Aug 14

Amazonite–Featured Stone (August 15th-31st)

Maybe it’s the Texas heat, but I am magnetically drawn to natural water sources at the moment. I recently went tubing down the San Marcos river–so cooling, refreshing, and conducive to deep thought. Imagine yourself and each member of humanity as a particle of water in a river. We are each individual, yet journeying the path together and being swept along by the current of life. Sometimes we hit some bumps and experience rapids or tiny waterfalls, and this ultimately accelerates our path and adds to the health of the entire river and ecosystem. We might find ourselves circling in an eddy or a whirlpool, repeating the same loop with the same water particles until the energy that held the whirlpool together shifts. Then we break free and ultimately keep moving along until we unite with the vast ocean. A stone that can keep us in balance and harmony as we flow through the river of life is Amazonite, named after the mighty Amazon river.  

amazoniteAmazonite is a gorgeous microline feldspar with a vivid turquoise or blue-green color. Fine white veins are evident when polished, as well as a pearly iridescent quality. Working with Amazonite can have the same healing effects as jumping into a natural water source, such as Barton Springs–it is very balancing, refreshing, purifying, and calming. It has a powerful soothing effect on the emotions, nerves, chakras, and physical body. Amazonite can cleanse negativity from any chakra, as well as from your mental and emotional bodies, and it can keep your aura protected from EMF’s. It is also one of the best balancing and harmonizing stones out there. According to Melody, author of Love is in the Earth, Amazonite helps you to balance your masculine and feminine sides, as well as many facets of your personality and lifestyle. She says it produces a balancing and preventative energy that is ideal for general health maintenance, since it aligns the physical and etheric bodies.  For all of these reasons, wearing or working with Amazonite regularly can help you to maintain a complete sense of well-being.    

Amazonite has a special resonance with the heart and throat chakras. It helps you to tune into the truth that resides in your heart, and to live and express it with integrity. I agree with Naisha Ahsian, co-author of The Book of Stones, that Amazonite can help those who fear conflict to speak up and set appropriate, loving boundaries when necessary.  Interpersonal relationships can have many complex layers. In certain situations, Amazonite has helped me to clarify all of my feelings and to value myself enough to express them–even the uncomfortable ones–in the highest and most heart-felt ways possible. I highly recommend this stone for anyone who is experiencing throat chakra blockage due to fear of expression. This is a core pattern that can relate to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), which seems to affect lots of women. Oh, and one other unrelated but noteworthy property of Amazonite: it has been historically used to increase the flow of prosperity, new customers, and good fortune in business.  What’s not to love about this stone?  Head over to Nature’s Treasures and get your very own Amazonite today. It is ten percent off from August 15th through the 31st.