Aquamarine::: The Treasure of Mermaids

"The lovely aquamarine, which seems to have come from some mermaid’s treasure house, in the depths of a summer sea, has charms not to be denied.” 

ATTRIBUTES:::

Aquamarine is a stone of serenity, and is well known for its calming and soothing properties, invoking the calming effect of water with its soothing hues of blue and green.
 
Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for the month of March, and is also associated with the zodiac signs Pisces, Aquarius, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra, and Scorpio. 
 
Aquamarine is linked to the throat chakra and can help to clear this energy center and bring communication from a higher plane. It stimulates energy from the heart to the throat, allowing your most deep and heartfelt truth to be expressed. It helps to clear blocked communication and promote self expression, and such it is an excellent stone to help with public speaking and presenting. Aquamarine helps to calm the mind, it clarifies perception and sharpens the intellect. Aquamarine can also help open clairvoyance and help with meditation. It invokes high states of consciousness and spiritual awareness. 
 
Aquamarine is a water element stone, powerful for cleansing the emotions. It's gentle energy brings emotional patterns to the surface and assists in understanding them. It is connected to all things related to the sea. It can also act as a mirror, like the smooth surface of water, reflecting itself indefinitely and making it possible to discover hidden meanings of reality. As a mirror, it also allows us to explore the darkest depths of our souls. Aquamarine is a stone of prophets, shamans, healers, and mystics. 
 
Physically, aquamarine can help with sore throats, swollen glands, and thyroid problems. It helps to regulate hormones and growth, and strengthens the body's cleansing organs. It aids the eyes, jaw, teeth, and stomach.
Aquamarine is  considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness.
 
Aquamarine can be used as a gateway crystal to the Divine Feminine. 
 
Powers of Aquamarine:
⟡Psychic Abilities
⟡Courage
⟡Peace
⟡Communication 
⟡Purification
 
MYTHOLOGY:::

Aquamarine roughly translates from latin to 'water of the sea'. This stone celebrated the mermaids and sea goddess, and was believed to be the treasure of mermaids in ancient lore. Aquamarine was often carried by sailors to protect against drowning and to help return home safe and prosperous. The theory behind this is that the mermaids treasured the stone so much, that they would protect those who possessed it. Aquamarine has long been associated with the sea, and was often cleansed in the sea by the light of the full moon, which led to it being associated with Poseidon and Neptune.

In ancient times aquamarine was believed to counteract the forces of darkness and procure favors from the spirit of light. 

Aquamarine has historically been used to soothe the eyes, in fact many years ago eyeglasses were sometimes crafted out of aquamarine. It is still highly regarded today to be beneficial for vision, and is known as the stone of the seer and mystic.  

In ancient Rome, it was tradition for lovers to exchange jewelry made of aquamarine because it was believed to keep their relationship focused on true love. 

Aquamarine beads have been found in ancient Egyptian mummy pits that date back thousands of years.

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