Family/Variety: Quartz (silicon dioxide)
Shape/Crystal System: Hexigonal
Chakra: Third Eye/Crown
Safe in Water: Yes
Peace. Serenity. Tranquility. Wisdom. Clarity. Sobriety.
Planetary/Ruling Bodies: Jupiter/Neptune
Guardian/Deity: Archangel Jeremiel/Sachiel/Zadkiel
Partners well with: Quartz
Amethyst is a very abundant crystal occurring all over the world in massive form, geode, or crystalline structure. It is the presence of manganese in quartz that creates amethyst, and varying iron amounts produce the different hues of purple.
History: The name améthystos is of Greek origin and means 'not intoxicated'. Historically this stone was used for sobriety, and even today it has been used for freedom from addictions and is a good ally for those with addictive personalities. Amethyst is a helpful talisman when having to battle these troubles of life. Amethyst was used to ward off nightmares, treat insomnia and promote sweet dreams and sleep.
Physical Properties: Amethyst will immediately ease the pain from all forms of headaches. Amethyst powerfully but calmly targets any disorders of the head, or brain and brings comfort, healing, awareness and insight into the cause of this disorder.
Place this purple quartz over any area of discomfort and it will reduce the physical pain in the body quite effectively.
This is a good stone for mental health and working with amethyst will calm overwhelmed, stressed and overworked mentalities. This stone will awaken a new alertness.
Energetic Properties: Amethyst is a third eye stone and a master healing crystal. This stone strengthens and develops inherent abilities such as intuition inspiration, healing, channeling, dream work and journeying.
If placed directly on the forehead while laying down meditating, amethyst will calm all those distracting thoughts not related to the meditation. Amethyst removes clutter in the mind, and brings tranquility. It improves psychic development by increasing pineal and pituitary gland activity.
Amethyst hold the sacred Purple Ray and Vibrates to the number 3
Amethyst is a soul stone, meaning it speaks to the level of our soul. This stone is of high spirituality and brings contentment. It will gently cleanse the aura by stabilizing/transmuting dysfunctional energy from the body while returning it to proper balance. It has also been said to shift consciousness from normal daytime thought to the mysterious twilight of altered awareness. Opening and awakening us to new thoughts and possibilities, helping us see beyond the physical universe.
Keeping true to its history, still today Amethyst is a favorite stone of dream workers. Amethyst will bring clarity and lucidity to you in dreamland.
Since Amethyst is so effective at easing pain, try making a gem elixir by placing the stone directly into water. Drinking this water is the best method for pain relief (Place the water in the sun light for added benefit to the mental/physical healing, or moonlight for benefits to the emotional/spiritual side of healing). Drinking amethyst water reduces arthritis pain, even causing it to dissipate completely. It will also ease any pain in the emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.
Amethyst is a deeply cleansing stone and one of the best for meditations, as it brings calmness and peace to the user.
Direct your love towards this crystal to amplify its amazing energy.