Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and also a traditional 19th Wedding Anniversary gift. It represents faithfulness, courage, friendship and peace. It is a powerful meditation stone used to calm the nerves, receive wisdom and bring serenity. It also helps stimulate psychic abilities and helps you to get in touch with your spiritual being. It is an energizing stone that will uplift and revitalize. Wearing Aquamarine jewelry, or your birthstone in a piece jewelry, enhances the energy and magical properties of the associated stone.
Aquamarine is also known as “Water of the Sea” or “Sailors Stone” due to its blue-green color. In ancient folklore sailors wore Aquamarine to protect them from the water and bring prosperity during their journey. Egyptians used it as a stone of happiness and everlasting youth. Romans used Aquamarine as a wedding gift to celebrate young love and also wore it for protection against poison.
Associated with the 5th Chakra, the Vishuddha Chakra (Throat), Aquamarine stimulates communication by bringing soothing energy and removing constriction in the throat area. It aids in voicing your ideas, self-expression, feelings and desires. Blue is the color of intuition, tranquility and trust. Greener versions of Aquamarine can also be used for the 4th or Heart Chakra.
Aquamarine is a blue-green stone that comes from Columbia and Brazil. It belongs to the Beryl (beryllium aluminum silicate) family and is closely related to Emeralds. The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words “aqua marina” which means “sea water”.
Other Symbols of a March Birthday
Pisces is the zodiac symbol for those born Feb 19 to March 20. This water symbol is the twelfth sign of the zodiac which is also the final sign in the zodiacal cycle. Pisces are known for being selfless, spiritual, intuitive and “going with the flow”. They are creative, compassionate, easy going and charitable. The dual fish symbol represents the yin-yang nature of Pisces. They are introspective and fluctuate between living in their head and in the real world. Pisces are emotional and often take on both the joys and burden of others.
Daffodil is the flower for March. Daffodils represent forgiveness, honesty, trust and true love. This bright yellow flower is a symbol of rebirth and for many, a sign Spring has arrived.
March 20, or 21 in some years, marks the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. The word “equinox” is derived from Latin and means “equal night”. Because the Sun is positioned above the equator, day and night are about equal in length. Celebrated as a time of re-birth, many cultures and religions acknowledge this day with festivals and celebrations.
Gifting birthstone jewelry is a symbol of good luck and protection.
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