Hooray! It's March! I know, it's really just an arbitrary date on the calendar, and it's still wicked cold and snowing here in northern New York, but I always feel like once we get through February, it's all downhill until spring.
That said, let's take a look at one of the traditional birthstones for March - aquamarine!
Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family, and that makes it perfect for use in jewelry because it's a relatively hard stone and holds up to lots of repeated wear. Chemical properties aside, it comes in such a wide variety of beautiful watery blues that sometimes I just can't help myself when I'm picking out new stones to work with.
Metaphysically, aquamarine resonates with the throat chakra, helping us to overcome a fear of public speaking and just helping us feel like we're brave enough to speak and be heard. The watery blues of aquamarine remind me of water, and sure enough, aquamarine is a wonderful stone for helping us to process and communicate our emotions through spoken word, singing, poetry, and other forms of self-expression.
Many healers and practitioners who work with stones feel that aquamarine is the most powerful stone for healing and balancing the throat chakra. Goddess energy is also associated with aquamarine, including the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin (who is also the goddess of Reiki energy), the Mayan goddess of Motherhood, Akna, and Kupala, the Slavic Water Goddess.
Even if you're not born in March, you can use aquamarine to help clear any stagnant energy from your throat chakra so you can communicate clearly both in your human relationships, and with your Spirit guides and helping spirits.
I've got a couple of sweet aquamarine pieces in my online store, and a few more to come this week!
If you're looking for a special custom or one-of-a-kind piece made with aquamarine, email me and let's work together to create something special just for you!