Aquamarine is a variety of beryl which crystallizes prismatically, sometimes vertically striated and, occasionally, terminated with small pyramid faces. The color ranges from light blue to green.
It is a “stone of courage”. It enhances ones ability for rapid intellectual response and helps one to remain impeccable through assimilation of acknowledge concerning ones beginning and the reality which one has actualized. It accelerates the intellectual reasoning processes and makes one unconquerable through learning-not only about the physical world, but about oneself. It provides a shielding property for the aura and the subtle bodies.
It encourages the innate ability to “always be prepared”. One way of protecting oneself, temporarily, from pollutants is to imagine the essence of aquamarine in the air on all sides-the difference in the air quality is usually recognizable. It has also been used to guard against injury during battle.
There is a flowing quality to the energy of aquamarine; at the same time, the energy is also structured so that balance and order are maintained. It provides for alignment of the chakras and balancing of the network of structures connecting the physical and ethereal bodies.
It helps one to attune to more spiritual levels of awareness; for those who are involved in spiritual levels of development, it provides emotional and intellectual stability and enhances the connection with the higher-self. It enables one to travel deep within the self and to understand the complexities, to simplify the resultant information, and to concurrently remain centered.
It emits a gentle and compassionate energy, exhibiting moderation; it helps judgmental people to be more tolerant, and can help one who is “swamped” by responsibility to bring order to the process. It also helps one to take responsibility for ones actions and encountered situations.
Aquamarine stimulates, activates, and cleanses the throat chakra, facilitating communication of a higher quality than the mundane.
This crystalline structure provides stimulus to the idea of service to the world, and to the development of a humanity which is both attuned to healing and to furthering the subsequent eradication of dis-ease.
It provides for access to stored information concerning the perfection of the body and enhances ones insight into the art and practice of actualizing the perfection; it provides for inspiration and for an inculcation of the truths of the universe and the universal perfection.
It has been used in the treatment of swollen glands. It can also be used to balance and fortify the glands, is excellent for the eyes and for improving vision, and assists in the maintenance of the teeth and with the formative bone structure.
Please note that the Aquamarine Phantom Crystal combines the qualities of Aquamarine with the qualities of a phantom crystal. This crystal has been used extensively in the activation of memory of past-life experiences.
In addition, the configuration of Cat’s Eye Aquamarine, brings the qualities of the Cat’s Eye mineral to the energies of Aquamarine. This configuration has also been used to stimulate the clairvoyant state during discussions with others.
The name Aquamarine is derived from the Latin aqua (water) and mare (sea).
Aquamarine is one of our most popular and best-known gemstones, and distinguishes itself by many good qualities. It is almost as popular as the classics; ruby, sapphire and emerald. In fact it is related to the emerald both belonging to the beryl family. The colour of aquamarine, however, is usually more even than that of the emerald. Much more often than its famous green cousin, aquamarine is almost entirely free of inclusions.
Aquamarine has good hardness (7 to 8 on the Mohs scale) and a wonderful shine. That hardness makes it very tough and protects it to a large extent from scratches. Iron is the substance which gives aquamarine its colour, a colour which ranges from an almost indiscernible pale blue to a strong sea-blue.
The more intense the colour of an aquamarine, the more value is put on it. Some aquamarines have a light, greenish shimmer; that too is a typical feature. However, it is a pure, clear blue that continues to epitomise the aquamarine, because it brings out so well the immaculate transparency and magnificent shine of this gemstone.
A pyramid is any man-made structure where the upper surfaces are triangular and converge on one point. The base of a pyramid may be either quadrilateral or trilateral, meaning that a pyramid may have either three or four vertical sides, but all pyramids must have trilateral sides. The measurements of these triangles uniformly classify the shape as isosceles and sometimes equilateral.
A pyramid's design, with the majority of the weight closer to the ground, means that less material higher up on the pyramid will be pushing down from above. This allowed early civilizations to create monumental structures by basing the construction off of the mathematics of a pyramid. Indeed, for thousands of years, the by far the largest structures on Earth were pyramids: first the Red Pyramid in the Dashur Necropolis and then the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the only remaining Wonder of the World.
The largest terrestrial structures on earth, mountains, are fundamentally pyramidal in shape. This is because the pressure exerted on the base of a rectangular or cube-shaped structure is much higher than the pressure exerted on the base of a pyramid. On a cube, the center of gravity is centered. This means that the top half of a cube is just as massive as the bottom half, and so pressure is equally distributed. In a pyramid, the center of gravity is much lower, because the majority of the mass is toward the base and there is an exponential decay of mass higher up on the pyramid. Thus, it was not until the advent of modern building materials that cubic buildings were possible to build on the scale of pyramidal ones.