Amazonite

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Amazonite is a common form of alkali feldspar and is named after the Amazon River; its striking colour is due to the presence of lead.  Amazonite jewellery was produced as long ago as four thousand years ago.  It was used in India, Egypt, and Sudan.  The seventh chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead was engraved on Amazonite, and an Amazonite scarab ring was among Tutankhamen’s treasures.  In ancient Egypt, Amazonite was a popular amulet stone.  

Amazonite is called the stone of courage and has the capacity to sooth and calm both the mind and body.  Amazonite is said to increase self-respect especially in women (!!) and reduces self-neglect! For those with problems to solve, Amazonite may prove beneficial, as it is reputed to bring clarity of view to a troubled situation and help those involved to see the issue from both sides.

At an emotional level, Amazonite soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear.  It dispels negative energy and aggravation. In terms of health promoting properties, Amazonite is believed to aid the skeletal and muscular system, and bring relief to those affected by tooth decay or osteoporosis.

One of the chief attributes of Amazonite is considered to be an ability to provide protection from electromagnetic pollution and microwaves.  It is suggested that Amazonite be placed near computers and a pieced strapped to your mobile phone !! Try explaining that in the office lol.

  • Structure: Triclinic
  • Composition: Potassium Aluminium Silicate
  • Hardness: 6
  • Zodiac: Virgo
  • Birthstone: September
  • Chakra: Throat and Heart
  • Sources: USA, Russia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Austria
  • Empowerment: I expect fair treatment and consideration from others
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