Updated: Oct 17, 2022
Chinese Five element: Fire
Chakras: Higher Chakra, Crown, Third Eye
Properties: Retrograde, Breaking Addictions, Travel, Psychic Abilities, Dreams, Clarity, Sleep, Protection, Physical Healing, Purification, Clairvoyance, Self-Discipline, Wisdom, Focus, Expansion, Insight, Anxiety Relief, Spiritual Awakening
Science & Origin of Amethyst
Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz that has become one of the mineral kingdom's most popular and well-known crystals. Amethyst gains its colour from gamma irradiation and trace amounts of Iron. This crystal earned its name from the Greek word "Amethystos", which translates to "not intoxicated". This stone is given unique names depending on its formation or locality, including Rwanda Amethyst and Chevron Amethyst. Most of the world's Amethyst supply currently comes from Brazil and Uruguay. Specimens in these South American countries have been found as tall as small buildings and can sell for millions!
In many ancient texts, Amethyst is regarded as a stone that, when worn, allows the user to avoid intoxication. However, there is speculation that this myth came about due to misidentification. Some believe that the Amethyst was Red Garnet. When this "Amethyst" was used as a serving glass, the clear water poured into it would turn red like wine (due to the reddish runoff). This liquid would create an illusion to others as though the consumer was drinking wine yet could avoid intoxication.
Meaning & Energy
Amethyst is a multidimensional stone that offers a range of energetic uses. Its protective bubble helps one maintain mental clarity and physical energy. We recommend starting your meditations with gratitude while offering yourself up to the purple rays from this remarkable stone. Begin channelling your energy with that of Amethyst's and remind your auric field to accept the love around you. As you work with this stone, you will feel a sense of warmth and gratitude surrounding them. This is due to them knowing they are finally in a safe place where they can feel once again.