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Amazonite is Amazing-ite – No, Seriously. It is.

Click the photo to see amazonite at etemetaphysical.com.
Click the photo to see amazonite at etemetaphysical.com.

Amazonite is a blue-green, teal, turquoise colored feldspar, which puts it in the family of groovy and exotic moonstones.  I pretty much consider it “blue moonstone”, although whenever someone is using that term, they are really describing rainbow moonstone with a blue flash.  To-may-to, to-mah-to.  (That doesn’t work as well in writing as it does spoken.)

I find that I am rather neutral about the darker green teal colored amazonite on the market that is very veiny, but that I love-love the lighter more blue variety from Madagascar.  Big surprise.  I know.  I think the darker green that I am ho-hum about comes from Russia.  (Not that there is anything wrong with stones from Russia.  I’m a huge fan of shungite, charoite, and seraphinite, which all hail from Mother Russia.)

See this smirky guy and other amazonite by clicking the photo.
See this smirky guy and other amazonite by clicking the photo.

Why Amazonite is Groovy

1) Empathic Buffering Support:  If you’ve read any of my blogs with any regularity, you know that I am empathically sensitive, which is one of the reasons why I like working and playing with rocks.  My super power is “to feel”, either emotionally or energy through touch.  Sometimes more of a pain in the ass than a super power, but if you can actually keep yourself on lock down so that you aren’t being pushed around by the world around you, eventually you get to the point where you can use your sensitivities in service to a greater good.

2) Restoring Flow:  Amazonite is named after the Amazon river and the Egyptians associated it with the Nile, so amazonite is deeply connected to the energy of flowing rivers.  Any stones associated with water tend to help with the emotional body and the restoration of flow after blockage.

3) Woman Power: Amazonite is also associated with the mythical warrior women, the Amazons.  Pretty much, no one messed with those women because they would throw down on anyone that tried.  If you need to put your big girl panties on after something, or someone, makes you feel defeated, amazonite can help you sing your fight song.  (He wasn’t worth it anyway, you move on, Girl.)  The fact that amazonite is in the feldspar family and deeply aligned with moonstone helps with this “feminine power” aspect, too.

4) Cheap Blue Green Stone:  Amazonite is fairly affordable, so you can often find it in cheaper elastic or chip jewelry.  I often call amazonite “poor girls larimar” because some of the amazonite on the market is way closer to blue than green and it has a beautiful sea blue color to it that reminds me of larimar.  Also, when you are looking to create a chakra healing crystals set or selecting individual chakra stones, there are not as many choices in the blue or blue-green color range to support the throat chakra or the high heart chakra, and amazonite makes a decent choice.

5) Throat Chakra – Heart Chakra Alignment: Amazonite’s color is between the heart and throat chakras, so it can be used at either chakra for support, but it can be used between them to support the integration of heart chakra issues (emotions) with throat chakra issues (communication).   So if you have shit you need to say, you can make like John Mayer, and say what you need to say… say what you need to say.  La lalala.

See this sphere and other "graphic amazonite" by clicking the photo.
See this sphere and other “graphic amazonite” by clicking the photo. Graphic amazonite is when amazonite and smoky quartz have a baby. A freakishly awesome baby.

How to Work with Amazonite

1) Amazonite Gem Elixir: Since amazonite is closely aligned with water through it’s name association with the Amazon river, a gem elixir would be a fantastic way to work with the energies of this stone.  I would recommend, however, that you use a NON CONTACT method of creating a gem elixir because amazonite gets its color from lead.  The lead is bound to the structure of the stone, but still, be safe.    I would encourage you to do a combo gem elixir and add your favorite flower essence, such as Rescue Remedy, or some other blend that makes sense for your needs.  Matching it with lotus or blue lotus flower essence would be nice too, since the Egyptians associated amazonite with the Nile.

Click here to learn more about how to make your own gem elixirs.

2) Amazonite Jewelry:  Since amazonite is a more affordable stone, you can almost always find it in jewelry that is “just for fun”.  The colors of amazonite would lend it well as a necklace and as earrings, as those locations put the stone in energetic contact with the heart/throat chakras, where it wants to do its best work.  Amazonite bracelets would be good too, since all meridians in the body run through the wrist and hands.

3) Grids: I like putting amazonite in grid combinations that need to support and empower feelings and expressions.  It would also be a great addition to a healer’s work support grid because it would provide a layer of buffering from clients brew-ha without shutting down empathic information that might be useful for directing the healer to points of need.

Click here to read about “Crystal Grids: What’s the Flipping Point?”

4) Booby Rock:  Yes, I just said that.  And, no, you aren’t the only person who shoves rocks in your bra. (Sorry, dudes.)  Amazonite is a good rock to stuff in your bra over your heart, especially if you need emotional buffering.  If it is graphic amazonite or amazonite with black tourmaline inclusions, mores the better.

Amazonite in a Chakra Healing Set
Click on the photo to see other healing crystals that work well with amazonite.

Amazonite Plays Well With….

1) All Other Feldspars/Rocks with Feldspar: Moooooooonstone.  All of it.  White moonstone, black moonstone, peach moonstone, rainbow moonstone, graphic feldspar, labradorite, sunstone, indigo gabbro, and so on.  There is already a family resonance between those stones, so if you are working on a combo grid or pouch set, add amazonite when you want to pull in the qualities it supports.

2) Smoky Quartz: Amazonite forms with smoky quartz sometimes and when it does that…damn, it’s amazing.  Amazingite.  This significantly amps up the protection, grounding, and stabilization aspect of the amazonite.  I LOVE Graphic Amazonite (which is the name given to amazonite that has made a baby with smoky quartz).  It’s not just stunning, it’s smoking hot and useful.

3) Black Tourmaline:  This is another stone that often forms with amazonite, and when it does… again, it significantly amplifies the protection, grounding, and stability of amazonite’s already buffering qualities.  Other colors of tourmaline would be cool too, such as blue tourmaline, pink tourmaline, and green tourmaline.

4) Other Protection Stones: We already mentioned smoky quartz and black tourmaline, but other buffering and protective stones would do well, such as shungite, obsidian, amethyst, and Ocean Jasper.

5) Other Blue or Green Gemstones:  Amazonite plays nicely with other stones within the same color range.  I like it with turquoise, lapis lazuli, labradorite, larimar, chrysocolla, quantum Quattro silica, malachite, emerald, and aquamarine.  Yummy.

6) Other Woogy Comfort Stones: Such as rose quartz, mangano calcite, angelite, and lepidolite.

So, there you go.  Amazonite.  It’s Amazin’.  (Sorry, that was bad.)

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She Said: My Top Five Stones for Crystal Grids

She Said: My Top Five Stones for Crystal Grids

I’ve been wanting to write about the most universally useful stones to have handy for gridding purposes for awhile now.  These are the stones that I could use in almost any grid, regardless of the grids intended purpose.

#1: Rose Quartz:  My absolute number one.  I could add rose quartz to any grid for any reason because it brings the energy of “love” to the table.  There is no intention that isn’t made stronger through the inclusion of love energy.  Love protects, expands, nurtures, guides, connects, and so on.  If you want to set up a grid and have a specific purpose, but don’t know what to select, grab rose quartz first.  In fact, my favorite Reiki grid, a simple 7-stone grid of a single rock energy, would be plain ole rose quartz.  All you need is love.  Word.  Plus, pink is my power color.  Rock on.

#2 All Other Quartz:  The quartz family, in general, is universally helpful.  In fact, we should do an informational blog about which quartz variety is helpful for which issues.  Quartz amplifies intention and can be excellent “technical workers” in a grid to help expand the energy field out further, or to create a tighter vortex at the center.  The more quartz, the better.  Buy them in sets of 6 as often as possible.

#3 Rubies:  I love rubies in a grid.  Rubies are somewhere between red and purple, so they add a grounding element to a grid without canceling out higher vibrational themes.  Rubies also add strength and vitality, momentum, if you will, to the other stones.  They tend to be small, but potent, and can work the “super sneaky” position in a grid well without taking up more prominent positions, which are better to reserve for stones that weave very specific energies to address a need.  I also like them flanking the outside stones in a grid, so a set of 12 is nice too.

#4 Salt:  Salt rocks.  If you are setting up a cleansing or protection oriented grid, it doesn’t get much better than throwing salt into the mix.  Also, no matter what the theme of a grid, salt is a “technical worker”, meaning that it helps the grid to work better or be stronger.  In this case, salt keeps the grid itself running more smoothly and for longer periods of time because it keeps the energy within the grid nice and clear.  The  more clear, the less friction… the less friction, the longer the energy field of a grid remains running.  You can add salt by building a grid on top of salt, like a zen garden, or buy getting chunks that actually take up a layer within the grid itself.  I like all salt, but Himalayan salt is likely the easiest to procure in little chunks.  If I was going to do a serious protection grid, I might use the black Hawaiian salt as the base.

#5 Red Jasper:  I kicked emerald off my top 5 list in lieu of red jasper.  I actually like a particular rock called “Starry Jasper” which is red jasper with hematite and pyrite.  It’s not always easy to find that, however.  Red jasper is strengthening and adds a layer of enhanced integrity to any grid, as well as a grounding element.  However, I can add it to almost any grid because red jasper is good at helping us release what is no longer serving us.  In other words, it helps us to release patterns, perceptions, and energies that hold the vibrations of an unwanted or maladaptive outcome or pattern of behavior.  It’s difficult to bring in something “new” if you are still fighting internal patterns which are not in resonance to what is new.  So, there you have it… red jasper.

My guesses for Christopher’s list: rutilated quartz (special mention), all quartz, meteorite, shungite, copper or some mineral that is colored by copper.  ((I know he kicked my butt on this one.))

Christopher’s List

OK, I clearly got wiped on this one.  I absolutely agree about the lodestone, we can plop that stuff in just about anything.  Garnets, love them, but I think I must resonate to rubies more so.  Kyanite, also love it, but I associate it with cleansing, de-cording, communication, and Archangel Michael related stuff, so things perhaps more specific than a stone I would plop into any intention.

Hello Darlings… Welcome to the Metaphysical Corner

Welcome to the Metaphysical Corner.  Stay awhile.  We will probably make you think, laugh, and maybe discover something new. 🙂

“She said, He said”
~Metaphysical Style~

Yep, we’re a huge department of two people. 🙂  Our nicknames from our co-workers are “The Wizard” and “Woogy Mamma”.  The names are fairly representative of who we authentically are, for the most part.


Our similarities are many, our differences are complimentary.  We do tend to fall into yin/yang roles when we work together, so when we do create new tools or new combinations from the raw materials provided to us, we end up with a very well rounded product.  The same is true for when we create workshops together, do crystal whispers, or really… when we do any kind of work.  Together, we bring more to the table than either he or I could do alone.

Christopher and I wrote about ourselves on the website’s “More Information” section , so I can just leave the links to those specific stories here:
About Stacie
About Christopher

We also used to write on our own blogs, which are still up and and running and you can find those here:
Stacie’s Metaphysical Corner
The House of Daedalus

At this point, we’ve decided to share one blog on the website and do a bit of a “He said, She said” format, or rather, “She said, He said”.  Christopher thought I should go first, being female and all.  Sweet boy.

We both have our specialties, favorite tools, and perspectives.  He’s like a super genius about geology and traditional methods, plus he’s clairvoyant as heck.  I’ve got mainly a self-taught, lots of play time with materials kind of  background, with a kinesthetic or tactile sensitivity.  It’s stunning how often we are in agreement, but when we are not in agreement, there is something quite fun about why.

There is very fertile ground within our differences of opinions.  It shows us both new information and expands our perspectives, and I think it might be helpful to our readers as well.  So, we thought it would be fun to explore the similarities and differences of our perspective on this blog, to discuss what resources we would use for a particular issue, and why.

We also thought it would be fun to come up with our suggestions independently, without showing our information to each other before we wrote for ourselves, and then seeing which one of us was better at guessing what resources the other selected.

I have to admit… for the first blog about “The Most Universally Helpful Gridding Stones”, he kind of kicked my butt.

So, onward!

Love, Light, & Chocolate,
Stacie