Stone of the Month – August 2021

By Janet Edkins

Bead weaving jewelry artist channelling the healing power of Gaia's crystal & stone gifts.
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July 31, 2021

Stone of the Month for August – Aquamarine

It was fascinating this month looking at Mental Wellness. After looking up many stones and crystals and their myriad properties, I decided I could only approach this from my own journey.

It is with some regret that I was not on my path, as I am now, back in 1990 when I experienced what in the UK is called a “nervous breakdown.” It was not pretty, it certainly was not easy. However, what I will, and do, say to those I meet struggling mentally: I would absolutely not be where I am today without that suffering and the personal work I was forced to undertake.

I had ignored many, many signals and signs that I was heading off the rails as they say. In the words of my much-valued mentor Carolyn A Jones “…the Universe sends you signals, first feathers, then bricks, then a Mac Truck!”

I know we are all exactly where we are meant to be but I wish I’d had some of my beautiful crystal helpers back then, especially Aquamarine. Here is a small excerpt:

Aquamarine“Stone of Courage and Protection”.
The soothing energy of Aquamarine makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias by opening the mind up to understanding the nature of Divine Perfection in the Universe. Allows one to look at emotional situations from other perspectives. Can help overcome judgment of others, and self, and encourage tolerance. Helps to bring one into the flow of life. Facilitates the releasing of old patterns of behavior that no longer serve, and that actually inhibit one’s growth. Can bring peace and calm to the overactive mind, removing extraneous thoughts.

There’s more, you know there is always more, but this would have helped me enormously back then. And it’s a gorgeous stone.

Here are just some of the others that came through in my research:

Amethyst – A natural tranquilizer. Extremely beneficial for the mind.
Beryl – Calms the mind and relives stress, reduces over stimulation, encourages a positive view.
  Morganite is Pink Beryl – Calms a stressed life.
Calcite, Rhomboid – Closes off mind chatter, bringing mental stillness. **
Carnelian – Banishes emotional negativity, replacing it with a love of life.
Celestite – Calms and sharpens the mind, dispelling worries. Promotes mental balance.
Chiastolite – Powerfully protective stone. Dispels negative thoughts and feelings. Aids change.
Jade – Releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind.
Labradorite – Relieves stress & calms overactive mind.
Onyx – A mental tonic that alleviates overwhelming worries & fears.
Selenite (Blue) – Quiets the intellect, shuts off the mind chatter.
Smithsonite – Stone of tranquility and kindness. Gentle presence forms a buffer against life’s problems.
Snowflake Obsidian – Helps recognize & release “wrong thinking” & stressful mental patterns.
Sodalite – Eliminates mental confusion, calms the mind, stimulates release of old mental conditioning.
Tourmaline – Powerful mental healer, balancing left/right hemispheres & transmuting negative thoughts.
  Green Tourmaline – Quiets the mind.
Zincite – Heals shock and trauma, instills courage, ameliorates depression and painful memories.

I hope my story might be helpful. Know that my door is open and the tea kettle is ready to aid a cozy chat.

Love & Blessings till next time. J

** Some sites say that Rhomboid Calcite is the same as Optical Calcite or Iceland Spar – Judy Hall has them listed separately in all her books that I have.

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