Our crystal of the month for November 2017 is the ancient gemstone Amazonite. Treasured for centuries, Amazonite has been prized for both its staggering beauty and its healing benefits. This pale green crystal was first used by the people of pre-Columbian South and Central America as far back as the 10th century BC. Here’s why it’s so beloved even today.
Amazonite can be used to rebalance the mind and body. By using amazonite it’s possible to maintain a healthy intellect and intuition and can help us to have a clearer and stronger state of mind, as well as more measured responses and rational perceptions to the world and events around us. It is for this reason that it is actually nicknamed the “Stone of Truth.” Using it can cause our true emotions to be revealed and can mean we see things much more clearly. Additionally, when balancing our emotions, amazonite can help us let go of various negative emotions that often cloud our judgement and our decision making, such as jealousy, anger and bitterness. If you feel like you’re being weighed down and are particularly off balance, you can try meditating with an amazonite crystal or even sleep with one under your pillow.
Deflecting Electromagnetic Waves
Not something that was such a problem for the people using amazonite in 10th Century BC, but something that affects many in the modern era, amazonite acts as a barrier and filter for electromagnetic waves. Many have electromagnetic sensitivity and feel negative associations caused by things such as mobile phones, computers and microwaves. This pollution of energy causes geopathic stress to some and amazonite can help combat this. Simply place a small amazonite crystal near sources of electromagnetic negativity in your house and at work and it will absorb the energy meaning you don’t have to. The strong healing ability of amazonite will help to rehabilitate your whole nervous system and balance your energies.
Confidence & Self-Assurance
As well as being nicknamed the “Stone of Truth”, another name for amazonite is the “Hope Stone.” This is because those that use amazonite and surround themselves with it develop a new sense of hope and possibility. Amazonite helps to build confidence and self-assurance which means people become more hopeful at the prospect of success. A great time to use amazonite crystals is before a work presentation, an exam or anything else you want to achieve. Or if you just generally would like a little confidence boost!
Let us know if you’ve had any good meditation & healing experiences with amazonite!