Stone of Good Luck!
Aventurine has been found dating back over 2 million years. It has been found in Tibet where it was often used as the eyes in ancient Tibetan statues – with the expectation that it would increase the statue’s vision. It has also been found in Ethiopia, where it was used for tools.
Aventurine is known as a “Stone of Opportunity.” It is considered the luckiest of crystals, especially where prosperity and wealth are concerned, and it is thought to align the conditions that provide opportunity. It is also thought of as a “Gambler’s Stone,” attracting success in gambling.
Green Aventurine has a very soothing energy, and helps to guide you to an inner harmony. It reduces negativity and balances the flow of chi in the body. It helps to calm the mind and enhance creativity. The stone helps to release old patterns, bringing optimism and enthusiasm to help you move forward and grow into a new life. It helps you adopt a winning attitude and energy, so improving the likelihood of success – whether it’s a first date to getting a promotion at work.
The stone can soothe emotional wounds, calm anger and irritation, and can provide the anchor necessary to remain grounded during periods of change and uncertainty. It helps comfort, and provides healing energy to protect the Heart Chakra; Green Aventurine is also thought to help attract love later in life.
The stone fosters friendship, and its gentle energy gives a sense of calm and balance that enhances happiness.
Green Aventurine has a strong earth connection, and may be used to create a crystal grid around your house or garden to guard against negative stress from the earth. You can also use Aventurine to absorb electromagnetic smog and environmental pollution – keep some on your desk to neutralize the pollution from your electronic devices.
Physically, Green Aventurine supports the heart, and can help with cardiac conditions or circulation problems. It may support your efforts to lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure. It can help boost the healing of adrenals, lungs, and the nervous system, and its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe skin conditions such as acne and eczema.*
All colors of Aventurine are considered to bring good luck, but Green Aventurine is considered to be the most powerful, especially for bringing financial luck. Carry a piece of Green Aventurine is a left-side pocket next time you buy a lottery ticket!
Malas are a traditional tool that have been used in Buddhism and Hinduism for centuries. In Sanskrit (the ancient script of India), the word mala means garland or wreath. Malas are used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, the number of breaths taken during meditation or to count other recitations. They are typically made with 18, 27, 54, or 108 beads, depending on their use, and may be adorned with a tassel and other beads or charms.
Use your mala if you meditate or recite affirmations - or just because you like it!
*Note: The properties of healing stones should not be considered as healthcare information.