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Gemstone Dictionary
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Amazonite

Amazonite is a beautiful blue green stone that is usually seen with white streaks running through it. The green color comes from copper that infuses as the crystals are forming. If you take some time to do some research on Amazonite, you'll find there is not a lot of information to be found about this crystal. This could be because it has only recently become well known in the New Age/Metaphysical/magical communities.

Contrary to what many people think, amazonite does not come from the Amazon. It is actually found right here in the good old USA and in Madagascar and parts of Russia too.

Amazonite's metaphysical Properties includes its ability to create a feeling of power within you. It is almost like you can feel the power of the Amazon running through this crystal. It inspires truth, sincerity, honor, self love, courage, communication, eloquence, integrity, trust, clairvoyance, clarity, prophecy and openness. Hold a piece to your third eye (middle of forehead) to unlock psychic vision.

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Amazonite helps one to analyze and sort out information and combines this process with intuitive wisdom. It helps you to manifest and retain the pure energy of Universal Love. It is a Spiritual Gem stone of Faith and Self discovery. Too often we tend to use our thinking mind's reasoning abilities to try to rationalize thoughts and images we receive, rather than letting our intuitive selves show us the meanings. It brings you closer to the Spirit that works within you and allows you to trust and act upon those intuitive flashes.

Often, when our faith lags, we tend to get aggravated at ourselves and others around us. This can range from simple aggravation to somewhat self destructive behavior. Amazonite's energies can restore our faith, gives us the self confidence we need to make those tough life decisions and still be able to show compassion to others.

Amazonite is very soothing and calming. It accomplishes this by dispelling negative energy and allowing us to let go of sadness and grief. It is very calming on both the brain and the nervous system. Amazonite has a nice schiller affect. As light bounces around on the internal planes of the crystal formation, it creates an almost iridescent shine from within the crystal.

Amazonite makes the perfect gemstone to give to someone with anger issues. It helps to eliminate the aggravation that often causes anger within people. It's energies also have the amazing ability of helping you let go of the old stagnant parts of your life that are holding you back, allowing you to move on and become all that you were meant to be.

Add in Amazonite's ability to boost self-love and it allows you to cleanse your spirit of the negative issues that have been holding you back. No more will you sit to the side while the world passes you by. Amazonite allows you to spread your wings and fly, soaring to the heights you were made to fly to.

Amazonite's energies make it a good gemstone for those that are dieting as it helps regulate the metabolism and can flip the switch on a sluggish metabolism and jump start the fat burning process. It is a good stone for any woman to have around as it helps to relieve cramps during the monthly gift and also helps to ensure a smooth pregancy, both in getting pregnant and through the entire 9 months and delivery.

Facing a tough decision? Hold an amazonite and it will help you make the right decision that is perfect for you.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are surrounded by chaotic energies and you are left feeling out of balance, almost in pain from your chakras being so far out of balance, use an amazonite stone layed on each of the 7 chakras for 3 to 5 minutes to allow the stone to regulate each chakra and bring peace back into your life.

Vibrates to the number 5

Astrological Signs of Virgo and Aquarius

Planet: Uranus

Chakra: Throat Chakra

Amazonite Technical Details

Chemical Composition - KAlSi3O8

Hardness - 6 to 6.5

Specific Gravity - 2.56-2.57

Refractive Index (R.I.) - 1.53

Bi-refringence - weak maximum birefringence of 0.008 seen on {001} sections

Optic Sign -

Optical Character -

Class: tektosilicate

Crystal system: triclinic; bar 1

Crystal habit: as anhedral to euhedral crystals or massive, lattice (perthitic) intergrowth with albite is usually present, also rarely in a cuneform interpenetrating pattern with quartz known as graphic granite

Twinning: twinned according to the albite twin law with {010} the twin plane, and the pericline twin law with b the twin axis. Carlsbad twins also occur, but baveno and manebach twins are rare.

Color: various shades of green to blue-green

Luster: vitreous

Transparency: opaque to translucent, rarely transparent

Cleavage: characteristic cleavages are {001} perfect and {010} distinct intersecting at approximately ninety degrees

Fracture: conchoidal