Amethyst is known as the most popular gemstone and crystal. Amethyst is one of the most beloved crystals through the ages, used by ancient civilisations, religions and royalty. Revered for its powerful energies and healing attributes. Read on for more information on Amethyst and how to use this beautiful crystal to enhance every aspect of your life.
Crystal of Power, Protection & Intuition
Addictions – Balance – Calm – Healing Intuition – Meditation – Peace – Protection - Spirituality
Powerful energies that help physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual healing. Well known for supporting to break negative behavioural patterns, habits and addictions.
Extremely protective crystal that clears negative environmental energies and blocks EMF signals. Delivers calming vibrations and aids anxious feelings, worry and stress. Enhances spiritual awareness and growth.
Amethyst and the Zodiacs
Amethyst is associated with the Western Zodiac signs Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. It’s important to note everyone benefits from the energies of Amethyst, the energies will be enhanced for these star signs. Amethyst is a very powerful crystal that can be used for their energetic benefits and spiritual properties.
Amethyst and the Chakras
Amethyst connects to the higher Chakras and helps to open the Third Eye and Crown Chakras to aid Spiritual awakening, heightens awareness and ascension. Works with your Third Eye Chakra to aid in settling the mind, bringing the calm needed to tune in and find the space to access your inner wisdom. Enhances awareness and aids spiritual connection
Amethyst and the Planets
Amethyst is ruled by the Planet Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system known to represent expansive energies, optimism, adventure and success. Expanding our perspective on life, promoting growth, abundance and prosperity.
Amethyst and the Elements
Amethyst is connected to the Western Element of Air. In western and eastern traditions air is seen as the ‘breathe of life’ in eastern cultures it is called ‘Qi or Chi’. Air is associated with communication, intellect and promotes a sense of freedom and independence.
What is Amethyst?
Amethyst is most commonly known as a purple variety of Quartz with a vitreous lustre that carries the Violet Flame. It can be found in colours ranging from pale lilac and pink to deep purple and black. It has a relatively high hardness of 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Provenances of Amethyst
Amethyst can be found all over the world, most famously known for being found in Brazil and Uruguay. Amethyst is also found in Australasia, Africa, Europe and Asia, North America and South America
Amethyst Throughout History
Amethyst is known as the most popular gemstone and crystal. It is beloved throughout history dating back thousands of years. It’s name is derived from the greek word “A-methystos“ meansing ‘not drunk’ and was used for sobriety. It is also documented to be one of the twelve gemstones in the breastplate of the High Preist.
Amethyst Healing Properties
Amethyst is said to cleanse the energies of the body. Amethyst has been used to help with ailments of the head and mind. Amethyst can be used to help with headaches and it is known that Black Amethyst in particular has been said to be effective in supporting with migraine sufferers.
Amethyst is the Crystal of Power and helps you to regain your own personal power and support you to claim your personal and spiritual growth. Helps to cleanse the mind of intrusive and unhelpful thoughts whilst helping to break addictions, patterns and negative behaviours. Amethyst has soothing properties that are said to calm the mind and aid a restful nights sleep. Amethyst connects to the Third Eye Chakra aiding clarity of thought, vision, psychic development and insight.
A supportive crystal that is well known for supporting to break negative behavioural patterns, habits and addictions. Amethyst helps to remove negative vibrations or attachments that may be holding you back and aid you in what you want to manifest in your life. Amethyst is a calming crystal that brings harmonious energies helping with overwhelming and strong emotions such as grief, loss and anxiety.
Amethyst contains the Violet Flame and aids spiritual development and spiritual practises. Amethyst provides protection whilst you practise your spirituality. A high vibrational crystal that helps you to access higher realms of consciousness. It is said to purify and cleanse the astral, etheric and physical energetic bodies. Place Amethyst in your meditation space to enhance vibrations.
All information provided here is not in replacement of professional medical advice, it is meant to provide additional support to compliment your overall health and well being.
Amethyst Care : Looking after your crystal
Amethyst in the Home
Amethyst has a soothing and supportive vibration promoting energies of rest and relaxation. Placing Amethyst in the bedroom is said to calm the mind and aid a restful nights sleep.
Amethyst and Feng Shui
In Feng Shui, Amethyst is often used in the Xun area, in the South East corner of the home which is the Abundance & Prosperity corner due to its connection with wealth and its regal colour purple. It is also an effective crystal for meditation due to its relaxing and calming properties of the mind and body. Place in the centre of the home to bring harmony throughout the home.
Amethyst for Work
Amethyst is an EMF ( Electro-Magnetic Frequency) barrier wearing an Amethyst bracelet at work or having a tumble on your desk will help to absorb these frequencies. Amethyst brings calming energies and will help to bring clarity and focus whilst protecting from any negative environments, people and energies.
Amethyst Care : Looking after your crystal
Crystals are incredible conduits of energy; they absorb as well as they transmute. This is why it’s important to clear any stagnant energies within the crystal in order to access its highest potential. Crystals are at their most powerful when fully cleansed of any stagnant energies they have absorbed. Charging a crystal with intent will tap into the crystals highest potential
How to Cleanse your Crystal
There are many ways to energetically cleanse your crystal here are some examples;
Earth – Grounding Techniques, place on soil or plants
Light – Bathe Sunlight & Moonlight
Air – Smudge sticks, Palo Santo and Incense Sticks
Water – Sea Salt, Moon and Holy water
Space & Sound – Larger Cleansing Crystals (Selenite) and Sound healing modalities like Singing Bowls, cleansing Breath work and chants
Storing & Display
Keep out of sunlight to avoid colour fade, store your crystal in a spot where the sun won’t have prolonged exposure.
How do I clean Amethyst?
There’s two answers here; physical cleaning and energetic cleansing. To physically clean a crystal you can use a soft microfibre cloth or a you can use a can of compressed air to blow the dust particles out of clusters for example. Energetic Cleansing is clearing out stagnant energies that may reside in the crystal which effects the crystal operating at its highest potential. See the ‘How to Cleanse Your Crystal’ section above on how to do this.
Is cleansing and charging the same thing?
This is a topic up for debate. Technically yes they are, cleansing or charging a crystal is restoring your crystal back to its optimum potential and power. The words Cleansing and Charging have been used is varying ways so it can be confusing. Charging can be used as a way to describe the practise of setting an intention into a crystal or programming a crystal. Our view on the matter is take and use what resonates with you, everyones individual practise is entirely personal.
Is Amethyst water safe?
Yes Amethyst is water safe, you can use water to cleanse your crystal without causing damage.
Can I put Amethyst in my water and drink it?
Amethyst has been used to create crystal elixirs and crystals waters, however we do not recommend putting crystals directly in water and consuming it as they’re can be trace minerals on a crystal from sourcing, there can also be sprays and cleansers used on crystals during the crystals journey that are not safe to ingest. You’d have to really trust your source in knowing what has happened on that crystals journey. We recommend placing a crystal beside your glass or bottle of water to infuse the crystalline energies as this is a safe and effective way to create crystal waters suitable for safe consumption.
Wheres the best place to put Amethyst in my home?
Amethyst will be effective where ever you choose to place it in your home. Setting an intention and working with your crystal on a set goal may help guide you where to place it. For example placing Amethyst in the bedroom with the intent of having a restful nights sleep. We recommended in the Feng Shui section of this article to place in the Xun area, in the South East corner of the home which is the Abundance & Prosperity corner. Ultimately we recommend placing your crystal where you feel drawn to using it as that will be the most powerful and helpful place for you at that time.
Founder of Crystal Auras, Nyree is passionate about sharing the ethics, education & energies of crystals and all the amazing benefits they can manifest in your life though their transformative powers, spiritual growth and crystal healing