March Birthstone – Aquamarine

aqua1As we journey into March, the first signs of spring appear. The month’s birthstone, Aquamarine, ranges in colour from a blue-green to a light sky blue that reminds one of tropical waters. Because of its colour, the ancient Romans thought it was a sacred stone of Neptune and sailors wore amulets made of Aquamarine to guard against dangers at sea.

Energy: Projective

Planet: Saturn, Venus

Element: Fire

Chakra: Fifth Chakra – Throat

Healing Lore: This stone is associated with good health, love and hope. It was once thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases just by drinking water that has a stone soaking in it.aqua2

More modern uses, it’s thought to help with dependency on drugs, aid in digestion, calm stomach ailments and maintain the health of the jaw and teeth.

Magical Properties: This stone is carried or worn to enhance or utilize psychic powers. It can be rubbed or worn on the body as part of a purification ritual. It is a soothing stone. A stone of peace, joy and happiness it is an appropriate gift for a groom to give to his bride on the day of their wedding. It can be used as a charm to help strengthen courage of the wearer and bring peace of mind.

 

 

*Additional information provided by Scott Cunningham’s Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic*

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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