Amazonite Healing Properties, Meanings, and Uses
Welcome to the Crystal Encyclopedia page for Amazonite. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this crystal including Amazonite healing properties, Amazonite metaphysical properties, using Amazonite in meditation, Feng Shui, spiritual work, and much more!
Quick Overview of Amazonite
Amazonite (am′ə zə nīt′)
Amazonite Meanings and Introduction
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.
Amazonite, also called Amazon Jade or Amazon Stone, is a green to blue-green variety of Microcline, a Feldspar mineral that forms in short prismatic, tabular crystals or masses. It ranges in hue from bright verdigris green to paler shades of turquoise, sometimes with white, yellow, or grey portions, and can be translucent to opaque. It has a vitreous luster and, when polished, resembles finely cracked or spider-webbed marble and displays a Schiller effect of pearly iridescence throughout the stone.
The blue-green color of Amazonite was once thought to be caused by copper compounds. However, scientists in the 1980s discovered that it's actually due to small quantities of lead and water. It fractures easily and is usually cut into a cabochon for jewelry purposes. It is also a soft stone and care should be taken when wearing or storing with other minerals.
Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover your own truths and integrity. It encourages us to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express your thoughts and feelings. Learn to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline and externally as what you're willing to take and experience.
"Amazonite is named for the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original 'green stones' were discovered."
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. 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.
As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite has been used in jewelry and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan, and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was once used as decorative material for building facades. It was carved and cut into tablets for the Egyptian funerary text, Book of the Dead, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen’s treasures. It was believed to be the third stone in the breastplate of the Jewish High Priest.
Amazonite was also 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.
Amazonite is named for the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original “green stones” were discovered. Whether these stones were what we know today as Amazonite is uncertain, as principal deposits are not currently found in the basin area of this great river.
Amazonite Healing Benefits Overview
Amazonite assists in communicating your true thoughts and feelings without over-emotionalism. It also enables you to see a problem from another’s point of view or to see both sides of an issue objectively to resolve inner conflicts. Sleeping with an Amazonite can bring these components into focus through the symbolism of dreams. As a support stone, Amazonite aids in overcoming loneliness and has been credited with making married life happier.
Amazonite is a Barrier Filter crystal that blocks geopathic stress, absorbs microwaves and cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. Place it near computers and other electronics, or tape it to your cell phone.
In the workplace, Amazonite dispels negative energy and aggravation. It protects against unfair business practices and others taking advantage of you. A stone of prosperity, Amazonite attracts new customers and orders to a business and assists one in being in the right place at the right time for new opportunities.
Amazonite is a good luck stone for games of chance, competitions, and luck in any financial venture. To make a lucky charm, combine three Amazonites and a small amount of basil and mint in a small pouch. Leave the pouch in front of a turquoise candle until the candle burns down.
Hide an Amazonite in a child’s or teen’s bedroom to encourage tidiness, and keep a dish of Amazonites on the kitchen table to persuade others to assist more with chores.
Amazonite Healing Properties
Amazonite healing properties can help with physical, emotional, and spiritual balance and issues. It has healing powers to help with physical ailments and emotional issues. It is also used in Energy Healing and Chakra balancing. The therapeutic uses of Amazonite have a long and well-documented history. Meditation with Amazonite is also highly recommended.
Amazonite crystal therapies are primarily associated with filtering out stresses, healing traumas, and soothing energies in the home and workplace. Its spiritual power is personal truth and communicating that truth to others.
Physical Amazonite Healing Properties
Amazonite is known for maintaining good health in general. It aids in cell regeneration and healing after illnesses, trauma or injury, and relieves muscle spasms. It may be used in treating disorders of the nervous system and blockages in the flow of neural impulses, as well as issues with the throat and thyroid gland.
Amazonite helps balance the metabolic processes related to calcium assimilation. An elixir of Amazonite taken three times a day is believed to rectify a calcium deficiency and may be useful in resisting tooth decay and osteoporosis, and for diminishing calcium deposits. Amazonite may also be used to prevent hair loss, and in repairing brittle hair and nails.
Rubbing an affected area with a polished Amazonite is thought to prevent infection, soothe rashes and heal blisters. It is also beneficial in clearing up acne and may relieve the pain of rheumatism, gout, and osteoarthritis.
Amazonite is useful in treating sexual disorders, such as lack of desire, impotence, vaginitis, sexual obsession, and priapism. It is also believed to aid in childbirth.
Emotional Amazonite Healing Properties
Amazonite is a wonderful healer for the emotional body. It soothes trauma and calms the mind, alleviates worry and fear, and directs anger and irritability into more positive action. It regulates the aggressive aspects of one’s personality and urges the mind to seek emotional balance.
Amazonite increases self-esteem, especially in women, and reduces tendencies to self-neglect. It enhances the ability to communicate more effectively by identifying how one’s words have created the current reality, and how to change one’s vocabulary to reflect a higher, more aligned reality. It also empowers one to set appropriate boundaries, inwardly in self-discipline, and with others in establishing healthy relationships.
Chakra Balancing Amazonite Healing Properties
The Heart Chakra, located near the center of the breastbone, regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance we may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship and become critical of the little foibles of others. We may find ourselves having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli. Shop for Heart Chakra Items >>
Amazonite crystal energy is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the Heart Chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body. It is, in essence, a pressure valve that allows energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the Throat Chakra is in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release. Shop for Throat Chakra Items >>
Amazonite crystal energy will unblock and balance the Throat Chakra. Darker shades of Amazonite encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance.
Amazonite Benefits for Spirituality
Amazonite carries a spiritual energy of personal truth. It enkindles a harmonious interaction between the intellect and intuition, allowing one to find what is right and true within the self. It also allows you to lovingly communicate those values and beliefs to others.
Amazonite can provide clarity for those who are out of touch with their truth or who are unsure of what they have to offer the world. This is done by gently guiding them toward their gifts and knowledge.
Amazonite also empowers us to manifest our dreams and desires by magnifying our intentions. Because it works through the Throat Chakra, these intentions must be spoken aloud. By holding an Amazonite and forcefully affirming aloud what you wish to create, it can powerfully enhance one’s ability to bring it into being.
The Color Energy of Amazonite
Amazonite reflects the turquoise ray of influence, the color of the world at the vernal equinox, as the blues of winter melt into the greens of spring. It is a fresh, welcoming energy that moves us to serenity as new growth and life emerge. It brings hope, discovery, and balance. Turquoise color energy tempers excess, restores calm after a storm, relieves stress, and neutralizes extremes. It helps us moderate aggressiveness and deal with rage. It brings us back to the center.
In lighter shades, Amazonite crystals promote inner harmony and peace through spiritual understanding. Darker, richer stones bring considerable power – and flexibility. They counter intolerance and let us adapt to new ideas and environments.
Meditation with Amazonite
Meditating with Amazonite brings a keen awareness of everything to the consciousness. It inspires one to listen to and integrate all aspects of the self. Because it is a stone of truth, you can trust the visions, dreams, and intuitions that surface while working with Amazonite.
Amazonite also allows one to simultaneously attune to both the spiritual dimension and the world of chaos in order to traverse all boundaries. It assists in finding a harmonious balance and bringing one back to the center in order to live within the duality. It enables you to both manifest and retain the pure energy of universal love.
Amazonite Meanings in Divination
Dreaming of Amazonite is said to bring peace and calmness to the day.
Amazonite Crystals and Angels
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, an Amazonite of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
|Date||Crystal Color||Name of Guardian Angel|
|March 21 – March 25||Light Turquoise||Vehuiah (Vehujah)|
|July 12 – July 16||Turquoise||Melahel|
|August 23 – August 28||Turquoise||Lecabel|
|February 20 – February 24||Dark Turquoise||Eiael|
There are other Angels that are partial to Amazonite, too. The table below gives you more information about them.
|Purpose||Crystal Color||Name of Angel|
|Guardian of the Twelfth Mansion of the Moon and is associated with Leo.||Dark Turquoise||Abdizuel|
|Guardian of the Seventeenth Mansion of the Moon which is Scorpio.||Dark Turquoise||Adriel|
|Ruler of Earth/Hail.||Dark Turquoise||Baradiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates February 20-24; Pisces.||Dark Turquoise||Eiael|
|Master of the 7th Tarot Card “The Chariot”. and is associated with the sun sign, Cancer.||Dark Turquoise||Muriel|
|Master of the 7th Tarot Card “The Chariot”||Dark Turquoise||Pakhiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates June 11-15; Gemini.||Light Turquoise||Luaviah|
|Master of the 4th Tarot Card “The Emperor”.||Light Turquoise||Malkhidael|
|Master of the 17th Tarot Card “The Star”.||Light Turquoise||Tzakmaqiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates March 21- 25; Aries.||Light Turquoise||Vehuiah|
|Master of the 14th Tarot Card “Temperance”. And is associated with Sagittarius.||Turquoise||Adnachiel|
|Guardian of the Sixteenth Mansion of the Moon; Scorpio.||Turquoise||Azeruel|
|Guardian of the Sixth Mansion of the Moon; Gemini.||Turquoise||Dira|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates August 23-28; Virgo.||Turquoise||Lecabel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates July 12-16; Cancer.||Turquoise||Melahel|
|Sandalphon is the Kingdom Angel; Tree of Life, the Master of the 20th Tarot Card “Judgment”. He also Heals Aggressive Tendencies and is known as the Angel of Glory.||Turquoise||Sandalphon|
Amazonite for the Goddess
Amazonite honors the goddess Tiamat, the Sumero-Babylonian Mother and Chaos Goddess. She is the elemental powerful force of chaos that was split in two to form the heavens and earth, often depicted as either a serpent or a dragon. Tiamat is the personification of the primordial waters from which all life was formed.
Turquoise-colored crystals, such as Amazonite, also honor Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom. She is the feminine of the divine, the nurturing element of the life force.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. Finally, many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section, you will find information on all three approaches.
Amazonite Traditional Birthstone
Amazonite is not a traditional birthstone.
Amazonite Natural Birthstone
Amazonite Zodiac Crystal
Though there is no zodiac stone assigned to Amazonite, those born under the signs of Aries and Leo have a natural affinity for this crystal. It may also be used to treat depression in Scorpios.
Amazonite in Talismans and Amulets
Amazonite, green Feldspar known as uat, was frequently used in amulets in ancient Egypt. The Assyrians associated it with the god Belus.
As an amulet of protection, Amazonite is a powerful Barrier Filter. Barrier crystals have incredible abilities to help us focus and amplify our efforts to keep undesirable elements out of our lives. Its crystalline structure gives it strength in all directions, allowing it to provide barriers to attack from all directions simultaneously.
Crystals with the earth power of a Filter, absorb positive energy flow but work to keep negative energy away from us. They help us view the world in a “glass half full” outlook, to see the best in others, the beauty in life, and the good in humanity. They keep us focused on the positive in situations and not be overwhelmed by the negative. In our technological world, Filters also work to keep harmful electromagnetic transmissions from sapping our energy and health.
Using Amazonite in Feng Shui
Amazonite’s elemental energy is Water. Water energy lies in its stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The water element brings the power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life.
Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area. Its flowing energy will assure a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows. To keep your life moving forward towards your goals use the water elements energy.
Amazonite Meanings in Ancient Lore and History
Amazonite is revered as a stone of courage, said to have adorned the shields of the Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female soldiers. Though reputed to be mythological, some evidence suggests they were a matriarchal society of the Bronze Age. Legends claim some of these warriors had one breast removed to be more effective in their archery skills, and rubbed their wounds with a polished Amazonite to avoid infection. It was also used to heal lesions and illnesses of all kinds.
A Brazilian legend claims the Amazon women gave green stones, thought to be Amazonite, to the men who visited them. To the Egyptians, Amazonite symbolized good luck and fertility. It was carved into small amulets for strengthening the reproductive capabilities of its wearer.
In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Chapter Seven, “The Judgment of Osiris,” was carved on tablets of Amazonite. Many objects of Amazonite were found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb, including jewelry, beads, and a scarab ring set in silver. It is also thought to be one of the stones on his famous gold mask.
Amazonite, rather than Emerald, is believed to be more likely the smaragdus, or green stone, used as the Bereketh, the third stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, Aaron. It was engraved with the tribal name of Levi.
One legend regards Amazonite as a “Hope Stone,” whether for its strong potassium content that strengthens physical stamina, or its soothing color of the spring sky that inspires hope and faith.
Written by Linda Mason
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