Amethyst Gemstone Properties
Amethyst is a crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve. A stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness and to instil a sober mind.
The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning “without drunkenness” and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.
The most common enhancements are heat and irradiation. Try not to expose an amethyst to excessive amounts of bright sunlight, as this can fade its color. It is also supposed to bring peace of mind to the wearer, and if properly carved, prevent fatal poisoning.
In some legends, it represented piety and dignity. This beautiful purple quartz crystal is one of the stones that embody the energy of the violet flame. It is a potent stone for spiritual healing and growth… and to aid you to beat addictions. It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache. Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft.
The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.
It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. A healer will usually wear several pieces of jewelry with amethysts set in silver, especially an amethyst necklace. The person to be healed will have an Amethyst to hold while the healing is being done. The healer will place another piece of Amethyst on the area of the body in need of healing, the heart or lungs usually.
Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive. Using an
Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings.
Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings