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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal


Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Soothing & Courage"

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Amazonite is a member of the Feldspar family, and it may range in color from a pale green to a deeper blue-green, and it is generally opaque. It is said that it was named for the Amazonite women of legend who worshiped the goddess Diana, for their bravery and  calm courage. Others have said that it was given it’s name as it was told to originally have been discovered near the Amazon river.

Although there may be some disagreement of the origin of it’s name it is a lovely calming stone that has has been used for jewelry and adornment dating back to the third millenium B.C.E.; used extensively by Egyptians many specimens may be found in museums around the world.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 6-6.5 with a triclinic crystal structure.

Amazonite or Microcline is a form of alkali feldspar, and it’s color is due to the presence of lead. Although the main color of Amazonite is teal it may also be partially colorless, white, yellow, pink, red, gray or green.  It’s striking color is due to the presence of lead and is that mineral that determines the depth of the color.

Amazonite is not generally treated or enhanced in any way.

Metaphysical Properties

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Amazonite is called the “Stone of Courage” filling the heart with determination, helping to bring about and sustain focus. It also grants the ability to see more clearly both sides of a situation or different points of view. Said to be a stone of self-confidence, self-assuredness, respect and grace. It is said to soothe the nervous system and the brain, assisting to filter information and combine the correct information with natural intuition to enhance understanding and approve one’s ability to not just see another’s point of view, but also to have a better understanding of other views which allows one to be more cooperative with others as well.

Amazonite balances the masculine and feminine energies of one’s personality, bring forth qualities of clarity by balancing the many aspects correctly.  It enhances communications concerning love with this balance, as well as combating sesxism on many levels.  It is also known to enhance creative inspirations and endeavors; being especially helpful to those working within the arts, granting the ability to express oneself creatively.

This stone enhances the desire to attain spirituality, to bring success and attract both luck and money; often worn by gamblers for those very properties. Amazonite with its inherent balance and gentle luck assists in making certain that one is in the right place at the right time!

Learn more about the power of The Color Teal!

Healing Properties

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The deeper the color of the Amazonite, often the more intense the effect is said to be. Amazonite is said to help alleviate general stress and exhaustion on a physical level. At an emotional level it can also heal and soothe emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma by alleviating worry and fear. It balances the masculine and feminine energies, helping one to receive inspiration from the heart as both energies are in balance. It will then motivate one to take action on the inspired thoughts that were instilled.

Amazonite is an extremely soothing stone, calming the nervous system and brain, aligning the etheric body with the physical body assisting to maintain optimal health.  It helps to dispel negative energies and emotional aggravation, the stone itself helps in manifesting universal love, which makes it extremely beneficial to all levels of consciousness; and those looking to enhance their spirituality.

Known to be beneficial in balancing metabolic deficiencies which in turn may create tooth decay, osteoporosis and well as removing harmful calcium deposits in the body.  An elixir may be created by placing Amazonite in a covered glass of water, and left overnight. Taken in small amounts throughout the day (optimally in three doses) one will receive the most helpful benefits.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Receptive
Element: Earth
Success, Gambling, Balance
Planet: Saturn
Deities: Ares, Artemis, Baba Yaga, Nephthys
Candle Color: Turquoise

The soothing stone is beneficial worn or carried by anyone who is looking to take a chance, or make a change to help ensure success.  For rituals and celebrations of hope and new life Amazonite is a wonderful choice. In Egypt it was considered a holy stone as well as a healing stone; granting one the desire to achieve a higher spirituality.

Amazonite filters information that passes through the mind combines it with intuition and helps to align bodies giving a clear vision  and stimulates the powers of clairvoyance; and therefore t is often used in divinatory techniques.  It is also helpful to call forth your inner warrior spirit to help dispel any harmful tendencies; as well al working with natural forces and in contacting both water and earth spirits.

Wear Amazonite in rituals where one needs to be able to stand up for an important belief, especially if one is fighting an injustice or prejudices. When amidst others who may be confused or divided on priorities, Amazonite will help one to assume a leadership role and assist in bring forth the balance of many points of view.

Amazonite should be cleansed once a week, under warm running water, and dried by the sun for at least one hour. A mint infusion is a beneficial manner in which to recharge an Amazonite stone.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Virgo & Pisces

Associations: Uranus

Birthstone: Not a traditional birthstone for any month

Chakra Properties

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Amazonite has the ability to balance and soothe all the chakras, although when placed on the 4th, Heart Chakra and 5th, Throat Chakra it is particularly rejuvenating to the heart center, stimulating love and the artistic and creative side of ones personality. As well as enhancing communications particularly where concerns of love are involved. Amazonite will also assist in opening intuition and the third eye.

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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