Aquamarine is a calming stone of courage and communication. Meaning “water of the sea” it protects anyone who may travel by, over, or near water, and in ancient folklore it is said to be the treasure of mermaids and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck and protection. Aquamarine has a gentle compassionate energy that helps to cleanse and heal emotions, allowing one to communicate clearly, inspiring truth, trust and letting go. It helps us to understand our emotional patterns and to release old patterns that are no longer useful. Aquamarine balances fear, worry and anger, clearing past emotional, physical or verbal abuse. It heals the effects of past judgments and relieves panic attacks that may be caused by guilt or feeling inadequate. It helps to overcome fear of speaking, bringing out truth and wisdom. It is great for helping one to move forward in times of transition or change.