"The Stone of Sobriety"
I can’t believe it took so long for me to write a post about Amethyst, as it’s one of my favorite stones, as well as my birthstone!
In my personal crystal stash, there is more amethyst than any other stone!
- A receptive Stone
- Ruled by Jupiter + Neptune
- Stone of the Element of Water
and so much more!
This beautiful stone also sharpens the conscious mind, quickening the wit and enhancing mental powers. It is utilized to improve the memory, to relieve headaches and to keep thoughts in line with life goals.
Ancient Sacred Stone
In the spiritual world, Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine. To the Hebrews, it was Ahlamah, the ninth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, engraved with the tribe of Dan, as well as the twelfth foundation stone for the New Jerusalem.
To the Egyptians, it was Hemag, listed in the Book of the Dead to be carved into heart-shaped amulets for burial.
In Eastern cultures, it was listed in descriptions of sacred “gem-cities,” “trees of life,” and used in temple offerings for worship, and to align planetary and astrological influences.
It was popular in rosaries and prayer beads, credited with creating an atmosphere of pious calm, imbuing a sense of mental peace and quietude. [Kunz, 236-243, 297, 302-202][Fernie, 169]
Wondering if you should add an amethyst pendant or stone to your collection of crystals? Here are some attributes assigned with this Sacred Stone.
Amethyst is still a remarkable stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state.
Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction
Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability.
It initiates wisdom and greater understanding, and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one. [Melody, 109][Simmons, 28][Ahsian, 29][Raphaell, 80]
If you were born during the Month of February, Amethyst is your birthstone! It is also a stone considered beneficial for those born under the sign of Pisces.
Even if you're not born during these times, carrying, wearing or meditating with Amethyst during Pisces Szn (February 19 – March 20) can help intensify your manifestations!
As crystal guru S. Cunningham states in his Crystal encyclopedia, "If you decide to wear a stone because it is associated with your Sun sign, remember to do so only if you wish to bring that particular stone's influences into your life."
A spiritual stone, with absolutely no negative side effects or associations with violence, anger or passion, the amethyst is the stone of peace.
When the stresses of everyday life well up within you, hold an amethyst in your left hand (or right hand if left-handed). Let its soothing, de-stressing, calming, peaceful vibrations sink into you.
Or better yet, wear amethyst so that it touches your skin, and you may avoid such highly wrought emotional states.
Stones which are purple or indigo-colored are receptive and spiritual.
Ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, they have long been associated with mysticism and purification. These are excellent stones to wear for meditation, psychic work or during any ritual designed to contact the subconscious mind.
As with green and blue stones, purple is the color of healing and peace. These stones are worn to maintain health and are sometimes given to unruly children to promote obedience.
Physically, purple stones are utilized to relieve complaints in the head such as
- mental illness
- and hair problems.
- Overcoming Alcoholism
- Protection Against Thieves
What do amethyst crystals do? Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing, and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy.
Place under the pillow or mattress, or rub the center of the forehead counter-clockwise to cure insomnia and stimulate pleasant dreams.
It is especially effective for children’s recurring nightmares and fears of the dark, and may help alleviate homesickness.
Check out the store to grab your own Amethyst pendant and start accessing its Sacred properties!
Disclaimer: This post in no way is designed to treat or guarantee any results, whether they are physical, mental or financial. These are suggestions and practices gathered over years of experience and research. All photos are tagged with the original source information.