Amethyst Crystals properties & Crystal meanings…
The Amethyst is one of the most useful Crystals or Gemstones for healing, meditation and Magical workings. It is considered a very spiritual stone and is said to increase Psychic ability and assist with Psychic development. It is a must for anyone wishing to increase their Psychic abilities.
The purple gemstone is perfect for all round healing and cleansing. It removes negativity; helps rid pain and releases tension. Connected to the Crown Chakra this is one of the healing Crystals that are especially good with a headache or toothache. Simply rub the stone gently to your forehead to banish tension headaches.
An Amethyst placed beneath a pillow or on a bedside table is ideal for warding off insomnia and nightmares.
Amethysts are also a very good stone for people who are suffering addictions such as alcoholism or drug addiction. It also helps those suffering from grief and bereavement. Wearing a piece of Amethyst jewellery or holding a palm stone or tumble stone should alleviate some of the pain and anguish caused by addiction or loss.
Amethyst is connected with the Element of Water, the direction West, the zodiac signs of Aquarius and Pisces and the planets of Jupiter and Neptune. It is also connected to the Tarot card of the High Priestess.
Magical purposes for use in rituals and Spell work associated with Amethysts are for love, protection, courage peace and happiness. Also it is used for healing, enhanced prophetic dreams, overcoming addiction and Psychic connections.
I use Amethysts in the Spells I cast including my Healing Spells and Protection Spells.
Amethyst is an ideal stone for meditation and for increasing spiritual awareness and is linked to the Crown Chakra or Third Eye Chakra. It helps quieten the mind and is an aid to developing inner peace.
It will also help lessen grief and sadness and will give support in coming to terms with personal loss. It absorbs and transmutes negativity and soothes nightmares and aids creativity.
The beautiful purple stone is said to be an ‘Angel Crystal’ and helps in connecting you more powerfully to your own Angels and Spirit Guides It may also make communication with them easier.
Myth, Legend and Folklore
The legend of the origin of Amethyst comes from Greek myth. Dionysus, the son of Zeus, was the god of wine in Greek mythology. He was angered one day by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path by setting fierce tigers upon them.
A beautiful young maiden named Amethyst was the unfortunate mortal to cross the angry gods path. The terrified girl prayed to the goddess Artemis to be spared the pain of the brutal claws. Artemis then turned Amethyst into a statue of pure crystalline quartz. At the sight, Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse. The god's tears stained the quartz purple, creating the Gemstone we know today.
The Greek word "amethystos" roughly translates as "not drunken”. The purple Gemstones were considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness.
Because the gemstones were also thought to encourage celibacy and symbolize piety, they were very important in the ornamentation of churches in the Middle Ages. They were, in particular, considered to be the stones of bishops who still wear the purple gemstone rings today.
Throughout history they have been very much in demand by Royalty and are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also favoured by Catherine the Great and Egyptian Royalty.
Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that an Amethyst Gemstone was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence.
Quartz that is coloured violet to deep purple is called Amethyst and has a hardness of 7.
Basic Quartz is an important rock forming mineral and developed in many different environments and is mainly mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as in Zambia, Namibia and other African countries. Very dark Amethysts, mostly in small sizes, are also mined in Australia.