Aventurine

AventurineAppearance: Irregular shape, light / dark green with mica inserts (very similar to jade), translucent, smooth, sleek, glassy
Classification: Variety of quartz with mica inserts shaped like small crystals which reflect light, radiating sundry colors
Colors: green, red-green, white-blue, blue-green, orange, red
Note: It can be mistaken for amazonite, jade (which is why it is incorrectly called Indian jade) or for emerald (impure aventurine). When exposed to sunlight, its color fades
Onomastic correspondences: aventurine is associated to the name of Andrew
Chakras: Manipura, Anahata

Metaphysical features:
• Amplifies mental abilities, perception, creativity, independence, leadership
• Brings balance and peace
• Purifies the mental and the psyche, calms down
• Brings prosperity, success, luck and money from gambling
• Amplifies creative abilities
• Eliminates fear, depression, anxiety, indecision, emotiveness
• Brings clarity of mind
• Energizes, motivates, offers inspiration
• Helps at making decisions in critical moments
• Helpful to leaders, counselors
• Focuses on problems and helps at finding ingenious solutions, identifies new alternatives
• Increases motivation, courage, decision, leadership qualities, will, action, imagination, free spirit
• Offers protection against “energetic vampirism”
• Eases the expression of emotions
• Brings courage after periods of great affective suffering
• Increases the will for freedom
• Offers leadership qualities
• Helps in moments of transition in career

Effects on health:
• The blue one helps circulation
• The green one affects the psyche
• The transparent one has strong effects on health, but it must be washed daily
• Strong healing role
• Fortifies the organism
• Balances or stimulates the activity of lungs, hearts, endocrine glands, urogenital system, musculature, blood circulation
• Induces sleep and brings dreams
• Eliminates fever, inflammations, migraines, stress, arterial pressure
• Stimulates and fortifies the heart
• Increases visual acuity
• Helps at eliminating toxins, detoxification of drugs, alcohol
• Helpful for the eyes and skin diseases

Astrological correspondences:
• Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra
• Taurus’s planet stone
• Governing planets: Venus, Mercury, Uranus
• Corresponds to number 3 (people born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st and 30th of the month)
• Element: water


BLUE AVENTURINE / SKY BLUE QUARTZ

Appearance: It can be mistaken for sodalite
Chakras: Anahata

Metaphysical features:
• Amplifies the masculine energy
• Stimulates, energizes
• Mental clarity
• Offers seriousness, logic, impartiality, force, rigidity
• Brings peace, calmness, rest
• Decreases stress and anxiety
• Stimulates the logical side of the mind
• Offers protection against “energetic vampirism”
• Increases boldness (the courage of the one who begins something new)
• Amplifies the will of independence
• Blue aventurine must NOT be worn for long periods of time, but only temporary, when a higher mental focus is required. If used together with howlite, its effects are stronger

Effects on health: Stimulates the heart

Astrological correspondences:
• Capricorn


RED AVENTURINE / RED QUARTZ

Chakras: Muladhara

Metaphysical features:
• Increases creativity, energy
• Brings prosperity

Effects on health:
• Beneficial effects on internal organs
• Increases the body temperature, which is why it is recommended to people who suffer from cold
• Stimulates blood circulation
• Enables detoxification