Welcome back to another edition of Crystal Spotlight. Today we are taking a look at one of the most commonly used crystals, the beautiful amethyst.
Pictured above are my three amethyst pieces. The one in the bottom right hand side of the picture was actually my first crystal ever- I’ve had it by my bed since I was a preteen. I won’t tell you how many years ago that was. 😉 Anyway, amethyst is essential to any crystal collector, and that’s because amethyst is so amazing and so powerful.
Amethyst today is known as a semi-precious stone but to the Ancients it was extremely valuable, just like diamonds are to us today. Not only is it beautiful, it is regarded as having a multitude of different powers.
Amethyst comes from the Greek word “ametusthos” which means “not intoxicated.” Just like its name, amethyst is known as the sobriety stone, and is used to combat addictions. It was used on the cups of the Romans, who believed that drinking from a cup adorned with amethyst would prevent intoxication- not just from the drink, but from passion, too.
It offers protection from excessive thinking, subdues evil thoughts, increases intelligence and decreases anxiety. It also is believed to protect against black magic and evil intentions from others.
Metaphysically, amethyst has been known to quiet the mind and assist in achieving a meditative state. It also encourages creativity, passion, and action to achieve your goals. Amethyst energy counteracts negative energy, helping bring balance to negative spaces and places.
In addition, amethyst is known as the “couple’s stone” and is said to encourage deeper connections and relationships over time.
What can’t amethyst do? Not much. It’s a healing stone essential to every collector. You can place them in your bedroom or in your creative space to encourage energy, or you can place them wherever needs a little balance.
Do you have any amethyst in your home? Let me know in the comments!
Want some amethyst of your own? Personally, I believe it’s important to buy crystals from a place of love and good intentions. My friend Alexandra owns a crystal shop on Etsy, and she is such a love, I highly encourage you to check out her shop. Every crystal I’ve received from her has been powerful and full of good intentions. You can find her shop by clicking here.
Until next time, namasté!