Pale blue, translucent and delicate, Aquamarine is associated with the cleansing powers of water in all forms. It was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and used by sailors as a talisman of good luck and protection.
Aquamarine has a calming effect on relationships and encourages people with different lifestyles to live in harmony. It has a cleansing effect on the emotions and helps to open channels of communication between lovers. It also helps the wearer to recognize any controlling or negative patterns they may be bringing to the relationship and to let these go in a compassionate and gentle way. It is very useful for healing the hurts from past love affairs as it helps to clear feelings of hurt or betrayal from your aura and energetic body. Wear Aquamarine as a piece of jewelry when facing a time of transition or break up. It helps one to overcome fear of change and the unknown.
Aquamarine is such a pure and gentle stone, with strong associations to water and the ebb and flow of energies in all things. As such it is not generally regarded as a talisman for attracting financial wealth, but rather as a mediator in situations where the wearer needs to use tact and compassion in order to gain the money they desire or need.
Aquamarine is a cooling stone so it is useful for fevers and infections such as strep throat and laryngitis. It is also the stone of breath and can bring relief from congestion, sinusitis, hay fever and asthma. Its soothing properties can help with skin rashes, hives and rosacea, whilst placing a stone on the Solar Plexus will alleviate nervous spasms.
The pale delicate blue of aquamarine aligns it most closely with the Throat Chakra. It is therefore a good stone to use if you have difficulty speaking your truth, lack confidence to speak out or simply wish to make your verbal communication clearer.
Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for Scorpios.