Posted on March 12 2019
🔮 Amethyst ranks one of the highest crystals with metaphysical properties. Few crystals are as famous or as distinctive as amethyst. One of very few stones with its unique purple colouration, amethyst is a form of quartz that contains iron and other trace minerals within its structure.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience.
Amethyst is one of the stones that was most highly prized in the ancient world and continues to be prized by many people around the world today.
Amethyst is found all over the world, with some of the most precious deposits still found the vicinity of Greece, Italy, the Middle East, and Northern Africa.
There are many stones that are purported to enhance psychic powers, and many more that improve emotional intelligence, but the numbers of stones that have specific positive effects on the intellect are much rarer.
It can help you think both soberly and critically about the situations you face, which will lead you to far greater success in handling them.
It is worth remembering that Amethyst gained its name from the Ancient Greek word meaning “not intoxicated”.
It was said to prevent against drunkenness, and that its bright color came from the god of wine, Dionysus, pouring out his wine over a clear crystal in mourning. Because of this, Amethyst has long been said to promote sobriety; both in preventing drunkenness and in the sense of developing an ability to think more clearly and not be clouded with emotion of any specific sort.
This is a wonderful crystal to use if you frequently find yourself in situations where you are unsure how to take action because of your emotions. It is important to remember that emotions are a valid and necessary part of the human life experience, not be discounted or ignored.
However, emotions can be dangerous, because everyone’s emotional response to the same situation will be different. We all know it can be very difficult to communicate emotions between people.
Amethyst crystals will help you build the skill to critically analyze emotions and then choose whether to act on them. Perhaps, whether to acknowledge their validity and then set them aside to act on intellectual decisions instead.
Because of this, amethyst is an invaluable crystal when you have to solve a difficult problem with others. Especially, when emotions are running hot or when lots of people are talking, but no one is listening, and no one really knows what’s going on.
This happens more often than you’d expect, even in high positions in businesses, or between married couples.
Amethyst will help you listen to other people’s issues and concerns with an open mind; to then formulate and clearly articulate solutions in a practical and helpful way.
Amethyst rules the crown chakra. This is interesting, because the crown chakra is the chakra of spirituality.
Amethyst is an excellent crystal to enhance physical vitality, especially after chemotherapy, radiation, or pharmaceutical treatments.
It’s an energizing healer on a physical level because it can strengthen the adrenal glands, the reproductive organs, and the heart.
It can aid in the treatment of disorders that affect the lungs, pancreas, and spleen. It can also stimulate fertility and help in the treatment of conditions related to the reproductive system.
Amethyst can work in strengthening the immune system. It can also help you achieve a speedy recovery from a severe illness.
It can be effective when it comes to cell regeneration. Amethyst is a natural stress reliever and can also detoxify the body.
Emotionally, Amethyst is used in crystal healing to help heal personal losses and grief.
Amethyst will invite harmony in your professional relationships and prosperity in your financial life.
Amethyst can help manifest your true self rather than be influenced by others to conform to other people’s expectations.
You will realize that only when you’re honest with yourself will you experience genuine happiness and satisfaction.
This crystal’s energies will help you understand your own needs, wants, and desires in your relationship.
You will know what truly makes you happy and just how you want to be loved.
Amethyst will stimulate your heart and open yourself up to more love. It will break down your walls, and it will release all your fears and worries about love.
It can eliminate destructive actions and ideas and replace them with only affirmative, empowering, and uplifting ones.
You will be more confident in sharing how you feel, and you will be looking forward to the future more.
Amethyst can help you remove the lethargy in your relationship. With hard work and commitment, you will be able to restore what was lost and rekindle the passion that has been missing.
It will get rid of grief, despair, anger, or defeat. It will soothe emotional wounds and alleviate the pain that comes with emotional trauma.
Amethyst can help you confront your emotional issues and overcome them. It can bring your hidden or suppressed feelings to the surface so that something positive will take place.
You will have a more honest communication, and you will be surrounded with compassionate energies.
There will be more passion and engagement in your relationship. You will be feeling adored, admired, and appreciated.
Like Selenite, Amethyst energies can give you comfort when you need it. You will never feel alone because you will find a way to be happy and contented even if you are by yourself.
You will know what to do when the hurt becomes unbearable, and you will know how you can stand up and move forward.
Amethyst will help you demonstrate strength of heart and mind. You will not be deterred by a few bumps in the road and by the mountains that you need to climb.
You will let your spirits be lifted up, and you will allow yourself to be happy. You will not dwell on the sadness and the hurt, but you will focus on the things that you want to manifest in your relationship.
Amethyst supports your growth as a person and as a partner in life. It will reassure you that there’s no fear in endings or beginnings because they are all just a part of living and loving.
Amethyst is also known to promote better relationships on an intellectual level.
Because it is linked to the crown chakra (and, to a lesser extent, to the psychic energies of the third eye chakra), it is highly beneficial to wear amethyst crystals close to the physical locations of these two chakras (which are the top of the head and the centre of the forehead).
Hair pins, headbands, hat pins and earrings with Amethyst are the best ways to get it as close as possible to your crown chakra. Of course necklaces and bracelets are fine too.
Amethyst is also a great crystal for travellers, so wearing it like jewelry or carrying a piece with you when you are taking journeys is a wonderful way to harness its energy for protection and safety while traveling. Preferably, it should be carried on your person to protect you, rather than staying in your luggage (unless, of course, you decide your luggage’s safety is more important than your own).
Water is an excellent cleanser for your Amethyst. You may hold your Amethyst under water. It’s most recommended that you bring your crystal to a spring or river. Ocean water is ideal.
However, if you don’t live near a body of water, running your Amethyst under tap water and just visualizing it washing away all the disruptions and impurities from your crystal will also work.
Grab some sea salts and lightly brush your Amethyst with it. Afterwards, wash it again with water to cleanse the salt away.
The energy of the moon is also most purifying to your Amethyst crystals.
You can actually clear, cleanse, and program your Amethyst for extra vitality. Simply place it close to Selenite or directly under the moonlight for several hours. Do NOT leave out in the sun... leaving it out for long periods of time will turn Amethyst into a Citrine. Wait for a new moon for the most potent frequency.
Placing your Amethyst in snow is also a quick and powerful way to cleanse it. This also helps you program your intentions and make them long lasting.
Burying your Amethyst in the earth will get rid of any lingering energies present in it.
Just like how it clears and cleanses the energies in your home, smoke can also do the same with your crystal.
The gentle but strong sound of a bell can remove all the impurities and lingering energies from an Amethyst. Even the sound of your voice and the use of chants will achieve the same results.
Remember that when you acquire your Amethyst crystal, you will need to cleanse it first before using.
It absorbs energies as it works and as it’s handled by different people, which is why you should cleanse it first before you work with it.
Every crystal is different and works on people in different ways.
It has different purposes, and like people, it needs to be recharged and cleansed regularly.
Any particularly tense, stressful, or difficult moment that you choose to use your Amethyst also lodges it with bad or difficult energies.
You need to make sure that these energies are removed before you use your crystal again for another purpose.
Otherwise, your Amethyst stops being effective and only recycles the negative energies in it.
Don’t be intimidated with crystal rituals. You don’t need to be an expert to do it properly.
The trick here is to strongly visualize the negative energies and unwanted thoughts and feelings being cleansed away from the crystal and from your environment.