Water element stones help to release the past and flow toward the future. When working with Water stones you will learn how to communicate more effectively and how to express your True Self.
The Water element governs the emotional body, circulatory system, lymphatic system, and the fluids of the body.
Chakras: Throat (5th), Vissudha; Heart (4th), Anahata.
Key words: cooling, soothing, enhancement of clear communication. (In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be a treasure of mermaids, and it was used as a talisman to bring good luck, fearlessness and protection to sailors.)
Aquamarine helps to bring one to a relaxed, alert stage of consciousness in which one is fully aware of one’s own store of knowledge, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them all with clarity and conviction. It is a powerful Water element stone, and is perhaps the strongest stone for clearing and activating the throat chakra. It stimulates the flow of energy and communication from the heart to the throat, assisting one is speaking one’s deepest and most heartfelt truth.
For women, Aquamarine lends the courage and clarity to express one’s inner knowing, and it enhances intuitive abilities. It is a doorway to communication with the Goddess, both within the self and in Her outer manifestation. For men, Aquamarine helps dispel emotional numbness and the difficulty men sometimes experience in communication.
Aquamarine is a stone of empowerment for both men and women, and it helps one realize that not all power comes from force - there is also tremendous power in aligning oneself with the yielding, resilient vitality of life.
Spiritually, Aquamarine activates the Throat Chakra, facilitates communication of one’s truth, soothes excessively fiery energies and promotes understanding between divergent view-points.
Emotionally, Aquamarine helps one release old emotional baggage and ego roles, and is useful in moving through grief.
Physically, Aquamarine helps to counter infection and is especially useful for laryngitis, strep throat, or a sore throat. It supports the healing of inflammatory diseases of all types. It is soothing to eczema, hives, rosacea and psoriasis. Aquamarine quiets the nervous system.
Affirmation: I embody the yielding cooling power of water and express my truth with calm certainty.
(The Book of Stones)
Chakra: Root (1st), Muladhara.
Key words: grounding, manifestation, making the spiritual physical.
Hematite is the most effective of all stones for grounding oneself in the body and the physical world. It can counteract spaciness and confusion, helping one to see practical concerns and move forward with useful action. It pulls stray energies down through the meridian system to the root chakra.
On the everyday level, wearing Hematite can assist one in bringing one’s dreams and aspirations into reality and in learning the difference between true vision and fantasy. Hematite encompasses both male and female polarities – yin & yang – creating a balanced energy that contains the opposites within the whole.
Emotionally, it lends one strength, courage and fortitude for moving through adversity.
Physically, Hematite is excellent support for blood and blood production within bone marrow. It can work as a strengthener for the liver and an assist in the detoxification process.
Affirmation: Through my body, I ground the energies of the Light realms in this world.
(The Book of Stones)
Chakras: Heart (4th), Anahata; Throat (5th), Vishuddha.
Key words: truth, communication & harmony.
Amazonite is deeply stimulating for the Heart and Throat Chakras. Its energy is that of personal truth, allowing one to express one’s Heart through communication. Amazonite opens and clears the Throat Chakra to assist those who tend to repress the expression of their own thoughts and feelings due to fear of confrontation or conflict. This stone also assists one in identifying how one’s words have created current reality, and how to change one’s vocabulary or communication style to reflect a higher, more aligned reality.
Amazonite can also be helpful for those who are out of touch with their Truth. When someone doesn’t know what they want, or what they feel, Amazonite can assist them in gaining clarity. For those who are unclear about what they have to offer the world, Amazonite can gently point them toward their gifts and knowledge.
Amazonite is also a powerful ally for those who have a difficulty in setting appropriate boundaries. It assists one in perceiving and communicating one’s truth, allowing one to effectively set limits on what one wishes to experience. Amazonite can assist one in ‘walking one’s talk’ and aligning one’s actions to one’s words. In this sense, it assists one in learning the lessons of integrity and truth. It is a stone or ‘right relationship’, assisting one in attaining and maintaining personal balance when in relationship with others or with the world in general.
Spiritually, Amazonite assists one in communicating higher truths and higher knowledge. It is the stone of truth, assisting one in perceiving the truth for oneself AND in others. It assists in the development of discernment of energetic boundaries.
Emotionally, Amazonite helps one move beyond fear, allowing one more freedom in acting in alignment with one’s higher truth and integrity. It encourages one to walk in right relationship and to speak and live one’s truth for the highest good. It assists one in gaining self-knowledge and in defining one’s core beliefs & values.
Physically, Amazonite assists in healing. It is helpful in cell regeneration and healing after trauma or injury. It is helpful in preventing hair loss and helping to repair brittle hair and nails. It can help to balance the thyroid and adrenals, especially when these glands are over-taxed by excessive stress or emotional repression.
Affirmation: I speak and live my highest truth, and I call forth its manifestation in the world.
(The Book of Stones)