Amethyst - the stone of spirit
Amethyst was my first crystal in my collection in elementary school. I have kept it close though high school, through multiple moves in University, to now as an adult....where I honor it's spiritual energy and it's role in my journey.
You too may first be drawn to it's purple colour but as you bring it into your aura for extended periods of time, you will find it's calming and positive vibration an excellent addition to wear daily. Bonus - Keep your bracelet by your bed and get an easy sleep with vivid dreams!
Geology of Amethyst
Amethyst is a type of quartz with a chemistry of is Si02; Silicon dioxide with Iron. It is the iron in it's structure that gives it a light to dark purple hue.
History of Amethyst
The history of the use of amethyst spans many cultures and spiritual practices. Ancient Egyptians carved pictures of Gods in amethyst and amethyst beads have been found in early Anglo-Saxon graves in England. It is said that the high priest of Israel wore Amethyst in his breastplate. Described in Exodus, it had 12 crystals representing the 12 tribes of Israel, one of which is believed to be amethyst. Amethyst today is worn by Catholic Bishops in their rings. Tibetans consider amethyst sacred to the Buddha and make prayer beads from it.
Amethyst drives from the Greek word for 'to be intoxicated' and was originally worn or made into goblets to prevent drunkenness. It was believed that the purple colour came from the god of wine, Dionysus, pouring out his wine over a clear crystal in mourning.
It is the birthstone for February and the traditional gem for 17th wedding anniversary.
Metaphysical Properties of Amethyst
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which balances the emotional, spiritual, and physical to promote calm and purifies the spirit.
Does you mind start racing when you are trying to sleep? Amethyst is one of the most spiritually relaxing stones in the crystal kingdom. Many have used it to rid themselves of insomnia and nightmares. Calm you prep-sleep anxieties and place your Aura bracelet beside your bed when you sleep. It is also said to give you more vivid dreams and helps with dream recall.
If you are on the path of spiritual growth, then this is the gemstone for you. Amethyst is said to work with your third eye and crown chakras. It encourages spiritual wisdom and mental clarity.
It has a a beautiful and stable energy. Amethyst is an invaluable crystal when you have to solve a difficult problem with others, especially one where emotions are running high. It helps provide inner strength, brings forth emotional stability, and helps you trust in your intuition.
While amethyst boots your intuitiveness and spiritual growth, it is also a good blocker of negative energy. It is said to block out negative environmental energies.
Affirmations for Amethyst
- I honor my body as the temple that nourishes my soul.
- Today, I’m creating a better version of myself.
- I am calm and centered.
- I fall asleep easily and have amazing dreams.
- I open my heart and mind to my spiritual journey.
- I am divinely inspired and guided.