The Crystal Aventurine is part of my Crystal Meanings series...
The Aventurine crystal gemstone gets its name from the Italian phrase ‘per aventura’ meaning ‘by chance.’ And it is its associations with luck and chance that it is most famed.
Sometimes named the ‘Stone of Heaven’, the green variety of this gem stone is an all purpose healer (mental, emotional and physical).
Green Aventurine is linked to Heart Chakra and as such is of great benefit to the heart itself. It is said to help with regeneration, especially after heart surgery or heart attacks.
Because of its connections with the Heart Chakra this gem stone is also beneficial for healing suffering caused by heartbreak, heartache via love affairs, separation and divorce.
Aventurine is connected with the Element of Earth, the direction North, the zodiac sign of Aries and the planets of Mars. It is also connected to the Tarot card of the Empress.
Magical purposes for use in rituals and Spell work associated with Aventurine are for opportunity, luck, abundance (particularly financial), healing and purifying.
Also it is used for increasing confidence, enhancing leadership skills and developing creativity.
Aventurine is an ideal stone for meditation and for seeking calm. It is said to calm anxiety and lessen panic attacks and helps regulates heart rhythms. During meditation the gemstone is said to reveal what makes you happy or unhappy. It strengthens your own motivation and individuality. This green stone can also be used to induce psychic dreams, to bring answers or to see into the future and to increase psychic abilities.
Ancient Tibetans in their sacred statues, to represent the ‘eyes’, used Aventurine. This was to symbolize increased divinatory powers. Wearing the green gem was also used to improve nearsightedness and to increase the wearer's creativity.
This green stone has been used as a lucky talisman and is a popular stone for gamblers. It has various names given to it such as the ‘gamblers stone’, 'Indian Jade, or the 'stone of heaven.'
Aventurine is a form of Quartz that is coloured in various hues of green. It can also be orange, blue, grey, yellow or brown. It has a hardness of 7.
It is mainly mined in China, India, Chile, Spain and Russia.
I use Crystals in my Magic Spell Casting to change destiny for the better!!!