Chakra: Heart ( 4th) and throat (5th)
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.
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. 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.