What Is Amethyst? Meaning, Properties And Uses Of This Purple Gemstone
Everything You Need to Know About Amethyst – The Protective Crystal
If guardian angles could be a crystal – they would be amethyst. It’s largely considered to act as your ‘third eye’. This distinctive purple stone is known for its healing properties, wisdom, and ability to bring calmness to your life. It’s one of the most popular crystals for those who practice spiritual healing and is often associated with the crown chakra.
Amethysts is one of the oldest stones – dating back to 25,000 BC. Everyone from the Egyptians to the Greeks used amethyst for its healing properties. Its rich heritage continues to fascinate those interested in amethyst. You’ll often find people wearing this stone or carrying it with them during times of difficulty. Amethyst is one crystal that everyone should have in their collection.
At Ancient Infusions, amethyst is one of our favorite crystals to wear every day for its protection and physical healing. You can add this stone to your home with our Amethyst Crystal Tree or wear it close to your heart with our Amethyst Wire Wrapped Pendant Necklace. Read on to find out everything you need to know about amethyst, its benefits, and how to incorporate it into your everyday life.
What is amethyst?
The word amethyst is derived from the Greek word, “amethystos”, meaning ‘not intoxicated’. The ancient Greeks primarily wore amethyst as a protective stone, often to protect them from the side effects of becoming intoxicated.
Mythology claims that the purple of the amethyst stone comes from an encounter with a young virgin and Dionysus when the Goddess Diana intervened and turned the girl into a shimmering stone. Dionysus cried into his wine glass, soaking the stone until it developed a purple hue.
This myth is why many ancient Greeks associated amethyst with protection from drunken mistakes. We can’t promise that amethyst will save you from a hangover, but it may guide you to avoid some mistakes along the way.
In ancient Egypt, the amethyst stone was worn for protection against evil spirits and witchcraft. The purple hue of amethyst is also associated with royalty and power with purple stones representing wealth and privilege.
Today, amethyst is one of the most popular quartz crystals. While it can still be worn for the reasons above, many choose amethyst as a grounding stone that can help to balance your mood, open your intuition, and improve your immune system.
Amethyst is also the birthstone of February and is largely connected to Pisces zodiac sign.
The benefits of amethyst
Amethyst has a varied list of benefits that range from the mental to the physical and the spiritual. It’s one of the most popular stones used by reiki healers for its physical health benefits.
Using amethyst as part of your daily routine can help regulate your hormones to improve your overall health, including reducing headaches and brightening your skin’s complexion. Amethyst is also widely hailed to improve your sleep pattern, making it an ideal stone for those who suffer from insomnia.
The emotional healing properties of amethyst are one of the reasons for its popularity. As a grounding stone, it can give you courage and help with decision-making, while also bringing a sense of calmness to your mind by balancing your emotions. Amethyst is one stone that can help you work through a panic attack or anxious situation.
We recommend using amethyst as a calming stone for times when you’re facing difficult situations or times of change. It’s also the perfect stone for those who want to clear their mind to tap into their creative side. Amethyst is one stone that you can easily incorporate into your meditation to help ground you while you focus.
If you find that your temper often gets the better of you, amethyst can help you calm your emotions and collect your thoughts. Carrying an amethyst tumble stone can help you gather your thoughts and step away from the situation.
Amethyst is one of the most important healing stones due to its association with the crown chakra, working to connect the physical and spiritual. Using amethyst helps you widen your intuition by connecting with your third eye. Awakening your intuition can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression to allow you to connect to your creative side.
How to incorporate amethyst into your everyday life
The good news is that amethyst is one of the easiest stones to incorporate into your everyday life. You can connect to your crown chakra by wearing a bracelet with amethyst to wear every day. Holding amethyst against your skin can help you get the most from the stone’s vibrations.
Our amethyst crystal bracelets are perfect for wearing with your everyday jewelry or stacking with other crystal bracelets. Tourmaline and aquamarine are two of the best stones to partner with amethyst.
Amethyst is also associated with helping to create a sense of Feng Sui in your home as its associated with yin energy. One of the best places to add amethyst to your home is an office or bedroom to help remove negative energies and promote a sense of balance. Our Amethyst Orgone Pyramid is the perfect size to add to any room of your home and is made using plant-based Eco epoxy resin.
Do you want to start experimenting with amethyst? You can carry an amethyst tumble stone in your pocket to draw from its healing and protective properties wherever you go.
Cleansing your amethyst
Amethyst is one stone that doesn’t necessarily need to be charged. While it will help to align the energies of your crystal, it’s an optional step. You’ll still want to cleanse your crystals when you first get them and regularly to remove any energy that may disrupt the frequency.
One of the easiest ways to cleanse any crystal is to place it outside in the moonlight. Your amethyst will draw on the lunar energy of the moon to cleanse it and boost its frequencies.
Are you looking to experience the benefits of amethyst? You can shop our Amethyst jewelry, tumble stones, and home décor items here.