Amethyst is a member of the quartz family and is one of the first crystals to appear in most collections. Its colour ranges from pale lavender to rich purple and is caused by traces of iron. Its calming energy can enhance meditation and support a peaceful night's sleep. It is traditionally linked to sobriety and is still recommended for those who wish to break addictions.
This crystal has long been associated with spirituality and was worn by bishops in the Middle Ages. It helps you to access spiritual guidance and wisdom. Amethyst clears the crown and brow chakras and may ease headaches.
An amethyst geode placed in a room can lift the energy for everyone who gathers there and may help promote harmony in a group. It is ideally placed in a healing or meditation room.
Spiritual and healing properties
Amethyst is primarily a stone of the mind. It elps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion. It also integrates and balances all systems of the body, and is thus an important universal healing stone. Amethyst can be a useful stone for meditation and other spiritual exercises, as it calms both the mind and the emotions while keeping awareness sharp and focused. Intuition is also enhanced.
Suggestion for Use
To relieve a headache, massage your brow gently with a smooth piece of amethyst.
Alternatively, hold a palm-sized cluster of amethyst about 2.5cm (lin) from your head. Stroke it around your head in downward sweeps as if you are brushing your hair.
Handle with Care
Amethyst may fade if left in strong sunlight, so position it out of direct light.
Ametrine is a mixture of amethyst and citrine, combining the properties of both crystals.
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