Healing on all levels

Physical properties

Chemical Formula: SiO2
Composition: Silicon dioxide. Its purple coloring is usually caused by impurities of iron or manganese compounds.
Crystal System: Trigonal
Transparency: Transparent, Translucent
Color: Light violet to dark purple. Sometimes banded with purple and whitish lines. Can be found in a combination with Citrine.
Hardness: 7

Amethyst varieties
Heated amethyst; heating over 300°C results in a fade in its natural, purple color, and transforms into a yellow-orange, yellow-brown, or dark brownish color. This variety is often incorrectly sold as citrine.

The name comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means “not intoxicated” or “not drunk”. The ancient Greeks made drinking vessels that were decorated with Amethyst, in order to prevent the intoxication with alcohol.
Until the 18th century, it was considered a very valuable and very rare gemstone, classified under the cardinal, or the most precious crystals, alongside diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald.
After the discovery of large deposits of Amethyst in many locations across the world, it has lost much of its value. The most valuable Amethysts in the modern day, depend on their color depth. The deeper the color, the more valuable it is.

Metaphysical properties

Element: Spirit
Chakras: 6th (Third Eye), 7th (Crown)

It is a highly spiritual stone!

Uses for Amethyst

Amethyst rays are particularly helpful in artistic endeavors in which new, original results need to be created using the tools and methods of previous times.
Amethyst Crystals include the Artist’s Stone, the Composer’s Stone, the Inventor’s Stone, the Poet’s Stone, and the Painter’s Stone.

Some Amethysts are also called Master Crystals, due to their high vibration, which helps the possessor evolve in every possible way of both aspects, personal development and spiritual growth.

Protection, purification, divine connection, the release of addictions, stone of royalty, stability, strength, peace, serenity, common sense, prosperity, insight, honesty.
– communications with guides and angels
– surrendering to the divine
– opens third eye and crown
– develops psychic abilities
– cutting cords
– clears energy field
– aids meditation
– identifies bad habits, behaviors and patterns
– helpful if you are longing for dramatic change in your reality, sadness, grief
– addictions
– balances nervous system and brain
– nerve disorders
– brain imbalances
– improves oxygenation
– keeps space clear
– insomnia
– headaches
– bruises, swelling
– parasites, large intestine

Cleansing

Recommended cleansing methods

– Smudging or Incense Sticks – by placing the crystal where the smoke can cleanse the stored energies, negative energies, programs that may have been acquired by the stone.
– Crystal Druse, bed, Geode or Cluster – by placing the crystal on them for 24-48 hours.
– Water – If you are near to a natural running river, you can place the crystal in an open mesh bag and hold it for a short time in the river. You can also use running water in your home.
– Reiki Energy – If you are a Reiki practitioner, you can use Reiki for cleansing your crystal.
– Earth’s energy – You can bury the crystal in the earth for 24-36 hours. NOTE: Be sure to mark the spot you have buried it, as you may have the surprise of not being able to find it.
– Visualization – You can use visualization or ‘thought energy’ to cleanse your crystal.

Not recommended cleansing methods

– Salt – Crystals (like humans) store high amounts of water, and exposing them to salt dehydrates them, and they may eventually break.
– Sunlight – Direct sunlight is affecting the Amethyst in the means of fading its color. Therefore, it is not recommended to leave it in direct sunlight for long periods of time.

Charging

– Crystal Druse, bed, Geode or Cluster – by placing the crystal on them for 24-48 hours.
– Water
– Reiki Energy
– Earth’s energy
– Visualization
– Sun & Moon Energy – You can place the crystal where it can get the energy from the Sun and the Moon (a window, on a table in your yard), but be sure that it does not stay in direct Sunlight, as it may damage the crystal.