Healing Properties of Amethyst


This morning I was reading about a friend who recommended Amethyst to help heal a friends headaches.  I found this information fascinating.  My birthstone (February) happens to be the Amethyst, and aside from that, I have always wondered why I have been drawn to this powerful gem.  We have Amethyst clusters positioned around our home, thanks to the principles of Feng Shui and color purple but I intuitively have always FELT a special draw or affinity to this beautiful stone.  Today I decided, if I were ever to get remarried, that the Amethyst would be my choice of gem over the diamond…hands down.  A dear friend gifted me a beautiful tennis bracelet several years back, that is adorned with amethysts laid in gold.  I recall during one of my many moves in 2004 that I bumped the bracelet and ended up losing one of the gem stones from the bracelet.  I was devastated!  I went to a local jewel and he couldn’t find the ideal amethyst gem but replaced it with a Citrine.  It happened to be where the clasp came together so it was perfect.  Both are great gems for protection.   To this day the Amethyst and Citrine are my favorite gems.

Amethyst-150x150❈ AMETHYST ❈ – The word amethyst comes from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “non-intoxicating.” This stone has a long history with religious practices. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, instructions are given for placing heart shaped amethyst on the body of the deceased. Typical colors are light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple.

Energy: Receptive
Planets: Jupiter, Neptune
Element: Water, Air
Deities: Bacchus, Dionysus, Diana
Zodiac: Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
Powers: Dreams, Overcoming Alcoholism, Healing, Psychic abilities, Peace, Love, Protection Against Thieves, Courage, Happiness, Meditation, Balance, Communication, Nobility, Spiritual awareness Mystical Properties: Stone of “Spirituality and Contentment” Amethysts have a soothing and relaxing effect on people, they promote healthy sleep habits when placed on the body or under the pillow.
Amethyst promotes shrewdness in business matters, gives victory and quickens the mind to help control negative thoughts.
Because the stone has transmutational energies, it helps to open gateways into intense and transforming spiritual experiences, and can protect the wearer from black magic. Known as a change stone, amethyst can bring about any type of change in your life and consciousness. It also breaks up old emotional thought processes and assists psychic opening in a grounding manner.

Magical Properties:

Amethyst is said to attract justice and protect against burglars and thieves. It also wards off danger and violent death.
Amethyst increases the activity in the right brain, cuts through illusion, and helps to develop the psychic abilities. It strengthens and develops intuition, inspiration, healing, and channeling as well as raising thoughts and aspirations to a higher spiritual level.
Store a small piece of amethyst with your tarot cards or runes to keep the power of the divination tools high.

Healing Properties:

An amethyst crystal is nearly indispensable to healers. Single crystals are very beneficial but clusters are even more powerful. They are powerful enough- in fact that a cluster of amethyst can cleanse other stones.
When worn, amethyst will alleviate migraines. Headaches caused by nerves will subside when a amethyst cross section or geode is placed in the room. It is also used to help improve concentration. Amethyst calms mental disorders, purifies the blood, strengthens the immune system as well as balancing and healing all chakras.
People who regularly wear an amethyst necklace are said to fascinate others with their personality and charisma.

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This information was extracted from Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, Healing Crystals and Gemstones by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, PhD,






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