Amethyst is part of the Quartz family and has a color that varies from a pale/translucent to a deep royal purple. Its coloration is based off of a combination of the trace amounts of iron and aluminum within it. This crystal is primarily found in Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Russia, and USA.
Amethyst is a powerful stone for protection and purification of both the spiritual and physical bodies. It purifies the energy field of one’s body as well as any room it is placed in. This makes it an all around excellent healing stone as it removes negative influences and attachments in the environment that would hinder one’s spiritual, physical, and emotional healing. When worn or held Amethyst forms an incredible protective shield, surrounding one with a protective violet light that can ward off psychic attacks and negative energies before they attach to the energetic body. This allows one to maintain a clear energetic body and in turn, protects one from physical attacks as well.
The purifying vibrations of Amethyst are of great assistance in breaking bad habits and addictions such as smoking, drinking, drug use, and gambling. It has also been used prevent intoxication while drinking and to help refrain from over indulgence in all things, especially unnecessary spending and eating. Amethyst also provides the clarity of mind needed when making important decisions and investments. It is a stone of both expansion and restriction, allowing one to focus on the expansion of that which benefits one’s well being and to restrict that which does not with clarity and temperance.
Amethyst gives off high frequencies and strongly stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras. In meditation this stone helps one to still their thoughts and expand into higher states of consciousness. It is beneficial in sleep and dream work when placed under the pillow or rubbed on the forehead as it can assist with insomnia and bring one into a pleasant dream state. Amethyst strongly enhances perception which can awaken inner wisdom and greater understanding. This accelerates the development of one’s intuition and psychic ability. Spiritually, it facilitates and enhances one’s connection with Spirit Guides, Angels, and God. Physically, it provides oxygen to the blood, and assists with nerve disorders and tinnitus. Although this stone resonates most closely with the signs of Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius, Virgo and Capricorn it is very versatile and is therefore recommended for all signs.