Aquamarine for Pisces: Why March Is the Month of Water Symbology
Both the water sign Pisces and the water-colored aquamarine are associated with March. Click here to learn why the perfect stone is aquamarine for Pisces.
As above so below.
Four simple words.
The truth is these four short words are as far from simple as you can get.
First written over 2000 years ago in the mysterious Hermetic text known as the Emerald Tablet, it gets to the heart of astrology.
The signs of the zodiac give us the ability to see ourselves reflected in the stars. Pisces is the last of the twelve signs, and one of the most important astrological signs in the zodiac.
Pisces season falls in the month of March, making this month filled to the brim with powerful water symbolism. If we take a look at traditional birthstones, aquamarine for Pisces makes sense.
So, let's dive into the deep, still waters of the month of March, Pisces season and the power of aquamarine.
Monsters, Mothers and New Beginnings
When you look up into the March night sky you'll be able to see the beautiful constellation of Pisces. Greek mythology tells the tale of the Goddess of Beauty, Aphrodite, and her son Eros, the God of Love, fleeing from the father of all monsters Typhon.
To escape Typhon, Aphrodite grabbed Eros and dived into the Euphrates River. Once they were in the water, Aphrodite and Eros transformed into two fish to stay hidden from Typhon.
Those are the two fish that we see in the sign of Pisces, representing the day that beauty and love were saved.
March itself is named after the Greek God Mars, like the planet. Often known as the God of War, Mars originally was a god of flora and fertility. It was only after the Roman empire became more warlike that Mars became the fiery fighter we know him as today.
In astrology, March is divided between two signs, Pisces and Aries. For most of March, we find ourselves in Pisces season, the last sign of the astrological calendar. Pisces usually lasts until the spring equinox, which happens every March around the 20th leading us into the fiery energy of Aries and a new astrological year.
This complicated month is a mix between the deep life-giving power of water in the myth of Pisces and the energy of Mars, the warrior, stoking the fires of a new cycle, filling our days with energy and light.
The Sailor's Gem: All About Aquamarine
The idea of birthstones has been around for millennia, with some people citing the Biblical description of the Breastplate of Aaron as its origin.
While the history of this tradition may be lost to antiquity, in 1912 the American National Retail Jeweler's Association standardized a list of birthstones for each month. This is the modern definitive guide to gems and birthdays, and although it's been modified a little bit over the years, aquamarine has remained the gem for March.
Aquamarine is a beautiful blue-green gem and varies in color and intensity so that not all aquamarine is identical. Like emerald, an aquamarine is a form of beryl, which is naturally colorless and takes on its hue based on different minerals.
Traditionally aquamarine was believed to be a good luck charm for Roman sailors, giving it the nickname The Sailor's Gem. Now aquamarine has taken on new meanings in spirituality, representing everything from the fountain of youth to an antidote to poison. Regardless of changing superstitions, one thing has remained constant, it is the stone of the sea.
Navigating the Depths of Pisces Season
If you were born with any major Pisces placements in your chart (all you need is your birth time to get a full reading) you know that while Pisces may be a water sign, it's more like the crashing waves of the Ocean than a still blue pond.
Likewise, you don't need to have a Pisces placement to understand the last sign of the zodiac. Each of us will experience the energies of every sign as we move through the year, and during Pisces season the universe is awash in sensitive, watery, feelings.
That being said, having a Pisces sun sign will give your personality an unmistakable depth. Some people characterize Pisces as being over-emotional cry babies, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Pisces are sensitive because they feel all the lessons, joy and wisdom found in the rest of the zodiac. Their profound ability for empathy comes from the fact that they have already felt every feeling.
Of course, if you have a Pisces heavy chart (particularly in your Sun, Moon or Rising), you can't deny that it's pretty easy to make us cry.
Ride the Waves With Aquamarine For Pisces
As a sign, Pisces embodies all of the attributes of the sea, deep and mysterious while also unpredictable and sometimes dangerous. Aquamarine, literally named seawater, is the perfect gem to help ground Pisces in their own magic.
The zodiac is divided up into 12 unique signs, each one marked by a specific constellation in the changing sky. But the signs of the zodiac aren't just a system for reading the stars, they tell a story.
Because Pisces is the final sign in the astrological calendar, Pisces season is defined by all of the lessons we've learned throughout the last cycle. If you're born with your sun in Pisces you're probably an old soul with deep empathy for those around you. This is the wisdom that we see in the final sign of the zodiac.
Aquamarine gives Pisces a way to sail through the choppy waters of their astrological characteristics with the luck of a Roman sailor.
So, Swim On My Sweet Fishes
If you're lucky enough to be a Pisces, which means you're probably a bit psychic, then you'll have to agree that aquamarine for Pisces makes the most sense as a birthstone.
So, whether you're looking for a unique and meaningful gift for yourself or a Pisces in your life we have an amazing selection of gorgeous aquamarine gemstones set in the perfect jewelry.
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