”Show me balance and teach me peace, encourage me to have a good nights sleep. Ease my headaches when they hurt, and show me real love; even when I feel like absolute dirt. Push me through my sorrows when they arise, alleviate my lows and elevate my highs.” - AP Crystals suggested crystal intention for Amethyst.
Amethyst Meaning + Metaphysical Abilities:
- The crystal that just knows what to do - Amethyst knows when to be calming and when to be stimulating
- Balances highs and lows
- Helps make realistic goals achievable
- Brings common sense
- Is known to have a sobering effect
Amethyst Healing Information:
- Amethyst is known to dispel anger, rage, fear and anxiety.
- Take a piece to bed with you if you find you are having recurring nightmares, it will help to protect you against bad dreams; much like a dream catcher.
- If you know of a child having constant night terrors; give them a piece of Amethyst to help protect them - Amethyst works particularly well with children.
Amethyst in Health:
Known to help overcome any sort of negative addiction, boost the immune system and even increase hormone production. It is also said to help ease headaches, migraines and general aches / pains. Amethyst is known to aid with metabolism, reduce bruising and help with digestive issues.
Amethyst in Relationships:
Helps you to come to terms with any sort of emotion pain, it is great to use if you are coming to terms with any sort of relationship or personal loss.
Amethyst for those with psychic abilities:
Powerfully protective of its holder, it will help to guard against any spiritual or psychic attack. Amethyst is known to enhance its holders spiritual awareness, intuition and any psychic gifts. Use Amethyst when meditating to help shut out the world. Sleeping with a piece of Amethyst under your pillow will help facilitate out of body journeying and help to remember any intuitive dreams once waking.
Types of Amethyst:
Purple / Lilac, Chevron / Dream.
Amethyst is a variety of the Quartz Crystal
- Its name comes from the Greek "Amethystos" which means "not drunken" as it was once used to help ward off drunkenness.
- The colour of Amethyst will depend on how much expose to light the crystal has received
- Amethyst can be heat treated to deepen its colour or to transform it into Citrine
- Varieties of Amethyst can also change into a green colour which is known as "Prasiolite" or "Green Amethyst"
- Amethyst is a very common crystal and can be found worldwide
- Enormous amounts of Amethyst are found in Brazil, Uruguay and Brazil
- Amethyst once sat at an equal value to Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
- Christians often associated Amethyst with Christ because of the association this crystal has with being able to calm emotions. Some Christians also believed that the colour of Amethyst represented the purifying effect of suffering, in turn leading them to believe that this crystal could heal wounds
- According to various sources, St Valentine was said to wear an Amethyst ring carved with a figure linked to Cupid
Bacchus, the Roman God of Wine has promoted the belief that Amethyst can ward of drunkenness. His story is below;
This story dates back to the Renaissance times. The French poet Remy Bellay created this story in 1576 as part of a poem about crystal beliefs. Nevertheless, this story does go as far back as the times when Ancient Greeks existed.
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