Amethyst is a crystal that many may be familiar with. Its versatility, history and reverence has aided in its popularity over the years.
A crystal of the Quartz crystal varieties and often comes in purple and violet tones. It can also found within the crystal Ametrine.
Below we discuss more on Amethyst. The history, associations, and uses of this beautiful violet stone.
Chakras – Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Birthstone – February
Zodiac – Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Planet – Jupiter
Element – Air, Water
Vibration – Number 3
Typical colours – light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple Quality – Semiprecious stone with a vitreous or glassy lustre
Due to the thousands of years of excavation, countless religious and spiritual interpretations, Amethyst has become one of the most powerful and well known gemstones.
Amethyst occurs naturally within Volcanic Rock, and has been traced back as far as 3000 BC to archaeological digs and various Egyptian Pharaoh tombs & artefacts:
- ‘The tomb of Djer, (the second Pharaoh of Egypt’s 1st Dynasty). With the discovery of beaded bracelets.
- The tomb of Tutankhamen (the Boy-King) which listed a bracelet inset with a large amethyst scarab.
- While another prominent fine was in the tomb of Queen Mereret, (the Beloved One). With the discovery of heart scarabs, as well as an anklet of amethyst beads and gold.’ – Bruce Barnwell
The history of Amethyst has also been linked with the Ancient Greek god Dionysus, and some herald this god as the creator of the crystal. It became believed that amethyst could be used as a tool for protecting one from intoxication.
Many drinking vessels from the period were either carved out of amethyst or adorned with the crystal in aid of this belief. Amethyst derives its name from the Greek word ametusthos which means ‘not intoxicated’.
The meaning and uses have varied throughout the years and across cultures, and is why the Feng Shui meaning differs from that of the Greek beliefs, to one of wealth, energy clearing, & protection.
Ancient Tibet Monks were said to have trekked across the Himalayans to retrieve the crystal. Due to the height and the nature of retrieval, it was referred to as the ‘eyes of God’, bringing good fortune to all who were lucky to possess it.
Amethyst has been used all throughout history and is symbolic across many cultures and religions. These beliefs are what has been cultivated towards it becoming one of the most used, sought after, and revered crystals.
Its multitude of uses makes it a very spiritually versatile crystal, and a staple in many homes and collections.
- Increases nobility
- Spiritual awareness
- Psychic abilities
- Inner peace and healing
- Healing of body, mind & soul
- Positive transformation
- Relieves stress
- Healthy cell regeneration
- Good rest/sleep
- Hormonal Balance
Amethyst is a wonderful crystal for energy clearing and those looking to progress their spiritual journey quickly.
Amethyst is also known as a crystal symbolically connected to the chakra of divine connection, the Crown Chakra. Therefore, use during meditation can aid in bridging to the spiritual realm/s.
The Third Eye Chakra is another area this crystal connects well with and is symbolic of benefitting the user. Connecting deeply with, and awakening the Chakra to ones intuition and psychic/spiritual sight, knowing and connection.
With it’s long lineage of protective uses, it’s no surprise that this is a wonderful crystal for protection and the clearing of energies.
Amethyst around the home, in the yard, on the person can help maintain positive energy flow and protect the wearer/user from unwanted harm or negative experiences.
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