#WednesdayWonders – #gemstones – #Aventurine

Photo by Jan Sikes

One of the first stones I bought as I began collecting was an Aventurine. I bought it at a rock shop in Arkansas, drawn to the properties they had written on the small card attached to the bin.

When combined with Tiger’s Eye and Jade, it helps draw prosperity to you and hold it. But recently I found an Aventurine Merkaba and I just love it. I know the photo won’t do it justice, but here it is along with another small piece of the pretty light green stone.

Photo by Jan Sikes

I wanted to take a photo with the Merkaba on a mirror so you could see the multi-dimensional effect. So, what is a Merkaba?

The combination of two three-dimensional opposing triangles is called the Merkaba. It is considered Sacred Geometry and used widely in the metaphysical world.

To delve more deeply into this, it’s helpful to give an overview of sacred geometry in general. All of these symbols have some roots in ancient traditions or religions and are designs that are revered for different purposes. Each also has its own history and significance.

Overall, it can be said that these symbols focus on personal development, the achievement of enlightenment and well-being, and/or communication with higher forms of consciousness.

Combined with the properties of Aventurine, it is a powerful and beautiful little piece. This one is about one inch in diameter.

Green Aventurine is known as the “Stone of Opportunity,” thought to be the luckiest of all crystals, especially in manifesting prosperity and wealth, or for increasing favor in competitions or games of chance. Its winning energy makes it a great ally for boosting one’s chances in any situation – a first date, tax audit, even landing a promotion. One needs only to be near it to derive its benefits. This beautiful stone, however, is not merely an attractor of luck, but one that aligns conditions so “opportunity” is inevitable. Green Aventurine releases old patterns, habits, and disappointments so new growth can take place.

Aventurine is one of the stones that can be placed in water to create an elixir. It is also one of the stones that absorbs electromagnetic smog and guards against environmental pollution. Aventurine is ideal for soothing quick-tempers or brutal temperaments.

Have you heard of this stone, or do you have this one? Let me hear from you.

37 thoughts on “#WednesdayWonders – #gemstones – #Aventurine

    1. Yes, Marje! And I’m happy to help if you need a specific stone. My blog does have a search button and if you search #WednesdayWonders, they will all come up. Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. I’ve seen this stone before, but I don’t own any. Maybe I should bring in this “stone of opportunity” when our accountant does our taxes next month.

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  2. I have a lot of Aventurine, Jan, but haven’t worked with it in years. I love the color. I didn’t realize it would be helpful during tax time! Lol. A wonderful post and very cool image of the Aventurine Merkaba. I’ve never seen one of those before.

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    1. How wonderful that you have Aventurine, Diana. YES! Tax time is the perfect time to get it out and keep it nearby. AND, we are under the influence of the full moon, so if you haven’t charged them in a while, put them out tonight and let them have a moon bath. It doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy. The moon’s rays can shine through the clouds. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I have such a stone and I love it. I love the color (that color is basically what I am surrounding myself with at home). I have been using it when I tend to lose myself, to get all my pieces together and face a challenge. Probably that aspect of enlightenment and “winning” that you mentioned.

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    1. How beautiful, Erika, to use the Aventurine when facing a challenge. I’m thrilled to hear that you have it and use it. That’s what they are for. They are tools for us, and I just love exploring them. Thank you for stopping by!

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      1. Yes, I totally agree. We don’t necessarily have to know what stone may be the right one in a particular situation. We will feel which one is ideal in a situation. I have a green Agate necklace. I always wear it when I am facing diffiult situaions, meetings, or discussions. It is like helping me to keep the distance and keeps my feet on the ground… and… it looks so beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful, Jan. I love the shade of green. Though I’ve never heard of it before, I’m going to be searching for it. I’d love to add it to my collection. 😊

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  5. Hi Jan–I really enjoyed reading about Aventurine– the “Stone of Opportunity.” It is such a beautiful stone that I may look for it when buying jewelry. I was also fascinated with the concept of sacred geometry which is associated with Greek philosophers. I never associated mathematics with religion and divine order.

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  6. Such a beautiful stone and a lovely shade of green! This one is another new one for me. I’ve never thought much about the shape of such stones, but it’s fascinating to know that it can play a part in it’s meaning and power. Thanks so much for sharing, Jan!

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  7. Jan, I’ll have to look through my stones for one. I bet I have that. I have so many and most I don’t know what they are. I just love them for their beauty. Love your geometric one! Very nice. Blessings and love, Sister.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, sister. I’d be willing to bet you have this one. You’ve always been partial to green stones and this one is pretty. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Hope you are having a good day! Love you!

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  8. I’ve never heard of this stone before, Jan, but it’s very pretty. I love how you shot it on top of a mirror to bring out its depth. Remember the old “worry stones” people used to carry around many many moons ago? I wonder if they were crafted from a particular type of stone, or if it came down to the preference of the person who carried them.

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    1. I still see worry stones in rock shops and yes, they were made from different gemstones. Some of the most common were Tiger’s Eye and Jasper. I think it came down to whatever one a person was attracted to, and it still does. I’m glad you enjoyed the post about Aventurine. Thank you for stopping by!

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