Blue Aventurine Meanings and Uses
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Introduction to Meaning and Uses of Blue Aventurine
Blue Aventurine combines the elements of Wind and Water in a gentle stone that resonates from the mind to the heart, working calmly, rationally, and steadily. It enhances the masculine energy in both males and females, and is a stone of self-discipline and inner strength, assisting one in making clear decisions and sticking by them. It promotes taking full responsibility for one’s life, relationships and experiences, while lending the support needed to empower change when the current reality isn’t working. [Simmons, 57][Ahsian, 57][www.luckygemstones.com]
Blue Aventurine is particularly stimulating to the Third Eye and Throat Chakras, opening one to higher spiritual guidance, and revealing psychic and intuitive abilities that may previously have been blocked. It encourages open and honest communication and speaking one’s mind and heart. This crystal not only embodies strength, but honors peace and caring for others. It is a stone sacred to the Glory Angel, Raphael - the ruler of Mercury and the Angel of Compassion, Knowledge, Progress, Repentance and Love. [Simmons, 57][Eason, 235]
Aventurine is a variety of Quartz characterized by bright inclusions of Mica or other minerals that give a shimmering or glistening effect to the stone, referred to as aventurescence, especially notable when tumbled or polished. Its name is derived from the Italian a ventura or all’avventura, meaning “by chance,” and refers to the Italian glass from the 1700s, produced when a worker accidentally dropped metal filings into a vat of melting glass. Once cooled, the result was pleasing with its randomly spaced iridescent sparkles, and it was used to make jewelry and other items. The name Aventurine was later given to the natural stone which looked like the industrial product. [www.wikipedia.org][Megemont, 36][Simmons, 55]
Aventurine is most commonly green, though it also forms in blue, red to reddish-brown, dusty purple, orange or peach, yellow, and silver gray. It is mostly translucent and often banded, but an overabundance of an included mineral may render it opaque. The color of Green Aventurine comes from Fushite particles within the Quartz, while shades of red, brown and orange are attributed to Hematite or Goethite inclusions. Peach and yellow Aventurine include Pyrite with their Mica crystals, Blue Aventurine contains inclusions of Dumortierite, while the purple variety is colored by Lepidolite. [Gienger, 17][www.wikipedia.org][www.healing-crystals-for-you.com][www.luckygemstones.com]
Aventurine is also referred to as Adventurine, Avanturine, Aventurine Quartz, and Indian Jade. It is used not only in various forms for metaphysical purposes, but in jewelry, vases, bowls and figurines, as well as a number of applications such as landscaping stone, building stone, aquaria, and monuments.
Blue Aventurine Uses and Purposes
As a “take charge” and “stick to it” crystal, Blue Aventurine can be highly beneficial in overcoming bad habits, such as smoking, overeating, and substance-abuse, or in dissolving negative traits, such as selfishness and passive aggression. [Simmons, 57]
Blue Aventurine is an exceptional crystal for those who never seem to grow up by helping them discover that one really can handle their own life successfully, and that adulthood is preferable to perpetual youth. [Simmons, 57]
In the workplace, Blue Aventurine is a crystal of leadership and helps to earn respect. [Eason, 235] It assists in approaching new projects calmly and without nervousness. [Gienger, 17]
Wear Blue Aventurine as jewelry, drink as an elixir, or hold as a worry stone for a calm, focused performance in sports competitions, musical events, or any public speaking engagement. [Eason, 235] It is an ideal ally for teachers, encouraging vision and inspiration, and aiding in expression and effective communication. [Ahsian, 57]
Blue Aventurine encourages adventure at any age and is a stone of travel, helping to make desired travel plans happen and for protection against travel interruption. Place in luggage or personal items to prevent loss, and to encourage safety on holidays or weekends away. [Eason, 42, 235]
Blue Aventurine Healing Therapies - Overview
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Blue Aventurine Physical Healing Energy
Blue Aventurine ameliorates pain and chronic stiffness, and may help in lessening muscle twitches, spasms and facial tics. It assists in calming hyperactivity, and enhances mental focus and concentration. [Gienger, 17][Ahsian, 58]
This crystal is beneficial in overcoming insomnia, lessens migraines and headaches, and aids the eyesight. It has a cooling effect and reduces fever; it is believed to relieve sinus problems, allergies, colds, coughs and congestion. [Gienger, 17][Eason, 235]
Blue Aventurine is useful in balancing hormones, especially for women, and supports healthy blood, and blood oxygenation. It reinforces venous and arterial walls, and is thought to strengthen the respiratory and circulatory systems of “blue babies.” [Ahsian, 58]
Blue Aventurine Emotional Healing Energy
Blue Aventurine helps calm and relax fiery emotions, allowing one to be less affected by external influences and to be more in control and at peace within oneself. It provides better focus and concentration, and lends the courage needed to take an honest look at how one’s thoughts and actions have affected their current reality, and how best to move forward in improving or continuing those patterns. By accepting responsibility for one’s own life, it makes it possible to reclaim personal power and bring about one’s own emotional healing and well-being. [Ahsian, 57]
Blue Aventurine resonates with the upper chakras, from the mind to the heart, and is especially stimulating to the Third Eye and Throat Chakras.
The Brow Chakra, also called the Third Eye, is the center of our perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. When the Brow Chakra is in balance our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras. The dark blue/purple crystals of indigo are used to treat imbalances of the Brow Chakra. It is a quiet color, one of mystery and wisdom and judgment.
The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, in essence, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the Throat Chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the Throat Chakra. Darker shades of blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance.
Blue Aventurine Spiritual Energy
Blue Aventurine assists in opening one to their innate powers and sensitivities that may have been blocked by inner disharmony. By clearing the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, it allows one to perceive the spiritual gifts they may have been given and attune to guidance from the higher realms. One may find an increase in psychic and intuitive abilities, a capacity to empathetically “read” others, or a potential for receiving information from the Akashic record. Whether it is used in meditation, dreamwork, or simply kept in close proximity, Blue Aventurine provides the inner strength to explore these possibilities and the patience to see it through. [Simmons, 57]
Blue Aventurine reflects the color energy of the sky, as winter gives way to spring and the sun climbs higher each day. It marks the beginning of life and emotion. Blue crystals bring trust, faith, patience, and respect, lending the focus we need to become more sincere, act more responsibly, and become more trustworthy. Light blue crystals help us accept the life we have, develop patience, reconcile differences, or seek forgiveness. They’re excellent for recovery efforts from addictions or destructive patterns, aid in curbing tempers, and help us become more dependable and cheerful. Light blue crystals also assist in dealing with grief, letting go of the past, and curing guilt. Darker blue talismans enhance the respect and compassion we have within ourselves. They teach us humanity, discretion, and honor, and encourage us to act more charitably and focus our efforts on service to others.
Though Blue Aventurine works gradually, it also works steadily and has a great capacity for psychic opening. It is quite useful in meditation as a transitional aid, and brings additional strength and focus to the energies of other stones. Place it upon the Third Eye in meditations, or sleep with one in the pillowcase for dream work. [Simmons, 57]
The Divinatory meaning of Blue Aventurine: A chance to travel comes unexpectedly; you may regret it if you turn it down. [Eason, 235]
Blue Aventurine varies in color from pale blue to deep indigo. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Blue Aventurine of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
There are other Angels that are partial to Blue Aventurine. The table below gives you the information about them.
Blue Aventurine honors Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Compassion, and Unconditional Love. She is the most beloved of the Chinese goddesses and is regarded by many as the protector of women and children, and champion of the unfortunate.
Green Aventurine also honors Cupra, the Etruscan Fertility Goddess; Fidais, the Celtic Goddess of the Hunt; Tara, the Buddhist “Savioress” Goddess; Brigit, the Irish Goddess of Fertility; and Dione, the Phoenician Earth Goddess.
Crystals of indigo honor Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified. She is the story of being lost then regained, the wisdom of understanding, doubting, and spiritual exploration without dogma.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Blue Aventurine is not a traditional birthstone.
Aventurine which is blue in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born as the world awaits the vernal equinox and spring (February 19 - March 19). This is a time when new life is about to burst forth, a time of faith and trust. Blue crystals bring you patience and respect.
Aventurine is a zodiac stone for those born under the sign Virgo, at the end of summer and the beginning of harvest, between August 23 and September 22. Virgo's star sign is The Virgin, depicted as a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat and symbolizing wisdom. This is the only sign represented by a female. Those born under this sign are very reliable, have an excellent memory and are straight thinkers. They have good manners, and are extremely faithful once they find their true love.
Aventurine is also a traditional stone for those born under the sign of Libra, between September 23 and October 22, the middle of the harvest. Libra is the only sign that is an inanimate object - a balance beam, referred to as The Balance. During this month the days and nights are equal length, and the Earth and Sun are in balance. Librans are very strong-willed, artistic, sensitive, and respectful. They are understanding and relate well to other people.
Blue Aventurine Amulets and Talismans
Blue Aventurine is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Blue Aventurine utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use blue crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Blue Aventurine in Ancient Lore and Legend
Ancient Tibetans decorated their statues with Aventurine, using it most often for the eyes to symbolically increase the statue’s visionary powers. [Mella, 74] They also believed wearing Aventurine would improve one’s own nearsightedness as well as enhancing one’s creativity. [www.bernardine.com][www.ehow.com]
Aventurine was used in magical ritual to increase abundance, opportunity and luck. It is also believed to have the capacity to calm a troubled spirit and bring about peace. Simply speak your fears into a small Blue Aventurine, then breathe on it three times and cast it into water from a hilltop or bury it. [www.ehow.com][www.bernardine.com][Eason, 235]
Until the nineteenth century, Aventurine was called the “stone of the Amazons,” because the Brazilian deposits were believed to have supplied jewels and talismans for the Amazonian warriors. [Megemont, 35-36]
Aventurine has been used in rituals of the medicine wheel to show the spirit guides the connection with the healing light of the heart. In these ceremonies, Aventurine is held at the heart of each participant around the wheel, and it has been reported that during contact with the spirit guide the participants felt a “wash of love” fall around them. [Melody, 136]
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[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).