Top Three Benefits of Amethyst
- Protects you from negative energy
- Enhances your intuition & psychic abilities
- Helps you break bad habits
Amethyst Healing Properties
Amethyst is a powerhouse stone with many benefits. It vibrates at a high frequency, creating a bubble of spiritual protection against negative energy. Amethyst awakens higher consciousness, assists in wise decision-making free of emotional confusion, and facilitates meditation and intuition.
Amethyst is a purification stone on many levels–it helps purify the aura directly, and one of its properties is to support you to make decisions that keep you clear-headed, like avoiding or quitting smoking, drinking, or drugs. Amethyst helps you be the best version of yourself–dropping unhelpful habits of action and thought and shifting into higher states of consciousness. Its powers include protection from negative influence, as you are more clear and grounded in your true nature.
Amethyst supports the 6th (third eye) and 7th (crown) chakras, providing a boost to psychic abilities, intuition, and mental understanding. If you are wanting to expand your spiritual awareness or connection to the Divine, amethyst is a great choice of crystal. You can use it in meditation to achieve high frequency states and contact your guides. Amethyst is especially helpful as a protective ward when journeying in other realms, as it vibrates at a high frequency which cancels out or blocks lower frequencies. The “bubble of light” it creates around you is a powerful protection and support for maintaining clarity of intention & focus.
Wearing an amethyst crystal on a regular basis helps with mental balance, wellbeing, and general health. Amethyst is a very attractive stone, meaning it’s not hard to wear! Be sure to clear the stone from time to time by running in under water while holding the intention of clearing the stone.
Amethyst is a great stone for placing in your home or workplace. Amethyst geodes and crystals help purify the atmosphere and create clarity, protection, and healing energy. It is a general purpose crystal, meaning everyone can benefit from having an amethyst in their vicinity.
Black Amethyst Meaning Black Amethyst is amethyst with inclusions of hematite, which makes it a much darker color, a mix of black and deep purple. While it shares properties and meaning with Amethyst, the hematite adds a grounding element which makes this a great stone for metaphysical work. It adds a root chakra element that can keep you grounded while the amethyst stimulates your higher chakras.
Amethyst as a Gemstone
Amethyst is a lavender to purple translucent semi-precious crystal that is a form of quartz. Like all quartz, amethyst is a commonly used crystal in metaphysical work. Amethyst is found in many parts of the world, but only a few countries provide the dark, high-quality color gemstones.
About the Stone
Amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. The only difference between regular clear quartz crystal and amethyst is the color, which is caused by iron and aluminum that were present while the stone was forming. Amethyst is always a shade of purple, sometimes very light, other times very dark, and occasionally you will find red dots or red or blue hues in the stone.
Amethyst and citrine are closely related: citrine is formed when amethyst is exposed to heat when forming. Sometimes people even call citrine “burnt amethyst”. When citrine and amethyst are found together in one piece, it is called ametrine and is very sought after.
“Green amethyst” is more properly called prasiolite, another form of heat-treated amethyst that is pale green in color. It should not be called “green amethyst” any more than you would call citrine “yellow amethyst”. Amethyst is by definition purple.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and has meaning to the astrological signs Pisces, Aries, Aquarius, and Sagittarius. Amethyst crystal is found in Russia, India, Brazil, US, Canada, Australia, and South Korea.
Amethyst jewelry and other uses dates back to Neolithic times 25,000 years ago. It has often been associated with royalty, and used in crowns and royal rings.
Amethyst Lore & Historical Meaning
The word amethyst comes from Greek, and means “to not intoxicate”. The historical amethyst meaning among Greeks and Romans included being used to cure drunkenness. Amethyst has also been used for help with insomnia, grief, and addictions.
Amethyst in Jewelry
Amethyst gemstones, because of their hardness and beautiful color is very popular in jewelry. It is readily available at relatively low prices, even for high grade material, and is available in a huge range of sizes and shapes. Amethyst jewelry is beautiful, powerful, and beneficial!