When you think of Green Aventurine, you probably envision this beautiful green stone that resembles Jade. And you wouldn’t be wrong; in many ways, these stones are similar as both are known to bring luck, success, and love. But what is green aventurine specifically and what healing properties does it carry? In this article we’ll discuss the various aspects of Green Aventurine, its specific healing properties, and the ways in which we can most effectively use this crystal to benefit from all it has to offer.
What is Green Aventurine
Green Aventurine is a silicon dioxide mineral and a member of the Quartz family which originates in India. It was first discovered in the 18th Century, its name having been derived from the Italian “a ventura” which means “by chance”; this little bit of history in the name is most likely why the stone is known as “the stone of opportunity”. Its cool green hues remind us of nature, trees, and abundance. This healing stone opens the heart chakra and balances emotions on all levels while promoting creativity, inspiration, and prosperity- all the necessary attributes for the foundation of success. It enhances leadership qualities and encourages persistence and discipline while stabilizing one’s state of mind and stimulating creativity and perception. Its soothing energies promote harmony and peace, calming feelings of fear, anger, and irritation. It reduces stress and anxiety, relaxing the mind and healing open emotional wounds. This is the perfect stone for releasing unhealthy habits, thoughts, and relationships as it helps to focus on the present instead of the past. For those who are ambitious and goal-oriented, Green Aventurine promotes optimism, motivation, and confidence which pushes you forward and encourages you to stay on your chosen path. This healing stone is known to bring luck, success, good fortune, and an abundance in wealth to the wearer. It removes negative energy and replaces it instead with feelings of positivity, joy, and optimism. Meditate with this stone, wear it as jewelry, or keep it in your purse to attract love and prosperity.
How Green Aventurine Affects us
Before we can properly benefit from a crystal, we must first understand what areas of the body and mind they relate to best, as well as how they affect us. Each healing crystal has its correlations to the zodiac, the planets, and their chakras, each affecting us in different ways, depending on their and our characteristics. Listed below are the astrological, celestial, and spiritual aspects of Green Aventurine.
Birthstone: Aries, Leo
Leos are known to be fierce and passionate. This is mostly due to the fact that they are fire signs, but that’s not always a good thing. Leos can often become overly emotional and heated in times of stress and conflict. Green Aventurine helps to keep Leos grounded as well as opening their minds to new perspectives, therefore helping them to communicate their thoughts more effectively and in a healthier manner. Also a fire sign, Aries are often passionate and straightforward leaders and their intense level of determination sometimes causes them to be too hasty. Because of this, they sometimes tend to overlook little details. Green Aventurine reinforces their characteristics of perseverance and complements their creative minds, enhancing their natural potential for success.
Named after the Greek Goddess of love, passion, and desire, Venus represents all matters of the heart. The visual symbol itself, being the circle and the cross represents connecting the material with the physical planes. It is all inclusive in its nature and connection with the universe. In these aspects, Venus is a symbol of harmony, mystical exploration and knowledge as well as universal love. All the astrological properties of this planet are embedded into the energies of Green Aventurine.
Vibration Number: 3
In numerology, each number or combination of numbers corresponds to a particular energetic vibration. Every crystal and healing stone has a vibrational frequency that is unique to its structure, shape, size, and color. This number determines the level at which the stone itself vibrates energetically and therefore how it responds to different areas of our being. Green aventurine vibrates at level 3, which resonates with all the positive aspects of our being such as optimism, joy, creativity, and healthy communication. Numerologically, the number 3 represents love, imagination, adventure, creative expression, growth, and passion. It best symbolizes the individual who is most inclined towards the divine aspects of the self and promotes clarity, spiritual growth, and ascension. For those with the life path number 3, green aventurine balances their fluctuating emotions and provides the characteristics necessary for effective self-improvement.
Not just because of its green color, but also for its properties that are most relative to matters of the heart and love healing, green aventurine corresponds best to the Heart Chakra. When the heart chakra is blocked or unbalanced, we tend to become emotionally closed up and introverted with very little to no self-confidence. A closed heart chakra can be caused by various emotionally traumatic events, but essentially it happens when energy is not given a chance to be properly cleansed from the body. Green aventurine’s healing properties directly address the heart chakra and balance emotions while promoting a strong sense of self-love and love healing. This stone opens and cleanses the heart chakra, making one more receptive to and giving of love, nurturing and emotional healing. Meditate with this stone or wear it on a necklace that rests against the chest to fully benefit from all it has to offer.
Green Aventurine Healing Properties for Specific Intentions
Of all the healing crystals and their varying properties and uses, Green Aventurine is most commonly known for bringing good fortune as well as for its ability to heal in areas of love. Listed below are a few ways in which we can utilize this stone’s properties to our benefit.
As mentioned above, green aventurine opens and balances the heart chakra, making one more receptive and giving of love in all forms. To harness the love healing properties of this stone, incorporate it into your meditative and spiritual practices or wear it as jewelry against the chest to absorb its loving energies. It can also be incorporated into spell jars or intention candles to manifest love and abundance.
Also known as the stone of opportunity, green aventurine offers good luck, success, and abundance in financial matters and endeavors regarding your career or profession. Its green color not only symbolizes money and wealth, but also a richness in nature and the vitality it offers. Carry this stone in your pocket, purse or wallet to attract wealth and prosperity. If you own a business, keep it near or inside the cash register. You may also keep this stone in your workspace to promote creativity and imagination or incorporate it into any spell jars, candles, or pouches regarding intentions of prosperity.
For Spiritual Healing
In regards to its connection with the planet Venus, green aventurine carries the properties of the planet’s spiritual attributes which promote a connection to the universe and therefore the divine. Incorporate this stone into your meditative practices and spiritual work to call upon your spirit guides and angels. Keep it on your altar near a candle.
For Physical Health
Aside from its metaphysical healing abilities, green aventurine also aids in relieving a variety of physical ailments. This healing stone addresses the thymus gland and nervous system while promoting balanced blood pressure and low cholesterol. It boosts metabolism and heals the lungs, heart, and muscular system. Green aventurine is also a natural anti-inflammatory which promotes healthy skin, soothes the eyes and relieves allergies as well as migraines. Green aventurine eases nausea and promotes an overall healthy physical well-being. Incorporate the use of this stone in your physical therapy exercises and keep it in the home to promote good health.
Cleansing and Charging your Green Aventurine
Healing crystals are known to lend energy to the seeker as well as absorb the leftover energy therefrom so it’s important to cleanse your crystals often. While certain healing stones are known to cleanse and charge themselves, it’s still vitally important to cleanse your crystals of any stagnant or negative energy left behind after it’s been touched or used in healing practices especially. The proper ways to cleanse and charge a crystal depends on the composition of the stone itself as certain minerals are sensitive to sunlight and water. For water cleansing, you may hold your green aventurine under running water for several minutes or give it a water bath (preferably natural water) to wash off the excess energy left behind. After the stone has been cleansed, you may leave it to dry in the sun for a little while; this will also charge the stone with the sun’s natural light energy. However, it’s important to keep in mind that Green Aventurine, as a member of the quartz family, its color will fade in sunlight so do not leave it out for too long. Another effective way to cleanse and charge green aventurine is by pairing it with selenite or setting it on a selenite plate. After cleansing and charging your healing crystal, it’s also important to bond with it. Do this simply by touching it, holding it in your hand, or wearing it as jewelry. You can ever whisper your intentions into the stone!
Green Aventurine Crystal Pairings
Oftentimes, healing crystals are paired to amplify their healing properties. For cleansing and boosting energy, a stone can be paired with light colored crystals such as clear quartz or selenite. For grounding and protection energies, pair any crystal with a dark crystal such as black tourmaline or obsidian. To enhance cleansing, purification, and protective properties, pair a light crystal with a dark crystal. However, it’s important to exercise caution when pairing two crystals of the same color as it may cause high or low intensity of energy; two dark crystals can lower vibration to a depressing level, whereas two light crystals can heighten energy and cause anxiety. Below is a list of crystal pairings best suited to Green Aventurine.
Green Aventurine and Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz, like Green aventurine, relates best to the heart chakra and promotes healing in areas of the heart and love. Both healing stones provide emotional balance and healing and attract feelings of peace, harmony, joy and universal love. Pair these stones to open the heart chakra and to allow love into your life.
Green Aventurine and Opal
Opal is known to be not only a beautiful stone, but also a gentle healer. It promotes sensitivity and intuition. Green aventurine and opal are stones which, when used individually, are known to have intense emotional effects. However, pairing these stones will help to balance out their energies. Pair green aventurine with opal to promote clarity and emotional balance.
Green Aventurine and Labradorite
Talk about a magical combination! Labradorite is most commonly used as a transformation stone of new beginnings. It promotes personal growth and good fortune. To enhance this stone’s healing abilities, pair it with green aventurine. This combination will boost your sense of self and balance your emotions while dispelling stagnant and negative energy.
Green Aventurine and Turquoise
Turquoise relates best to the throat chakra and for these reasons, it makes an excellent communication stone. Turquoise opens and balances the throat chakra while green aventurine addresses the heart chakra. This combination will help the seeker to best express themselves with wisdom, compassion, and truth. Pair these healing stones to build and strengthen better communication in relationships.
Green Aventurine and Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is best known for its powerful and versatile healing abilities as well its amplification powers. Combining this stone with green aventurine will not only strengthen both stone’s healing properties, but it will also add a level of cleansing and purification to the energy surrounding you and within your home. Pair clear quartz with green aventurine to promote an overall healthy and “pure” state of being.
Green Aventurine and Black Obsidian
Black Obsidian is a powerful protection stone. It grounds energy and allows for introspection and self-improvement. Combining this stone with green aventurine’s ability to look within will strengthen one’s compassion and intuition. Pair these healing crystals to add protection and grounding energy to any intention you seek!