Hi, friends! This week’s crystal is Amazonite, and it is one of our personal favorites.
At The Mala Tree, we love all crystals equally but we have to admit, we have a soft spot for Amazonite.
Amazonite is a gorgeous green stone that is said to have a calming and cooling effect. It has varying shades of green, with streaks of white running through it. It is said to be a stone of truth, communication, and integrity. Amazonite is known to be a very soothing stone and is said to calm the soul and help us to see both sides of every issue. It is also known as the ” hope stone” because it is believed to inspire confidence and courage. Amazonite is a perfect crystal for anyone who is working on manifesting their dreams into reality. Keep reading to learn more about Amazonite and how to incorporate it into your life!
The History of Amazonite
Amazonite has been used for centuries by many different cultures. It is most commonly associated with the Amazon River in South America, hence its name. The ancient Egyptians were known to use Amazonite in jewelry and other decorative objects.
Amazonite has been used by cultures around the world for centuries. This crystal was popular in ancient Egypt and was used in jewelry and decor. The name “amazonite” is actually derived from the Amazons, a tribe of warrior women in Greek mythology. These fierce women were said to have used Amazonite in their armor to protect themselves from negative energy.
Amazonite was also popular among the cultures of Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and Mayans used Amazonite extensively in art and architecture. Some experts believe that amazonite was used to decorate the temples of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire. Today, you can still see traces of amazonite in pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central America.
Amazonite can be found in the United States, Brazil, Russia, Madagascar, and Namibia. The name Amazonite comes from the Amazon River in South America, where the stone was first found.
Amazonite is a variety of microcline feldspar. Feldspar is the most abundant mineral group on Earth, making up about 60% of the Earth’s crust. Amazonite is part of the clay family and has a Mohs hardness of 6-6.5.
Chakra and Element
Amazonite is associated with the heart chakra and the water element. This crystal is believed to be helpful in clearing away negative energy and promoting positivity. Amazonite is thought to be especially helpful in times of change or transition. If you’re feeling lost or uncertain, Amazonite can help you to find your way.
In Crystal Healing Lore
Amazonite is known as the “truth teller.” It is said to clear away negative energy and provide clarification during difficult situations. This crystal can also be used to help you speak your truth with confidence while also promoting communication, understanding, and open-mindedness. If you’re looking to restore harmony in your life, Amazonite can be a helpful ally!
Malas containing Amazonite beads are thought to be particularly powerful because they combine the supportive energy of crystals with the meditative practice of mantra repetition. If you’re interested in exploring the benefits of Amazonite for yourself, check out our newest Mala of the Week: The Lotus Mala! This mala features gorgeous green Amazonite beads paired with petal pink rose quartz beads. Rose quartz is known as the “stone of love” and can help promote forgiveness, compassion, kindness, and understanding—the perfect energies for aligning with during mantra meditation.
How to Use Amazonite
Now that you know a little bit about the history of Amazonite, let’s talk about how to use it in your daily life! Amazonite can be used in many different ways, but here are some of my personal favorite ways to work with this beautiful crystal:
Wear Amazonite jewelry
Amazonite makes for beautiful and unique jewelry. You can find amazonite necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings at many different retailers. Or, if you’re feeling crafty, you can even make your own jewelry using raw Amazonite crystals!
Place an Amazonite stone in your home or office
If you want to enjoy the calming effects of Amazonite all day long, try placing a stone in your home or office. You can put it on your desk, nightstand, or anywhere else that you would like!
Add Amazonite to your crystal collection
If you’re a collector of crystals and gemstones, then amazonite would make a great addition to your collection! Not only is it visually stunning, but it also has many powerful energies that can enhance your other stones’ energies.
Give Amazonite as a gift
Know someone who could use a little boost of confidence? Amazonite makes for a great gift! This crystal can be gifted in its raw form or incorporated into jewelry or another type of object. Either way, it’s sure to be appreciated by the lucky recipient.
Use Amazonite during meditation
Meditation is a great way to connect with your crystals’ energies. To use Amazonites during meditation, simply hold one in each hand or place one on your third eye chakra (between your eyebrows). Then, focus on your breath and allow yourself to relax in the moment. As you meditate, feel free open up to all the possibilities that life has to offer!
I hope this post has inspired you to give Amazonites a go! These beautiful green stones are perfect for anyone who could use a little extra confidence and courage in their life. Whether you choose to wear them as jewelry or keep them close by during meditation sessions, I guarantee that you’ll fall in love with their peaceful energy just like I have!