Red Aventurine Meanings and Uses
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Introduction to Meaning and Uses of Red Aventurine
Red Aventurine is stone of manifestation through action. It draws upon the elements of Earth and Fire to increase the flow of prana, or life force, in re-vitalizing the physical body and focusing its energy to get things done. It boosts vitality and mental alertness, and amplifies the desire to take on life’s challenges with determination and perseverance. It inspires creativity and sexuality, and renews excitement and confidence in bringing one’s projects, goals and desires into reality. [Simmons, 58][Ahsian, 58]
Red Aventurine is a remarkable crystal for helping one choose their highest path, offering discernment and the ability to perceive which plans and ideas are best to follow, and which are less than ideal. It allows one to see the Self and overcome ego when it prevents better judgment, and lends assurance to those who fear commitment to choose a path and follow it through. It encourages self-forgiveness and the ability to laugh at one’s own mistakes. [Ahsian, 58-59]
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. [www.mindat.org][www.wikipedia.org][www.bernardine.com]
Red Aventurine Uses and Purposes
Red Aventurine is a “can do” stone of vitality and renewal, creating confidence and capability wherever it is needed. Use to regain physical strength when recovering from illness or injury, wear or keep near the bed to restore a healthy libido, or use to find new inspiration for those who rely on creativity for their livelihood. It is particularly supportive for those who work long hours, need to sustain focus or lecture for long periods, or are required to continuously produce new ideas. [Ahsian, 58][Eason, 76]
Red Aventurine is a protective stone, traditionally used against theft, fire, and lightning strikes. It is good for use in travel, especially against traffic accidents. [Eason, 76]
Wearing Aventurine absorbs electromagnetic smog and guards against environmental pollution. Taped to a cell phone, it protects against its emanations. [Hall, 73]
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. [Megemont, 36]
Aventurine is ideal for soothing quick-tempers or brutal temperaments, and can greatly diminish the effects of domestic strife between spouses. [Megemont, 36] A dish of Red Aventurines creates harmony between siblings, and is a good crystal to wear or carry when organizing a children’s’ party or attending family events to take everything in stride. [Eason, 76]
Red Aventurine Healing Therapies - Overview
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Red Aventurine Physical Healing Energy
Red Aventurine is a blood-strengthening stone, stimulating red blood cell production in the bone marrow, enhancing blood flow and circulation, and providing balance in auto-immune disorders and the immune system in general. It is thought to speed metabolism, adjust low blood pressure, pulse and irregular heartbeat, help reduce cholesterol levels, and relieve the side effects of radiotherapy and hemophilia. [Ahsian, 59][Gienger, 17][Eason, 76]
Red Aventurine benefits the liver and removes toxins. [Ahsian, 59] It also supports the reproductive system, increases libido and aids in fertility. [Eason, 76][Gienger, 17]
Red Aventurine Emotional Healing Energy
Red Aventurine is an ideal stone for taking on life’s challenges and finding the determination to persevere in the most difficult situations. It brings strength and self-assurance, and allows one to be pragmatic and level-headed in pursuing goals, yet still be impassioned. This stone restores one’s sense of humor, allowing one to see one’s mistakes, admit them, and move on with confidence. [Simmons, 58][Gienger, 17][Eason, 76]
Red Aventurine clears and activates the Base, or Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine. It controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement and is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When physically out of balance symptoms manifest as lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. When spiritual energies are out of balance, one may feel flighty, disconnected from reality or distant. Red crystals are used to clear and balance the Base Chakra, allowing the physical body to regain its strength and stamina, and to rekindle the spiritual energy in the form of security and a sense of one’s own power. It often leads to independence and spontaneous leadership.
Red Aventurine Spiritual Energy
Red Aventurine utilizes the physical level of being to transform focused energy into action. It assists in bringing divinely inspired ideas and creations into being by helping one determine the highest course of action and lending the faith, courage and energy needed to see them through to completion. [Ahsian, 58][Simmons, 58]
Red Aventurine brings a self-confidence built on fearlessness, a call to action and excitement. It raises our enthusiasm and speeds up our metabolism. Red reflects the color of passion, energy, and life. It motivates. It is a very strong color - the color of fire and blood. Dark Red crystals embody strong, deep feelings, durable energy and quiet passion. It is a masculine color, particularly useful for increasing devotion and seeing the seriousness of life.
Aventurine is used in meditation as a transitional aid, bringing powerful Earth energy to our efforts in seeing the best life has to offer.
The Divinatory meaning of Red Aventurine: Your integrity and hard work will bring you success over a ruthless rival. [Eason, 76]
Red Aventurine varies in color from red to reddish-brown. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Red 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 Red Aventurine. The table below gives you the information about them.
Red 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.
Red 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.
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.
Red Aventurine is not a traditional birthstone.
Aventurine which is red in color is the natural birthstone of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 - November 20). Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love
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.
Red Aventurine Amulets and Talismans
Red 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.
Red Aventurine utilizes Fire Energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family. Red gemstones should be used sparingly, to bring the sun's power and the fire element's energy to your space.
Red 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]
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]
Aventurine was used in magical ritual to increase abundance, opportunity and luck. [www.ehow.com] To bring in money, carry Red Aventurine in a small red bag with a small amount of spice, such as ginger or cinnamon. For fertility, substitute dried rosemary or dried rose petals. To create luck when odds are against you, hold a very small crystal, call out your need, and then throw it as far away as possible. (The finder will be lucky, too.) [Eason, 76]
Aventurine is also believed to have the capacity to calm a troubled spirit and bring about peace. [www.bernardine.com]
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[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).