Amethyst is a purple-colored and one of the most popular gemstones used since ancient times in Greek and Egyptian culture. It is a violet-hued gemstone associated with the Quartz family. The believed healing properties of the stone are rather impressive and rooted in ancient Greek beliefs. Amethyst is generally found in a deeper purple and in a reddish-purple tinge or a very pale purple tinge that fades into a lilac.
Amethyst is a durable and ideal stone for jewelry like earrings, pendants, bracelets, and rings, and even suitable for beads and bracelet cuffs. Its hardness and durability make it a versatile stone that can be cut into various shapes.
You can find high-quality naturally formed Amethyst in Sri Lanka, Siberia, Brazil, Uruguay, Namibia, and the Far East, as well as large deposits in Namibia, Australia, and America. The largest cache of this gem is found in South America.
Chakras – Crown Chakra and Third eye Chakra
Birthstone – February
Zodiac – Pisces, Capricorn, and Aquarius
Planet – Saturn (Shani)
Typical colors – Violet, Purple, and Reddish Purple
Amethyst will help you in:
- Overcoming addictions
- Boosting the immune system
- Tackling Insomnia Anxiety and Stress
- Regulating hormones
- Promoting digestive health
- Calming and clarity of mind
- Sweeps away negativity
- Help in decision making
Benefits of Amethyst
Amethyst is a powerful stone known for spiritual healing, calmness, and wisdom. Amethyst is renowned for bringing a sense of calm and clarity to us. Healing with Amethyst centers on the emotions, as it aids in recovery for those suffering from the overwhelming emotions that come with grief, loss, and all shades of sadness. Amethyst brings balance by bypassing the negative thoughts and tends us to spiritual awakening which leads to only positive thinking. It also works wonderfully for those who tend to be quick to anger as it effectively dissipates the growth of rage and replaces it with a halo of serenity. Nurturing meditation, encouraging restful sleep, clearing away the cobwebs, and helping us to divine our deeper paths through life, are some benefits that Amethyst brings to us. For those who struggle with a lack of decision-making, Amethyst can also help to harness the inner power needed to make choices that work for the individual.
Balancing Chakra with Amethyst
Amethyst is the stone connected to the Crown and third eye chakra. Crown Chakra is the sacred energy center of the body and is also intricately connected with the Amethyst stone. Its where the cosmic consciousness sits and is where people receive messages from the universe and the connection to the cosmos. Activation of the crown chakra promotes balance, well-being, deeper connection, and working confidence in one own’s wisdom, And Amethyst is well known for these healing properties.
The third eye chakra is known for being one of the most powerful intuitive tools. Everyone has the gift of intuition, Amethyst kindles the third eye to awaken, it grants the sixth sense to bloom into being. The color associated with the third eye chakra is indigo which is also the color of Amethyst. When the third eye chakra is blocked, people struggle with feelings of depression and anxiety. By awakening the third eye, one can awaken intuition and let their inner wisdom flow, and invite the sparkle back to their imagination.