Considering we earthlings are made of 70 percent water, it makes perfect sense that the mermaid stone is born to be in our possession – especially for those born under Neptune’s rule.
The mermaid stone, or Aquamarine, is all about water, and the essence of life awaits us in its healing energies.
Aquamarine is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea,” and it’s no wonder those born under the symbol of the fish take to the stone so naturally. But while this mesmerizing gem is perfectly suited as the birthstone for Pisces, other Zodiac signs can also benefit from its mysterious healing powers.
Read on to learn more about Aquamarine, and we’re sure you’ll fall for it – hook, line, and sinker!
Ancient Greek mythology says that Aquamarine washed ashore from the toppled treasure chests of the sirens, those creatures from the Odyssey who would sing to tempt men into the ocean’s dangerous waters. A sacred stone to Neptune, Aquamarine carried with it the call of the ocean.
According to legend, sea merchants would carry Aquamarine in their pockets to protect them from the fear of drowning, and the Greeks believed it gave them safe passage across stormy seas. That’s likely the reason Aquamarine also became known as the Stone of Courage.
Throughout history, Aquamarine has been used to improve relationships. In ancient Rome, lovers would exchange Aquamarine jewelry to keep their relationships focused on true love rather than lust.
While the gemstone is known for its power in love and spirituality, it’s also a mighty protector. According to myth, the power of Aquamarine is so pure that no impurities can exist in its vicinity. Much like the mythical unicorn, whose horn can cure poison – the vibration of gentle goodness is so powerful that it overcomes evil by its very nature.
Beyond its mesmerizing beauty, Aquamarine to this day is believed to be a powerful healer for the mind, body, and spirit.
What is Aquamarine?
Aquamarine is a greenish-blue-colored stone that can range from very pale to vibrant. It’s part of the hexagonal crystal system. Aquamarine comes from the beryl family, which is said to give the wearer protection against foes. The beryl mineral is also said to provide its wearer with emotional clarity and quickens the mind.
The most stunning cuts of ocean bright Aquamarine come from Brazil. It’s also found in Pakistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Russia.
Aquamarine As A Birthstone
Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone for Pisces (February 19 – March 20). While Pisces are typically compassionate and gentle, they can also be fearful. This stone can help transmute fear into courage. The mermaid stone is also about the tides of change in life. When life gets “lifey,” Aquamarine connects us to our inner strength to overcome challenges.
Known as the stone of courage, Aquamarine stirs our inner knowledge of who we are at our most intimate level. It reminds us that our true selves can’t be affected by the world around us when we retain our connection to the Source.
With the help of this powerful stone, we find our true courage, which means we live with our whole hearts -- and use a heart-centered approach to life.
Out of all the crystals, no stone so clearly embodies release as Aquamarine. This stone encourages a state of non-resistance, which allows us to simply go with the flow, like the tides of the ocean. Both powerful and gentle, it reaches into blocked patterns with the right level of potency to create lasting change.
Since ancient times, Aquamarine has been thought to counteract dark forces and invite protection from the spirits of Light. It was often used by sailors as a protective talisman against misfortunes at sea. This is a highly spiritual stone that opens intuition and heightens clairvoyance. Perfect for use in meditation, this gemstone invokes high states of consciousness and spiritual awareness. It also encourages service to humanity.
Healing Powers of Aquamarine
Aquamarine is an all-purpose healing stone that can work equally as well at the physical level as it does at the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Look to Aquamarine to help alleviate liver, throat, and stomach ailments. Gemstone healing practitioners swear by its efficacy in healing sore throats, and swollen glands, treating thyroid issues, preventing allergic reactions, and boosting the immune system.
It’s also said to be effective in regulating hormones. Aquamarine is a balm for tired eyes and may be used to alleviate vision problems including cataracts.
Like the song of the ocean waves, Aquamarine soothes and calms. When folks wear this gemstone, they feel grounded, calm, and centered, which in turn affects others in a positive way. The stone is said to calm and cleanse even the most difficult emotions.
The mermaid stone shields the aura and protects it from negative vibrations. It can help us connect to our spirit guides and raise our consciousness level.
The energies of Aquamarine align closely with both the Throat Chakra and the Third Eye Chakra.
The throat chakra is the voice of the body, and when it’s blocked, our communications suffer. We’ll find it hard to express our true feelings and may become withdrawn or resentful. Physically, this can manifest as a problem with the throat such as a sore throat or laryngitis. Emotionally, a blocked throat chakra can cause us to feel unheard. The soothing, healing vibrations of Aquamarine can help with these issues.
Aquamarine’s spiritual vibrations allow us to access our inner wisdom, intuition, and psychic gifts by activating our Third Eye Chakra. When this chakra is open and balanced, we feel connected to the wisdom of the cosmos, and stand firm in our integrity.
Ways to Use Aquamarine
When we wear Aquamarine as a beautiful piece of jewelry, it propels our heart into all that we say and do, so that our true spiritual essence leads us.
Decorate With It
Aquamarine is a brilliant and enlightening force. Use it to decorate your home and office, fostering heartfelt communication, peace, and tranquility. Make your space the sanctuary it is meant to be. From Aquamarine Feng Shui Trees to Wall Blessings and more, Karma & Luck offers a range of décor items to create high vibes.
Carry tumbled Aquamarine stones with you on your travels to calm frayed nerves and provide safe passage.
While Pisces takes to Aquamarine like a duck to water, all signs can benefit from the gemstone’s healing vibrations. Use it to stay afloat in mind, body, and spirit. The mermaid stone will help us ride the tides of life with courage and open hearts.