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Aventurine Gemstone

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You should never buy a lottery ticket without an aventurine in your pocket. This is the stone of opportunity. Aventurine is known as the stone of chance or luck. Aventurine is mainly quartz, a quartzite, usually containing mica. It occurs in several colors including green, red and blue.

Aventurine is a variety of Quartz characterized by bright inclusions of Mica or other minerals that give a shimmering or glistening effect to the stone, referred to as aventurescence, especially notable when tumbled or polished. Its name is derived from the Italian a ventura or all’avventura, meaning “by chance,” and refers to the Italian glass from the 1700s, produced when a worker accidentally dropped metal filings into a vat of melting glass. Once cooled, the result was pleasing with its randomly spaced iridescent sparkles, and it was used to make jewelry and other items. The name Aventurine was later given to the natural stone which looked like the industrial product.

Aventurine is most commonly green, though it also forms in blue, red to reddish-brown, dusty purple, orange or peach, yellow, and silver gray. It is mostly translucent and often banded, but an overabundance of an included mineral may render it opaque.

The color of Green Aventurine comes from Fushite particles within the Quartz, while shades of red, brown and orange are attributed to Hematite or Goethite inclusions. Peach and yellow Aventurine include Pyrite with their Mica crystals, Blue Aventurine contains inclusions of Dumortierite, while the purple variety is colored by Lepidolite.

Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. It is a heart chakra stone.

Blue Aventurine is an Aries stone. It is a powerful mental healer that increases vitality and a positive outlook. This stone assists in self-discipline and developing inner strength.

Yellow Aventurine opens the Third eye chakra. It is often used to balance emotions and male/female energies. Yellow aventurine deals with emotional balance

Red Aventurine opens the Root chakra. It can assist in creativity, and help you to see the possibilities in new opportunities.

Combining the Aventurine colors mentioned above can make for a potent mix. Aiding with decisiveness, balancing emotions and improving your luck. This makes Aventurine an excellent stone for business people. Or simply for those who have difficult decisions ahead of them.

As a power stone Aventurine is excellent for attracting abundance & wealth.  This is the stone of opportunity.

It is also considered an all purpose healing stone.  Another potent stone for relieving stress, anxiety, and emotional discomfort.   It helps us to see alternatives and potentials.  Good career stone for those in stressful situations at work.  Reinforces ones decision making abilities and amplifies leadership qualities. Heals emotional pain, fear and imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart Chakra.

Aventurine is also excellent for protecting  the heart Chakra, acting as a shield against “energy vampires” who like to tap in and use the energy of other people.

Balance:  Balances out your emotions, helps remain calm aventurine-green-cab1in trying situations.  Helps not just to reduce, but to balance out your emotions.

Business: Stimulates opportunity, improves your leadership skills and helps you respond to challenges on an instinctive level – allowing you to make quick, confident decisions.  Wonderful motivation and action stone, especially for entrepreneurs and the self employed who have that “pioneering” Spirit!

Decisiveness: Assists one in making the “right” decisions.

Luck: A good luck stone, or opportunity stone.  Has a reputation as a “gambler’s stone”, bringing luck into the game of risk and chance.

It is used to aid nearsightedness. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It is excellent for teenagers.

Aventurine balances the male and female energies improving creativity and ability to work with the opposite sex. Aventurine can help one become  emotionally stronger, more decisive and strengthen leadership abilities.

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Very good for your lower back (sciatica).  Draws out heat of fevers and inflammation in wounds and joints. Place a crystal In your bath water to ease muscles.  Protects and helps heal the Lungs. Heart. Adrenal glands. Muscular tissue. Nervous System. Stress.  Helpful in reducing cholesterol & the prevention of arteriosclerosis. Use it to clear the skin (especially when allergies are involved).

Blue Aventurine combines the elements of Wind and Water in a gentle stone that resonates from the mind to the heart, working calmly, rationally, and steadily. It enhances the masculine energy in both males and females, and is a stone of self-discipline and inner strength, assisting one in making clear decisions and sticking by them. It promotes taking full responsibility for one’s life, relationships and experiences, while lending the support needed to empower change when the current reality isn’t working.

Blue Aventurine is an exceptional crystal for those who never seem to grow up by helping them discover that one really can handle their own life successfully, and that adulthood is preferable to perpetual youth.

Blue Aventurine encourages adventure at any age and is a stone of travel, helping to make desired travel plans happen and for protection against travel interruption. Place in luggage or personal items to prevent loss, and to encourage safety on holidays or weekends away.

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This crystal is beneficial in overcoming insomnia, lessens migraines and headaches, and aids the eyesight. It has a cooling effect and reduces fever; it is believed to relieve sinus problems, allergies, colds, coughs and congestion.

Blue Aventurine is useful in balancing hormones, especially for women, and supports healthy blood, and blood oxygenation. It reinforces venous and arterial walls, and is thought to strengthen the respiratory and circulatory systems of “blue babies.”

Aventurine is the birthstone of February and wedding anniversary gemstone associated with the 8th and 17th year of marriage. This stone is most suited for those born under the zodiac sign Aries, Taurus, Pisces, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Libra and vibrates well to the numbers one and four.

It is often noted that this gem often fades in the sun so it is advisable not to expose this stone to heavy temperatures. This stone can be cleaned using lukewarm water and detergent and ten dried in open air.

Color: Green, Red or Blue

Birthstone: February, August (Ancient)

Energies: Luck, Money, Healing

Vibrates to the numbers 1, 4

Chakra: Green – Heart Chakra, Blue – Third Eye Chakra

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