Besides being beautiful, the amethyst crystal is a well-loved companion for those suffering from ailments, whether they’re physical or spiritual. Its dual purposes and constant relaxing energy make it the ideal companion for those navigating multiple trials at a time – whether they’re trials of the body or the mind.
What is Amethyst?
The Amethyst Crystal can be found all over the world, including Mexico, Brazil, Morocco, Australia, Uruguay, Canada, East Africa, India, Russia (especially Siberia), and the United States.
Amethysts are geodes, rocks that seem plain and unassuming on the outside but harbor crystals in the cavity. Scientists aren’t completely sure how the amethyst crystal – or any other geode, for that matter – forms, but the general school of thought is that a cavity inside a rock forms first. Later, that cavity fills with crystals.
There are a ton of varieties of amethyst, so it stands to reason that it also comes in a range of colors, from pale lilac and lavender to deep violet and purple.
Amethyst healing properties are associated with complete physical, mental, and spiritual metamorphosis. It helps balance the energies of the mental, physical, and emotional selves to find harmony (more on amethyst’s properties later in this article).
As a vibrant geode, the amethyst crystal should never be cleansed and recharged in the sun; this will fade the color. Instead, if you choose to use amethyst in your personal practice, cleanse it once a month under running water. Leave it overnight to dry and recharge alongside hematite stones. Then you’re ready to go!
Amethyst’s Healing Properties
Amethyst healing properties are extremely well-rounded, multipurpose crystal. It’s an excellent multitasker for those on a physical, as well as a spiritual, journey.
Physical Healing Properties
Amethyst healing properties are commonly used to treat physical ailments with a wide range of problems and sources, including:
- Animal bites
- The endocrine system
- The immune system
- Pituitary gland
- The digestive system
Some people even use the amethyst crystal to make elixirs to manage arthritis. It’s also seen as helpful for people who struggle with addiction or compulsive behaviors, which is why it’s often used to support people as they quit smoking.
But amethyst’s physical properties aren’t limited to treating ailments. It’s also often used to ward off danger and threats of violence, attract justice, and protect against crime and thieves.
Emotional Healing Properties
You can tell just by looking at a piece of the amethyst crystal that its soothing color and pleasing demeanor are rife with emotional benefits. Keep a piece of the amethyst crystal on your bedside table for help with nightmares. Bring it with you on study sessions to aid concentration.
Amethyst healing properties are known to promote stability, invigoration, peace of mind, and strength. It also enhances one’s ability to manage responsibilities, making it ideal for anyone who has a lot on their plate. But it’s not simply the workman’s stone. While offering those productivity benefits, it also will help you keep a steady temperament as you go about your day. It soothes and calms while helping clear away unhelpful and negative energies, as well as helping fade away behaviors that no longer serve you.
Spiritual Healing Properties
A mystical crystal, amethyst provides a strong connection between the earth and other worlds. This makes it excellent for clairvoyance and past life correspondence. It protects not only against physical attacks, but also psychic ones.
On a wider scale, it helps clear one’s aura. It’s associated with spirituality and contentment, helping transition low energies into higher frequencies – keeping you in touch with the best version of yourself. It’s a common meditation aid due to its association with the crown chakra (more on that later).
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Amethyst as a Zodiac Birthstone
Amethyst complements Pisces, prompting calmness and healing. It also works well with other signs, since it’s in natural harmony with their nature.
Nearing the end of winter, February has the potential to be a still, quiet, contemplative month. However, its brevity often makes it feel like a mad dash throughout as people scramble to complete everything they would in a regular month in fewer days. For those celebrating birthdays during this paradox, amethyst healing properties offer a boost of relaxation and intuition.
Chakras Associated with Amethyst
Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra is located on the forehead, right between the eyes. It’s linked to the face, eyes, nose, and the five senses. It’s also the center of one’s psychic power and higher intuition. Because of this dual association, it’s no wonder the amethyst crystal is closely tied to it.
An open third eye chakra helps purify oneself of bad habits and selfish attitudes – a common use for the amethyst crystal. A blocked third eye can cause impatience, envy, and hypersensitivity to the opinions of others. Many people meditate with the amethyst crystal nearby to facilitate energy flow through this chakra. As a crystal associated with spirituality and full rebirth, it’s an excellent companion.
As a highly spiritual stone, there’s little wonder that amethyst healing properties are often used in crown chakra work. The crown chakra is a place of high energy and connection to the spiritual realms. Since amethyst is often used for past life correspondence, clairvoyance, and connection to other worlds, these purposes go hand in hand.
The Amethyst crystal is an excellent companion for those undergoing any kind of transformation. And if you think about it, who among us isn’t going through some kind of transformation at any given time?