Amethyst offers grounding, balance, tranquillity, and healing for the body, mind and soul.
Beautiful when cut or polished, as well as in its natural state, the Amethyst is one of the most well known and popular quartz crystals, known for its powerful, protective properties.
The word Amethyst comes from the Greek word, améthystos, meaning ‘not intoxicated’, and is still believed to enhance sobriety, helping give a sober mind to avoid overindulgence on anything that may lead to addiction.
Amethyst was held in high regard in ancient Greece due to its stunning colours and well-known healing properties, this crystal has been sought throughout history to be used in jewellery and other artefacts like drinking vessels and royal crowns.
The calming qualities of Amethyst help to relieve stress, irritability, and anger. It balances moods, soothing out feelings of anxiety and fear. It can also help in times of sadness and grief, dispelling negativity and replacing it with feelings of inner peace.
Amethyst enhances spiritual wisdom. It’s a well-loved crystal for psychics, mediums and other divination practitioners, because of its ability to activate spiritual awareness and heighten psychic abilities. It opens intuition and encourages deeper meditation.
Amethyst is one of the best protective crystals. It guards against psychic attacks, turning the energy from any harm and ill thoughts from others into that of love. It can protect against spiritual attacks, but also any external bad energy from other people.
The gentle calm of Amethyst helps to relieve insomnia. Having Amethyst in your bedroom, or beside you while you sleep, can aid in getting a full night’s sleep. It can protect from nightmares and help you remember your dreams on waking.
Physically, Amethyst can strengthen the immune system, balance and boost hormone production, and help reduce pain from tension and headaches.
Use Amethyst when you need to calm your mind, but also stimulate it to become more focused and motivated. Wear it close to promote feelings of tranquillity and protection. Use it during a meditation, placing the crystal against your forehead or heart to help release you of all your tension and frustrations and replacing it with calm and focus.