Green Aventurine – The Gambler’s Stone

Green Aventurine is beautiful Heart energy, bringing optimism and a pep in your step. Let us start with a little glance at this fantastic crystal.

Colour: Green
Zodiac: Associated with Gemini
Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
Chakra: Heart

History & Mythology

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It is known as the Gambler’s Stone because it is believed to bring luck in games of chance. You will likely find Green Aventurine in intentions pouches or charm bags claiming to bring fortune and money.

Although it is a prosperous crystal, it can also bring about opportunities. Opportunities that can change your life, putting you directly on the path of your destiny.

Green Aventurine is sometimes referred to as Indian Jade or the stone of Heaven.

The name “Aventurine” derived from the Italian word “all’aventura,” meaning “by chance.”

Green Aventurine Properties in the Bodies

Green Aventurine - The bodies

Physical body properties:

-Absorbs electromagnetic smog (pollution)
-Stimulates growth in children
-Supportive of the Heart and the vascular system
-Increases the potency of homeopathic remedies
-Eases skin issues
-Enhances sleep

Mental body properties:

-Releases old patterns and habits
-Perseverance through obstacles
-Amplifies leadership qualities
-Opens a sense of humour
-Open to new ideas
-Enhances intellectual development in children
-Quiets cycling thoughts
-Aids with a shift in perception

Emotional body properties:

-Brings optimism
-Soothes quick tempers
-Balances the emotional body
-Calms nervousness, anger, and irritation
-Soothes emotional wounds
-Calms free-floating anxiety

Spiritual body properties:

-Zest for life
-Soothes emotional wounds
-Release of unhealthy relationships
-Supportive through life changes
-An emotional anchor
-Can induce psychic dreams

Uses for Green Aventurine

There is no wrong way to use crystals, you can always follow what you are guided to, but I have a few tips here if you’re unsure.

Carry it around with you in a pocket, purse, wallet (it is a good luck crystal after all), and for ladies – in the bra. 
Wear it
in a piece of jewelry; there are many beautiful pieces by amazing artists out there. Seek what you’re drawn to.

Meditate with it in your dominant hand for releasing, non-dominant for receiving. For example, if you are looking to rid of an old habit, meditate with it in your dominant hand. If you need to obtain some heart energy, place it in the non-dominant.
Grids – I haven’t fully introduced you to grids yet, but there is a beautiful energy that enters the home or a room where you lay a grid. You can do this one of many ways.
-First, we have different grid mats that you can use so you know the placement of the crystals, and so you can call in the energy of the various ancient geometric patterns.
-You can place a crystal on each outside corner of the home on each floor to grid an entire house.
-Or, you can place one in each corner of the room you are gridding.
-You can also add grids to your outdoor garden(s) with Green Aventurine to promote healthy growth, and crop increase.

Chakra Healing With Green Aventurine

Chakra Healing with Green Aventurine

Use Green Aventurine to clear blocks in the Heart Chakra; it can bring calm and well being into the Chakra. Green Aventurine can also create an energy shield around the Heart Chakra, protecting it from those with ill intentions towards you.

When the Heart Chakra is out of balance, we can become very untrusting of others. Unwilling to give or receive love, possibly not even knowing what love truly is. We can become overly sensitive and have strong responses of anger and frustration.

Bring in the green energy of this crystal to clear blockages and rebalance the Heart Chakra. This can aid in opening us up to our true inner desires and needs throughout all of the bodies. We learn acceptance of life’s ebbs and flows of relationships and life more easily when we work on the Heart Chakra with Green Aventurine.

Final Thoughts

Green Aventurine - Final thoughts

Green aventurine is a beautiful energy to bring into the home and meditation. It is all about balance, prosperity, and calming. The deep earth energy helps to keep us grounded in our physical body. If you are having imbalances in the Heart Chakra, the Green Aventurine can assist with that by calming emotions, and clear blocks in the Chakra, allowing it to open and function properly.

The energy of mercury that is tied to Green Aventurine can bring Heart-centred conversations, mentality, thinking patterns, rationality, reasoning, adaptability, and variability.

The colour green alone is a very healing colour in its own right. This is why the majority of humans find peace and solace in nature. If you do not have green crystals around and are seeking a deep earth connection or earth energy healing, just visualize the colour green. Ancient tribes would do this visualization when members of their community would become ill; they would also create elixirs with Green Aventurine for medical healing (this was, of course, before modern medicines).

Any time that it may feel like your Heart is heavy grab your Green Aventurine to help lift the weight. Because it is so calming to the emotional body, it can easily and quickly shift the discomfort of the heaviness. Especially if you are in grief – Grief is another topic we will talk specifically about at another time, but there are many levels to grief. It is not just about a loss of life; grief sits on our hearts for a lot of things. Loss of relationships, loss of self, and especially right now, grieve the way things were or used to be and that it will likely never be the same again. If we hold on to the grief for too long in the Heart it can create “dis-ease” in the body, which can turn into actual medical ailments, so it is so vital to our health that we take care of this Chakra. Other crystals work well for the Heart Chakra, and it is dependent on what you need help with, but anything green or pink is typically associated with the Heart.

Until next time,

Relevate the Day – Anna xo

How To Guide For Crystal Healing

Anyone that has been following me for the last little while, knows that I am utterly passionate about Crystals, and the many uses they have to help us with our daily lives. In this how-to guide for crystal healing, we will explore the many ways to use your crystals, carry them in day to day life, and how to cleanse/charge them

Uses in the home

Some Crystals are known to assist in the home as well, it does depend on the energy you are looking to attract to the home. I’ll list some different suggestions below in this how-to guide for Crystal healing.

-Black Tourmaline outside of your entrances will protect the home from intrusion.

-Blue Kyanite on windowsills and door frames will repel negative energies from entering the home

-Citrine is a prosperity stone, and it has its very own ritual – a wealth corner:

  1. Locate the South-East corner of your home
  2. Find a gold decorative bowl
  3. Buy a Jade tree
  4. Some sort of water element – this could be a little fountain, or a photo of a body of water such as a lake, ocean, waterfall etc.
  5. 3 Citrine Crystals
  6. Create an altar in the SE corner of the home, and decorate it with the items listed – place the Citrine Crystals in the decorative bowl

-Clear Quartz in every corner of the home can raise the vibration of the home, giving it a happier more peaceful energy

-Selenite in the living room will inspire vibrancy, very uplifting

-Carnelian in the Kitchen can help spark creativity and try something new

-Apophyllite can dissolve stress and tension in the home – create positive flow. Place anywhere in the home, or each corner if going through a high-stress time.

-Celestite creates a soothing and calm environment, perfect to have in each bedroom

-Shungite has many uses in general, but use it in the home on top of or nearby your appliances to reduce technological pollution. Shungite is well-known to provide EMF. Read my blog about Shungite here.

-Blue Lace Agate in common areas where a lot of conversations are had will encourage clear communication, both to the communicator and the listener.

There are countless ways Crystals can support us in our homes, you can always just follow your gut on what you think will work for you and your family. Including grids. We will return to this topic in the future with more examples and learn more about grids as well. These were my top picks that I think most people would use, but more to come

Uses in Meditation

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Using Crystals in meditation is a beautiful way to connect and bond with your Crystals. I always recommend going with what you feel called to, but if there is an ailment in particular you are seeking help with be sure to look up which can help you best.

Once you have selected your Crystals you can choose to lay down or sit up. If you have chosen one Place it in the hand. Your dominant hand is the release hand, so let’s say you are using Rose Quartz for some forgiveness workplace it in the dominant hand. Your non-dominant hand is the receiving hand, so let’s use the same example of Rose, but now we are using it to gain or receive compassion, you will want in the correct hand to receive.

If you have chosen multiple, you can put them on or around you – So if you are a sitting up kind of meditator, you will want to circle yourself with the Crystals you have chosen. If you are a laydown meditator you can choose to place the Crystals on your body (especially useful with Chakra Crystals in a Chakra clearing meditation), or you can circle yourself with the crystals around you as well.

When using Crystals in meditation I always recommend having a grounding Crystal near you as well. I like to lay down for meditation, so I have Black Tourmaline at my feet. There is a wide variety of grounding Crystals so use whatever you have or whichever you are called to.

Carrying Crystals for day to day life

how to guide for crystal healing

Carrying Crystals around sometimes can be challenging with day-to-day life, but in this how-to guide for Crystal healing I have a few tricks to help you along the way.

Ladies, one of THE best ways to have crystals on you through the day is in your bra! It just works! But I do suggest stuffing yourself with tumbled stone, not raw – ouch!

Guys, the ladies win for the best and easiest, but you guys can always carry Crystals in your pockets (ladies can do this as well)

Then there is jewelry. Wearing Crystal jewelry is a really fun and fashionable way to keep what you need on you, and get the benefits you are seeking all day long. There are numerous beautiful artisans out there forging new ideas every day. There is always something available that suits your style. I personally create pieces for people, if you are interested to see what I have you can check it out on Etsy right here

Other Beneficial Useshow to guide for crystal healing - altars

If you read the Shungite blog post, you will know how to make Shungite water, but you can use any crystal to charge up the water.
*I want to note that shungite is one of the only crystals that should actually be inside of the water, it is always safest to infuse your water as described below. There are many factors as to where the crystal had come from, possibility of other chemical constituents that could be less than favourable to human health*

Infusing Crystal energy into your water assists in many ways. It can help detoxify the body, and it makes the water taste so good!

To infuse Crystals in water:

  1. Ensure Crystals have been Cleansed and Charged
  2. You will need to use glass, so if you choose a water bottle, a jug, etc. make sure it is glass. This is an important step to understand, as mentioned in “How Crystals Work” glass holds a crystalline structure, therefore it can connect to the “structure” of the crystal.
  3. Place Crystals around the glass in a circle – you will want a minimum of 5 crystals, and it is best to use all the same crystal to amplify the energy – again there are no real “rules” do what you feel is best.
  4. Let it sit for two hours for maximum energy infusing. (You may leave it for 5-10 minutes as well, it will still infuse – just not maximum)
  5. You can let your infused water stay in room temperature, or refrigerate – whichever is your preference

You can plant Earth Crystals in the soil of your garden to encourage healthier growth and bigger production.

How to Cleanse and Charge Crystals

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In general, you can leave Crystals under any moonlight to cleanse and charge them. However, if you feel like the energy in them is really heavy, or that the colour has suddenly become dull, you will want to smudge (using Palo Santo, Sage, Cedar, etc) the Crystals to give them a really good clearing, then charge under the moon.

You can charge in the sun as well, but there are a few Crystals that do not do so well in direct sunlight for long periods. Such as; Rose Quartz, Citrine, Amethyst, Celestite, Fluorite, Kunzite, Smokey Quartz, Topaz, Turquoise – just to name a few.

You could also buy yourself a nice slab of Selenite – it has cleansing and charging capabilities, just place the Crystal(s) on the slab for a few hours. Big chunks of Amethyst can also charge Crystal(s)

Singing bowls can be used for clearing your Crystal(s) – usually small Crystals only unless you have a huge singing bowl. Place the Crystal(s) inside, and play the bowl. The vibration will clear energies, but it will still need to be charged.

I hope this helped and gave you a slightly better look at what you can do to incorporate Crystals into your home. If there are ever any questions or you are seeking some advice – reach out! I am here ?

Until next time,

Relevate the Day – Anna xoxo

How Crystals Work

Some of this is going to get a little scientific. While I just have strong faith in how crystals work, I wanted to dig into this with you. I know there are some profoundly analytical people out there, although they are open-minded, they still like to get down to the nuts and bolts of how crystals work. How can they do all these things people and books claim that they do.

First, let’s look into what a crystal is

What is a Crystal?

The universally accepted definition of a crystal is; “a solid body with geometrically regular shapes.” A crystal, or a crystalline solid, is a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly organized microscopic structure – forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions.

It includes not only the sparkly gemstones but also semi-precious stones, such as Agate, Amber, Amethyst, Jade, Jasper, etc., and other natural stones.

Let’s take a look into their history next.

Crystals in history

Crystals in history

Crystals have been regarded highly for centuries, from the Sumerians to modern-day Ayurvedic doctors.

The first historical references to the use of crystals come from the ancient Sumerians (4th millennium BC), who included crystals in magic formulas. Crystals were (and are) used for healing in traditional Chinese Medicine, which dates back to at least 5000 years.

Warriors would use Carnelian to help them in battle; they would use Amethyst to keep them from getting intoxicated by their ale. They would wear Amulets for protection. People of high society would be covered in gems in their graves to help their spirit cross into the next plane of existence, and for protection from evil spirits. Ancient medicines would include crystal dust to make elixirs, and so much more! Ancient Egypt that women would powder crystals to create makeup as well.

The ancient Greeks attributed several properties to crystals, and many names are of Greek origin. The word crystal comes from the Greek word for ice; it is said that clear Quartz was water that had frozen so deeply that it would always remain solid. The word amethyst means “not drunken,” as mentioned above, it means not to become intoxicated, and it also prevented hangovers.

Crystals and our love for them are coming back with force. It leaves people with the question: How crystals work. To know how crystals work, we first need to understand how they form.

How do crystals form?

How do crystals form?

It is a lengthy and scientific way to say that our planet is fantastic, and is capable of really awesome things, but let’s get to it.

Crystals form in pretty volatile conditions. First, we need magma. Earth is full of magma chambers that are in the Earth’s mantle. As hot magma moves towards the Earth’s surface, it crystallizes to form young, hot, igneous rocks. The heat from these rocks dries groundwater towards the surface. As the water cools, ions precipitate out as mineral crystals.

For example; Quartz is created when we have silicon and oxygen atoms formed together. Feldspar, constructed with Potassium, aluminum, silicon, and oxygen. Galena, constructed with lead and sulphur.

Why do crystals have different shapes?

It will bring us back to the beginning when I mentioned crystals are “a solid body with geometrically regular shapes.” Such as Quartz grows in points, Galena grows as cubes. How can this be?

What causes it to grow in these shapes again and again? Part of the answer lies in the atoms. Every crystal’s atoms arranged in a highly organized repeating pattern. This pattern is the defining feature of a crystal, and it isn’t restricted to minerals. For example, we have various other things in life that have these repeating crystalline patterns, such as; sand, ice, sugar, chocolate, ceramics, metals, DNA, and even some liquids – water.

Each crystalline materials’ atomic arrangement falls into one of six different families.

  • Cubic
  • Tetragonal
  • Orthorhombic
  • Monoclinic
  • Triclinic
  • Hexagonal

The shape of the crystal solely depends on the arrangement of the atoms. Quartz, for example, belongs in the hexagonal family; the atoms arrange themselves in a pyramid creating a six-sided hexagon shape with points on the ends. Galena’s atoms arrange themselves in a cubic structure. It is how it forms a cube shape.

How crystals work

How crystals work - explained

This part is a little tricky because it is not scientifically proven beneficial for health, other than the ability of the helpful minerals in the crystal that can break through the skin barrier and assist in specific physical ways.

However, it is proved scientifically through technology. For example, there is Quartz in plenty of things such as clocks/watches, radios, microprocessors, and many other industrial applications. The use of Quartz crystals is that they maintain a precise frequency standard, which helps to regulate the movement of a watch or clock, for example.

All humans have an energy field; everything has an energy field; everything is energy. Understand that frequency can be seen in energy, humans vibrate at different frequencies; let’s say you walked into a room with a certain “vibe” you know something is off, right? That is your body’s energy field registering the frequency the other people in the room are sending to you.

Our bodies have DNA, a crystalline structure. As well as water which we are 56% made of, taking this information into account, we can make an informed decision that the crystal can radiate a frequency, we can pick up on that and absorb it through our energy fields. The different constituents of the crystals determine what frequency it vibrates at, how it can assist in all the bodies; mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.

Science aside, it’s something to be experienced. When you get a genuine call to a crystal, you can feel the difference in your whole body. When you choose crystals to serve specific purposes, you will notice it helps. It is not meant to replace any medications or treatments that medical professionals have prescribed, but it can be extra support.

How to choose your crystals

How to choose your crystals

As mentioned above, depending on what you are looking for additional support with, there are many suitable options available. It can be from emotional healing, opening the heart, assisting a cleansing of the chakras, aura clearing, physical pain, diseases, etc.

However, a crystal knows who it needs to help. Think of crystals as having a little fairy within it ready to assist you. The crystal will connect with your vibration; if it is meant to work with you, you will feel an actual pull towards it. A pull is described as a feeling you just can’t shake, you keep thinking about it, or you keep seeing it. When you touch a crystal that you are pulled towards, it feels so good. It feels like love, safety, and hope.

Crystals know what you need on every level, even if you are unaware of it. They can assist you in all the bodies we carry; mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.

I hope this will help you see the benefit of crystals and how they work to assist you. As always if you have any questions, please leave me a comment below or send me an email at

Relevate the day,

Anna – xo