Healing Properties of Green Amethyst
Prasiolite (also known as green amethyst), is a heat-treated form of amethyst. Because it closely related to both amethyst and citrine, it acts as a bridge between the solar plexus chakra (seat of the will), the heart chakra, and the third eye and crown chakras. This makes it ideal for aligning the body, mind, and spirit into an integrated whole.
If you are dedicated to pursuing a spiritual life, you may have found that you are far more able to be loving in a theoretical way while on the meditation cushion than to act loving when someone cuts you off in traffic. Prasiolite can help bridge this disconnect and translate your spiritual growth into real life peace & connection by activating the heart as the leader of both your thoughts and actions.
Prasiolite also facilitates a stronger connection to nature. If you want to be an advocate for the environment, but you would rather lead with wisdom and heart rather than pure “warrior energy”, prasiolite is an ideal ally.
Ultimately prasiolite helps to awaken the heart to its rightful place as the center of your human experience and enables your “heart vision”: being able to see through human flaws and failings to the perfection of the Spirit within each person. This is the deep compassion of sages.
Green Amethyst as a Gemstone
Prasiolite (more commonly known as “green amethyst”) is a pale green form of quartz. There is a small amount of natural prasiolite, but almost all prasiolite on the market is artificially produced by heat-treaing amethyst. Amethyst usually turns yellow or orange, producing citrine, but with the addition of radiation, it turns green.
Technically, amethyst is by definition purple, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense to call prasiolite “green amethyst”, but the name seems to have stuck.