Aventurine is a microcrystalline quartz that is most familiar as green with little speckles of green fuchsite mica that glimmer in the light. The sparkling effect is called "aventurescence", although not all grades of aventurine sparkle. Other colours of aventurine are available, including yellow, red and blue.
Green aventurine has an uplifting spring-like energy that supports new growth, whether that is beginning a new job, starting a project or embarking on a new relationship. It speaks of fresh starts and encourages optimism.
This is a gentle heart-healing stone which is especially beneficial for people whose feelings are easily hurt. These sensitive souls often feel bruised by other people's words and actions, even when they were not intended to cause any upset. Holding green aventurine to the heart chakra can help to relieve emotional pain.
This crystal has a youthful energy that engages the inner child in all of us. The child part can help us see the world through eyes of wonder; it is eager to grow and learn new things. Aventurine is an antidote to cynicism and world-weariness, encouraging you to take advantage of the new opportunities that come your way and to engage with them with curiosity.
Spiritual and healing properties
Green Aventurine is perhaps the best balancing stone for the heart chakra. It encourages calmness and positivity and helps to release emotional pain in a gentle, effective way. In any color, aventurine is both a cleanser of negativity and an activator of positive life-supporting qualities. It can help to release childhood anxieties and fears and is useful in certain spiritual practices, including meditation and creative visualization. In traditional Tibetan healing practices, aventurine is used for improving eyesight as well as clarity of insight, perception, and creativity.
The golden-brown varieties of aventurine work best at the level of the solar plexus, bringing increased self-confidence and an optimistic outlook on life.
Suggestion for Use
Hold a piece of aventurine whenever you are about to embark on a novel phase of your life. Close your eyes and take a moment to feel the energy that this new venture stirs in you. Notice the frisson of excitement, and allow yourself to feel curious and optimistic about the possibilities that lie ahead.
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