Protection - Emotional Balance - Psychic Intuition - Sleep + Dreams
A Stone of the Mind, Amethyst is Used for Spiritual Growth and Protection
Amethyst is a beautiful crystal, belonging to the Quartz family. It ranges in color from lavender to deep purple. This stone is considered a Master Healer because it has so many useful properties. Amethyst is believed to increase psychic ability and protect against psychic attacks. It defends against negative thoughts and anger, dissolving the fears and anxieties that hold us back.
It Quiets The Mind Allowing New Insights and Ideas To Come Through
Amethyst activates The Crown Chakra and The Brow Chakra (Thrid Eye) to allow expansion and connection to the Divine. Our chaotic thoughts become quiet, and we can think calmly with clarity. When these Chakras are open we are able to receive new insights and perspectives, to help us grow and transform spiritually.
Amethyst's Ability to Calm the Mind Make it a Great Crystal for Sleep and Meditation
Amethyst is known for opening the Higher Chakras to help us reach a deeper state of meditation. When placed in the bedroom, or under your pillow, Amethyst promotes a more restful sleep and peaceful dreams. Because it's also very protective, amethyst may help to get rid of nightmares.
It's Ability to Ward Off Negativity Made it a Popular Stone for Banishing Addiction
This stone was used to adorn goblets and was worn to prevent "drunkenness and over-indulgence". It was thought to have a sobering effect, and could also keep away "Mystical Intoxication". As a healing stone, Amethyst helps to rid negative thought patterns and addictions. It works to clear our head of feelings of anxiety, anger, stress, fear, worry and doubt. It provides a more tranquil approach to these thoughts, or banishes them all together.
Although Amethyst is a powerful crystal, it is very sensitive on this plane and should never be cleansed in water or salt. It's also sensitive to sunlight, and will fade if left in it for too long.
The information provided here is for educational purposes and should not be used to replace any recommended doctor advice.