Color: blue-green (turquoise) with white flecks
Chakra(s): throat and navel
About the stone: Amazonite is a microclinic feldspar composed of potassium aluminum silicate. Forms in opaque, well-defined (sometimes quite large) triclinic crystals. It is often found in Colorado occurring alongside smoky quartz crystals.
Astrological sign(s): Gemini, Virgo
Mohs scale: 6–6.5
Spiritual uses: Amazonite’s energy offers a direct connection to the heavenly realm and makes you receptive to its assistance.
Mental uses: Use amazonite when you want to know the truth or when you need to speak the truth.
Emotional uses: Amazonite helps you graciously speak up for yourself and reminds you to listen to what others have to say.
Physical uses: This stone also aids in clearing physical challenges of the ears and nose. It helps improve your ability to speak, sing, or make any type of vocalization in general.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo