Amethyst Properties & Powers
The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as Jewelry. The word amethyst comes from the Greek word “Amethystus” meaning not drunken, or intoxicated. Amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.
Amethyst is a crystal whose energy can be multi-faceted. It can be as gentle as a petal or as wild as a storm. Many seem to see it as always gentle and calming. It certainly can be. Amethyst is a type of quartz, though, full of all the energy and power of its parent stone. Don’t hesitate to use Amethyst when great power is needed. It can bring in that energy with both force and balance.
Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities
- Psychic abilities
- Inner peace and healing
- Healing of body, mind & soul
- Positive transformation
- Relieves stress
- Increases nobility
- Spiritual awareness
Amethyst crystals form in shades of purple from light to dark
Amethyst Metaphysical Properties
- Zodiac: Pisces, Aquarius, Aries, Capricorn
- Birthstone: February (also ancient: November)
- Planet: Jupiter
- Element: Air, Water
- Chakras: Crown, Third Eye
- Crystal System: Trigonal
Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and strengthens the body to fight against cancer. It destroys malignant tumors and aids in tissue regeneration. Cleanses the blood. Relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Amethyst eases headaches and releases tension. It reduces bruising, swelling, injuries, and treats hearing disorders. Amethyst heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders and diseases of the digestive tract.
Amethyst Metaphysics and Lore
Amethyst is a purple quartz crystal. Crushed amethyst was used by the AncientGreeks and Romans as a way to ward off intoxication. Romans sometimes put amethyst in their wine. Then the wine could be watered down and still retain its purple color from the stones within. That meant less alcohol, and thus, less intoxication. Both the Greeks and Romans made drinking cups of amethyst and wore talismans of amethyst to prevent intoxication.
There is a Greek legend of how the gemstone amethyst got its purple color. Once Dionysus was so annoyed by Artemis that he set his sacred tigers upon a maiden attending her shrine. To preserve the maiden, whose name was Amethyst, Artemis petrified her in sparkling quartz. Lamenting this virgin’s demise, Dionysus poured a the contents of his cup over the statue, which immediately became infused with the purple of the grape.
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 is known as the Bishop’s Stone and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.