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Sobriety & Spirituality
Amethyst, also called the “Stone of Sobriety” and the “Spiritual Stone”, has been in use since the Neolithic period around 2500 BC. The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word “óchi methysménos” meaning “not drunk”. Amethyst is a common crystal mainly sourced from Brazil for the European market but also found in Bolivia, Botswana, China, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Tanzania and Uruguay.
It is a Silicon dioxide of the silicates class of crystals and its colouring comes from iron and aluminium deposits. It is found in various shades of pale lavender to dark purple and is translucent to opaque in appearance. It is sometimes layered with white Quartz when it is known as Chevron Amethyst and when combined with Citrine is known as Ametrine.
Amethyst is considered a powerful crystal to use for spiritual connection, meditation and to assist with psychic abilities. It is also a psychic stone of protection against psychic attack, witchcraft and black magic and works by absorbing and returning negative energy back to the universe after being transmuted into positive loving energy. It is a good crystal to keep near computers, televisions, Wi-Fi routers and other electrical equipment to absorb EMF (Electromagnetic Field Radiation).
When used in the workplace, it can help create the space to feel calm by clearing any negative thoughts that are emitted and will help at an intuitive level for making tough decisions. Keep a piece at the side of the bed or under your pillow to help with insomnia, and in particular, for children who are afraid of the dark or who have recurring nightmares or night terrors.
Originally, Amethyst gems were as expensive as Diamonds but as the crystal began to be found in more places and in larger quantities, the price reduced considerably. It was prized by ancient civilisations and there are a number of references to it in the Bible. It is reputedly one of the stones that were set into the breastplate of the High Priest Aaron.
Purple is the highest spiritual colour and traditionally purple altar cloths are used during Advent and Lent. The dark purple of the Amethyst is used to symbolise Christ and is the gem used in the Bishops’ rings, whilst members of the Catholic clergy wore Amethyst in their crosses to represent piety and celibacy. Ancient Greeks and Romans used Amethyst in several ways from items of jewellery to amulets against inebriation and for protection whilst travelling. Saint Valentine, the patron saint of romantic love, wore an amethyst ring carved with the image of Cupid.
Alleviating Addiction & Anxiety
Amethyst is associated with Archangel Jeremiel whose name means “Mercy of God” he is the Angel of Prophetic Vision and Positive Changes and the Patron Angel of Emotional Healing. However, if you wish to work with the Silver Violet Flame you can use Amethyst to call in Archangel Zadkiel whose name means “Righteousness of God” and is the Angel of Compassion and Forgiveness; and the Ascended Masters Saint Germain and Lady Portia.
Amethyst is associated with the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) relating to spiritual connection, understanding and enlightenment; and the Third Eye or Brow Chakra (Ajna) relating to insight, intuition, awareness and guidance.
In crystal healing, Amethyst is said to help with symptoms relating to the following illnesses and areas of the body: acne, addictions, alcoholism, balance metabolism, blood disorders, brain disorders, bruising, burns, cancer, digestion, dying and transitioning, eczema, emphysema, endocrine system, headache and migraine, healing, hearing problems, herpes, hormone production, immune system, injuries, insomnia, itching, lungs, memory, night terrors and nightmares, overindulgence, pain relief, parasites, pineal gland, pituitary gland, post-surgery healing, psoriasis, respiratory health, skin infections and irritations, sleep, smoking addiction and cessation, swelling, tinnitus and other hearing disorders, tumours and growths, viruses, weakness, well-being and wrinkles.
Emotionally, Amethyst is said to assist with anger diffusion and release, anxiety, coping with change, grief and loss, decision making, dispel or release negativity, emotional balance, emotional pain, fear, focus, harmony, love, motivation, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), night terrors and nightmares, peacefulness, reducing stress or tension, selflessness and serenity.
On a spiritual level, it assists with astral projection and travelling, awareness, communication and connecting with the higher self and your inner child, cosmic awareness and consciousness, dream interpretation and recall, it enhances intuition and psychic abilities, assists in meditation, mediumship, raises vibrations, provides spiritual protection, enhances telekinesis and visualisation.
Amethyst is a traditional, ancient and a modern birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Aquarius 20th January to 18th February. It is also an ancient and a modern birthstone for Aries 21st March to the 19th April and Sagittarius 22nd November to 21st December; and a modern birthstone for Pisces 19th February to 20th March.
Amethyst is on the traditional anniversary list for the 6th anniversary and on the alternative list for the 4th and 17th anniversaries.
Amethyst is a perfect crystal for meditating with to calm the mind, bring clarity to your thoughts, allow you to problem-solve or make difficult decisions. It is capable of helping you balance your emotional highs and lows in order to centre yourself and it helps you see the cause and effect of actions.
Affirmation: I am filled with infinite possibilities.
Important to Know
As with all crystals you use regularly, don’t forget to cleanse and recharge it at least once a month.
For crystal healers who use crystals in their work, they should be cleansed after each client to remove any negative energy prior to being used on someone else.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people's lives, they are never a substitute for medical advice.
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