Crystal Spotlight: Aquamarine
I love all seasons, but Spring has to be one of my favourites. Nature awakening from her slumber; the grass shifting into shades of green, the trees gently emerging with beautiful buds, the flowers poking their heads up from the Earth...this season always reminds me of renewal and rebirth, which is why I think I love it so much.
With the shift of the seasons comes another edition of the Crystal Spotlight series! Today I'll be sharing some insights about beautiful Aquamarine. This crystal feels like a lovely fit as we move into the budding energies of Springtime.
What is Aquamarine?
Aquamarine is named after the Latin phrase, "Aqua Marinus", which translates to "Water of the sea". Aquamarine carries the prettiest hues that are reminiscent of the ocean. It is a member of the Beryl family, which also includes Emerald, Morganite and Heliodor. Aquamarine's blue-green colours come from the iron oxides that are present in the crystal.
Aquamarine Healing Benefits:
Aquamarine resonates with the energy of the ocean, and helps one to release what no longer serves their highest purpose. It's a particularly wonderful crystal to release resistance, and helps one step into the energy of their Higher Self. It's a lovely support to soothe the emotions and go with the flow of life.
Just looking at Aquamarine feels as though you're swimming in the soothing waters of the ocean! For those who have an affinity for mermaids and dolphins, Aquamarine can assist in connecting more fully with those beings. It has been known to be a crystal of shamans, healers, mystics, and prophets. Aquamarine allows one to tune into the teachings of the Soul / Spirit, enabling a more conscious communication with the invisible realms.
Aquamarine also teaches us about empowerment. It's a crystal that helps us to understand that the lighter, more playful emotions of joy, ease, and bliss, are really where true empowerment reside. It supports us in learning when to let things go, so we remain lighter as we move through our daily life.
It's a beautiful crystal for teachers as well, helping them to communicate their truth clearly, and with the energy of love.
An Aquamarine Healing Ritual:
Set up a beautiful bath for yourself. Make sure your bathroom is clean and comfortable. Light some candles, and if you like, you can even burn some sage or incense. If you have a favourite natural bubble bath, or other bath products you enjoy, feel free to use them. Add in a couple drops of lavender essential oil to your bath, and enjoy the scent as it fills the air.
Place your Aquamarine on the edge of the bathtub. Slip into your bath, get settled, and take some nice, deep breaths. Allow yourself to relax into the waters. Let the water lap over you, and just take some time to feel the ease and relaxation of being here.
Now bring to mind your Aquamarine crystal. If you like, you can softly open your eyes to gaze at it. Visualize the Aquamarine enveloping you, just like the waters of your bath. Allow its energy to soothe you, and let it carry away anything that is no longer needed. Bask in the bliss of your crystal's energy. Stay here for as long as you like.
When you're ready to come out of your bath, wrap yourself up in a comfortable robe, or pyjamas, and lie down on your bed. Place your Aquamarine on your throat, heart or belly, and thank it for all the wonderful work it's doing for you. You can rest here with your crystal for awhile longer.
Move back into your day gently, and be sure to drink plenty of purified water afterwards to allow your body to continue on with it's healing. Notice the ways in which your life begins to naturally shift, as you soften and embrace the loving energy of Aquamarine.
Do you have some special ways that you like to work with Aquamarine? Share them with me in the comments below!
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