Alternative Names: Amazon Stone, Amazon Jade
Origin: Russia, Brazil, Peru, Colorado
Mineral Species: Microline
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: KAlSi3O8
Hardness: 6 - 6.5
Crystal System: Triclinic
Colour: Typically pale to mid aqua blue-green
Typical Appearance: Massive, granular, or as blocky prismatic crystals, often twinned.
Chakra Alignment: Heart and Throat
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the location in Brazil.
Amazonite encourages self-determination and self-confidence, allowing us to 'speak our truth', especially in a leadership capacity, making leadership something to enjoy rather than fear. It frees the voice, and gives us the confidence to sing and speak in public situations. Amazonite calms while at the same time lifting the spirits, and can be used to treat depression and Seasonal Affected Disorder. It encourages a healthy trust in ourselves and the Divine. As a filtering stone, amazonite helps to clear and support the kidneys, liver and other filtre organs, and is sometimes used protect against electromagnetic stress by placing it in front of the source of pollution, such as a computer monitor. Physically, it is sometimes used to ease cramps and labour pains.