Amazonite, spiritual significance and metaphysical properties

The stone of courage and positive energies for decisions

The healing power of stones has been known since ancient times. Stories are known about rocks, crystals and minerals that have become talismans for good energies. Amazonite is part of this category of stones with metaphysical properties.

It is a light aqua green stone with white spots. Its shades can vary from yellowish green to greenish blue. It is a green tectosilicate mineral composed of microcline.

Its name derives from some green stones found in the Amazon River, but being classified as a morphologically rare gemstone, jewelers later decided to call it amazonite, to fit it in a broader meaning.

Where is amazonite found in the world?

The largest source of amazonite, in the past, was in the Ilmen Mountains in the southern Ural Mountains, in the Russian administrative territory known as Miass. Amazonite occurs in the granitic rocks of that area of Russia, near Chelyabinsk.

But in recent years, some areas of North America have become notable for the occurrence of Amazonite. Pike’s Peak, in Colorado, has become one of the main deposits.

Metaphysical properties of amazonite

Metaphysical stones, when placed on the body, promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing because they interact with the body’s energy field, better known as the “chakras”. 

Amazonite has many properties, and is known as a calming stone, as it brings tranquility to the brain and nervous system, and helps maintain optimal health. It also balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps to see both sides of a problem, or different points of view.

On the other hand, amazonite is also known as the “stone of courage”, because it allows one to look within oneself and discover one’s truths and integrity, and to overcome the fear of being judged or confrontation with others, to live in line with those beliefs and values.

And because of its calming properties, it is given another name, as the “gambler’s stone”, as it promotes good luck and fortune. In short, it is a gem with great positive energy.

Which chakras are related to amazonite?

This stone is connected to the magnetic energy of the heart chakra. It is also associated with the throat chakra, the center of communication and expression.

How is amazonite used for healing?

Amazonite is used for emotional healing. It can be worn with earrings and necklaces, to keep it close to the head and throat.

You can also carry an amazonite stone in a pocket, when you go out of the house. Hold the stone for calm, soothing energy during especially stressful times.

Is it healthy to have amazonite necklaces?

Amazonite jewelry is durable enough to wear regularly. The gemstone is often made into pendants, bracelets, earrings and brooches. However, care should be taken when wearing amazonite in rings, as it is an exposed area, and there is a greater chance of the gemstone scratching, chipping or fracturing.

Can you rest with amazonite?

To promote your spiritual health, you can place amazonite around your home. You can also sleep with it under your pillow. Amazonite is a powerful spiritual stone, so it is an excellent stone to support dreams. It can even help ease restless nights of sleep and ward off nightmares.

The only drawbacks, of that use of amazonite, are that it can fracture easily and, moreover, it can lose its luster over time, being a relatively soft stone.

How to enhance the use of Amazonite

Amazonite is best combined with other throat chakra stones. If you want a more mature and elegant way to express your emotions, you can pair your amazonite with pink tourmaline, rhodochrosite, opal or aventurine.

On which side should you wear an amazonite bracelet?

On the left, because it deals with your inner self and controls tensions from the external environment. An amazonite bracelet should be worn on the left side, if you want to receive its healing energy and inner benefit.

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