What is Amethyst?
Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family.
It can vary in color, but is mostly known for its soothing purple hue.
Amethyst has been used since ancient times for its healing and metaphysical properties.
It is said to be a calming and stress relieving stone, and is recognized as the most "universal stone".
It can be found in many locations around the world, including Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Russia, and the United States.
You can find the finest and deepest purple specimens in Uruguay.
The word "Amethyst" is derived from the Greek word "amethystos", literally meaning "not intoxicated". It was believed to hold special powers that prevented drunkenness.
It is known as a natural stress reliever in the metaphysical realm. It also encourages inner strength, spirituality, and intuition.
It is one of the most popular crystals because its calming and peaceful energy, its color, and its meaning are so universally desired.
Amethyst Metaphysical Properties & Benefits
Amethyst’s main healing properties include intuition, stress relief, and positivity.
It attracts positive energy while ridding the body or your home of negative energy (like feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, and other negative emotions).
Because of its properties of inner strength, stress relief, and spirituality, as well as the origin of its name, it is believed to be a great stone to help those looking to practice sobriety.
Its peaceful and calming energy can also support sleep and encourages tranquil dreams.
Additional benefits of Amethyst include:
· Calming thoughts
· Cleansing your Aura
· Spiritual awakening
· Good sense of judgment
· Comfort in times of loss
Amethyst is one of the best crystals for Pisces.
It heightens intuition and helps Pisces' overcome disruptive sleep or thoughts they may be experiencing. Amethyst is great at helping a Pisces to curb bad habits, both physical and emotional.
It allows them to focus and to be less biased towards people and situations. Amethyst makes the Pisces face their issues and prevents them from giving into any escapism tendencies they may have.
Amethyst helps Pisces to reflect on the root causes of their issues and assists them in working towards overcoming them.
It is also associated with the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
Amethyst stimulates the Crown Chakra and helps open the Third Eye Chakra.
Amethyst is the Birthstone for February
How to Use Amethsyt
In Meditation & Sleep
Take 7 deep breaths, visualize its purple color filling up all of your mind with peace as you say to yourself “I am at peace” 7 times.
Place the Amethyst on your nightstand and continue to breathe deeply as you slowly drift off to sleep or into a deeply relaxed meditative state.
How to Wear
Many people enjoy wearing amethyst in jewelry pieces as a way of combating negativity.
If it seems as though negativity seems to find you and weigh you down, try adding amethyst into your accessories or simply keep a tumbled amethyst in your pocket.
When wearing an Amethyst bracelet, remember that your left hand is your receiving hand, and your right hand is your sending hand.
In the Home
Amethyst is a stone that attracts abundance and brings new opportunities walking through the door.
It helps to promote an office space full of peace, as well!
You could place amethysts under your pillow before bedtime for those trying nights when it's hard sleep. The gemstone will clear out any negative energy keeping you awake while also providing pleasant and tranquil dreams instead.
Give this gift during times where stress has become too much: either personally or professionally, or both.
Geology of Amethyst
Ranking a 7 on the Moh’s scale, Amethyst is a form of Quartz with its only distinguishing property being deep purple coloring.
It can be found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
It can also form within molten rock during cooling or solidifying stages.
Amethysts are beautiful stones not just for their appearance but also because they come in many different forms including raw chunks, clusters, geodes, and points.