Also known as microline
Key Words: Mood-lifting, balancing, leadership, clear voice
Chemical Formula: KAlSi3O8
Birthstone: Secondary Birthstone for Virgo
Chakra: Heart and Throat
Mineralogy: Amazonite is a blue-green variety of microline – a potassium (alkali) feldspar. It is usually opaque with little or no play of light.
Properties: Amazonite encourages determination and self-confidence, allowing us to 'speak our truth', especially in a leadership capacity – thus 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 trust in the Divine. As a filtering stone, amazonite helps to clear and support the kidneys and liver, and is sometimes used for protection 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.