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A DETAILED LOOK AT AMETHYST

Amethyst is both popular and powerful, a symbol of inner peace, truth & forgiveness, spiritual protection, divine love, divine intuition, peace and wellness. Amethyst works with the Third Eye, and Crown Chakras.

This beautiful violet stone is one of the most beloved by many crystal enthusiasts. Why so many choose this as their first crystal is unusual, but maybe not surprising once people realize that besides just being a beautiful stone, working with amethyst supports the spiritual awakening journey. Popularity and preciousness of this stone have even been traced back to that of ancient Egypt and Neolithic times.

PROPERTIES

In the ranks of crystals with metaphysical properties, few are as famous or as distinctive as Amethyst.

One of the very few stones with a unique purple colouration. Amethyst is a purple or violet variation of Quartz. Chemically speaking, its makeup is that of silicon dioxide or SiO2, just like Clear Quartz but, the purple colour that makes it specifically an Amethyst is created by the combination of aluminum and iron deposits, along with some natural irradiation in the quartz.


- Its hardness on the Mohs scale is 7 and comparable to Quartz


The color saturation in Amethyst varies greatly, from a deep dark purple to a very faintly tinted purple hue. There are also many unique variations of amethyst with multiple mineral deposits included in the stone, some of which are rarer. These include but are not limited to Brandenburg Amethyst, Ametrine, Super Seven, and Auralite.


Amethyst is connected to the spiritual being Saint Germain, and is associated with his healing violet flame. This is one of the reasons amethyst is also considered a stone for divine spiritual protection as it creates a shield around the auric field of the body. This powerful purple essence is what we visualize when one calls upon the violet flame of Saint Germain for assistance.


This crystal can be found in a variation of many forms, as well. There are beautiful clusters, geodes, flowers, wands, towers, and even single or double terminated specimens. Of course, this crystal is made into stunning jewellery which we have a fantastic selection of in our shop


BIRTHSTONE

Amethyst is the birthstone of February, the month of purification, as well as the birthstone of Aquarius.

This zodiac sign is very intellectual and places great importance on the clarity of the mind. That is why it makes perfect sense that Amethyst occupies this kind of role.

BENEFITS OF USING AMETHYST

Amethyst is a calming and soothing crystal, working on the emotional, physical and spiritual planes to promote calmness, balance and peace. Helping you to ‘switch off’ negative and disruptive thought patterns, this stone can aid meditation practices and support deep restful sleep.


By opening and activating the Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra, Amethyst can enhance intuitive and psychic powers, connecting you on a deeper level with your spirituality.


In working with the Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra, Amethyst helps sooth the soul with clarity and calmness, allowing your mind to relax and enter a peaceful night's sleep.


A natural stress reliever, Amethyst encourages and supports inner strength. The strong healing energy of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy.


Amethyst opens and activates the Crown Chakra, allowing easier access to the divine. Amethyst enhances spiritual awareness and spiritual wisdom, promoting a higher state of consciousness.

Amethyst assists in seeing the highest truth in any situation; higher truth is what divine love is all about. Divine love is the truth of the infinite self and its connection with all things.


Amethyst clears and repairs holes in the aura and draws in Divine energy, as well as aligning and fostering cooperation between the energy bodies.


A support stone for those that experience depression, anxiety and mental illness. Helping one come to terms with loss and alleviates sadness.


Another healing property that Amethyst offers is its ability to aid in releasing bad habits, breaking negative patterns, and aids physical addictions as well as addictive relationships. Amethyst is known as the “stone of sobriety”. Sobriety is believed to be attributed to this stone because the word amethyst in Greek translates to 'not drunk.'

It makes sense to use amethyst in this way as it supports the higher mind and living in greater spiritual alignment. Amethyst connects the physical plane with the higher realm, making it a good choice when working with the Third Eye Chakra.


Amethyst provides a wonderful peaceful energy for meditation. It is known for being a magnificently calming stone, enhancing peace of mind and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities. It can awaken you to higher wisdom and connect you to guidance from beyond the physical world. It also helps to unlock creativity associated with the intuitive self.


Amethyst can be just as effective as a stone for physical healing too.

As well as soothing headaches and joint pain, Amethyst also has an aura of tranquillity about it, which makes is a great crystal for stress relief, and for stopping your mind from disrupting sleep and concentration.

Amethyst is often called 'the soul stone' as it assists in understanding and connecting to the eternal existence of the soul and initiates one’s own deep soul experiences. It is an ideal crystal to hold or meditate upon during the death experience, of another or oneself, allowing the release of the temporal physical body with more ease, assuredness and peace.


Because Amethyst has a wonderful effect on the mind, place it where you do any work with your brain. Whether that’s by your bookshelf where you read, by your working desk, or even next to your bed. Sometimes you do your best thinking right before falling asleep (many of us do!)Amethyst also has a long tradition in medicines and is said to ease the stress that blocks recovery from almost any ailment.



WORKING WITH AMETHYST

PHYSICAL HEALING

Amethyst is said to be 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. Natural amethyst is well know as a stress reliever and can also detoxify the body.

WEALTH

LOVE, EMOTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS

SOBRIETY

TRAVEL


CLEANSING AND CHARGING AMETHYST


When And Why To Cleanse Amethyst

Every crystal lover knows that their crystals have to be cleansed and recharged. But how do you know when your Amethyst needs cleansing?


Amethyst needs cleansing if it seems to have lost some of its shine, or has dulled within in some way. The weight of the stone in your hand is another good pointer. Amethyst that has absorbed a lot of negative energy will feel slightly heavier and duller.

A crystal in need of cleansing feels different than the smoother, almost tingly newness of a revitalized, cleansed crystal. That tingling in your hand is what to expect when your Amethyst crystal is at its very best. This is when it can instill a feeling of energy and excitement within you.


A cleansed Amethyst will provide you with more powerful and profound insights if used as a meditation aid. It will allow messages that come to you during these moments to reach you in clearer and more identifiable ways.


Every crystal is different and works on people in different ways. Crystals have different purposes, and like people, they need to be recharged and cleansed regularly.


Any particularly tense, stressful, or difficult moment that you choose to use your Amethyst for, 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 within it.


Don’t be intimidated with crystal rituals. You don’t need to be an expert to do them properly.

The trick is to strongly visualize the negative energies and unwanted thoughts and feelings being cleansed away from the crystal and from your environment.

And as you deepen your work with your Amethyst crystal, you will also most likely discover your own special rituals.


Whenever you’re in doubt, open your heart and mind to light, love, and positivity. You will know what to do next.



How to Cleanse Amethyst

Crystals need cleansing and Amethyst is no exception!

Water

Water is an excellent cleanser for your Amethyst. You can simply hold your Amethyst under water to cleanse it. It’s recommended that you bring your crystal to a pure spring or river. Ocean water is most ideal. However, you may not live near a body of water. So running your Amethyst under tap water and visualizing it washing away all the disruptions and impurities will also work. Your crystal will be ready to help you in any way you see fit. And you may notice that it might even feel different when holding it. While water is the best method to cleanse your Amethyst crystal, there are other methods that you can use, too.

Salt

Moon

Snow

Earth

Smoke

Sound


Remember that when you acquire your Amethyst crystal, you will need to cleanse it first before using it. It absorbs energies as it works and as it is handled by different people which is why you should cleanse it first before you begin working with it.




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