One legend speaks of Amazonite as the “hope stone” possibly for its strong potassium content that strengthens physical stamina, or its soothing color like that of the spring sky which inspires hope.
A soothing stone for the nerves and brain pathways, Amazonite brings about a sense of peace and harmony within the self, and with those around you.
Considered a stone not only of hope, but courage and truth, as it opens the throat, heart, and solar plexus. It allows one to speak one’s truth from the heart without becoming overemotional, and then to be able to have the compassion and ability to hear the other person’s perspective and see their point of view, therefore truly achieving harmony. This also happens when using the stone for self-work, helping one to understand all their different desires and motivations, and seeing all the facets of one’s personality; how each can impact the other, and how to work with them together.
Amazonite is very empowering for use in manifesting one’s dreams and desires, and is most powerful and magnified when those manifestations are spoken aloud. Using Amazonite in dream, journeying, or meditation helps you to see and understand the symbols/messages you may receive, and trust that they are coming from a place of truth and compassion.
Amazonite is wonderful for self-expression and communication in all forms. It also helps to reduce self-damaging behavior, encourage self-respect, grace, and in becoming more self-assured. It helps to boost leadership skills, and increase healthy traits of the more masculine energies. This could also be a wonderful stone for artists of all types as it helps one to distill raw information to use for self-expression. It allows one to filter information while tapping into the flow of your intuition.
Amazonite is also said to be a great stone for prosperity, especially beneficial in new business ventures.
~ Due to its association with strong women, it is believed to help protect from and conquer sexism in your environment
~ Said to attract good luck
~ Dreams of Amazonite can bring peace and tranquility to one’s day
Smoky Quartz is a powerful grounding aid to be used during spiritual meditation. It can help one come back to the physical body and world after working in higher realms. Using Smoky Quartz during meditation allows one to reach a higher state of consciousness, relieving the barriers from alpha and beta states of mind and helping to cease any mental chatter consuming one’s consciousness. It is a talisman for the Root Chakra, which is an anchor to the natural world, again making it a premier stone for meditation. Smoky Quartz facilitates grounding of spiritual information to help one understand, receive, and integrate messages received during deep meditation.
Having the ability to transform and remove negative energy, Smoky Quartz also protects and cleanses the aura. While wearing Smoky Quartz, it provides a protective barrier against negative energies in one’s environment. It absorbs and transmutes an unlimited amount of negativity by grounding it within the Earth to be neutralized naturally. Smoky Quartz allows one to see and accept the joys in life and frees them from illusion. Use Smoky Quartz to ward off negative thinking.
Smoky Quartz has a deep connection to the Mother Earth and her energies. It initiates movement of the primal forces within the physical body, activating our survival instincts in a purified way. It brings strength and stability as well as a sense of personal pride while walking the Earth. Smoky Quartz links the Earth and stimulates concern for the environment. Use Smoky Quartz to block geopathic stress and to diffuse electromagnetic smog.
An excellent stone for the workplace, Smoky Quartz enhances practicality and organization skills. Place a piece of Smoky on your desk at work or somewhere in the home to purge the atmosphere of suppressed resentments or conflicts. It will help one to get things done in the practical world and can shift a bad mood to a good one. Smoky Quartz is a great stone for students as it lends focus and patience.
~ Good to have nearby when balancing checkbooks or doing taxes
~ Brings spiritual balance and the integration of past lives and future into the present moment
~ Can be used as a tool for focused prayer
~ Helps to counter effects of radiation, sunburns & electromagnetic fields
~ Suited well in the home when placed by the front door or a large window for protective vibrations.
~ Connects to the sound of the universe including telepathic sounds.
~ Believed to protect against pollution, radiation and electromagnetic smog.
~ Provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional, and environmental stress.