Introduction and Guide to the Healing Energies and Metaphysical Properties of Amethyst.
Another very popular crystal - Amethyst is a beautiful purple hued part of the quartz family. It has exceptional powers against a wide variety of commonly found struggles and challenges.
Amethyst can appear as naturally formed crystals, polished as tumbled stones or faceted into magnificent jewels.This variety of quartz is found in many locations around the world - the presence of manganese in Clear Quartz produces Amethyst, while additional amounts of iron vary the purple colouration.
Ranging from pale red-violet to a deep violet, Amethyst may even be almost transparent or opaque.
This remarkable and humbling stone is of high spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments.
Birthstone - February
Zodiac - Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Planet - Jupiter
Element - Air, Water
Colour - Purple
Names - Purple Quartz, Ametrine
Uses - all-healing, protection against psychic attack, paranormal activities, counteracting negative vibes, calming, anxiety, insomnia, balance, OCD, hyperactivity, homesickness, immune system, tinnitus, migraines, stress, arthritis, pain and swellings.
Healing Properties & Uses
Called the "all-healer", Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants and animals. The best beginner stone, natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes are particularly helpful to counteract negative earth energies around buildings or anywhere that feels hostile.
Amethyst can protect against physical attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into loving positive energy. Referred to as "naturals tranquilliser", Amethyst calms and soothes. Helping to relieve hyperactivity, obsessive-compulsive disorders, homesickness and fear.
Place under the pillow or mattress or rub the centre of the forehead counter-clockwise to cure insomnia and stimulate pleasant dreams.
An excellent stone for negotiators, business people or those in high pressure vocations, Amethyst calms angry temperaments and gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required. Wearing or holding Amethyst to bring wise decisions, luck and prosperity. Helping to reduce the tendency to overspend, make rash decisions, gambling addictions or unwise investments with time and money.
Amethyst is connected to the Temperance card in the tarot, representing balance. It is a stone dedicated to curbing overindulgence and bad habits - restoring harmony. A wonderful aid in quitting smoking, drinking and drug use as well as other unhealthy pursuits and habits. Providing the strength needed to free oneself from an addictive personality - whether it be your own or someone elses.
Physical Healing Energy
Amethyst boosts the production of hormones and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and endocrine glands. It supports oxygenation in the blood and aids in treatments of the digestive tract, heart, stomach and skin. Strengthening of the immune system reduces bruising, pain and swellings. It has been used with excellent results in the treatment of arthritis.
It is highly beneficial in the treatment of insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. Calming and soothing to the neural impulse in the brain, its energy helps with the pain of headaches and migraines, reducing stress and nervous tension.
Overworked, over-stressed and overwhelmed individuals will find much solace in Amethyst. Bringing those back to centre, easing mental anxieties that can lead to physical tension and headaches.