Here’s how you can ignite your creative potential with Green Aventurine
Older than most gems, Green Aventurine Quartz is said to be the most ancient of minerals and supposedly dates back to a time when the earth’s surface was exposed to considerable cosmic rays, making this gem a real wise owl.
Said to be useful for writers, this rock is perfect for scribes and those who experience automatic writing as it helps energise the right brain hemisphere that governs creativity and imagination. It’s also thought to balance out the left brain, which is said to hold logic and reason. Especially helpful at enhancing one’s creativity and motivation, this treasure encourages perseverance in manoeuvring life’s obstacles – hence its reputation as the stone of opportunity.
Glittering Aventurine has a special spark when tumbled or polished and so is attractive to many. When used in meditation, Aventurine can open up the heart chakra to alleviate past pain and re-boost vitality, encouraging us to have unconditional love for ourselves and others. If gazed at for long periods of time its fine flecks of chromium fuchsite (chromium meaning ‘colour’ in Greek) shine through to promote wellness, sound sleep and positive thinking.
If crystals had characters, Green Aventurine would be the life and soul of the party! It helps its wearer see any situation with bright eyes, and promotes resilience and a brilliant ability to bounce back from any challenges that life lays down. Often thought to help attract loyal friends and the perfect people into your life, the green variety has the power to energise friendships and will have you laughing with close pals in no time!
This crystal loves to be by water since it is associated with this element, and can get you back in the flow if you’ve felt stuck of late or resistant to your own greatness. Kept close to your bed or under your pillow at night, this tumblestone is great for revealing your innermost desires, wishes or worries. Try telling it your thoughts of an evening and see how they transform upon waking. It is said to help absorb and transform feelings, thus encouraging you to see situations clearly and helping you to follow your own intuition. A daily ritual with this crystal can leave you refreshed and revitalised.
Aventurine is known in holistic circles for soothing emotional wounds, too, allowing one to recognise the issues behind imbalance and heartache. It inspires a feeling of lightness and humour, which can then stimulate a renewed sense of optimism, joy and hope. It is also known as a reaffirming stone, particularly during times of change.
In Chinese mythology, this special gem honours Kuan-Yin, the Chinese Goddess of mercy and compassion. She is one of the most beloved of the Chinese goddesses and is regarded by many as the protector of women and children, and champion of the underdog. With this in mind, aventurine is often gifted to pregnant women to encourage the everlasting bond that exists between mothers and their young.
Aventurine is most commonly green, though it also forms in blue, red to reddish-brown, dusty purple, orange, yellow and silver grey. It is mostly translucent and often banded with different hues, representing the layers of the personality that it can help peel back. It shows us that we all have different levels to our souls, but advocates non-judgement and acceptance of others. It can help facilitate the release of unhealthy relationships but also reminds us that we’re all children of the universe – each of us beautifully unique and individual no matter our difference.
Cool and calm
On a psychological level, the gem promotes ease, relaxation and deep peace of mind. It helps us to accept perceived negative circumstances and facilitates recovery, regeneration and the promotion of positive outcomes. This particular form of Quartz is thought to reduce inflammation and stress, irrespective of its cause, location or degree of severity. So if you’ve been needing a friendly aid for a little stress release, this stone could be for you.
Did you know?
Green Aventurine is known as a lucky stone in games of chance and competitions. For many years it has sat pretty in charm bags to attract good fortune