amazonites

Meanings

Amazonite, also known as the “Amazon stone”, was named after the Amazon river in South America. It is believed to have been discovered in the Amazon basin in Brazil. However, there are no longer any deposits of this shades of turquoise-green mineral rock in the Amazon region. But Amazonite is found in other parts of Brazil. Its energy is as powerful as the river it is named after and as bold as the legendary warriors it is associated with, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance.
It is also found in Colorado and Virginia in the United States, Australia, and Madagascar.

It was used to make jewelry as early as the Neolithic Age and the Egyptians used it to create valuable art and cult objects. It was also used as a gem in the pre-Columbian culture in Latin America.
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Effects of Amazonite

Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space. [Eason, 286][Simmons, 22][Ahsian, 22]

As a metaphysical healer, Amazonite soothes the chakras and aligns the physical body to the etheric. It is particularly rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels. It balances one’s masculine/feminine energies as well as many aspects of the personality. It awakens compassion for others by allowing one to perceive both sides of a problem and accepting differing points of view. [Simmons, 22]

As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite has been used in jewelry and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was once used as decorative material for building facades. It was carved and cut into tablets for the Egyptian funerary text, Book of the Dead, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen’s treasures. It was believed to be the third stone in the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest [Simmons, 22]

Amazonite was also worn as jewelry in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C. They also used Amazonite medicinally to heal wounds and illnesses of all kinds. The conquistadors prized it for adornment and its ability to be carved into cult objects. Amazonite is named for the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original “green stones” were discovered. Whether these stones were what we know today as Amazonite is uncertain, as principal deposits are not currently found in the basin area of this great river. [Simmons, 21-22]

Also called Amazon Jade or Amazon Stone, is a green to blue-green variety of Microcline, a Feldspar mineral that forms in short prismatic or tabular crystals or in masses. It ranges in hue from bright verdigris green to paler shades of turquoise, sometimes with white, yellow or grey portions, and can be translucent to opaque. It has a vitreous luster, and when polished resembles finely cracked or spider-webbed marble and displays a Schiller effect of pearly iridescence throughout the stone. Its blue-green color was once thought to be caused by copper compounds, though scientists in the 1980’s discovered it to be from small quantities of lead and water. It fractures easily and is usually cut en cabochon for jewelry purposes. It is a soft stone and care should be taken when wearing, or in storing with other minerals. [www.mindat.org]

Amazonite assists in communicating one’s true thoughts and feelings without over-emotionalism. It also enables one to see a problem from another’s point of view in order to affect peace, or to see both sides of an issue objectively to resolve one’s own inner conflicts. Sleeping with an Amazonite can bring these components into focus through the symbolism of dreams. [Simmons, 22]

Amazonite is a Barrier Filter crystal that blocks geopathic stress, absorbs microwaves and cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. Place it near computers and other electronics, or tape to your cell phone. [Hall, 50]

In the workplace, Amazonite dispels negative energy and aggravation, and protects against unfair business practices and others taking advantage. A stone of prosperity, Amazonite attracts new customers and orders to a business, and assists one in being in the right place at the right time for new opportunities. [Melody, 106][Hall, 50][Eason, 41, 286]

Amazonite is a good luck stone for games of chance, competitions and luck in any financial venture. To make a lucky-charm, combine three Amazonites and a small amount of basil and mint in a small pouch. Leave it in front of a turquoise candle until the candle burns down. [Eason, 44, 286]

Hide an Amazonite in a child’s or teen’s bedroom to encourage tidiness, and keep a dish of Amazonites on the kitchen table to persuade others to assist more with chores. [Eason, 286]

Physically:

Amazonite is known for maintaining good health in general. It aids in cell regeneration and healing after illnesses, trauma or injury, and relieves muscle spasms. It may be used in treating disorders of the nervous system and blockages in the flow of neural impulses, as well as issues with the throat and thyroid gland. [Eason, 286][Ahsian, 23][Melody, 107][Hall, 50]

Is helpful in balancing the metabolic processes related to calcium assimilation. An elixir of Amazonite taken three times a day is believed to rectify a calcium deficiency, and may be useful in resisting tooth decay and osteoporosis, and for diminishing calcium deposits. [Melody, 107][Hall, 50]  May also be used to prevent hair loss, and in repairing brittle hair and nails. [Ahsian, 23]

Rubbing an affected area with a polished Amazonite is thought to prevent infection, soothe rashes and heal blisters. It is also beneficial in clearing up acne, and may relieve the pain of rheumatism, gout and osteoarthritis. [Megemont, 20]
Amazonite is useful in treating sexual disorders, such as lack of desire, impotence, vaginitis, sexual obsession, and priapism. [Megemont, 20] It is also believed to aid in childbirth. [Gienger, 12]

Emotionally:

Amazonite is a wonderful healer for the emotional body. It soothes trauma and calms the mind, alleviates worry and fear, and directs anger and irritability into a more positive action. It regulates the aggressive aspects of one’s personality and urges the mind to seek emotional balance. [Megemont, 20][Gienger, 12][Melody, 106][Hall, 50]

It increases self-esteem, especially in women, and reduces tendencies to self-neglect. It enhances the ability to communicate more effectively by identifying how one’s words have created the current reality, and how to change one’s vocabulary to reflect a higher, more aligned reality. It also empowers one to set appropriate boundaries, inwardly in self-discipline, and with others in establishing healthy relationships. [Eason, 286][Ahsian, 22]

Chakra Healing and Balancing :

Amazonite is deeply stimulating to both the Heart and Throat Chakras.

Spiritual Energy:

Amazonite carries a spiritual energy of personal truth. It enkindles a harmonious interaction between the intellect and intuition, allowing one to find what it right and true within oneself and to lovingly communicate those values and beliefs to others. Amazonite can provide clarity for those who are out of touch with their truth, or who are unsure of what they have to offer the world, by gently guiding them toward their gifts and knowledge. [Gienger, 12][Ahsian, 22-23]

Amazonite also empowers us to manifest our dreams and desires by magnifying our intentions. Because it works through the Throat Chakra, these intentions must be spoken aloud. By holding an Amazonite and forcefully affirming aloud what one wishes to create it can powerfully enhance one’s ability to bring it into being. [Simmons, 22]

Meditation:

Meditating with Amazonite brings a keen awareness of everything to the consciousness. It inspires one to listen to and integrate all aspects of the self, and because it is a stone of truth, one can trust the visions, dreams and intuitions that surface while working with Amazonite. [Simmons, 22]

Amazonite also allows one to simultaneously attune to both the spiritual dimension and the world of chaos in order to traverse all boundaries. It assists in finding a harmonious balance and bringing one back to center in order to live within the duality. It enables one to both manifest and retain the pure energy of universal love. [Melody, 107]

Goddess:

Amazonite honors the goddess Tiamat, the Sumero-Babylonian Mother, Goddess of chaos and Ocean. She is the elemental powerful force of chaos that was split in two to form the heavens and earth, often depicted as either as a serpent or a dragon. Tiamat is the personification of the primordial waters from which all life was formed.
Amazonite can be used in honoring Estsanatlehi, the Navajo Fertility Goddess and Whope, the Lakota Sioux Goddess. [crystalvaults.com]

Zodiac Stone:

Though there is no zodiac assigned to Amazonite, those born under the signs of Aries and Leo have a natural affinity for this crystal. It may also be used to treat depression in Scorpios. [Megemont, 20]

Birth Traditional Stone:

Amazonite is not a traditional birthstone.

Talismans and Amulets:

Amazonite, green Feldspar known as uat, was frequently used in amulets in ancient Egypt. The Assyrians associated it with the god Belus. [Simmons, 22][Kunz, 292]

Gem Water:

Mineralogy: Potassium;
Indications: self-determination, responsibility for self, balance, inner harmony, trust, for the metabolism, the liver, tendons, joints, brain, pituitary gland, thymus gland, relaxing and for alleviating cramp, (also by giving birth)
Category: A strongly effective gem-water!

Amazonite cleaning, charging and discharging

Amazonite is a stone that should be discharged or cleansed every ten days with lukewarm running water. It should also be charged for a couple of hours in sunlight.

 

Footnote: - quoted books
Book of stones by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian ;
The Crystal Bible Volume 1 Godsfield Bibles
The Crystal Bible Volume 2 Godsfield Bibles
Stones of the New Consciousness: Healing, Awakening and Co-creating with Crystals, Minerals and Gems
Stones of the Goddess: Crystals for the Divine Feminine
Ultimate Guide to Crystal Grids by Hall, J
Wicca Crystal Magic A Wiccan Guide of Magical Healing Crystal to Learn the Secrets and the Power of Gems and Stones; A Fundamental Illustration About ... How to Practice Rituals and Crystal Spells

 

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