Amethyst is a very popular stone, well known by many, and was one of the first stones I ever had the pleasure of working with. With its soft purple hew and comforting energy, whats not to love about Amethyst? After all, it was once revered as the “Jewel of the Gods!” The Neolithic people used it as early as 25,000 BC!
Lets get into some science behind this beauty!
Amethyst is a silicate, part of the quartz family, and owes its purple coloring from irradiation, iron impurities and trace elements. Coming from the trigonal crystal system, you will generally see it has a hexagon shape, 6 sides, and has a hardness of 7. It can be found in Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Russia and the USA, to name a few…
The name ‘Amethyst’ comes from Greek origins and means ‘not drunk’ LOL pretty funny, but appropriate, as it brings awareness to truth of our connection to the unseen world. ‘Not drunk’, or better explained as lifting the veil of confusion from our crown chakra and third eye, clearing the ‘fog’ of our misguided concepts.
This particular stone can be found in many forms: points, clusters, geodes, and has been tumbled into spheres or other polished forms. My personal favorite is the cluster ?
OK, so now that I’ve shared some geology with you, lets get to the emotional and energetic qualities of Amethyst, or what geo geeks, like me, to refer to as Amy(pronounced Am-EE)!
This pretty purple stone has been known for centuries as a protective, purifying, and divine connection stone. It also can aid one in releasing addictions (hence the name ‘not drunk’ but not limited to alcohol). It works with the third eye and crown chakra, and above. You may have heard of it being referenced as a stone of friendship and that I believe is because of its ability to open up our minds to the connection we all share in spirit. It assists us in seeing that we are divinely connected as brothers and sisters, one big spiritual family.
Amethyst lends a psychic protection, creating an ‘energetic shield’ or EMF (electromagnetic field) of light around the wearer. This wards off negativity in ones environment. It had a high, sweet like energy that will uplift you when perhaps you are feeling low, or down, but soothing enough to sleep with under your pillow and keep in your bedroom.
As well as creating a cocoon of light protection, Amy is known to activate the higher mind, allowing clearer comprehension of lifes experiences. It can show us our hold ups, fears, or root cause of dis-ease and imbalance. Lending us a hand in identifying our damaging beliefs, or limited thought patterns serves us in letting go of these patterns that no longer serve us, do not resonate with our present life, or were never ours to begin with. Being aware of these energetic ties is the first step in recovering our power and changing our physical reality. Amy helps us essentially to see our ego-driven self destructive patterns, and take responsibility by reminding us we are co-creators with the Universe.
How sweet is that! Amethyst is just one of MANY stones that offer us healing and awareness. Our Creator is so generous with all the tools that have been provided to us for our healing, growth and expansion. Its really so heart touching when we learn more about the crystals, plants, and animals we sometimes take for granted around us. When we get a chance to slow down and connect with any of these God given elements, we are always reminded of the beauty of life itself. I have found that, for myself, Amethyst has helped me remember and stay in my purpose, protect me from energetic negativity, and see more clearly my path when I do fall into the occasional stoop, as we all do from time to time. It’s ok when we forget, we are all in this together, and can lean on each other, and these tools, to serve as a reminder when needed.
My hope for you is that this may be some food for thought, so that it may feed you SOUL.
If you have any questions about Amethyst, I’d be glad to answer them for you.
Namaste, and many crystal blessings to you!
Katie Wise ACM
Chakras: Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th), Etheric (8th+)
Spiritual: Facilitates meditation and engenders communication and communication with one’s guides and angels.
Emotional: Can help one identify the root causes behind behaviors, habits, and emotional patterns which create imbalance and disease.
Physical: Traditionally used to counter addictive behavior and thought patterns. It lends clarity of the mind.