Amethyst is one of the most popular stones in crystal healing because of its wondrous purple hues and calming, and soothing metaphysical properties. It immediately boosts up the magic and wonder in a space, infusing it with the calmness of a guru's mind. It activates your third eye and crown chakras and is super useful for staying detached from egoic impulses. Amethyst is also known as The Healer's Stone and is magical to look at and work with. Personally, it was with an amethyst geode that I first felt crystal frequencies as a young child.
To the ancients, Amethyst was known as the “Gem of Fire", a precious stone worth, at times in history, as much as a diamond. It is also the stone of faithful love and symbolizes ecclesiastical power as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality; yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz found in many locations around the world. The high iron content in it gives it its amazing purple hues. It forms as transparent, terminated crystals of all sizes, in geodes, clusters, and as long points. It is also found in vitreous masses and polished into wonderful specimens and personal talismans. The presence of manganese in clear Quartz produces Amethyst, while additional amounts of iron vary the purple coloration. Amethyst ranges in hue from pale red-violet to deep violet and may be transparent or opaque.
This stone is worn and handled in many ways. You can carry one in your pocket when you are quitting smoking, upleveling internally, or releasing an old flame. Sleep with one if you are having trouble letting go of worries or when you are undergoing detoxes. This is also an amazing stone to gaze at in the sun and meditate on your spiritual purpose here.
Furthermore, one of the most famous amethyst findings is in Artigas, Uruguay. Uruguayan Amethyst is an excellent crystal formation to have near your main door to neutralize negative energies coming through it.
Because amethyst is a multidimensional stone, it also offers a range of energetic uses. Its protective bubble helps one maintain mental clarity and physical energy. And it is known as a stone that assists you with deep shadow work and letting go of addictions and attachments, as well as old allegiances that do not serve your highest good.
Amethyst supports you in:
High Vibe Maintenance
Expand connection to the Higher or Universal Mind
Connection to the divine
Crown Chakra activator
Still the mind
Amps up the happy
Assimilation of new ideas