Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It is also a natural tranquilizer. With its strong healing and cleansing powers, it is also a guardian against psychic attack, and able to transmute that energy into love. This is a great stone to help those with addictions and blockages of all kinds. Extremely beneficial to the mind, it calms or stimulates when appropriate, helping to feel less scattered, more focused and enhances the simulation of new ideas.
This crystal helps with the decision making process, bringing in common sense, and spiritual insights. Balancing out highs and lows, it promotes emotional centering, dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. It also alleviates sadness, and grief and supports coming to terms with a loss. Amethyst promotes the love of the divine, encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Opening intuition and enhances psychic gifts, this is an excellent stone for meditation. One of the most spiritual stones, it provides insights into true nature and encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February.
Crushed amethyst was used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans as a way to ward off intoxication. One story is told that partly this was due to the fact that the Romans sometimes put this stone in their wine. Then the wine could be watered down and still retain its purple color from the stones within. That meant less alcohol, and thus, less intoxication. Both the Greeks and Romans made drinking cups and talismans of amethyst to prevent intoxication.
There is a Greek legend of how amethyst got its purple color. Once Dionysus was so annoyed by Artemis that he set his sacred tigers upon a maiden attending her shrine. To preserve the maiden, whose name was Amethyst, Artemis petrified her in sparkling quartz. Lamenting this virgin’s demise, Dionysus poured the contents of his cup over the statue, which immediately became infused with the purple of the grape.
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz. It can be found worldwide with notable deposits in Brazil, South Korea, Austria, and the United States.
This stone works well with all of the chakras but has long been associated with the crown chakra.
For those born with their sun in Aries, amethyst can soothe and reduce the pain of headaches. If your sun is in Aquarius, amethyst helps you to work with your vision for your future. Aquarians can also use amethyst points, pointing outward, to draw off negative energy from their body. Pisceans benefit from amethyst because it helps connect your everyday reality, imagination, and your spirituality. It also helps the Pisces born to stay grounded in reality and not use escapism as a coping tool.
If your rising sign is in Aries, amethyst provides protection so you do not absorb other people’s emotional energy. For those who have their moon in Virgo, use amethyst to help you set realistic goals. If your moon is in Libra, amethyst helps you with decision making and putting them into motion.
Amethyst is believed to boost production of hormones, tune the endocrine system and metabolism. Releasing tension, amethyst eases headaches and any physical, emotional and psychological pain that causes tension. Amethyst brings restful sleep and treats insomnia.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Amethyst at Crystal Life
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