Stone of Soothing & Courage
Amazonite is a member of the Feldspar family, and it may range in color from a pale green to a deeper blue-green, and it is generally opaque. It is said that it was named for the Amazonite women of legend who worshiped the goddess Diana, for their bravery and calm courage. Others have said that it was given its name as it was told to originally have been discovered near the Amazon river.
Although there may be some disagreement of the origin of its name it is a lovely calming stone that has has been used for jewelry and adornment dating back to the third millennium B.C.E.; used extensively by Egyptians many specimens may be found in museums around the world.
Mohs Hardness of 6-6.5 with a triclinic crystal structure.
Amazonite or Microcline is a form of alkali feldspar, and its color is due to the presence of lead. Although the main color of Amazonite is teal it may also be partially colorless, white, yellow, pink, red, gray or green. Its striking color is due to the presence of lead and is that mineral that determines the depth of the color.
Amazonite is not generally treated or enhanced in any way.
Amazonite is called the “Stone of Courage” filling the heart with determination, helping to bring about and sustain focus. It also grants the ability to see more clearly both sides of a situation or different points of view. Said to be a stone of self-confidence, self-assuredness, respect and grace. It is said to soothe the nervous system and the brain, assisting to filter information and combine the correct information with natural intuition to enhance understanding and approve one’s ability to not just see another’s point of view, but also to have a better understanding of other views which allows one to be more cooperative with others as well.
Amazonite balances the masculine and feminine energies of one’s personality, bring forth qualities of clarity by balancing the many aspects correctly. It enhances communications concerning love with this balance, as well as combating sexism on many levels. It is also known to enhance creative inspirations and endeavors; being especially helpful to those working within the arts, granting the ability to express oneself creatively.
This stone enhances the desire to attain spirituality, to bring success and attract both luck and money; often worn by gamblers for those very properties. Amazonite with its inherent balance and gentle luck assists in making certain that one is in.
The deeper the color of the Amazonite, often the more intense the effect is said to be. Amazonite is said to help alleviate general stress and exhaustion on a physical level. At an emotional level it can also heal and soothe emotional disturbances and the after-effects of emotional trauma by alleviating worry and fear. It balances the masculine and feminine energies, helping one to receive inspiration from the heart as both energies are in balance. It will then motivate one to take action on the inspired thoughts that were instilled.
Amazonite is an extremely soothing stone, calming the nervous system and brain, aligning the etheric body with the physical body assisting to maintain optimal health. It helps to dispel negative energies and emotional aggravation, the stone itself helps in manifesting universal love, which makes it extremely beneficial to all levels of consciousness; and those looking to enhance their spirituality.
Known to be beneficial in balancing metabolic deficiencies which in turn may create tooth decay, osteoporosis and well as removing harmful calcium deposits in the body. An elixir may be created by placing Amazonite in a covered glass of water, and left overnight. Taken in small amounts throughout the day (optimally in three doses) one will receive the most helpful benefits.
Powers: Success, Gambling, Balance
Deities: Ares, Artemis, Baba Yaga, Nephthys
Candle Color: Turquoise
The soothing stone is beneficial worn or carried by anyone who is looking to take a chance, or make a change to help ensure success. For rituals and celebrations of hope and new life Amazonite is a wonderful choice. In Egypt it was considered a holy stone as well as a healing stone; granting one the desire to achieve a higher spirituality.
Amazonite filters information that passes through the mind combines it with intuition and helps to align bodies giving a clear vision and stimulates the powers of clairvoyance, and therefore it is often used in divinatory techniques. It is also helpful to call forth your inner warrior spirit to help dispel any harmful tendencies; as well as working with natural forces and in contacting both water and earth spirits.
Wear Amazonite in rituals where one needs to be able to stand up for an important belief, especially if one is fighting an injustice or prejudices. When amidst others who may be confused or divided on priorities, Amazonite will help one to assume a leadership role and assist in bring forth the balance of many points of view.
Amazonite should be cleaned once a week, under warm running water, and dried by the sun for at least one hour. A mint infusion is a beneficial manner in which to recharge an Amazonite stone.
Zodiac Stone of: Virgo & Aquarians
Birthstone: Not a Traditional Birthstone for any month
This is the stone of Aquarians but it represents the astrological sign of Virgo, and it is told to promote vitality for all those who wear or carry it.
Amazonite has the ability to balance and soothe all the chakras, although when placed on the 4th, Heart Chakra and 5th, Throat Chakra it is particularly rejuvenating to the heart center, stimulating love and the artistic and creative side of one's personality. As well as enhancing communications particularly where concerns of love are involved. Amazonite will also assist in opening intuition and the third eye.