Healing Properties of Aventurine
Green aventurine is an energizing, revitalizing stone that carries the energy of spring and new life. It helps with accepting the “slings and arrows” of life while keeping a spring in your step. It brings a lightness and joy when you are faced with challenges, helping you persevere and not get bogged down in negativity. If you are going through a tough time and your energy is flagging, wear aventurine to help buoy your spirits and lighten your emotional load.
Aventurine can help you let go of patterns and attachments that aren’t working anymore. Think of aventurine as spring cleaning for your emotional body. It can help you release heartbreak and grief that has run its course and needs to be integrated so you can move forward with your life. And if you are still in the midst of an emotional process, it can help you stay anchored to your self-worth and centered in your heart as you sort through your feelings and make changes to your life to be more supportive of who you are becoming.
Green aventurine is a great stone for people who suffer from anxiety, depression, or who just need help getting out of their head and into a lighter, more balanced state of mind.
It is also a stone of luck and prosperity, and is sometimes used as an alternative to jade for these properties. It helps balance your heart chakra and allow yourself to be open to receiving abundance.
Aventurine Mineral & Gemstone Information
Aventurine is a variety of quartz, and comes in several colors, green being the most common. It has inclusions of mica that give it a subtle shimmer. It is inexpensive and can be found in many types of beads and carved shapes.
It is sometimes confused with goldstone, which is a glass made with flecks of material suspended within it, usually copper. However, goldstone’s inclusions are uniform in a way that is obviously artificial on close inspection.