Aquamarine is the birthstone of March and is said to be a crystal of courage. It is believed to have calming energies which reduce stress and quiet the mind and have an affinity with sensitive people. It is said to invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. It is said to soothe fears and increase sensitivity, sharpen intuition and open clairvoyance and be good for meditation. It is also said to shield the aura and align the chakras and is reputed to be protective during pregnancy, guarding both mother and baby from harm.