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FEBRURAY 22, 2023
Rock of the Month - Aquamarine
The Relaxer Stone
5th Chakra ( Throat)
Pale Blue Color Ray
Affirmation: I AM YES I CAN.
Aquamarine is a subtle, fluid, and emotionally stable healing stone. This semi-precious stone is in the beryl family. It is a hard stone ranging 7.5 - 8 on the MOHs scale of hardness (out of 10).
“Aquamarine’s name derived from the Latin aqua (water) and marine (of the sea). Many aquamarines are blue-green.”*1 It’s blue color stimulates your throat (5th) chakra so it can be very helpful to communicate clearly with others.
“Deposits of aquamarine are found in “Madagascar, the US states of Maine, Connecticut, California, Colorado and North Carolina, and in Burma, India and Zimbabwe. Today, practically all of the attractive blue aquamarines used in jewellery are the originally greenish-yellow varieties that have been heated to 400–450°C; annealing at this temperature produces stones of a beautiful stable blue colour.”*1
Call on the energy of aquamarine when you are getting in touch with your emotions. This gem has a purifying effect on the emotional body and imparts courage to speak up for yourself, in what I call “The Fine Art of Kind-Speak”, truly a breath of fresh air.
This stone’s energy will stand by you, like a protective parent or guardian, to calm your anxieties and fears. It helps you feel happy and hopeful.
Aquamarine carries a water vibe that reaches our emotions. It enables us to feel safe and protected throughout our day. The feeling that you are one with the universe… In tune with “all that is.” So, regardless of how your day is going, inside, you feel calm and relaxed. You begin to feel that you are under the umbrella of The Creator and that “all is well and good in your world." Aquamarine can assist in creating a sense of well-being for life’s fears and anxieties, in children and adults alike.
As children, it’s really important for a child to feel and know they are safe and protected at home and within their family. When children grow up feeling safe and protected, they can be encouraged to thrive and learn to be bold. This personal boldness allows them to stretch their boundaries. This enables them to become secure when they understand that mistakes are seen as stepping stones to their future successes.
As adults, if your growing up situation was less than ideal, aquamarine and some form of ‘inner child work’ can assist you in learning how to forgive your past situations. ‘Inner child work’ can consist of replacing past traumas and negative experiences with new beneficial mental outcomes. Change your thinking, change your life.
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Meditating with Aquamarine
Hold an aquamarine in your non dominant hand or both hands. Close your eyes. Open your mind. Let your thoughts flow in and out. Focus on the stone you are holding. What does it feel like? Soft? Cozy? Strong? What does it make you think of? Sand? A beach? Heat? What pictures do you see in your mind’s eye? The water’s edge where the earth meets the water? Someone understanding your exact meaning?
Remember to breathe. Set a gentle timer for 5 minutes to start with. After you finish, you can write down your impressions and any sensations you experienced. That way you can begin to keep track of how you personally respond to a particular stone.
Healing Session with Aquamarine
When an aquamarine is placed on your spleen (2nd) chakra (located at the bottom of the left rib, front and back.*2) during a healing session or in meditation, many phobias may adjust and realign your psyche towards emotional well-being and contentment.
All aquamarines carry these vibrations regardless of their quality. Even a picture of a stone carries it’s vibration. So, when working with aquamarine, you can be sure that you are receiving the comforting healing vibes you are searching for. An easy way to discover the benefits of this stone for yourself is to carry an aquamarine tumbled rock in your pocket (or your bra, which I usually refer to as ‘my breast pocket’).
Aquamarine is the traditional birthstone of March and associated with Pisces. Enjoy discovering the many benefits of aquamarine!
Sources ©️All rights reserved 2023, Excerpts from my forthcoming book, LOVE THOSE ROCKS. Reverend Joanie Vogel BS Metaphysical Rock Expert, Artist, Jeweler, Metalsmith, Shaman Energy Singer, Intuitive, Healer, Author, Speaker, Mind Healing Therapist, firstname.lastname@example.org *1
A Guide in Color to Precious & Semiprecious Stones by Jaroslav Bauer and Vladimir Bouska Published 1989 *2 The Chakras and Their Functions by Master Choa Kok Sui from the website www.pranichealers.com
JANUARY 22, 2023
Rock of the Month - Amethyst
Let me tell you about…AMETHYST QUARTZ "AMETHYST QUARTZ
The Stone Of The Violet Ray
Crown Chakra - 7th Chakra
Violet and Purple Color Rays
Amethyst aligns your energies with the vibe for actively seeking your own connection with The Source and your own individual spirituality.
Amethyst carries with it the Violet Fire of Saint Germaine. This Violet Flame neutralizes (renders harmless), transmutes (changes), purifies (makes clean) and redirects (to move to another purpose) all energies of discord and chaos.
The Violet Flame of amethyst, consisting of these converted energies, assists in moving you towards intuition, illumination, higher wisdom and your soul guidance. In short, your “highest and best good.” Your own “Inner Guru.”
Continued in the next column.
AFFIRMATION: I AM SPIRIT. ”*
(*an excerpt from my book LOVE THOSE ROCKS, a working title, soon to be published.)
For me, amethyst quartz represents the Violet Ray, the Violet Fire, the Violet Flame. A purifying, transmuting energy that helps us all to remove that which prevents us from achieving our authentic life experience and our authentic self. It deals with the 7th chakra which is your body spirit connection.
“Amethyst gets its color from radioactive decay and colloidal iron. The color is sensitive to sun and daylight which can cause amethyst’s color to fade over time.
The name amethyst is derived from the Greek word amethustos which means not intoxicated. It was believed to protect drinkers from getting drunk.”*1
Using amethyst to manifest means that you state your intention, write it on paper, inform your amethyst quartz of your specific intention and place your written intention under your programed amethyst. I end by saying, “Chaa.” “Chaa” is the signal Creator gave me many moons ago to invoke the Law of Prosperity and Final Blessing. More on that later, if you please.
Using amethyst when seeking to manifest love and companionship. First understand what you are looking for. Get clear on what qualities you are looking for in a mate, what emotions you are looking for. Hold your amethyst as you ponder what you desire in a companion/mate. Be as specific as possible.
Have fun discovering the many benefits of amethyst quartz and the Violet Fire.
Sources: Reverend Joanie Vogel BS Metaphysical Rock Expert, Shaman Energy Singer, former owner of The Crystal Point Gift Gallery 1996-2000 Rocks, Candles, Tibetan Sings Bells and Gongs
*1 A Guide in Color to Precious & Semiprecious Stones by Jaroslav Bauer and Vladimir Bouska Published 1989
Rev. Joanie Vogel BS is a metaphysical rock expert, artist, jeweler, metalsmith, shaman energy singer, intuitive, healer, author, speaker, and mind healing therapist.