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- Amazonite Virtues
- The color of Amazonite
- The Emotional and Spiritual Benefits of Amazonite
- The Physical Benefits of Amazonite
- Amazonite and the Chakras
- Can Amazonite unblock Chakras?
- Is Amazonite a Birthstone?
- Amazonite and the Zodiac
- How to recharge and cleanse Amazonite
- Where to place Amazonite
- How to use Amazonite
- Amazonite and wealth
- Can I use Amazonite for Meditation?
- Can I wear or carry Amazonite every day?
- Amazonite Goddesses
- Can I help my pet with Amazonite?
- Amazonite Elixir
- Amazonite and Dreams
- Which gemstones go well with Amazonite?
- Is Amazonite good for Yoga?
- Amazonite and the workplace
- Amazonite Pendulums
- Amazonite and EMF
- Handy Guide to Amazonite
- Final thoughts on Amazonite
Amazonite Meaning and Healing Powers
Introduction to Amazonite
With its cool green and turquoise colors, striped with pale cream and grey swirls, it will come as no surprise that this gemstone got its modern name from the famous Amazon River - the color of which reflects the lush and fertile jungle that surrounds it.
Way before the magnificent Amazon River was mapped, the Ancient Egyptians were collecting Amazonite from their mines in the mountains of Gebel Hafafit on the Red Sea coast for use as decoration in the palaces and tombs of the Pharaohs.
Of course the Ancient Egyptians did not call it Amazonite or the scientific name, Microline Feldspar, but used the names Neshmet or Heseg for the light green gemstone which made such gorgeous jewelry, amulets, seals and inlays.
A chapter of the Book of the Dead called the Judgment of Osiris, which guided ancient Egyptians through death and into the afterlife, was engraved on Amazonite.
- Soothes Stress
- Great for Throat and Heart Chakras
- Protects against EMF pollution
- Balances Yin and Yang
- Calms Anxiety
- Good luck for Gamblers
Amazonite is generally a light green gemstone with the hues ranging from a grayish pistachio to an almost blue, turquoise coloring with jungle and jade greens in between.
The color green represents growth, new-life, renewal, spring and balance while the more blue colors suggest calmness, clear thinking, creativity, inspiration and self-sufficiency.
Amazonite is an encouraging gemstone which will increase your self-esteem and confidence and clear away any negative thoughts.
In addition, Amazonite is a balancing gemstone, for your masculine and feminine sides or yin and yang, and will let you to appreciate opinions or feeling from both sides. All great emotions for improved communication with loved ones.
It can help you clear your mind and guide your focus on achieving your goals and dreams. It is an aid to your creative and imaginative side and is perfect for anyone with artistic ambitions.
Amazonite can also assist on the money front – it is the ‘Stone of Success and Abundance’. We do not want to encourage gambling but this gemstone is often worn or carried by those who enjoy a flutter – it attracts money and good fortune.
Away from the betting tables, this stone will allow cool heads to conquer impulse buying and decisions allowing you to keep control of your finances.
As it is connected to the throat and heart chakra, Amazonite has a direct relationship with this area of the body on a physical level including lung and heart issues.
It boosts your metabolic rate and can aid you in getting good night’s sleep. Amazonite has a direct effect on anything to do with calcium in the body so will help prevent osteoporosis, tooth decay and any form of calcium deficiency.
Stress is a major cause of several detrimental health issues so Amazonite’s excellence as a calming and soothing gemstone can relieve anxiety and improve general well-being.
Chakras are the energy centers in your body also known as Qi or Prana. There are seven Chakras throughout the body each influencing a particular physical, emotional or mental state. Each point has an associated color and often a gemstone which is predominantly that color will have the most influence on that particular Chakra.
Amazonite most affects the Heart and Throat chakras because the gemstones are usually blue or green. Its influences include communication, eloquence, sincerity and truth while also stirring feelings of love, relationships and self-acceptance.
The Thymus gland is located just behind the sternum between the lungs and, during youth, stimulates the immune system. This area is directly under the control of the Heart Chakra.
If you place an Amazonite gemstone over your heart or in the hollow of your neck then lie down in a relaxing spot, it can quickly unblock or realign the Heart or Throat Chakras.
There are a few tell-tale signs that your Heart Chakra is blocked. Feelings of jealousy, possessiveness, holding onto grudges, being overly judgmental, feeling unloved and fear of commitment reveal an unbalanced Heart Chakra.
Alternatively it could be your Throat Chakra that needs realignment.
Difficulty in communication, fear of public speaking, not listening to others, feeling shy, gossiping, talking excessively are sure signs.
Physically, having a sore throat, an ache in the jaw or neck, headaches at the back of the head can also be signs of a blocked Throat Chakra.
No, Amazonite is not a traditional birthstone although it can be a natural birthstone of those born in the springtime – March/April in the northern hemisphere or October/November in the southern half or the world.
Again, Amazonite is not really affiliated with any particular Zodiac sign but it does seem to have some rapport with those born under the Aries and Leo signs.
Amazonite is simple to cleanse and this should be done every week to keep it at its maximum potential by running the stone under lukewarm water and drying it in the sun for about an hour.
Keeping some mint near or on the gemstone will also help recharge Amazonite.
Smudging your Amazonite by wafting smoke created by burning incense or dried sage over the surface of the gemstone will give it an ‘extra’ clean and charge every now and then.
Amazonite is a very useful gemstone which can be placed in a variety of places.
Keep one in the bedroom, on a nightstand or under the pillow, where it can give you a restful night’s sleep, keep nightmares away and help decipher some of your dreams.
Other good places in the home include the south-western part of your house to enrich your personal relationships and the north-east part to enhance personal development.
Take one to your office where it can help protect you from the ill effects of electromagnetic field pollution caused by all the appliances that fill our daily lives.
Place an Amazonite gemstone on your Chakra points to help unblock or realign a troubled Chakra – usually the Heart or Throat – while lying down in a quiet area.
We know gemstones are good for us but what is the best way to use gemstones for their spiritual and health benefits?
Of course wearing the gemstone as a piece of jewelry is the easiest way for the crystal to influence your body. Amazonite has a particular influence on the Heart and Throat Chakras so pendants, brooches, necklaces and earrings are perfect.
Or they can be put in your purse or pocket and used as a touchstone throughout the day.
Hold Amazonite crystals or place them in your lap while meditating.
Easiest of all, just lay down with Amazonite gemstones on your body, lined up with the chakra points if possible.
Put them in the bath - check the particular stone is impervious to water but Amazonite should be fine.
Amazonite is excellent for the working environment so keep them on your desk as a barrier between you and your computer.
Amazonite is called the Stone of Abundance and not without reason.
In a practical way, Amazonite will help you gain financial success by influencing decision making, giving you clear thoughts and quashing emotions when having to make tough business calls.
In addition it will subdue impulse purchases which can lead to a multitude of money worries.
Less practical but perhaps more fun, it is also thought of as a gambler’s best friend and is often taken along as a good luck charm to the races or casinos of the world.
Amazonite is soothing and gentle but also empowering so can certainly be used as an aid and guide while meditating.
I like to hold an Amazonite in the palm of my hand and visualize its cool green color as I concentrate on my goals and wishes.
Amazonite is a very protective gemstone which will guard you from the electromagnetic waves of radiation that pervade the modern world. It is powerful but gentle enough to be worn everyday with no ill effects.
Gemstones vibrate at different frequencies and we all react to each one in our own way so people will feel their influence in their own unique way. Sometimes gemstones can take getting used to or be too powerful but I would be surprised if Amazon had that effect.
The only issue with wearing Amazonite everyday is its relative softness which means it may get scuffed or broken by daily wear, pendants are no problem but rings should have protective settings.
One theory of how this gemstone got its name was in honor of the mighty Amazons, a tribe of warrior women who worshipped Diana, the goddess of hunting, chastity and the moon.
More recently, Amazonite has been associated with the Native American Apache and Navajo Tribe goddess, Estsanatlehi, who was the deity of change and the Souix Goddess, Whope who represented peace.
Amazonite is not a classic gemstone for most pets but just like us, they all have different tastes. To test your pet’s affinity to gemstones, just lay out a few on the floor – keep them a little bit apart – and let him or her choose. (Keep a close eye in case your pet gulps them down!)
Animals do have a Chakra system that is very similar to that of humans with the Heart and Throat Chakras, most influenced by Amazonite, very easy to locate.
Physical ailments to do with the heart and throat can be dealt with by Amazonite gemstones tied to the collar (if it is a dog or cat try to make sure it cannot be chewed or eaten).
Spiritual issues are a bit more difficult to spot but a breakdown of communication between you and your pet could be Throat Chakra problems and an unusually angry or hostile change in your pet’s behavior could be a sign of a blocked Heart Chakra.
Amazonite elixir is a soothing and purifying treat, pop a clean gemstone into some fresh spring or mineral water for an hour or two and there you have it! Drink the water, make it into some herbal tea or use as a hydrating beauty treatment.
Not all gemstones make good elixirs and some can be POISONOUS so check before making your own at home. Amazonite is fine.
Amazonite can give us the ability to remember and understand our dreams and to then act upon them if necessary. If you suffer from nightmares, this soothing gemstone can help you get a good night’s sleep.
In Ancient Egypt, Amazonite would be combined with Lapis Lazuli and Carnelian in many decorative pieces and those Pharaohs knew quite a bit about adornments, jewelry and sacred rituals!
Other good combinations for Amazonite is to pair it with any other gemstone associated with the Throat Chakra – Chrysocolla, Turquoise, Larimar come to mind.
Amazonite and Black Tourmaline is great pair for grounding and EMF smog protection.
If you like to practice traditional yoga with its composed movements, harmonious postures, healthful breathing techniques and meditative process then the calming and soothing Amazonite gemstone is a great exercise buddy.
Amazonite is a great energy filter, if you work with computers, smart phones, x-ray equipment, microwaves, near a wifi router or almost any appliance these days, then one of these gemstones will help cleanse you of their electromagnetic pollution.
Certain healing stones contain iron and can be magnetic so should not be kept near your computers but Amazonite is completely safe for your devices and will help protect you from their harmful influence.
Amazonite’s connection to the Throat Chakra will also help communication in the workplace – essential for a well run business.
Spiritual pendulums work by detecting sub conscious energy through a series of simple yes/no questions revealing hidden truths.
Amazonite makes attractive and effective pendulums due to their power over honesty and clarity of thought.
In Amazonite, used for centuries as an amulet, carved ornament and decoration, we have found a cure for one of the modern world’s most potent ailments – electromagnetic pollution. With all the smart phones, computers, lap tops, wifi routers, Bluetooth devices and GPS around us everywhere we go, we are constantly exposed to electromagnetic radiation.
This has lead to an increase in biological effects on every one of us, including lack of concentration and sleep disorders, an out-of-balance nervous system, metabolic disturbances, mental issues, stress, weakened immune systems and many more.
Amazonite protects us from these harmful waves.
Stone of Abundance
Heart / Throat
Water / Smudge
Diana / Estsanatlehi
The Mask of Tutankhamun is over 3000 years old and, along with the pyramids and the Sphinx, is Ancient Egypt’s most iconic image. The mask has protective spells written in hieroglyphs on the back and shoulders and is made up of 10 kilos of gold.
Inlaid into this solid gold are a number of semi-precious gemstones including lapis lazuli, obsidian, carnelian, turquoise and amazonite.
When you see or hold a piece of waxy polished Amazonite, the light green, teal or turquoise color decorated with swirls and stripes of cream, gray and lime, you can understand why the Ancient Egyptian craftsmen would use it to adorn their most precious of artifacts.
Amazonite was forged by the fiery molten activity and movement of the earth’s mantle, merged into crystals by time and pressure, revealed by weather and erosion and polished by sand and water before finding its way into the creative hands of man. A truly special gemstone.