The purple-colored amethyst crystal is an extremely powerful semi-precious gemstone with a very high vibration that comes from the quartz family. In crystal healing we use it to purify and stimulate the third eye chakra. It is the stone of spirituality and royalty.
The amethyst crystal is one of the basic crystals of our Crystal Healing Level 1 Course.
It is one of the most effective crystals for spiritual healing and mental cleansing. This stone provides a protection against drunkenness and evil thoughts.
Amethyst can easily lose its color therefore it’s not recommended to wear an amethyst jewellery in a solarium or while sunbathing because it fades in sunlight.
The name of amethyst comes from the ancient Greek word ‘amethustos’ that means sober or not drunken.
The Greeks and Romans wore this quartz against drunkenness. Wine goblets were often carved of it.
Color: all shadings of purple
Chakra: third eye chakra
Astrological Associations / Star Signs: Aquarius and Virgo, Pisces, Capricorn
Element(s): fire, air
Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness: 7 out of 10
Common Source: Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar
The Myth of Amethyst
According to a Greek myth, Dionysus (the god of wine) was angry because of an insult from a mortal. He set a trap with tigers and swore to kill the next mortal who would come across his path.
Amethyst was a young virgin. She went to pay tribute to the goddess Artemis. To protect the girl from the tigers, Artemis turned her into a statue of pure white quartz. When Dionysus realized what he had done, he wept tears of wine until the statue became purple.
Amethyst and Its Popularity Throughout History
It has been a popular crystal for a long time in many religious traditions.
Ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church wear rings set with a large amethyst. It symbolises the bishop’s episcopal authority.
Buddhist prayer beads are often made of bodhisattva tree or amethyst.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, loved gemstones. Several precious pieces covered her chests.
In the Medieval world, soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle. Shamans used it to assist visions and prophecies.
There are old tales about amethyst being a protection against storms and lightning. The Indian recognised that lightning never struck the wearer of an amethyst.
The British Crown contains 444 precious and semi-precious stones, including amethysts. It was the favorite gemstone of Russian Empress, Catherine the Great. She sent thousands of miners into the Siberian Urals to look for amethyst crystals.
Physical Healing Properties And Qualities of Amethyst Crystal
losing weight – blood cleanser – tranquilizer – headaches – restful sleep
Losing Weight – Amethyst crystal stimulates one’s hormone system, tunes the endocrine system and boosts the metabolism, therefore it can be efficiently used for losing weight.
Blood Cleanser – As it supports oxygenation in the blood, it strengthens the immune system and cardiac action. It deals with diabetes and has an effect on the blood vessels and arteries by cleansing the blood.
Natural Tranquilizer – This stone helps muscles to relax and reduce tension in the body. It relieves sore muscles, soothes pain and swelling, reduces bruising and injuries. Amethyst eases painful periods and stomach pain by increasing fertility. It can also relieve excessive acidity.
Headaches – It is calming to the neural impulses of the brain and it eases headaches and migraines. It is also known as a very good blood pressure regulator because it reduces stress and nervous tension.
Restful Sleep – Amethyst is highly beneficial in treating insomnia and it protects again recurrent nightmares.
Metaphysical (Emotional, Spiritual and Mental) Properties of Amethyst Crystal
spiritual growth – emotional balancer – dreams – addiction – concentration
Spiritual Growth – Amethyst crystal enhances spiritual awareness by strengthening the belief in God. It encourages love, selfless service, spiritual wisdom and inner sight.
Emotional Balancer – This stone brings those who are emotionally or mentally overstressed and exhausted back to center. It alleviates grief and sadness.
Dreams – It enhances memory, facilitates the visualization process and assist in remembering and understanding dreams.
Addiction – It helps to overcome addictions.
Concentration/Meditation – Amethyst helps your focus and concentration. Amethyst is very beneficial to the mind therefore it is an excellent stone for meditation. It stimulates the third eye chakra, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.
Ideas for Using An Amethyst Crystal
Amethyst brings intuitive dreams by placing it under the pillow, mattress, or on the night table.
Carry an amethyst in your pocket during a night on the town to protect you from drinking too much.
Amethyst Crystal Affirmations
- I trust that I’m being guided.
- I am peaceful and serene.
This article is not intended to be used as medical advice, nor as a substitute for medical, psychological, or any other healthcare treatment. Always consult a doctor, comply with his recommendations, and continue the prescribed treatments.
The treatments that we recommend and impart are not meant to replace Western Medicine but rather to be complementary and strengthen the treatments you may already be receiving.