Amazonite is a variety of potassium feldspar and is the mineral class of Microcline. It is part of the triclinic crystal system and has a vitreous lustre. Amazonite comes in shades of purple, grey, green, and blue. Most often it is a greenish blue colour. The meaning of Amazonite is to soothe anxiety and bring clarity.
Amazonite Healing Crystal
Plunge into the cool colouring of Amazonite gemstones. Glimmering blue-green in its hues, Amazonite echoes with ancient tales, jungle magic, and the sweeping flow of one of the world’s most mystical rivers. Nicknamed The Hope Stone, Amazonite doesn’t shy away from putting a positive spin on life but doesn’t delve in blindly. It’s a gemstone that calls on the spirit of inner strength, magnified intention and a commitment to using that can-do attitude to get what you want. This soulful gemstone has long been used as a talisman of truth and hope. As the gentle energetic flow of its colour scheme suggests, it comes from the dense green riverbanks of South America’s rainforests, where monkeys scramble and parrots bring a flash of exotic colour to the trees. Amazonite can also be found on the vanilla-scented sands of Madagascar and the icy depths of Russia’s tundra. It’s a stone that is mined in the most extraordinary of places and perhaps this adds to its mystical and watery nature.
Amazonite has been around forever, and legend has it – this was the stone that lined the shields of the mythical Amazonian warrior princesses. The grace and glory of Amazonite spans centuries, it was also the gemstone that adorned the temples and tombs of Tutankhamun and was used to make the tablets that formed the elusive Book of the Dead. But even grandiose historical connections aside, strong healing properties and deep-set connections to the heart chakra and the throat chakra mark out the Amazonite stone as being something special. If you dream of living deeper, standing strong and proud in your authentic light and manifesting universal love, choosing to use Amazonite could be one of the best decisions you make. Let’s delve a little deeper into the queen of green stones and take a closer look at the hidden magic and meanings behind the amazing Amazonite gemstone. The Healing Benefits of Amazonite The Amazonite crystal is a curious and beautiful thing. Awash with that wonderful shade of iridescent green-blue, it’s no wonder this stone is connected with the elements of earth and water. Ruled by Virgo and bringing not just a beautiful pop of colour but also radiant healing properties, there are endless benefits to bringing an Amazonite gemstone into your life, your wardrobe and your home.
Physical Healing Properties
While crystal healing is an amazing way to boost your emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Amazonite also brings a range of physical healing benefits to the table. The chilled-out vibes of Amazonite can help to balance out thyroid problems. For those who struggle with a calcium deficiency, Amazonite can effectively help the body to absorb calcium better, bringing a dose of dreamy vitality back to your bones. Along with boosting bone health, higher calcium levels can also help the hair grow shiny and strong. Amazonite is also exceptional at helping cells to regenerate and can provide the perfect pick me up, especially after an illness, injury or dip in physical health. Rubbing the cooling touch of Amazonite over a rash can also help keep it clear and soothed and those who struggle with skin conditions and even acne may find that Amazonite helps to bring back a flush of clear and vibrant health.
Mental and Emotional Healing Properties
If you find your monkey mind sometimes acts like shattered glass with fragmented thoughts going here, there and everywhere, then Amazonite can be the most amazing gemstone for weaving together all those frayed emotional threads. Soothing anxious dispositions and self-destructive thoughts is what Amazonite does best. It’s also a brilliant gemstone to have on hand when you need to pull your self-esteem up by the bootstraps. Connected with the feminine, the Amazonite crystal works directly against habits of self-neglect, inviting you to always put yourself first. For those who struggle with past trauma, Amazonite can also bring its healing energy to help you step forward. By helping the mind filter out stress and anxiety and learning to let go of that which is not serving us any longer, it helps to patch up old wounds and make things seem much more manageable by breaking down big problems into bite-sized digestible pieces.
All the beautiful emotional words that link with Amazonite are there to be applied first to oneself. Sincerity, love, honesty, integrity, eloquence and clarity – one we can apply these lush labels to how we interact with ourselves, we are placed in an amazing space to manifest our path of magic in the world. Amazonite is also connected to the heart chakra, the place that streams with light and makes way for love to be given and received. When the heart chakra is blocked it can be a struggle to trust anyone and to open yourself up to let in the kindness that the world has to give, which can have a knock-on effect for your own sense of self-worth and cause destructive patterns to show up time and time again.
Amazonite is an amazing tool for helping disperse all that built-up negative energy from your world. Whether its harsh words you hold for yourself, unfair opinions, physical side effects from EMF’s, or toxic attitudes from other people, this is a gemstone that will soak that all up and disperse of it in a way that leaves you clear-eyed and positively minded.
Spiritual Healing Properties
Being a throat chakra stone, Amazonite also invites you to test out crystal clear communication and to practice putting beautifully healthy boundaries in place. It invites you to move out from the fear of the shadow of judgement and to step into the light. Whatever expectations others place upon you are nowhere near as important as the truth of your own heart. By tapping into both intellect and intuition, Amazonite is able to bring better clarity and authenticity to the soul. When we become comfortable in our skin and connected to our truest selves, this invites us to take a spiritual leap and to open our minds and hearts to infinite possibility.
Amazonite as a Zodiac Birthstone
As a birthstone, Amazonite is ruled by Uranus and linked to Virgo. Those who have Virgo as their star sign are commonly hard-working, reliable, patient and kind but can tend to be a little on the shy side and veer into overthinking their every move - which in turn can lead to layers of self-doubt that need to be sloughed away. Virgo’s are known for having a harsh inner judge and while they bring their gentle touch to their relationships with others, they are for sure their own worst enemy and find it tricky to live up to those impossible standards. Being a stone that encourages kindness and seedling growth of self-respect, Amazonite helps to bring out that much-needed balance.
How to use the Amazonite Stone Bring more of that earth and water element into your life by making way for Amazonite to flow. For those seeking a little help in building their gentle nature or a divine nurturer of self-love and communication, there are tons of ways you can invite the blue-green crystal into your world. Whether through beautiful Amazonite jewellery pressed against the skin or a single stone placed in a special space, here are all the ways you can use your healing crystals to do good in your inner world.
Whether gold and green flash of an Amazonite ring or the simple swirl of an Amazonite bracelet around the neck, the green stones are stunningly versatile and hold notes of Mother Nature’s finest traits – from ocean to organic land. Amazonite jewellery is a joy to behold and the colour scheme goes with just about anything. Not only is Amazonite jewellery pretty and playful with its feminine energies, but when placed directly onto the skin (like in a pendant, ring or bracelet), its power becomes all the more potent.
Crystals worn in the form of jewellery is like turning your body into an emotional wellness centre every day. Unlike other forms of crystal healing (altar-building and meditation), you can soak up those healing powers every second when you invite direct skin contact with your precious stones. Other stones and precious gems that sit well with Amazonite can include; the mystical allure of Lapis Lazuli, the high vibrations of Labradorite, the illuminating path provided by magical Moonstone, and the sea splash of Aquamarine. In fact, this ocean bright crystal works super well with other glorious pale green and blue stones that bring consistent good luck without resting on their laurels.
Home & Office Feng Shui
As sweet flowing water energy, Amazonite brings a weight of worth to Feng Shui in both the home and office. When placed in the home, it works its magic to aid essential healing, creating a sanctuary of soft peace and a place where you can truly practice being your authentic self. If partnered, Amazonite can also work to bring harmony between you and your loved one thanks to its luscious ability to help open hearts. If you struggle to ask directly for your needs when coupled, having the stone close by can also encourage you to be more assertive with communication. Place Amazonite close to your bed too especially if you tend to toss and turn with endless thoughts running rampant all night. As mentioned, Amazonite is a little like a worry bead, in that, it collects all your unspent fears and calms calamity thinking, inviting you to snuggle down and sleep in sheer bliss.
How to Care for your Amazonite Keeping your Amazonite crystal cleansed ensures that it continues to lend you the clarity you need to live in your fullest truth. As it works wonders when soaking up toxic vibes, you don’t want to leave it marred by all that mad energy it sweeps up along the way. Ensuring you keep your stone cleansed especially after particularly difficult periods can keep your crystal oozing love and ever in the positive flow. All it takes to clear and cleanse your crystal and to keep it ticking is to run it under lukewarm water for a few moments and then pat it dry gently. Being a water element means that it doesn’t require much to get it rippling clear again. Along with keeping it clear, you may also want to charge it to boost its potency. Amazonite reacts amazingly to the warm kiss of the sun, so next time you feel those golden rays upon your face, simply pop your Amazonite jewellery or stone in a slant of sunlight and let nature do its work. However, be aware not to leave it sitting too long in the sun. While it loves that summer bright energy, too much time in the sun or quickly changing the temperature of the stone can have a knock-on effect for that glimmering blue-green colouring.
No wonder this crystal is synonymous with the Amazonite warriors and the stashed away treasures of the jungle; there’s something equally wild and softly soothing about the stone. It’s all about balance and duality in nature which perfectly matches the mood of manifesting magic and energy and retaining that which the universe gives you anyway. To break those patterns of self-sabotage and to step up your self-love game, sometimes we all need a little extra support and this is where Amazonite can be a worthy amulet. Imagine a life overflowing with love and hope and the ease of which you can alleviate woes and worries without letting them get stuck. Perhaps its time to wave farewell to all those negative vibes that can dog your step and instead say yes to honouring yourself and living in the light of complete sincerity, trust and open communication. Be your own warrior with this wonderful stone.
Priestess Hemira is the first to arrive, and she goes about clearing the energy to prepare the birthing area. She cleanses the room with sage, frankincense and myrrh; while inciting the Goddess Taweret, through the spoken word to provide protection to mother and child.
"We call on Taweret, the goddess of childbirth and fertility. We ask that you protect this new mother and newborn."
She turns to Shukura. "Do not worry, Goddess Taweret will ease your pain as you progress in labour."
Sweet-smelling incense is lit, along with candles, and Amenei is cleansed with burning sage to clear his energy. The Priestess's voice is deep and resounding.
"You are the right soul for this child," she says to Amenei.
"Thank you." He looks somewhat puzzled. "But how do you know this?"
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