A bright blue stone to welcome the new year; perfect for aiding the consolidation of what the previous year held, and for reflecting on the new year to come. Aquamarine keeps you clear-headed and optimistic.
This blue Beryl makes an excellent protective talisman; inspiring truth, while clearing communication pathways. The new year is a great time to gather and clear our thoughts. Are there any outworn patterns and attachments which could be purged? Are there any beautiful consistencies in your experiences with which you may have forgotten to be thankful? Aquamarine works to help us shed and release what is no longer true in our lives, and welcomes the recognition of the beauty that surrounds us and often goes overlooked.
Aquamarine has a gentle energy that soothes nerves and eases stress and has been used in healing practices to aid correcting energy imbalances. Carry a piece of aquamarine with you to shield your aura and filter/soothe any energy that comes into contact with your aura. Aquamarine is excellent when worn as a pendant because it works on the throat chakra, and facilitates easy and calm interactions with others.
If you have a lot of intentions you would like to set for 2015, try meditating with a piece of Aquamarine (and a piece of Pyrite if you have it). Then write a list of whatever thoughts or impressions come to mind; this can help clarify and focus in on what is really important to nurture in the coming year.
Happy New Year!