Since Amethyst is my birth stone, I figured it would be fitting, since I am the one doing this, to start there :) It is a beautiful crystal, and I keep several around me for both protection and it's calming influence. One sits on my desk, I carry one in my purse, and there is one in the bedroom. My pendulum also has a large piece of amethyst as it's 'center piece.'
Physical properties of amethyst:
Amethyst is the most valuable stone of the quartz group, and is often found as 6 sided crystal points. Amethyst is a regal violet gemstone with whitish stripes, and can range from light purple to deep purple as a result of trace amounts of manganese or iron. It is a form of crystallized quartz, composed of silica, and is found mostly in Brazil.
Metaphysical properties of amethyst:
Amethyst is a powerful crystal, and has a wide range of metaphysical uses. Amethyst is a radiant gemstone, meaning that its energies are expansive. It is said to bring serenity, and has been called the "stone of contentment," for it's soothing and calming energies. This makes it a good stone for meditation; it is said that when you meditate with amethyst you are helping the Earth, because the violet ray will help to transform the entire world into a better place. It has many supernatural powers. Its shielding powers can ward off negative energies while attracting and amplifying positive ones. Amethyst is a good stone to help you cope with sadness and grief, as it subliminally communicates that there is no death. It provokes honesty and uprightness, which makes it a good stone for those people in the business world, though everyone can benefit from its effects. It is said to bring luck, ensure constancy, protect against magic and homesickness, and has long been known to help against drunkenness.Amethyst also stimulates inspiration. It can help you assimilate new ideas, and open channels to your true higher self. This makes it a good stone for those seeking spiritual growth.
Amethyst and synergy:
Amethyst is a good stone for those born during The Moon of Frost - (23 Oct - 22 Nov). Although the birthstone of those born in February, Amethyst's calming influence can help overcome the impulsiveness associated with Scorpios, and its mentally and spiritually stimulating aspects work well with those born during this time.
Amethyst Healing & Magical Uses:
Amethyst is recommended for stimulating greater love, and attunement for healing forces. In directing the energy of the amethyst to the lungs, relief may be obtained for asthma and circulation problems. You can recharge your own energy by holding an amethyst over the crown chakra, third eye, or heart chakra. A very high vibration centered in love, balance, and harmony will be transferred. Violet has a calming effect upon the nervous system. Insomnia may be relieved by gently rubbing an amethyst on the temples or forehead, and can be used for tension and migraine headaches. Calms emotions and reduces stress. Helps the holder of the stone to have a more optimistic and uplifting perspective. A powerful amulet for travelers. It is used as a transmitter of the healing power of the universe. It is used to increase psychic awareness. It is kept with other divination tools to enhance their qualities. Placing it under the pillow helps insomniacs and induces prophetic dreams. Used to induce harmony.
So, in closing, since amethyst is part of the quartz group, and is able to work with a wide range of different vibration levels and rates, it is a stone with a wide range of applications. Amethyst is one of the best all-around stones for a new age.
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