Amethyst Meaning

Amethyst Crystal Tumbled Stones
Amethyst crystal tumbled stones. Photo by A.D. Joyce.

Amethyst is a type of quartz crystal that ranges in color from light pinkish violet to dark purple.

Throughout history, amethyst has been considered to be a symbol of spiritual protection. Even today, bishops of the Catholic church wear an amethyst ring on their right hands.

Important sources of amethyst are in Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Russia, France, Namibia, and Morocco.

Metaphysical Benefits

Amethyst is associated with the crown chakra, which represents our connection with the spiritual world. It also is associated with the brow (third eye) chakra, which is related to intuition and psychic abilities.

Amethyst is known to be an excellent stone for meditation. It can help enhance our natural intuition and psychic abilities. It helps our connection with our higher selves so we can accelerate wisdom and understanding.

Amethyst is thought to enhance imagination, the creative process, and the ability to learn new concepts. It is helpful to those in the creative arts (music, writing, poetry, painting, etc.) It can help turn creative ideas into manifest reality.

This crystal is said to bring calmness and inner peace. It helps ease grief over the loss of a loved one.

In addition, amethyst is a stone of protection. It attracts positive energy and fends off negative energy. It is said to guard against thieves and to keep travelers from harm. It it also said to protect those who are in regular contact with the spirit world, such as through channeling.

Amethyst placed under your pillow or under the bed can prevent nightmares and help stimulate lucid dreaming.

Astrological signs associated with amethyst are Pisces and Aquarius.

Physical Benefits

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Amethyst is called the stone of sobriety and has been known since antiquity to prevent drunkenness. Today, it is used to help those with addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex, or nicotine.

Amethyst can help relieve stress and anxiety.  It is used to treat migraines, arthritis, and hearing disorders. It is said to increase hormone production and strengthen the immune system.

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