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Amethyst

Gemstones and minerals have been used since times immemorial for ritual purposes, to mark places and for healing. The work with crystals and its positive effects is well documented and comprises a valuable additional tool alongside traditional and alternative forms of treatment. For a list of stones and further information, please visit the Crystals page.

Alternate Names

Stone of Sobriety

Spiritual Stone

 

Locations

Brazil, Bolivia, Botswana, China, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Tanzania, Uruguay

 

Composition

Amethyst 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, also known as Snow Quartz, when it is known as Chevron Amethyst and when combined with Citrine is known as Ametrine.

 

General Information & Legends

Amethyst is in use since the Neolithic period around 2500 BC. The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word óchi methysménos meaning not drunk. 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.

 

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.

 

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Deities & Angels

  • Artemis – Greek moon Goddess of the hunt and animals

  • Diana – Roman moon Goddess of the hunt and animals

 

  • Archangel Jeremiel (Mercy of God) – angel of prophetic vision and positive changes, and the patron of Emotional Healing

  • Archangel Zadkiel (Righteousness of God) – angel of compassion and forgiveness, and working with the silver violet flame

 

  • Lady Portia – ascended master

  • St. German – ascended master

Chakras

Crown Chakra

Third Eye

Healing

Physical: Helps with symptoms of 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, tumors and growths, viruses, weakness, well-being and wrinkles.

Emotional/Mental: Assists 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.

Spiritual: 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.

Birthstones & Anniversaries

Traditional: Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius

Modern: Aquarius, Aries, Sagittarius, Pisces

Anniversaries: 6th, alternatively 4th and 17th

Meditation

Amethyst calms the mind, brings clarity to your thoughts, allows you to problem-solve or make difficult decisions. It helps balance your emotional highs and lows to centre yourself and to see the cause and effect of actions.

Affirmation

I am filled with infinite possibilities.

Warning

Cleanse your crystals regularly.

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