Amethyst is a beautiful stone with several benefits. It vibrates at a high frequency, which creates spiritual protection that blocks out the lower negative frequencies and energies. It helps to awaken higher consciousness, assisting in clear-headed decision-making that is free of emotional confusion. It helps with meditation and intuition.
Physical Energy Properties: Amethyst has strong balancing and cleansing powers and helps to heal the causes of disease. This crystal is beneficial for hormone regulation, headaches, migraines, hearing, asthma, blood clots, bacterial and viral infections and arthritis. It is good for immune health, the heart, skin, stomach, liver, teeth, circulatory and sympathetic nervous systems. Amethyst reduces bruising, swelling, injuries and treats hearing disorders. It heals diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract, along with skin conditions and cellular disorders. Amethyst also helps with addictions, especially alcoholism, as it aids in both detoxing and blood cleansing. It relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. It is beneficial for the intestines helping to regulate flora, remove parasites and encourage the reabsorption of water. Amethyst helps with insomnia and encourages restful sleep.
Emotional Energy Properties: Amethyst helps to enhance spiritual awareness. Amethyst is a crystal that is beneficial to the mind, clearing negativity and confusion, balancing out highs and lows, and promoting emotional centering. It helps with decision making, negotiation skills, wealth, business success, moving forward in life, dealing with responsibility and change, and public speaking. It helps to balance emotions, dispelling anger, violent tendencies and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Amethyst calms oversensitivity, tension and grief.
Spiritual Energy Properties: It is one of the most spiritual stones, encouraging a love of the divine, and spiritual wisdom. This crystal opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation, helping you to set realistic goals. At a subtle level, this stone helps to balance the physical, mental and emotional bodies and links them to the spiritual. This crystal cleanses the aura and transforms negative energy. Amethyst is a helpful stone for people who are about to make the transition through death.
Chakras: Throat and crown chakras. Amethyst provides a boost to psychic abilities, intuition and mental understanding. It stimulates the throat and crown chakras.
Astrological signs: Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces and Virgo.
History: Amethyst gets its name from the Greek word meaning “to not intoxicate.” Amethyst was used by the Greeks and Romans to cure drunkenness. It can also be used to help with insomnia, grief, and addictions.
Source: Brazil, Britain, Canada, East Africa, India, Madagascar, Russia, Siberia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United States and Uruguay.
Variations, Rarity and Value: The classic color of amethyst is purple to lavender. There are rare varieties of the stone that are almost black, and other varieties that are purple/white banded with chevron amethyst and prasiolite, which is a green amethyst colored by its mineral inclusions. Amethyst is a variety of quartz found as transparent, pointed crystals or masses. The stone comes in all sizes and may be geode, cluster or single point. It is affordable as it is one of the most common crystals.
How to use it: Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones and an excellent choice for meditation. Use it to achieve high-frequency states. Sleeping with amethyst can promote out of body experiences and encourage intuitive dreams. Wear amethyst on a regular basis as jewelry to help with mental balance, wellbeing and for general health. Place amethyst on the third eye to help stimulate it.
Clusters and geodes of amethyst can be placed around your home or workplace. The geodes and crystals help to purify the atmosphere and create clarity, protection and balancing energy. Single point crystals can be used for balancing. Place the single point of amethyst towards you to help draw in energy and away from you to draw away energy. This stone is beneficial when worn over the heart or throat. To help with insomnia or nightmares, place an amethyst crystal underneath your pillow. Amethyst crystals will fade if left in sunlight.