of us that does a critical examination and close reading to detect much more about a subject matter. It also helps us to have a deeper understanding of things of the world and also helps in personal development.