Amazonite is known as the stone of personal truth and honesty. Working with Amazonite can help you find the courage to speak from the heart and the wisdom to know when to stay silent. Mystics believe that the stone gives the gift of self-respect, which can lead to improved health and happiness for yourself and a healthy respect for other people. It is a helpful stone for anyone dealing with issues of anger or intolerance and is said to work best when given as a gift.
Amazonite is also associated with creativity and self expression. Meditation with the stone is believed to help you find the best ways to express your thoughts, feelings and unique message to the world and the courage to be yourself and live the life you really want.
In crystal healing, Amazonite is often used to calm the nerves, relieve stress and help people suffering the adverse effects of mood swings, irrational behaviour and emotional problems. It is believed to increase willpower, help you persevere when working towards your goals and teach you to cope with change and 'go with the flow'.
Magically, Amazonite is most renowned as an Earth-Stone and it seems to work best when placed on the body, in direct physical contact with your skin. Placing a piece of Amazonite under the sole of each foot can help to create a connection with the Earth and draw in vital energy. Resting a stone on the 3rd Eye when meditating is said to help unlock psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, telepathy and empathy.
Amazonite makes a wonderful gift for Nature. It is said that if you leave a piece at a well, river or sacred site as a gift to the Earth you will be rewarded by an increased awareness of Nature Spirits and animal guides.