Aventurine Meaning and Benefits
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Aventurine Meaning – General Information.
Aventurine is a variety of microcrystalline Quartz; characterised by its translucency as well as the presence of shiny inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence.
The most common colour of Aventurine is green. But it may also be orange, peach, brown, yellow, red, blue, or grey. Fuchsite (a variety of Muscovite Mica) is the classic inclusion and also gives it a silvery green or blue shimmer. While inclusions of Hematite or Goethite will give a reddish or grey sparkle. Aventurine has a Mohs hardness around 6.5 – 7, with a trigonal crystal structure.
Aventurine Meaning – History.
The name Aventurine derives from the Italian “avventura” which means “by chance”. This is also an allusion to the lucky discovery of aventurine glass or Goldstone by Venetian glassworkers at some time in the 18th century. They were preparing molten glass when copper filings accidentally fell into the batch producing a sparkling glass product. They called this accidentally created stone, Goldstone. However, this reminded them of an unnamed natural stone, which they named Aventurine.
Primitive man fashioned some of the earliest stone tools over two and a half million years ago. Primitive tools like axes were made of Quartz varieties such as Aventurine. These materials were no doubt used for their hardness; Also for their isotropic brittleness, making it possible to shape the tools with relative ease and dexterity.
Aventurine has been a stone of luck for thousands of years. Ancient Greek warriors would wear Aventurine when going to war, hoping to avoid injuries or worse. It has been a lucky talisman from early times and is a popular stone for gamblers.
It is a popular stone, often cut into cabochons and pendants and still fashioned by artisans and jewellers.
Aventurine Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.
Aventurine increases perception, stimulates creativity, and enhances intelligence. Commonly known as the ‘gambler’s stone’ and utilized in games of chance because it is an all-around good luck stone.
As a stone of prosperity, Aventurine is often used in money attracting magic. It is said to have a positive effect on the psyche; strengthening your sense of self-being and also providing a positive view of life. Aventurine confers inner equilibrium and also stimulates dreaming.
This stone reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. It promotes compassion and empathy and encourages perseverance.
Aventurine Meaning – Healing.
It stabilises your state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity. Calms anger and irrationality. Also assisting in seeing alternatives and possibilities. Aventurine balances yin-yang energy, promotes feelings of well-being and encourages regeneration of the heart.
Aventurine relieves stammers and severe neuroses. It has an anti-inflammatory effect, relieving skin problems, easing skin eruptions and allergies, soothes the eyes and relieves migraine headaches. Beneficial to the nervous system, stimulates the metabolism and balances blood pressure. It heals lungs, sinuses, heart, muscular and urogenital systems.
Protects against environmental pollution. It also has a strong connection to the Devic Kingdom; Use it to grid gardens and houses against geopathic stress.
In addition to the generic properties of Aventurine, specific colours have particular attributes:
Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer. It is also an all-around healer bringing well-being and emotional calm. It increases perception and creative insight. Green Aventurine neutralises all sources of electromagnetic pollution, blocking out emanations from computers, television and other electronic equipment. It relieves anxiety and calms emotions. It also enhances your sense of humour and cheerfulness. Improving chance, as well as granting good luck with gambling. Green Aventurine settles nausea, may improve eyesight, as well as increasing flexibility in the muscles.
Blue Aventurine is a powerful mental healer that increases vitality and a positive outlook. It clears old, stagnant energies, helping you to open up to inner growth and spiritual work. This stone assists with self-discipline, developing inner strength and balancing emotions. It helps you to communicate clearly and creatively, and to provide patience, eliminate stubbornness and control excitability. It will assist you in overcoming addictions. Blue Aventurine helps release toxins. It also provides strength to those suffering from wasting diseases.
Yellow/Peach Aventurine enhances the flow of energy throughout the body. Relieves grief and anxiety, balances the emotions. Also balances male/female energies. Yellow Aventurine is classified as a good luck stone and excellent for manifesting money. It is especially helpful if you are oversensitive or indecisive; helping in overcoming any thoughts or problems with power and control over your own life. It also enhances creativity. Aventurine fights viruses and is a good all-around stone for general illness.
Red/Strawberry Aventurine is a powerful high vibration stone. It clears blockages that hold us to the past. It can assist in creativity, and help you to see the possibilities in new opportunities. Red Aventurine is a stone of vitality and renewal, creating confidence and capability. It inspires creativity and sexuality, renews excitement and confidence and helps to bring goals and desires into reality. Helps you regain physical strength when recovering from illness or injury, helps to restore a healthy libido. Particularly supportive for those who work long hours or need to sustain focus. Good aura cleanser.
Orange Aventurine is called the “Whisper Stone” due to its ability to quiet the critical and judgmental inner voice. It is a powerful tool for focusing life force (prana) and increasing confidence. Offers exciting new possibilities and good fortune. It also calms and stills the mind of inner chatter when preparing for and during meditation.
Tips for using Aventurine.
- Keep Lady Luck with you by having an Aventurine in your possession.
- Never buy a lottery ticket without an Aventurine in your left pocket.
- Relieve pain with Green Aventurine.
- Wear Aventurine to prevent your energy from being sapped.
- Strap Aventurine to tired and aching muscles to provide relief.
- Increase reaction times whilst engaged in competitive sports, or driving a vehicle by possessing an Aventurine.
- Keep Aventurine close by or in your pocket when studying for or taking exams to settle your nerves and ease stress.
- Centre your intention with Aventurine.
- Hold Aventurine to enhance your motivational and leadership skills.
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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.