AventurineA light, almost translucent, green, this stone might be mistaken for pale jade, but it is in fact a type of quartzite. Aventurine fosters perception. In ancient Tibet it was used to improve eyesight; elsewhere today it is used to develop mental clarity.

Spiritual Properties
Increases memory and mental acuity, fosters communication. Like other green stones, it helps open the heart chakra to let you give and receive love.

Physical Properties
Attracts prosperity, promotes fertility, engenders success. If you are starting a new business or setting off on a journey of any kind, wear a wrist mala made of this stone.

  • Chakra: Heart
  • Element(s): Air
  • Zodiac Sign(s): Leo, Libra
  • Planet(s): Mercury, Venus

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing