Purple Aventurine – (Throat Chakra) – (Zodiac of Aries)
Purple Aventurine is one of the many colors available in the Aventurine family. Green Aventurine is the most well known for Heart Healing, and Blue Aventurine helps to transform negative thinking. Purple Aventurine specializes in healing issues of the Soul and Spirit. It is a deeply wise and spiritual gemstone and will support you when your Faith is rocked. Find out the Purple Aventurine spiritual properties and how you can benefit from their supportive and healing blessings!
The Science of Purple Aventurine
Aventurine is a quartz with mica inclusions that provide the color and some sparkle. Depending on the type of inclusion, this stone can come in many different colors: blue, peach, yellow and more. The inclusions that give this Aventurine its purple color is Lepidolite, so it may look like a shinier, lighter version of Lepidolite. Strawberry Quartz and Purple Aventurine also look very similar so it can be difficult to tell them apart, but Aventurine should have either some sparkle, or streaks of white mica visible to the eye.
Historical Significance of Purple Aventurine
In Ancient Greece, the stone was sewn into the clothes of warriors to inspire courage. In shamanic cultures, this stone was used in medicine wheel rituals to connect with the loving energy of the spirit guides and gods.
Metaphysical Attributes of Purple Aventurine
All members of the Aventurine family help us heal some aspect of ourself and can clear and balance our energetic field. Aventurine is excellent for ALL types of energy balancing. This helps with its healing abilities. It can balance out masculine/feminine, yin/yang, and physical energies. It you’re feeling “off” physically, a little out of sorts, then this is a good source to help you reset. Additionally, Aventurine diffuses negative energy and situations and turns it positive. This is an excellent stone for healers in general, such a nurses, doctors, Reiki healers, and all those in a healing profession. Not only does it help to balance and heal illness in the patients, but it also helps to protect the healer and keep him/her in balance as well.
Purple Aventurine is a powerful healer of the Spirit. It is especially useful if you are having a crisis of Faith. Sometimes life experiences or world events shake our spiritual beliefs to the core and leave us wondering, “What is the point of this?” Bad things still happen even to the Faithful. Purple Aventurine helps us stand tall and hold onto Faith and its place in this human experience even when are feeling let down by the World.
If you have recently suffered a great disappointment in your Spiritual tradition, the Purple Aventurine spiritual properties help you sit with your experience, absorb it, and observe how it changes your feelings and spiritual path. You may determine that it is only a minor issue that reframes your Spiritual Practice, but doesn’t derail it. Or you may choose to walk a different path. Purple Aventurine will help you tap into your Inner Wisdom and make those decisions.
Purple Aventurine gets its purple color from inclusions of purple mica – aka Lepidolite. It holds some of the powerful benefits of Lepiolite such as relieving intense stress and anxiety, lifting depression, and healing heart wounds. When you are feeling down about the course of life and world events, sit with Purple Aventurine and it will lift your spirits.
Physical Healing Benefits of Purple Aventurine
It is said to be particularly good for relaxing, relieving stress, and inducing sleep.
Purple Aventurine Mantra Practice
Sit in seated meditation, holding the Purple Aventurine in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine you are surrounding by a sparkly purple light that covers you like a warm blanket. Repeat these words. “I am Safe. I am Calm. I can still have Faith in my Spiritual Practice and Humanity.” Alternately, hold a Purple Aventurine mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
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Additional Gemstone Resources:
- “Aventurine: A translucent quartz with sparkling reflections. It occurs in a range of colors.” By Hobart M. King, Ph.D., GIAGraduate Gemologist
- “The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” by Judy Hall.
- “Crystal Healing: The Therapeutic Application of Crystals and Stones,” by Katrina Raphaell.
- “Crystal Therapy: How to Heal and Empower Your Life with Crystal Energy,” by Dr. Doreen Virtue & Judith Lukomski.
- “Healing Crystals and Gemstones: From Amethyst to Zircon,” by Dr. Flora Pescheck-Bohmer & Gisela Schrieber.
- “Love is in the Earth: A Kaliedoscope of Crystals,” by Melody.