Amethyst helps to purify and protect both the physical and spiritual bodies. It helps to let go of unhealthy thought or behaviour patterns and purifies the energy field of one’s body. This makes it an all around excellent healing stone as it removes negative influences that would hinder one’s spiritual, physical, and emotional healing. This stone is extremely relaxing and helps calm the mind and relieve stress.
Amethyst also provides the clarity of mind needed when making important decisions and investments. In meditation this stone helps one to still their thoughts and expand into higher states of consciousness.
It is beneficial in sleep and dream work, bringing one into a pleasant dream state. Amethyst strongly enhances perception which can awaken inner wisdom and greater understanding. This accelerates the development of one’s intuition and psychic ability. Spiritually, it facilitates and enhances one’s connection with Spirit Guides, Angels, and God.
Global Mining Sites
Every continent in the world produces its own varieties of Amethyst, therefore it is a very common choice for a first crystal. This stone has been found in a large number of locations, including Africa, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Russia, and USA.
Amethyst Crystals have been continuously used throughout history, dating back to Ancient Greeks and Romans, Egyptian royalty, Chinese Philosophy and early civilisations of Mexico and South America. It was once regarded as a highly precious stone, and was worth as much as a diamond!
This crystals name comes from the Greek word 'amethustos', meaning non-drunk. The ancient Greeks made cups from the purple stone as they believed that drinking from it could prevent you from becoming inebriated.
Amethyst is a member of the quartz family. Coloured purple by iron atoms within the crystal lattice. Amethyst takes many different formations including geodes, clusters, tumbled stone and rock.
The best way to judge the quality of an Amethyst is to look at how deep the hue of purple is. Although its purple hue varies in intensity, the colour is only an indication of the level of heat that the particular stone endured while in the ground. Amethyst crystals do not need to be purple to heal, and you will find slightly different healing outcomes for different coloured stones.
Which Crystals to Pair with?
The intellectual and clarifying qualities of this stone combines well with the more emotional qualities of other crystals. You can pair Amethyst very effectively with stones that promote emotional wisdom, such as Moonstone, which focuses on the nurturing elements of emotional wisdom.
Amethyst combines well with all varieties of Quartz and Chalcedony, Black Tourmaline, Pyrite, and Obsidian. Crystals with a high vibration are also powerful allies for this stone, so this crystal combines well with many of the high vibration stones such as Moldavite, Fluorite, Celestite and Clear Quartz.
Combining Amethyst with Moldavite will raise your body's frequency to such a high level that no negative entities can enter your auric field. This combination is known to bring increased psychic abilities to improve your overall spirituality and health.
Zodiacs: Capricorn, Pisces, Aquarius, Virgo
Planet: Jupiter, Neptune
Element: Water, Air
Mineral Species: Quartz
Chemical Formula: Silicon Dixoide (SiO2)
Amethyst strongly stimulates the Third Eye and Crown Chakras, which may accelerate the development of intuitive and psychic abilities.
Your Crown Chakra may be compared to a spiritual knowing antenna. It sends and receives energetic information relating specifically to spiritual values and your connection with the Divine.
The Third Eye is our centre of perception and command. It directs our sight and every day understand of the world in which we live.