"Like waters deep and ancient, Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul. Its energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it is connected, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance."
Called 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 is a stone of open mindedness and is a source of confidence, communication, creativity, and peace and can help you achieve clarity of mind.
It’s a wonderful stone for anyone who is passionate about artistic pursuits. It can unleash the creative and imaginative side of you and help you in your projects and your artistic visions.
As a metaphysical healer, Amazonite soothes the chakras and aligns the physical body to the etheric. It is particularly rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels and promoting self love. It can help clear negative energies within the body. If placed on the third chakra area, it will help unlock your psychic vision.
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.
Amazonite is associated with the zodiac signs Virgo, Leo, Aries, and Scorpio.
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Amazonite is named for the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original “green stones” were discovered.
Amazonite was worn as jewelry in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C. They also used Amazonite medicinally to heal wounds and illnesses of all kinds. The conquistadors prized it for adornment and its ability to be carved into cult objects.
Ancient Egyptians carved Chapter Seven, The Judgment of Osiris, of the Book of the Dead onto slabs of amazonite and adorned themselves in jewelry made from amazonite stones. They believed amazonite stones were a symbol of fertility and good luck. They carved amazonite stones into amulets that were thought to strengthen one's reproductive abilities. A scarab ring and a number of other objects carved from green amazonite were found with the treasures of Tutankhamen.