Are you drawn to Amethyst? There is good reason. Amethyst is a quartz, semi-precious stone. It ranges from light pink to deep purple, indigo and violet, with violet bringing the highest vibration. It is also the traditional birthstone for February. The name comes from Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"). It makes sense then, that Ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. Perhaps this is why Amethyst is often used to recover from addictions and bad habits that generally cause imbalance and negativity.
Key Words for Amethyst are: Protection, Spirituality, and Addiction Release.
The chakras related are: Third Eye (6th) and Crown (7th).
What is special about this stone? Emotionally, it is considered the Stone of the Mind, leading to a more meditative state by calming the monkey mind. It will allow you to gain insight and clarity both in mind and body. Amethyst is a stone of purification and spiritual protection and expansion. Use it to aid in overindulgence and physical addictions. It wards off negativity. Use during meditation to bring clarity to imbalance caused by destructive behaviors and thoughts.
Physically, Amethyst is also great to combat insomnia, brain function and balance, and nerve disorders. It is also believed to strengthen the immune system and help heal imbalances of the respiratory tract and skin.
In Feng Shui, amethyst is used for its purification qualities, as well as its ability to connect to a higher vibrational energy. It can be used to calm the emotions in a household where there are excessive arguments. It can also help with study and learning.
It is an excellent feng shui cure for the following areas: Northeast (Spiritual Growth and Self-Cultivation, Southeast (Wealth and Abundance), as well as South (Light Within/Fame & Reputation). You can also place a small amethyst cluster in your child’s room, office, or even living room. If you are going thru an intensely emotional, rocky time in your life, you can put amethyst in your pocket (a small polished rock), and also in your car.
To see Amethyst in my jewelry collection, click here.
Sources: Gillian Hurrie, Rodika Tchi, Feng Shui Expert
Ever since I can remember I have worn and loved jewelry. I have pictures of myself at four dripping in my mother’s long beads and clip on earrings. Then while making jewelry as an adult, I began to wonder about the beautiful beads I was using… stones and crystals found in the earth- the colors, the swirls- the weight, characteristics. For years I have remained curious and open to this concept and do believe in potential in wearing and using certain stones and crystals for added health benefits. But just like astrology, I take it as another tool in my toolbox, not someone to depend on entirely for major decision making, but to enhance my sense of well-being and with the world and nature which surround me. I hope my blogs may educate you and peak your interest, and if nothing else, inspire you, to pick stones which call to you. and to wear more of the jewelry you love.