Birthstone for March - Aquamarine
The energies and colours of certain gemstones have been associated with people born in a particular month giving them the association of birthstones. By using these stones in jewellery or meditation, one can enhance the positive aspects of their life.
The March birthstone is the soothing aquamarine. Derived from the words ‘aqua’ meaning water and ‘marine’ meaning sea, this stone is deeply associated with the characteristics and healing properties of the sea.
Aquamarine birthstones are a type of beryl that sometimes resembles a diamond. This hard formation of silicate mineral is associated with several gemstones such as emeralds and morganites, among others.
The March gemstone is one of the most loved stones by people. Not only does it work well in jewellery due to its aesthetic appeal but is also used in various mediation and spiritual practices due to its healing properties.
History and Mythology Associated with Aquamarine
The Aquamarine birthstone has been widely used by people since ancient times. Due to its prominent association with the sea, it was popularly used by sailors and sea voyagers as a token of good luck and for a safe voyage.
This stone was also associated with mermaids & the soothing and calming energy of water. As such, it is associated with emotions and intuition. The energies of this stone is known to help balance emotions and enhance clarity. It was also associated with love, purity, and friendship, and thus makes for a popular gift to loved ones.
Aquamarine is also associated with various healing energies. In ancient times, the properties of this stone were used to treat concerns in the throat, jaws, and stomach, it was highly revered for its protective powers not only for sailors venturing into the expanse of dangerous ocean but also for protection against poisoning
Colours Associated With March Birthstone
Aquamarines are available in various shades of blue, based on their chemical composition, they may range from light to deep blue. Some stones may also have a blue-green effect that is most reflective of the ocean.
The colours of this stone are associated with calmness, emotional stability, and clarity in communication. Further, it is a powerful gemstone for activating and balancing the energies of the throat and heart chakra. The throat chakra represents effective communication & heart chakra represents trust & compassion. For people having difficulty expressing their authentic self, wearing the March birthstone is beneficial.
Similarly, the heart chakra governs our emotions. A balanced chakra is essential to be able to understand and express emotions clearly. The properties of this stone can help open and balance the heart chakra thus opening one to feelings of love and compassion.
Where is March Birthstone Aquamarine Found?
This stone ranges in colour from pale to deep hues of blue. Made of a mineral known as beryl, this stone is found in various locations across the world with a primary source being Brazil.
Other sources of this popular Aquamarine birthstone include Colombia, India, Nigeria, Zambia, Pakistan, and certain parts of the United States of America.
Characteristics of the March Birthstone
Aquamarines have been associated with the calmness and serenity of the ocean. It was also regarded for its protection properties that were believed to protect people out on the sea like Royal Navy, Explorers, Sea Voyagers, Merchants, Pirates etc. However, this March gemstone also possesses several other characteristics that serve to enhance its appeal. In certain cultures, this stone was used as protection against poisoning as well as to treat stomach ailments. The stone would be soaked in water overnight and then this water would be consumed in a bid to relieve the ailment.
Aquamarines are also associated with clarity and calmness in thought and emotion. Due to its association with intuition and emotional intellect, it was also used in various spiritual practices and was a popular choice for fortune-tellers.
When choosing a birthstone, there are several aspects that need to be considered. While a birthstone often works well for people born in a particular month, it may work better in combination with other stones or in a particular way based on one’s life and current issues.
Chemical Composition of March Birthstone Aquamarine
Aquamarine is a hexagonal cyclosilicate mineral that is considered fairly durable. It has a hardness between 7.5 and 8 on the Mohs scale and remains largely unaffected by environmental conditions that may impact other stones. The presence of iron in the stones gives them their characteristic shades ranging from light to deep blue. The darker colours are rarer and often higher in value. In some cases, yellow stones may also be found which turn blue when exposed to heat.
Using Aquamarine to Enhance Your Energy
Wearing a birthstone can work wonderfully to align one’s energies and enhance the positive aspects of their life. For people born in March, the calm and soothing energies of the Aquamarine birthstone can help them communicate better and with clarity as well as balance their emotions to be able to receive love and express their authentic self.
There are numerous ways to bring in the protective and soothing energies of this stone into your daily life. Wear it as jewellery, keep it in your jewellery box, or use it as a meditation stone. If you are using it to balance your throat or heart chakra, wear it as a necklace so that the stone is closer to the chakra location.
Benefits of March Birthstone Aquamarine
Incorporating the Aquamarine birthstone into one’s daily life can bring in a host of benefits. From emotional growth to a good luck talisman, this lovely March gemstone offers several benefits as mentioned below.
- The soothing energy of this stone helps calm your restless thoughts and reduce daily feelings of worry, stress & anxiety
- It promotes good sleep and provide relief from insomnia. Place it near the bed to enjoy the calming energies of this stone.
- For people who struggle to express their true self or have trouble speaking in public, aquamarine can offer vocal power, clarity and confidence.
- The protective properties help guard against poisoning and other stomach ailments. It is also known to protect against negative energy and promote clear positive thoughts in the wearer.
- This stone is also associated with love and compassion which not only helps in romantic relationships but also in self-love.
March Birthstone Aquamarine Care and Cleaning
Aquamarines are fairly durable and do not get damaged easily. As this stone is largely associated with water, soaking it in water is a great way to clean the stone. One can also clean it with cool soapy water and a soft toothbrush.
As this stone is quite hard, avoid storing them with other gemstones which may be softer in nature to prevent scratches and damage.
The gemstones often carry negative energy and need to be detoxified by dipping them in water overnight. Ultrasonic cleaners also serve as a viable option for aquamarine stones. One can also cleanse this stone by soaking it in salt water for 15 minutes and follow the process mentioned below
How To Re-Energize And Recharge Your March Birthstone Aquamarine?
At Rudra Centre, we energize every item before shipping it to our customers so that they can start wearing and experiencing the benefits immediately. After prolonged usage one may wish to recharge or reenergize their stone to remove all the negativity so it can work to its full potential.
To reenergize or recharge the March gemstone you can keep it under cold running water or soak it in salt water for a few minutes and then keep it under sunlight for 3 - 4 hours. After this, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
- Have a bath and wear clean clothes
- Be in a meditative mode and avoid all distractions
- Light an incense stick or sage and offer its smoke to yourself, the surrounding, and unto your birthstone jewellery/geode/crystal
- Hold the birthstone in your hand between both your palms
- Channelize your body energy into your palms. Try to create a focal point on both sides of your palms and imagine positive energy flowing into your gemstone
- Imagine the intention for which you have adorned aquamarine to be manifesting
While doing the above process you can chant the Mantra ‘OM’ or ‘AUM’. One can also chant Vishuddha (Throat) chakra Beej Mantra ‘HAM’ as aquamarine is also associated with this chakra.You can get your Aquamarine jewellery from Rudra Centre which only deals in Vedic Astrology approved non-treated and non-heated Aquamarine gemstones which can guarantee the best results to the wearer.
Most people think that using a birthstone is decided simply based on their month of birth. However, it is not necessary to wear only your birthstone. In fact, you can wear any gemstone regardless of your date of birth, horoscope, and zodiac sign.
What is important is that you wear the right stone for you as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) which has been devised after 20 years of research and has its base in the chakras of the human body. Chakra Therapy via RRST is the fastest healing therapy and is more comprehensive and superior to other healing modalities. To book a consultation with our expert, please Click Here
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