Aquamarine is a beautiful blue-green stone with calming and balancing properties. It’s also the birthstone for people born in March. The word “aquamarine” comes from the Latin words for “water” and “of the sea.” It’s easy to see why the stone has its name, given its appearance. The stone’s blue color comes from traces of iron.
- Colors: Light green and blue
- Chakra: Throat
- Number: Vibrates to 1
- Planet: Moon
- Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Pisces
- Bagua areas: Zhen (New Beginnings), Xun (Abundance)
- Elements: Wood
- Origin: USA, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan
Meaning and Uses
Many healing purposes use Aquamarine. It has a shielding effect on your energy field and uses for physical protection during battle and sea. The stone is said to help you sift through energy and information, create mental clarity, and soothe an overactive mind. It even improves the intellect.
The stone possesses kind energy that helps us to be more compassionate and less judgmental. The color of the aquamarine is also connected to the wood element in feng shui, which can help us cultivate loving-kindness. It has soft, flowing energy, similar to the moon.
The balancing properties of aquamarine can improve the alignment of the chakras. It has a special connection to the throat chakra and can help to improve communication. It also connects us to higher levels of consciousness and our higher self, making it a great stone to work with during meditation.
Uses in Feng Shui
One way to work with aquamarine in the context of feng shui is to place it in a particular area of the feng shui Bagua map. The Bagus is an energetic map that feng shui practitioners lay over a space, and it allows us to see more connections between your home and what may be going on in your life.
Activate Xun, the Wealth Corner
Xun area of the Bagua map is also known as the wealth corner. If you’re standing in the front door looking in, the home’s far left corner is the wealth area. This position of the Bagua map is related to the wood element. Not only is Xun connected to financial wealth and abundance, but it also represents how we value ourselves. You may want to place an aquamarine crystal in the wealthy corner of your home to care for yourself with love and compassion and release any judgments that you have towards yourself. You can also set the intention to release any old patterns that may be holding you back when it comes to self-love or abundance so that you can make room for new, supportive beliefs and actions.
Activate Kun, the Love Corner
The love corner, called Kun, is related to marriage and partnerships. Kun area is the part of your home that is the furthest corner on the right side when looking into your home from the front door. Try activating this area of your home if you want to attract a partner. Aquamarine would be specially aligned in this corner if you’re looking to invite softness and compassion into your relationships. Try placing aquamarine in this area to tap into your yin (receptive side) or invite loving communication in this area of your life. Kun is related to your relationship with yourself, too, so you may want to set an intention for how you want to communicate with yourself.
Aquamarine’s blue-green color beautifully embodies the energy of wood. The wood element is connected to new beginnings, healing, and growth. You can place a piece of aquamarine in your home to jump-start a new chapter for expansion and joy in your life.
The area of your home you use as a meditation space would benefit from the energy of aquamarine. You can meditate with a piece (or have one located on your meditation altar) to open yourself up to higher states of consciousness and spiritual awareness and to cultivate courage and inner strength.
Cleansing and Charging Crystals
Because crystals can absorb energy, it’s a good idea to cleanse and charge them often. There are many ways to cleanse your crystals. Here are a few tips before you start:
- Smudge your aquamarine with a cleansing herb, like palo santo.
- Visualize bright white light filling and enveloping your aquamarine crystal, and envision any negative energy being cleared away.
- Soak your crystal in salt water overnight (or longer). This can be a perfect way to cleanse aquamarine, given its connection to the ocean.
You’ll also want to charge your crystal. Since aquamarine associates with the moon, try placing it somewhere overnight where it can absorb the moonlight, like on a windowsill. The charge will be especially potent during a new or full moon.