Mystical and Healing Powers of the Aquamarine
by Nalini Naik
The aquamarine, according to legend, is blessed with many mystical powers. It is supposed to bring good fortune and harmony to the wearer. The divine and eternal blue of the aquamarine is supposed to bring good luck to married couples by strengthening the ties of marriage. Wearing this stone ensures a long lasting relationship because it evokes feelings of trust and harmony.
Throughout history, gem stones have been valued not only for their beauty and value, but also for their mystical and healing powers. Beautiful jewelry has been crafted by using all kinds of gem stones and worn by both men and women from olden times. Gems have been used not only as adornments, but also for healing ailments, both mental and physical. Long worn as charms by the ancient Romans, who staunchly believed in their magical and healing powers, even today they are used as healing agents. Ancient medicine men used gems not only for healing, but also to ward off evil spirits. It is widely believed that luck and good fortune favor the wearer of certain gems.
Aquamarine, a gemstone belonging to the family of Beryls, is one such gem. The name of this gemstone has been derived from the Latin word ‘Aqua’ meaning water and ‘Mare’ or sea. No wonder then that the beautiful, translucent blue of the sea is reflected in this gemstone. Men and women have always coveted this stone and worn it in the form of different ornaments. Aquamarine jewelry is worn not only to enhance one’s beauty but also because it is supposed to posses healing powers. This gem is particularly lucky for a person whose birthstone it is. Aquamarine has given birth to all kinds legends concerning its origin and the strange mystical power it is bestowed with. A saying goes that that the aquamarine is part of a mermaid’s treasure trove and is supposed to have been blessed by sea goddesses.
Thus it is a lucky stone for all sailors. It is supposed to protect them and bring them luck while at sea. The aquamarine, according to legend, is blessed with many mystical powers. It is supposed to bring good fortune and harmony to the wearer. The divine and eternal blue of the aquamarine is supposed to bring good luck to married couples by strengthening the ties of marriage. Wearing this stone ensures a long lasting relationship because it evokes feelings of trust and harmony. No wonder then that the aquamarine is often gifted for rte sixteenth as well as nineteenth marriage anniversaries, maybe to strengthen the marital bonds. Wearing this gem is also good for other relationships like friendship and companionship as the stone is believed to awaken not only feelings of love and mercy, but also honesty and loyalty. As such, this makes an ideal gift for close friends too. This gem is not only lucky but also protects the wearer against infidelity and deceit.
People also wear it to bring luck in new ventures and ensure financial success. Legend has it that when Scorpios i.e. people born between October twenty-third to November twenty-first, whose birthstone it is, wear the aquamarine, their psychic powers are honed. Aquamarine magnifies occult powers and brings serenity of mind. Apart from the mystical nature of the aquamarine it has been proved to have a lot of healing powers too. Aquamarine, which has the translucent blue color of the sea, is supposed to have life giving properties of the sea. The earliest mention of the aquamarine as a healing agent is found in Roman history. The Romans called the gem ‘water of the sea’ and believed it had healing powers to cure many diseases. They even used goblets carved out of aquamarines, believing this would aid digestion, retention of water in the body etc.
Its modern use as a healing agent is well known. The aquamarine, which is associated with the sea, is strongly believed to aid in the cure of all ailments relating to kidneys, bladder, retention of fluid in the body etc. The modern use of this gem as a diuretic is known by all. By wearing the aquamarine, the balance of water in the body is maintained and the body flushes out excess body fluid. In other words, the equilibrium of the fluid in the body is maintained. Other kidney and bladder disorders are also cured by wearing the aquamarine. Aquamarine also helps in repelling chronic ailments .For chronic disorders of the stomach, like indigestion, flatulence etc, it is supposed to be very helpful. Drinking the water from a ceramic vessel in which the aquamarine has been immersed, has proved to be extremely beneficial. This water has been known to aid people suffering from acidity problems and even ulcers and other inflammations in the stomach as well as the mouth.
Wearing the aquamarine around the neck or as earrings is believed to cure sore throats and even tonsillitis. This gem is also very beneficial for easing toothaches. Looking into the translucent core of this stone everyday is supposed to be very soothing for the eyes. Not only does the aquamarine heal physical ailments, this magical gem is supposed to ease mental stress and depression and grief. This gem has been known to sharpen mental clarity and improve memory. It brings serenity of mind to the wearer. The gem is also believed to inspire the wearer and stimulate creativity. It is used for calming and relaxing the mind and decrease nervous tension. It is also good for circulation of the blood. Remember, in order to benefit most from the aquamarine, it should be worn next to the skin.