A stone of courage and illumination, aquamarine’s blue-green hues evoke the tranquility of the water it is named after. Having been used to celebrate the sea goddess since ancient times, it is said to bring protection and prosperity to those who carry it while traveling by sea. By the 19th century, the most popular color for aquamarine was a sea green, while today a sky blue is preferred.
Energy ~ Receptive
Element ~ Water
Planets ~ Moon, Neptune
Zodiac Signs ~ Cancer, Arises, Pisces, Scorpio
Deities ~ Poseidon/Neptune, Aphrodite/Venus, Mars
Chakras ~ Brow, Throat
Linked to The Hanged Man Arcana, ancient stories tell of sea witches who would submerge aquamarine in the sea under the full moon to purify and empower it. This practice using any water is still viable today for the crystal, which can be carried to enhance psychic powers. When held as a crystal point or worn around the neck, aquamarine loosens the conscious mind’s hold on the subconscious, allowing one to more readily detect psychic impulses and such.
Aquamarine is said to alleviate seasickness, fluid retention, and kidney disorders, but it is perhaps not best to rely solely on crystals for one’s health issues. It also helps to purify the chakras and is a useful meditation aid, as well as being believed to help overcome anxieties and phobias, especially regarding travel. Aquamarine is good for distant healing spells and sending cleansing, restorative energy to the oceans and the creatures that call them home.