March has two natal birthstones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone
Aquamarine means ” Water of the Sea”.
In ancient times, it was believed the Aquamarine was the treasure of mermaids, bringing fearlessness, good luck, and protection to sailors, and travelers of the sea, alleviating the fear of water. It’s a great stone if your are learning to swim! The Aquamarine is also considered the stone of “Happiness and Eternal Youth “.
The Romans believed this blue stone possessed healing and medicinal powers; curing the jaws, liver, throat, and stomach ailments. It’s said that over 2000 years ago, Emperor Nero used the Aquamarine for eyeglasses. In Germany many years later, Aquamarines were used to correct shortsightedness. The Throat Chakra is associated with the Aquamarine, helping to overcome the fear of public speaking.
The best places to obtain Aquamarine is Brazil, Columbia, Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, India, Malagasy, and Ural Mountain of Russia. The Aquamarine is attuned to Archangels Ariel and Raguel bringing balance to the emotional, mental, and physical bodies.
Bloodstone is called “Sun Stone, later Christ Stone”.
The classic bloodstone is green jasper with red inclusions of hematite. Legend states that the Bloodstone represents the wounds of Christ and drops of his blood fell on the green earth which turned to stone, during his crucifixion. The Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope, the ” Stone of Babylon” by Albert the Great. During the Middle Ages the Bloodstone was believed to have healing powers to stop nose bleeds, draw out snake venom, stop hemorrhaging, and cure tumors.
Today it’s known as the gem of ” Noble Sacrifice “. To carry or wear Heliotrope protects against verbal and physical bullying or threats, giving guidance to withdraw and courage to confront the abuser. It also helps in adjusting to new circumstances, giving strength to the wearer, increases mental clarity and further aids in decision making. The stone is known to increase energy and endurance in physical activity. Always carry one during sport competitions or matches!
The Bloodstone is particularly stimulating to the base and heart chakras to cleanse and realign. The best places to obtain Bloodstone is Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India, Russia, and the United States. The Bloodstone is attuned to Archangel Raphael bringing Fame, Good Fortune, Respect and Riches to the owner.
Lucky March birthdays can choose Aquamarine, Bloodstone, or Both. Happy Birthday to all of my March Babies: Katlin, Alise, Marcia, Brigitte, Bella, Olivia, Victor, Ms. Bobbie, Amy, Maggie, Sylwia, Carole, Debbie, Terri, Susan, and Robbie Nicole.