Protector against negative energies, stimulant of creativity and stone of love, amethyst has been used since ancient times in rituals and making talismans.
Amethyst is a variety of purple-bluish quartz .
The mineral often has a purple color, of different shades up to pink variants. The color is unevenly distributed in the mass of the mineral, so stripes of darker shades appear. Color determinants are achieved by the presence of Fe ions placed in the atomic structure of the tetrahedral network. The color of amethyst is due to the replacement of silicon atoms with iron atoms , this being a controversial theory. Amethysts can be transformed into colorless crystals by radiation. A similar effect of color change is achieved by exposure to the sun, or heat for a longer time to the mineral.
What is Amethyst
Amethyst, also known as purple quartz, consists of thin layers of crystal, sometimes with wavy or concentric striations, with transparent or white inserts.
It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, translucent appearance, the shade of purple being conferred by copper or manganese impurities. It is the most valuable gem in the quartz family, being often polished in the form of a brilliant.
The gemstone is extracted from many places around the world, such as Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Africa, USA, as well as on the European continent.
Types of Amethysts
Amethyst Lilac – Lavender Light – very light shade. This stone is believed to facilitate beta brain waves and stimulate the heart chakra.
Amethyst Violet – Dark – very deep purple color.
Chevron amethyst , also known as marbled amethyst, is intensely colored and has successive white quartz strips on its surface. It is considered a very strong crystal, which caught in a pendant, can easily repel negativity of any kind.
Amethrin – amethyst with yellow citrine shades.
Benefits of Wearing Amethyst:
Amethyst is related to the 7th chakra, the sanctuary of the spirit, favoring intuitive ability, meditation and closeness to Divinity.
The stone is used as a purifier, releasing negative energies and acting as a protector.
The purple shades of amethyst symbolize moderation and lucidity. It is not suitable for hyperactive people, being generally used to relieve stress or nervousness.
The stone is used in crystal therapy for its balancing, healing and regenerating properties. It is supposed to ward off insomnia and nightmares if it is placed under the pillow during sleep.
Amethyst is often used to purify the environment, acting as an aura of protective light.
9 Healing and Magical Properties of Amethyst
Property # 1 : Protection
For those who do not feel safe or for those who are afraid of accidents or dangers. It is good to have such a stone on you, especially if you fall into this category of people. The protective role of amethyst is known from the time of the Celts who considered it the stone of the Druids.
In India it was the stone of the Brahmins, while in Buddhism, amethyst was perceived as the stone of evolution on the steps of spirituality. Amethyst is believed to transform energy into love and give a state of peace of mind.
Property # 2 : Stimulator
It stimulates a person’s intellectual and spiritual abilities, mental qualities, courage, spiritual openness , sense of contentment, intuition, common sense, extrasensory abilities , self-confidence, self-respect, personal charm, concentration, sustained work, spiritual abilities.
Amethyst drives away bad thoughts and increases people’s intelligence.
In the Middle Ages, the leaders of the Catholic Church believed that amethyst not only protected them from vices, but also helped priests to keep their oath of chastity. Eventually, amethyst came to be considered the episcopal stone; Today, many bishops wear amethyst rings.
In Tibet, Buddhists consider it a sacred stone, wear amethyst medallions, and often make their amethyst crystal rosaries .
Property # 3 : Safety
It brings strength, stability, resilience, peace, fair judgment, inner peace, dreams, calm, love, happiness, friendship, protection, new ideas, a direction in times of confusion, financial stability, prestige and recognition.
Property # 4: Combativeness
Fights anger, impatience, nightmares, stress, agitation, depression , sadness, despair, lack of communication.
Due to the calming effect of the mind, amethyst is a stone that can be used in case of overwork or overwhelming mental states.
It is one of the best stones that can be used in case of stress or migraines because it relieves the mental anxieties that tend to cause these sufferings. Amethyst violet is composed of several shades of blue and red.
Amethyst is especially helpful for people who are currently suffering from nightmares. Before bed, put an amethyst crystal on your forehead and program it to protect you during sleep. Then put it under the pillow and sleep peacefully.
Property # 5: Receptivity
It is very good for channeling energies, giving up vices, tempering obsessions or addictions (amethyst helps addicts of tobacco, food, alcohol, if it is specially programmed to give up addiction), professional achievement, career success, achieving a supremacy over the opposite sex.
Property # 6 : Mediation
Good for meditation, prayer, fasting and regressions in previous lives.
Amethyst is one of the best stones for meditation . Because the color of amethyst has the highest vibration — corresponding to the third eye, you can place an amethyst stone directly on this area (while the person is lying face up) to accompany us in the state of meditation .
The gentle faith of the amethyst temporarily calms the processes of worldly thought that usually flood the consciousness , so that the mind can experience eternal peace.
Amethyst guides the mind away from egocentric clichés, enticing it to a deeper understanding. As the mind abandons the struggle with the thoughts, flashes, and suggestions of high knowledge, they begin to infiltrate.
The energies of amethyst show the mind how to be humble, thus opening the doors to a refined mind.
Property # 7: Healing
Helps in almost any healing, absorbs pain in the stone, protects health. Healing with amethyst crystals is a simple and powerful system that allows the therapist to heal effectively using the energy of the crystals , even when the stones are not physically present. Through initiations, you will have access to the specific energy of the crystals and you will be able to access these energies.
These etheric crystals are much stronger than those found inside the Earth. You can place them on the body, in the body or in the aura field. The energy of the stone will disappear when it is no longer needed. You will receive information about the characteristics of the crystals, their use, for all levels. With the help of these initiations you can do a complete therapy with the energy of the etheric crystals, to create wonderful elixirs in just a few moments and you can even increase the power of your crystals that you already have.
Crystals emit vibrations that resonate with the waves in our bodies, and the closer they are to the wavelength, the stronger the beneficial effects; they can cause the purification of the aura, the unlocking of the chakras , the protection and energization of the organism, they can purify the rooms and remove the evil forces.
Therapy using crystals called Cristaloterapie . It is an ancient technique, known and practiced since ancient times, for protection against negative energies, curses, witchcraft or charms were worn in the form of amulets or talismans.
Helps in case of insomnia, headaches, eyes, hair, stomach, central nervous system, digestive system and endocrine system.
Property # 8: Balancing
Balances blood sugar, misplaced behaviors: kleptomania, alcoholism, dangerous addictions, vices.Amethyst reflects a splendid violet light, the color specific to the center corresponding to the third eye.
It is the color that can be seen on the occasion of more special sunsets, when dusk turns daylight into darkness.
It is the color that symbolizes the transition of consciousness from the normal state of wakefulness to the twilight areas of elevated states of consciousness. In those delightful moments when the energy rises, the amethyst reveals the essence of magic, the ability to turn illusion into reality.
Here is the connection of this stone with the physical compartment of the energetic structure of man and below you can also see the color spectrum of the stones.
Property # 9 : Regeneration
Helps to regenerate tissues.
It may come as a surprise to some, but the default state of the body is one of incessant regeneration . Without the flame-like process, of continuous cellular change within the body – life and death intertwined incessantly – the miracle of the human body would not exist.
However, during the disease, the regenerative processes are overtaken by the degenerative ones. This is where medicine can achieve its noblest trait, pushing the body back into balance with food, plants, nutrients, healing energies, that is, the intention to heal.
With the help of crystal therapy, it significantly intervenes in the regeneration process of cells in the body. Especially with a well-chosen crystal, purified but also energized, maximum results can be obtained.
The Intuitive Eye
Amethyst gives off the vibrations that everyone needs at the end of a long day. Its purple hue is soothing; its Energy absorbs stress and fatigue. Thanks to its relaxing effect, it is recommended to find restful nights of sleep or to get rid of a bad habit. Associated with the Crown Chakra, Amethyst also awakens Intuition.
Which Zodiac Signs can wear Amethyst
From a zodiacal point of view, amethyst is recommended for Aries, Cancers, Pisces, Capricorn and Virgo.
Amethyst brings good luck to Aries, protects them from harmful vibrations and promises to bring them harmony in the relationship. Amethyst is believed to have the power to transform the negative energies and emotions of Pisces into positive energies, facilitating balance, both mentally and physically.
Sensitive Cancers are also protected by amethyst from mental attacks and negative thoughts generated by disappointments. For those who feel vulnerable, amethyst is a good partner, amplifying spiritual abilities, intuition and courage.
The recommendation of stone specialists is to listen to our inner voice and to choose our lucky talisman depending on what we feel.
How to use Amethyst?
Sit down for a few minutes with your Stone in your hand. Breathe in and visualize the Energy of your Crystal entering your body. Visualize your intentions for your Stone. What should she help you with? Is relaxes you, appeases you and gives you more confidence or energy. Keep your Stones with you, use in all your intuitive or meditation practices (mindfulness, yoga …) or place them in your “Ritual corner”
Legends of Amethyst:
The name comes from the Greek language, being related to the legends in which Bacchus is mentioned and the violet shades of the wine.
Legend has it that the god fell in love with a beautiful nymph, Amethyste, and because she rejected him, he turned her into a purple rock. Being relatively widespread in nature, amethysts have been used since ancient times, as ornaments and for ritual purposes. The oldest engraved amethyst was discovered in the royal tombs of Mycenae in the late nineteenth century, the gem dating from the second millennium BC.
The Greeks believed that amethyst brought love and happiness, protecting against negative emotions. It is considered the stone of the archangel Jeremiah, the angel of change, of the power of revision of destiny.
In ancient Egypt it was prized for its sparkles, being used in making amulets and necklaces with beads.
The Romans long considered amethyst to be an imperial stone, using it to decorate sceptres, crowns and rings.
In the Middle Ages, people protected their graves from demons and thieves with amethyst beads. It is said that Saint Valentine wore a ring inlaid with amethyst, the stone being today often associated with Valentine’s Day.