AMAZONITE - Stone of Courage and Truth

Like waters deep and ancient, Amazonite, also known as the Amazon Jade, beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul.

 Its energy is as powerful as the AmazonRiver  after which it is named. It evokes the  boldness and courage of  the legendary women warriors of the Amazon basin with whom it is connected, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance.Although the Amazonite is named after the Amazon River due to its rich, watery hues, it is actually not found near the Amazon. The closest Amazonite can be found to its namesake is in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The bright green to bluish-green stone was also a favorite among the ancient Egyptians. The color of the mineral is due to trace amounts of lead.  The gold death mask found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb was adorned with Amazonite inlays. Referred to as the “Stone of Hope,” Amazonite has long been revered for attracting hope and faith to those who wear it.

Currently, Amazonite is found in Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, the United States.

Termed 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.

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.

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.

Amazonite is a good luck stone for games of chance, competitions and luck in any financial venture.It 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.

Amazonite 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. Amazonite may also be used to prevent hair loss, and in repairing brittle hair and nails.

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. Amazonite is useful in treating sexual disorders, such as lack of desire, impotence, vaginitis, sexual obsession, and priapism. It is also believed to aid in childbirth. It regulates the aggressive aspects of one’s personality and urges the mind to seek emotional balance.



How to Use Your Amazonite  to go with the flow    

To embrace a “go-with-the-flow” attitude that enhances the ability to stay focussed, calm and creative, you can create an Amazonite crystal program for yourself that includes wearing it, carrying it, and placing it in your space. 

Wear: Wearing Amazonite jewellery  allows you to access its soothing and calming energy at all times. Whether worn as a necklace, bracelet, or even as earrings, this crystal will serve as a constant reminder to let life flow naturally. 

Carry: To enhance your crystal practice, keep a piece of Amazonite in your purse or pocket and hold your crystal whenever you need help letting go of control. 


Key Signature Essences: courage, truth, integrity, balancing and alignment, sets boundaries, neutral views, harmony, prosperity, content with one's company, influence, and physical regeneration

Energy Centers/Chakras in the body: Heart –Fourth th Energy centre/chakra, and Throat - Fifth Energy center/Chakra

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