Happy birthday to all the March babies! It’s all about you, so let’s talk about your birthstone: Aquamarine.
Evoking the tranquil color of the sea, the word, aquamarine, comes from the Latin word aqua, which means water, and marina, which means of the sea. The stone is typically light in tone, ranging from pale blue to light green. Due to its color, aquamarine symbolizes youth, purity and happiness.
A variety of the beryl mineral, aquamarine is sometimes referred to as “breath stone” because it was used in many cultures to alleviate sinus and respiratory issues.
Aquamarine is a stone of empowerment that can help you balance excessive fear and anger. It will help you release patterns that may be preventing you from moving forward in life. Particularly for women, aquamarine clears your throat chakra to help you speak your truth and express your feelings.
Among its other healing properties, aquamarine is said to help with:
March has two birthstones. That’s right! Aquamarine shares the month with the African Bloodstone, a dark-green stone peppered with bright red specks. The bloodstone – also called heliotrope, which derives from ancient Greek meaning toturn the sun – represents strength, courage and sacrifice.
Healing Properties of African Bloodstone
African Bloodstone is a healing stone that has been used to cleanse the blood. It can draw negative energy away from you and enhance your decision-making abilities. People have used it to calm the mind, reduce irritability, increase patience and build up physical endurance.