Spring is nearly here, and boy, am I ready. Although time seems to be passing at lightning speed, I'm feeling like this winter is dragging. I have my sights set on sun, beach, and sand.
This month's birthstone is special to me- I am a March birthday, specifically the 20th, which heralds the equinox and the beginning of spring. The pastel blue hue of aquamarine is something I've always deeply admired, and I feel fortunate to be able to call this stone my own!
I've been creating quite a few new pieces with Aquamarine lately, and being in contact with this stone has provided me with a gentle, soothing, creative energy. I have noticed an increase in my "sixth sense," being intuition, and others have noticed and commented to me about my increased "psychic" abilities as well. I also believe that my longing for the water and for spring in general has been enhanced by my handling of this tranquil, blue stone.
As far as physical healing is concerned, the calming nature of Aquamarine is thought to be beneficial for lessening dependency on addictions. Because of it's relationship with the water, Aquamarine will purify and protect your kidneys and liver by controlling the fluid levels of the body. It is also cleansing and protective for the thyroid.
Mystically, aquamarine has been used since ancient times to protect sea travelers from drowning. I have Aquamarine set into my wedding band, and I think of this fact whenever I am SCUBA diving. It really is soothing to the mind.
Aquamarine, literally meaning "sea water," is a variety of beryl that comes in delicate, oceanic hues of blues and greens. Nearly all aquamarine that you will see has been heat-treated to enhance or deepen it's color, which is common with most colored gemstones. Alchemists are still unable to artificially produce Aquamarine, which makes this stone even more special and appealing.