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Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Best for: Those who need a break from the excessive stress you are facing, especially those that you consciously wish to detach and overcome from. Those who need support with public speaking and expressing your thoughts. Also recommended to carry one as a lucky charm when travelling by sea.

If you’re on the boat of life and think you are faced with a tsunami, let Aquamarine be the changing tide you need to restore peace and tranquility.

It can also be that cold glass of water you need to douse your flames of fury when faced with frustrating confrontations. Its gentle wave of courage helps you feel unafraid to stand your ground while being as cool as a cucumber. Dispel paranoia and anxiety as you regain trust in yourself and feel self-assured to be the genuine you; flaws and all. Know that you are brave and strong, and you have inner peace. Let go of grief and loneliness with Aquamarine’s serene, soothing vibes.

Just like how there may be highs and lows at sea, relationships can be rocky at times too. With Aquamarine, it encourages commitment and fidelity that is undeterred by turbulent waves that may shake up your relationSHIP.

Aquamarine is a true calmer for those who find it hard to go with the natural flow of order or have an obsessive/unconscious need to attempt and control the uncontrollable (eg. external variables such as people’s actions, weather etc). Reminder that you only have the ultimate permission over yourself. You are allowed and are responsible to work on yourself to release, recover, rejuvenate and regain.

Consider these questions and journal it down when working with the stone -
Is my comfort zone benefiting me for my highest good? If not, what actions should I take?
What are the uncomfortable steps to take to uplift myself?
If you were water, what shape would you take?
Where would this water flow?
What is the reflection on the water trying to tell you?

Meditation - Do this on a sunny day laid flat or sit upright. Close your eyes and visualise all that residue/trapped energy in the body are now being released from around your aura and body and out of your system. Imagine a large amount of natural water being poured down from head to toes, washing out your body and feeling clear. (You may prefer to visualise entering into a pool of natural water and submerge yourself to clear out the impurities) Once you are done, open your eyes slowly and do not rush to stand up. Hydrate yourself. You may wish to take a short nap after that to recharge.

Recommended crystal(s) pairing for meditative work: Black Tourmaline, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Flower Agate, Moonstone, Lepidolite, Serpentine, Jade, Ocean Jasper
*this is not an exhaustive list of crystals that you can work with

Best time to use it: Anytime of the day whenever you need something to hold to relieve stress and tension or, when you need it to support self-expression/presentation. And when you are ready to conquer your inner chaos

Advised against using when: You are feeling complacent towards achieving goals and aware that you need something more energising to trigger actions from yourself.

Placement Advice: Beside the bed or under the pillow for releasing anxiety and to enhance relationship with your spouse and self. In your pocket or bag if you require something to calm your nerves or in the midst of emotional healing.

Fun fact(s)
1) Ancient Roman and Greek fishermen referred to Aquamarine as “the sailor’s gem”. They used it as protection when out at sea and for luck in catching fish. In Latin, Aquamarine was called ‘water of the sea’ and was believed to be precious to mermaids. It was said that sailors who were caught in a storm had no choice but to throw their Aquamarines overboard to try and appease the gods. (Credits: Gatsby Jewellery)

2) Aquamarine beads were found together with Ancient Egyptian mummies. Ancient Romans carved engravings on Aquamarine stones, to turn them into intaglios. Ancient Roman physicians also used it to treat overeating and bloating. (Credits:American Gem Society)

3) In Roman legend, Aquamarine was believed to absorb the atmosphere of young love and was thought to be an apt gift for a bride the morning after a wedding. (Credits: Gatsby Jewellery)

Additional info
Chakra(s): Throat, Third Eye
Element(s): Water
Mohs hardness scale: 7.5 - 8
Water-safe: Yes
Common location(s) found: Brazil, Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Colour(s): Greenish to blue
Chinese translation: 海蓝宝

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