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What Is Amazonite?

Updated: Jan 18



What is Amazonite?


Amazonite, sometimes known as Amazon Stone, is a green variety of microcline Feldspar.

Amazonite Associations

Chakras - Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra Zodiac - Virgo Planet - Uranus Element - Earth, Water Vibration - Number 5 Typical colours - Green with cream veins.

Healing with Amazonite

♥ Inspires truth ♥ Sincerity ♥ Honour ♥ Self-love ♥ Communication ♥ Eloquence ♥ Integrity ♥ Trust ♥ Clairvoyance ♥ Clarity ♥ Prophecy ♥ Psychic vision Amazonite is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different point of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system. Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love. It protects against electromagnetic pollution and absorbs microwaves.

Amazonite is beneficial in osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiency and calcium deposits. It relieves muscle spasms.



Overview


Amazonite is actually called Microcline and is a Potassium, Aluminium Silicate and belongs to the Feldspar Group of Minerals. Amazonite is a vitreous to pearly, translucent to opaque stone that occurs as blocky or tabular crystals. The most desired colours are blue, blue-green to green with white striations, but Amazonite can also occur with brown, white, cream and yellow patterning as part of the crystal. Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence. Formerly it was obtained almost exclusively from the area of Miass in the Ilmensky Mountains in Russia, where it occurs in granitic rocks. More recently, high-quality crystals have been obtained from Pike's Peak, Colorado, where it is found associated with smoky quartz, orthoclase, and albite in a coarse granite or pegmatite. It is also found in pegmatite in Madagascar, Canada and in Brazil. For many years, the source of Amazonite's colour was a mystery. Many people assumed the colour was due to copper because copper compounds often have blue and green colours. More recent studies suggest that the blue-green color results from small quantities of lead and water in the Feldspar. Amazonite, blocks geopathic stress, absorbs microwaves and cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. It should be placed between you and the source of any pollution or taped to a cell phone. Amazonite heals and opens both the heart and throat chakras to enhance loving communication. It also opens the third eye chakra and intuition. It opens the connection between the thymus and the throat which helps you express your deepest emotions; which then helps heal and resolve them.


AMAZONITE AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

This is extremely soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aligns the physical body with the etheric, maintaining optimum health. Amazonite dissipates negative energy and blockages within the nervous system. It is beneficial in osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiency, and calcium deposits, balancing the metabolic deficiencies that create these conditions. Crystal water using Amazonite rectifies calcium problems. Amazonite also relieves muscle spasms. Amazonite is helpful whenever too much stress leads to tension and pain. It has a good healing effect for joint complaints that arise from overtaxing, strain, rheumatism, inflammation, liver problems, etc. Amazonite has a mood balancing effect; it is also relaxing and pain relieving. It helps calm the body. Amazonite helps you to release emotional grief that manifests physically. It is helpful in cell regeneration and healing after trauma or injury. It is an excellent stone for gout and arthritis. It assists in preventing hair loss and helping to repair brittle hair and nails. Amazonite can help in balancing the adrenals especially when these glands are over taxed by excessive stress or emotional repression. It supports calcium absorption via the parathyroid and thyroid. This stone is a traditional aid for alcoholism at the nutritional level.


AMAZONITE AND YOUR FEELINGS

Amazonite balances the masculine and feminine energies and many aspects of the personality. It is a stone that helps you to see both sides of a problem or different point of view. Amazonite soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. It dispels negative energy and aggravation. It will help with understanding yourself and help you embrace your inner truth and be able to express it effectively. Amazonite assists you to set appropriate boundaries, both within yourself and externally. It helps you to move beyond the fear of confrontation or judgement, allowing you more freedom in acting in alignment with your higher truth and integrity.


AMAZONITE AND YOUR MIND

Amazonite filters the information passing through the brain and combines it with intuition. This stone will aid you in speaking, acting, singing, writing, drawing and painting. Amazonite aids concentration and enhances the ability to complete projects on time. It allows you to speak and live your truth for the highest good. Amazonite assists you in gaining self-knowledge and in defining your core beliefs and values. It assists you in communicating your true thoughts and feelings without over-emotionalism. This is the first step towards both inner and outer peace. The second step is activated by amazonite's awakening of compassion through stimulation of the Heart Chakra. Amazonite facilitates the understanding another's point of view. Amazonite empowers you to manifest your dreams and desires.


AMAZONITE AND THE SPIRIT

Spiritually, an elixir of Amazonite is extremely beneficial to all levels of consciousness. The stone itself assists in manifesting universal love. It promotes all forms of creativity. Amazonite will remove writer's block, it will help you know and understand what you need to create and how to go about manifesting your ideas and concepts. It promotes inner peace, expression, peaceful confrontation. This stone will give you the ability to speak your truth in difficult situations; reduce stress and worry and lends you the ability go with the flow.


AMAZONITE AND THE CHAKRAS

If the heart chakra is out of balance you may have sudden bursts of anger, jealousy or blaming others for any issues that arise in your life. You might need constant confirmation of your self-worth, feeling unloved or lacks compassion for others. With this stone in hand, you are able to connect the lower chakras with the higher chakras to achieve homeostasis. It will encourage compassion for yourself and others and enhance your innate healing abilities. It will assist in encouraging the entire immune system to function at its peak. It maintains a healthy heart and circulatory system. This stone when placed on the heart chakra will help with tissue regeneration.

If the throat chakra is out of balance, you may be hyperactive, domineering or fanatical about your political or religious views. You might also resist change of any kind and slow to respond to tasks and reasonable demands on your time. With this stone in hand, you will enhance your clairaudience abilities and manifest abundance. When used on the throat chakra this stone encourages and directs your creative abilities. It will help you speak and live your truth. This stone will assist in improving and maintaining the health of your throat, esophagus, mouth, teeth and the respiratory system.





Amazonite Stone - Meaning & Healing Properties


Who Needs Amazonite Crystals?

You may benefit from Amazonite crystals if you can relate to any of the following:

You want to speak your truth

You would like to open your Heart chakra

You are attracted to blue-green colors

You want to balance your male and female energies

You believe in morality, justice and fairness

You need to calm your worries

You want to attract friendly energies to you

You find peace in the soothing ocean waves

Your inner child seeks healing


What is Amazonite?

Amazonite (or Amazon Stone) is the only blue-green crystal and the only gem variety of Microcline Feldspar. Microcline is the most common Feldspar.

Other Feldspar family members that you probably know are Moonstone, Sunstone and Labradorite. The Feldspar family is known for its distinctive iridescent sheen. Amazonite is no exception to this phenomenon and upon the surface of the stone, you will often find a dancing shine.

The distinctive sheen is caused by the thin layers of Orthoclase and Albite. This iridescence is also known as Schiller Sheen and opalescence.


Sheila's Personal Experience with Amazonite

Back when I still had my wisdom teeth, they would sporadically grace me with periods of severe pain. I looked up stones associated with gums and teeth. Amazonite was one of the crystals recommended for teeth pain.

I then used a tumbled Amazonite stone programmed to alleviate the throbbing pain held against my jaw and focused on the non-painful side of the mouth.

Although Amazonite could not solve the problem caused by the wisdom teeth crowding my mouth, it provided me with temporary relief. The stone allowed me focus on self-healing rather than the pain.

This traumatic time left me with a fond memory of Amazonite.


Lisa's Personal Experience with Amazonite

I like Amazonite for its silver sheen. It draws me in like the other stones of the Feldspar family.

I turn to Amazonite if I'm feeling frustrated or hot tempered. Its sea green color brings a swift and sudden sensation of much needed calm zen. I enjoy it best in the form of polished stones and spheres.

Although I appreciate any high-quality Amazonite that has a superb sheen to it, I find myself most attracted to the strong minty green ones. I have encountered some mint green stones with black mineral inclusions that really remind of of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream! These pieces are deliciously cooling and take me back to my youth. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is still one of my favorite picks, as is Amazonite.

Wondering what Mint Amazonite looks like? Yummy! Here's what I'm talking about:


Metaphysical Properties of Amazonite

In crystal healing, Amazonite is excellent for opening and balancing the Heart Chakra.

It also helps to balance the feminine and masculine energy that all of us humans have within us. It coaxes you to see both views of the problem. One you realize that there are two sides to every story, you can make more informed and rational decisions.

Here are a few other metaphysical properties that have been associated with Amazonite stone:

Amazonite helps protect against electromagnetic pollution when placed by computers, TV’s, microwaves and cell phones.

Helps you to see both points of view to any problem – great to place in meeting areas.

Clears the path for creative expression when placed or worn at the Throat

Alleviates worry, fear and aggravation when rubbed as a worry stone


How to use Amazonite

Whether you are using Amazonite in your healing practice, for meditation or enhancing your space, here are just a few ideas to get your started:

Lie in an Amazonite tumbled stone grid for a balanced yin and yang energy.

Wear Amazonite jewelry for self-love and attracting friendly energy.

Gift Amazonite to those you have a special connection with.

Meditate with Amazonite merkabas or spheres when astral traveling.

Place raw Amazonite in the home for a connection with Earth energies.

Balance the Chakras: Place Amazonite at the Heart Chakra to open and balance your Love center. Place it at the Throat Chakra to unblock your Communication center.

Use Amazonite to visualize the peaceful ocean, the deep seas and the tropical paradise when you are feeling stressed and tired.


Where can I get Amazonite?

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How is Amazonite Stone formed?

Amazonite is often found forming with Smoky Quartz, Orthoclase and Albite in coarse granite or pegmatites.

Pegmatites are formed when magma in the earth cools and coarse-grained rocks form within the earth’s surface. These pegmatites are made of coarse granite and can contain unique minerals like Amazonite.

As for Amazonite's mesmerizing hues, it was previously thought that the blue-green color was caused by copper like so many other blue and green stones. They later found that the color is caused by lead and water.


Where is Amazonite Found?

Even though it was named after the Amazon River, Amazonite is actually not found in the Amazon. The guess is that it was named after the green colors of the rainforest. Amazonite is actually found other places in the world, with some of the biggest deposits coming from Colorado & Virginia USA, Brazil, Russia, Madagascar and Australia.


What is the Hardness of Amazonite?

Amazonite is a 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, making it just a tiny bit softer than Quartz and a tiny bit harder than Glass.


Can you cleanse Amazonite in water?

Amazonite can be put in water. Cleanse Amazonite physically under running water, a trickling stream or a fountain. It can take mild soap and light rubbing.

If you are worried about the lead involved in the Amazonite stone's coloring, don´t be. It is such a tiny trace amount and it is so tightly woven in the stone's structure, that there is absolutely no harm to your body.

To energetically clean, charge and program your Amazonite stone, check our Crystal Care instructions.


Mineral Facts of Amazonite Stone

Surface Color: Blue-Green Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White Group: Tekto Silicate (one Silicon surrounded by 4 Oxygen atoms) Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): Easy Cleavage Fracture (where you break the crystal not on a natural cleavage): Uneven/Brittle Luster: Vitreous (glassy) Tenacity: Sensitive to pressure Transparency: Transparent (light flows through crystal) to Opaque (no light flows through crystal) Crystal System: Triclinic (3 axis of unequal length) Crystal Habit: Tabular and Blocky


Does Amazonite come in different colors?

Amazonite is best known for its blue-green color. This color intensity varies from stone to stone. Some Amazonite will be very pale blue while other crystals will be a deep blue. This blue-green color is what makes Amazonite distinctive.

However, the stone may include inclusions of other minerals and also show white, gray, orange and translucent veins.


Is Amazonite the same as Turquoise?

If you are not yet familiar with your natural stones, you may confuse Amazonite for Turquoise. They can have the same intense turquoise color, but that is where the similarities end.

Amazonite forms with a white to gray background and Turquoise has a black background. Something that you cannot tell by sight alone is that both stones are formed differently within the Earth. Whereas Amazonite's color comes from Lead, Turquoise blue-green color comes from Copper.

Another crystal that is sometimes confused with Amazonite is Aquamarine. But Aquamarine has a more translucent, glassy look to it. It will not show the webbing like Amazonite often has.


Amazonite Jewelry & Stones

The attractive blue-green color of Amazonite makes it a beauty in jewelry. You can find the stone in a range of shades, whether you prefer a paler color or a darker shade of blue-green.

It is a moderately priced crystal which can be found in all jewelry forms from earrings to necklaces to bracelets. Even the deeper blue-green Amazonite crystals with high sheen may have natural white streaks and irregular patches of color.

Amazonite is also found in crystal carvings as it takes a nice polish. The larger and the more lustrous the stone, the pricier the piece.

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