Green Aventurine Healing Properties, Meanings, and Uses

Welcome to the Crystal Encyclopedia page for Green Aventurine. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this crystal including Green Aventurine healing properties, Green Aventurine metaphysical properties, using Green Aventurine in meditation, Feng Shui, spiritual work, and much more!

Green Aventurine Meanings and Introduction

Green Aventurine is known as the "Stone of Opportunity," thought to be the luckiest of all crystals, especially in manifesting prosperity and wealth, or for increasing favor in competitions or games of chance. Its winning energy makes it a great ally for boosting one’s chances in any situation – a first date, tax audit, even landing a promotion. One needs only to be near it to derive its benefits.

This beautiful stone, however, is not merely an attractor of luck, but one that aligns conditions so "opportunity" is inevitable. Green Aventurine releases old patterns, habits, and disappointments so new growth can take place.

It brings optimism and a zest for life, allowing one to move forward with confidence and to embrace change. It enhances one’s creativity and motivation and encourages perseverance in maneuvering life’s obstacles. It also reinforces one’s decisiveness and amplifies leadership qualities, injecting a sense of humor and openness to the ideas of others.

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 an industrial product.

Green Aventurine Appearance

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.

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.

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Green Aventurine Healing Benefits Overview

Green Aventurine carries a strong connection to Earth and the Devic kingdom, providing a better understanding and appreciation of nature and its soothing vibrations upon the mind and body. It is an excellent stone for gridding houses or gardens against geopathic stress.

Wearing Aventurine also absorbs electromagnetic smog and guards against environmental pollution. Taped to a cell phone, it protects against its emanations.

Green Aventurine energetically stimulates the physical growth of premature infants, young children, and teenagers. It increases overall vitality and enhances the intellectual development of children struggling with schoolwork and destructive hyperactivity. It assists adults with written work, typing, and computer skills, and is beneficial to all in overcoming clumsiness.

Aventurine may be made into an elixir to drink or used in ablutions by soaking a stone fragment in demineralized water overnight (we recommend the indirect method). It is highly beneficial for fighting eczema, rosacea, juvenile acne, and other skin problems.

Aventurine is ideal for soothing quick-tempers or brutal temperaments, and can greatly diminish the effects of domestic strife between spouses.

For those looking for love in their mature years, Green Aventurine may be used as a love crystal or added to a Heart Chakra layout as it encourages love later in life.

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Green Aventurine Healing Properties

Green Aventurine healing properties can help with physical, emotional, and spiritual balance and issues. It has healing powers to help with physical ailments and emotional issues. It is also used in Energy Healing and Chakra balancing. Green Aventurine healing crystal therapies include slowing the aging process, awakening latent memories, and balancing the Heart Chakra. The therapeutic uses of Green Aventurine have a long and well-documented history. Meditation with Green Aventurine is also highly recommended.

Physical Green Aventurine Healing Properties

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Green Aventurine is particularly supportive of the heart, and is excellent for those with cardiac conditions, circulatory problems, or recovering from surgery or illness. It stimulates life-giving energy throughout the body and engenders activity and movement while assisting in physical regeneration. It may give an added boost in efforts to lower cholesterol and in preventing arteriosclerosis and heart attack.

Green Aventurine is also thought to benefit fertility and genito-urinary problems; eyesight, especially far-sightedness and astigmatism; dyslexia, dyspraxia, and cerebral palsy. It assists in healing the adrenals, lungs, thymus gland, and nervous system.

Green Aventurine increases the power of homeopathic remedies. It has an anti-inflammatory effect, easing skin eruptions, such as acne, eczema, and rosacea, and soothes allergies and migraine headaches.

Emotional Green Aventurine Healing Properties

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Green Aventurine’s soothing energy balances the emotional body, guiding one toward inner harmony. It calms nervousness, anger, and irritation, and helps dissolve the everyday stress of a hectic lifestyle. It quiets roving thoughts and enhances sleep while providing a gentle grounding effect on one’s vibrational field. It releases the notion that every event must be analyzed.

Green Aventurine also soothes emotional wounds, allowing one to recognize the issues behind illness or imbalance, depression or defeat, and to facilitate the release of unhealthy relationships, patterns, and heartache. It encourages one to view hardships in life as impermanent, as an opportunity for growth in a new direction, and for taking all things in stride.

It inspires a feeling of lightness, even humor, which can then stimulate a renewed sense of optimism, joy, and hope. It is a reaffirming stone, especially during times of change or upheaval, and can be the emotional anchor one needs to remain stable and firmly grounded.

Chakra Balancing Green Aventurine Healing Properties

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Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer. It is used to clear and activate the Heart Chakra for general well-being and emotional calm.

It is also a powerful protector of the Heart Chakra, providing a shield to block entry from those who would "tap in" and use the energy of another.

The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship, and become critical of the little foibles of others Green crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. Shop for Heart Chakra Items >>

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Green Aventurine Benefits for Spirituality

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Green Aventurine is a remarkable harmonizer, uniting the intellectual, emotional, physical, and auric bodies in bringing one back into a natural rhythm. It dissolves negativity and balances the male/female energies; enabling one to live within one’s own heart. It encourages one to release attachment to outcomes and to be more present in one’s experiences, embracing change, growth, and renewal.

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The Color Energy of Green Aventurine

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Green Aventurine utilizes green color energy and is a "growth crystal" – a powerful conduit of the earth’s Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature’s constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture.

Green Aventurine is perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Light green crystals promote spiritual growth and a renewed commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel.

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Meditation with Green Aventurine

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Green Aventurine is used in meditation as a transitional aid, bringing powerful Earth energy to our efforts in seeing the best life has to offer. It also assists in persevering through times when it seems as if nothing is happening.

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Green Aventurine Meanings in Divination

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The Divinatory meaning of Green Aventurine is... Speculate to accumulate.

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Green Aventurine Crystals and Angels

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If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Green 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.

Date Crystal Color Name of Guardian Angel
Jan 1 - Jan 5 Green Nemamiah
March 31 - April 4 Dark Green Sitael (Sirael)
June 6 - June 10 Green Hakamiah
July 7 - July 11 Light Green Ieiaeil (Jejalel)
Sept 3 - Sept 7 Green Yehudiah
Sept 8 - Sept 12 Dark Green Lehahiah
Dec 27 - Dec 31 Dark Green Poiel (Polial)

There are other Angels that are partial to Green Aventurine, too. The table below gives you more information about them.

Purpose Crystal Color Name of Angel
Raphael is known as the Glory Angel; Tree of Life, the Angel of Wednesday, the Ruler of Mercury. He is also the Master of Tarot Card 0 “The Fool” and the 1st Tarot Card “The Magician”. Raphael also Heals Illness and is the Ruler of The west wind. He is the Angel of Compassion, Knowledge, Progress, Repentance, and Love. Dark Green Raphael
Master of the 11th Tarot Card “Justice”. Dark Green Chadaqiel
Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.8-12; Virgo. Dark Green Lehahiah
Protector and Ruler of the dates December 27-31; Capricorn. Dark Green Poiel
Protector and Ruler of the dates March 31- April 4; Aries. Dark Green Sitael
The Angel of the Birds. Green Arael
Angel of Mercury. Green Cochabiel
Protector and Ruler of the dates June 6-10; Gemini. Green Hakamiah
Metatron is the Crown Angel, the Tree of Life, and helps to Heal Learning Disorders. He is also the Master of the 20th Tarot Card “Judgment”. Green Metatron
Protector and Ruler of the dates January 1-5; Capricorn. Green Nemamiah
Master of the 18th Tarot Card “The Moon”. Green Vakhabiel
Protector and Ruler of the dates September 3-7; Virgo. Green Yehudiah
Helps to Heal Anxiety and the Angel Tuesday. Light Green Chamuel (Khamael)
Protector and Ruler of the dates July 7-11; Cancer. Light Green Ieiaeil
Ruler of Earth/Night and the Angel of Conception/Babies Names. Light Green Lailah (Lailiel) (Leliel)
Shimshiel or Shamshiel is known as the Ruler of Earth/Day. He is also the Master of the 19th Tarot Card “The Sun”. Light Green Shimshiel (Shamshiel)
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Green Aventurine for the Goddess

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Green 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.

All green crystals honor Persephone, the Greek Goddess of Spring. She represents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth.

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Green Aventurine Birthstone

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. Finally, many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.

In this section, you will find information on all three approaches.

Green Aventurine Traditional Birthstone

 

Green Aventurine is not a traditional birthstone.

Green Aventurine Natural Birthstone

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Aventurine which is green in color is the natural birthstone of those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of spring (April 20 – May 20).

Green Aventurine crystals bring renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.

Green Aventurine Zodiac Crystal for Virgo and Libra

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. Shop for all Virgo Items Now >>

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 lengths, 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. Shop for all Libra Items Now >>

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Green Aventurine Meaning in Talismans and Amulets

 

Green Aventurine is known as the Gambler’s Stone, the luckiest of all stones in games of chance and competitions. It is also placed in charm bags for good fortune and to attract money.

Green 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, the wanderer, and the 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.

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Using Green Aventurine in Feng Shui

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Green Aventurine utilizes Wood Energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment, and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use green crystals to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project.

Wood Energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area.

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Green Aventurine Meanings in Ancient Lore and History

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Ancient Tibetans decorated their statues with Aventurine, using it most often for the eyes to symbolically increase the statue’s visionary powers. They also believed wearing Aventurine would improve one’s own nearsightedness as well as enhancing one’s creativity.

Aventurine was used in magical rituals to increase abundance, opportunity, and luck. Modern folklore claims carrying a piece of Green Aventurine in the left pocket when buying a lottery ticket will bring success. Green Aventurine is also called "fairy treasure." Place three in a dish in front of a garden gnome to attract good luck to your home.

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.

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.

Aventurine is also believed to have the capacity to calm a troubled spirit and bring about peace. Leave a Green Aventurine in the soil of a green plant overnight and hold it in the morning to let Mother Earth replace depression and anxiety with hope and well-being.

Green Aventurine is thought to be one of the best crystals for conceiving a baby. Near ovulation, dig a small hole in the earth and break an egg in the hole, leaving the shell. Place a Green Aventurine in the broken shell and fill in the hole.

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