May 05, 2014
Energy: Receptive Element: Water Planet: Moon Deities: Poseidon/Neptune Powers: Psychic Abilities, Courage, Peace & Purification Candle Color: Turquoise
As a semiprecious variety of Beryl, Aquamarine has long been associated with the sea and element of water; ancient stories are told of Sea Witches who cleansed the stones in the ocean by the light of the full moon; hence the association with Poseidon and Neptune.
This beloved stone is worn and carried about the body in magic to enhance one’s psychic powers. When holding a crystal point or faceted form of Aquamarine around one’s neck, it reduces the conscious mind’s hold on the psychic mind and thus allows our ever present psychic intuitions and impulses to be heard and enter into our conscious mind.
Since ancient times, it has been believed that Aquamarine counteracts the forces of darkness, as well as procuring favor from the spirits of the light.
A cleansing and gentle elixir shall be created when placing Aquamarine in a vessel of fresh water, allowing the vessel to bask in the full moonlight (outdoors if possible) for a minimum of three hours. This elixir may be consumed once the stone is removed, for physical purification and heightened psychic awareness.
To cleanse an Aquamarine the most optimal circumstances would be a glass blue or teal vessel of seawater, overnight under a full moon. These exact parameters are not always possible, although it has been found to be cleansed properly in a vessel of water found nearby (even if that is the tap) with a pinch of sea salt mixed in, allowed to bask overnight in the light of a full moon.
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