Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
If you believe the metaphysical and healing powers attributed to Aventurine, you’d never be without this stone!
Just for starters, Aventurine is said to benefit creativity, prosperity, perseverance, courage, luck, friendship, and physical health. In its green form, Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra, your healing center and the wellspring of love, joy, and compassion.
A member of the quartz family, Aventurine commonly appears as green, ranging from light to dark shades. There are other colors (blue, for instance, and white, red, yellow, and peach), but their healing attributes differ somewhat, and green is thought to be the most powerful form.
The name Aventurine comes from the Italian for “by chance” because of its accidental discovery by Venetian glass workers centuries ago. It resides at 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness and is found throughout the world, including Brazil, Chile, India, and Russia. Often mid-identified as Malachite or Jade, Aventurine is typically cut into cabochon, ornamental objects, or drilled gemstone beads.
Humans have appreciated Aventurine for more than 2.5 million years. Primitive man used it in his tools; ancient Tibetans adorned the eyes of statues with it to enhance their visionary powers.
It’s said that Aventurine enhances the connection between you and your guardian angel or spirit guide. It calms a troubled spirit, imparting a sense of inner peace.
Feng Shui practitioners suggest placing Aventurine in the east or southeast area of one’s home to attract abundance, or whichever room a new project is about to begin.
How do I use Aventurine?
- Tuck a piece in your left pocket when visiting the casino or buying lottery tickets
- Wear it in a necklace or earrings
- Keep it as a worry stone in your pocket, or use it in prayer beads
- Place a piece on your desk or a nearby table
- Meditate holding a piece of Aventurine