Saturday, May 18, 2013

Amazonite  - 'a-m&-z&-"nIt

General Gemstone Details

A semi-opaque stone that was used extensively by the Egyptians it is called the stone of courage and is said to have received its name for the Amazon women warriors who worshiped the moon goddess Diana. Some say it's name was given due to the fact that it was discovered near the Amazon River.
Amazonite is a type of fledspar with crystallines in the form of short prismatic cystals, tabular crystals or masss. it usually occurs in the turquoise color and is sometimes found iwth yellow, white or grey portions.

Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 6 with a triclinic crystal structure.

A form of alkali feldspar, microcline may be colorless, white, yellow, pink, red, gray, green or
teal. However, the semi opaque, teal variety called amazonite is most commonly used in jewelry, and may be cut, generally en cabochon, up to almost any size. It's striking color is due to the presence of lead
Mystical Properties:
Amazonite is told to reduce self-damaging behavior, as well as, increase straight posture. It is said to be a stone of self-respect, confidence, grace, self-assuredness. It soothes the brain and nervous system, helping to filter information and combine it with natural intuition to enhance understanding, and to improve one's ability to cooperate with others. Good for anyone involved in the arts as it is said to enhance creativity and the
ability to express oneself.

It is a wonderful stone to place over a door to bring in new business.
Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent stone for artists and for men.

Pale azure blue amazonite is know as the lucky "Hope Stone". It will be lucky for all your hopes and dreams. Amazonite is blue-green to pale green stone in the feldspar group. It comes mainly from United States and Australia.

Healing Properties:
The deeper the color of the amazonite, the more intense the effect is said to be. Amazonite is said to help alleviate stress and exhaustion. A mint green to aqua green stone of truth, honor, communication, integrity and trust. It can also heal emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma. It balances the male/female energies, helps you receive inspiration from the heart and then motivates you to take action on the inspired thoughts.
Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina.

Magical Properties:
Energy: Receptive
Element: Earth

Powers: Gambling, success

This bluish-green stone is worn by gamblers to attract money luck. It is also used by anyone taking a chance to ensure success. It is said to have been on of the stones used in the breastplate of the high priest.

Amazonite is often used in foretelling techniques such as tarot and rune readings and stimulates the powers of clairvoyance. Worn as an amulet it is said to protect against snake bites and a wide range of diseases. In Egypt it was considered a holy stone.
Associations: Uranus

Not a Traditional Birthstone for the Month of December.

Stone of Aquarians, and astrological sign of Virgo, it promotes vitality.

Chakra Classification:
Placed on the 4th, or Heart Chakra and 5th, or Throat Chakra, amazonite stimulates the artistic and creative side of it's possessor, it may also rid you of any meanness, greed and selfishness you may possess, while simultaneously creating tolerance and patience within.

It soothes all chakras and is particularly rejuvenating to the heart center and the 5th, or Throat Chakra; enhancing communications concerning love.

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