#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.