Aquamarine crystals are pale blue-green gemstones from the same beryl family that includes morganite and emerald. Aquamarine is a true crystal that naturally forms hexagonal columns. The iron in aquamarine crystals give them their blue tone, and when they're heated they can become even bluer.
Aquamarine is said to symbolize youth and happiness, and it is the birthstone for March. For crystal healing enthusiasts, aquamarine is often paired with heart stones, such as rhodonite, green opal, rose quartz, pink halite, chrysocolla, and green calcite, where the combination of powers is thought to speed the healing of the heart when used in meditation.
For feng shui practice, aquamarine crystal benefits revolve around the gemstone's calming, balancing properties. And the blue-green color of aquamarine crystals is good for its ability to shield a home from bad energy.
Properties of Aquamarine
- Colors: Light green and blue
- Chakra: Throat
- Number: Vibrates to 1
- Planet: Moon
- Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Pisces
- Bagua areas: Zhen (Family & New Beginnings), Xun (Wealth & Abundance)
- Elements: Wood
- Origin: United States, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan
Meaning and Uses
The aquamarine crystal is good for many healing purposes. It has a shielding effect on your energy field and has even been used for physical protection during battle and at sea. The stone is said to help you sift through energy and information, create mental clarity, and soothe an overactive mind; it's even used to improve the intellect.
Thanks to the aquamarine crystal's meaning that focuses on hope and happiness, the stone possesses a kind of energy that helps us to be more compassionate and less judgmental. The color of aquamarine is also connected to the wood element in feng shui, which can help us to cultivate loving-kindness. It has a soft, flowing yin energy similar to the moon.
The alignment of the chakras can be improved by the balancing properties of aquamarine. It has a special connection to the throat chakra and can help to improve communication. Another aquamarine crystal benefit is it connects us to our higher levels of consciousness as well our higher self, making it a great stone to work with during meditation.
Uses in Feng Shui
One way to work with aquamarine in the context of feng shui is to place it in a particular area of the feng shui bagua map. The bagua is an energetic map that feng shui practitioners lay over a space, and it allows us to see more connections between your home and what's going on in your life.
Activate Xun, the Wealth Corner
The Xun area of the bagua map is also known as the wealth corner. If you’re standing at the front door looking in, the far left corner of the home is the wealth area. This position of the bagua map is related to the wood element. Not only is Xun connected to financial wealth and abundance, it also represents how we value ourselves.
Place an aquamarine crystal in the wealth corner of your home with the intention of caring for yourself with love and compassion as well as releasing any judgments that you have toward yourself. You can also set the intention to release any old patterns that might be holding you back when it comes to self-love or abundance, so you can make room for new, supportive beliefs and actions.
Activate Kun, the Love Corner
The love corner, called Kun, is related to marriage and partnerships. The Kun area is the part of your home that is the farthest corner on the right side when looking into your home from the front door. Try activating this area of your home if you want to attract a partner.
Aquamarine would be especially aligned in this corner if you’re looking to invite softness and compassion into your relationships. Try placing aquamarine in this area with the intention of tapping into your yin (receptive side) or inviting loving communication in this area of your life. Kun is related to your relationship with yourself, too, so you might want to set an intention for how you want to communicate with yourself.
Aquamarine’s blue-green color beautifully embodies the energy of wood. The wood element is connected to new beginnings, healing, and growth. You can place a piece of aquamarine in your home with the intention of jump-starting a new chapter for expansion and joy in your life.
The area of your home you use as a meditation space would benefit from the energy of aquamarine. You can meditate with a piece (or have one located on your meditation altar) to open yourself up to higher states of consciousness and spiritual awareness and to cultivate courage and inner strength.
Cleansing and Charging Crystals
Because crystals can absorb energy, it’s a good idea to cleanse and charge them often. There are many ways for how to cleanse aquamarine crystals. Here are a few to get you started:
- Smudge your aquamarine with a cleansing herb, like palo santo.
- Visualize bright white light filling and enveloping your aquamarine crystal, and envision any negative energy being cleared away.
- Soak your crystal in saltwater overnight (or longer). This can be an especially good way to cleanse aquamarine, given its connection to the ocean.
You’ll also want to charge your crystal. Since aquamarine is associated with the moon, try placing it somewhere overnight where it can absorb moonlight, such as on a windowsill. The charge will be especially potent during a new or full moon.
Aquamarine Crystal Price
Aquamarine falls in the category of semi-precious gemstones, a group that includes everything other than the classic precious gemstones—diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire. Aquamarine is therefore lumped together with garnet, opal, amethyst, and beryl. While it's typical for aquamarine to be a less expensive crystal than the four precious gemstones, this is by no means a universal truth. For example, a rare deep blue aquamarine can be considerably more expensive than some lower-quality diamonds of the same size.
For a cut, polished gemstone suitable for rings and other jewelry, the aquamarine crystal price averages $675 per carat. But small, rough or polished aquamarine crystals suitable for targeted feng shui placement are readily available for a cost that's less than $100. Larger, fist-sized pieces of good-quality rough aquamarine mineral with notable blue color can cost several hundred dollars when purchased from online retailers.
How Is Aquamarine Valued? Withclarity.