Amethyst has to be one of the most popular crystals only second to Rose quartz. Known for its famous purple shade this is crystal is associated with healing, meditation, and spirituality for centuries. Many cultures, including the ancient Greeks and Romans, have used it for its amazing healing and psychic properties. Amethyst has been a crystal I use regularly in my meditation practice and to find the stillness in my life. This article will explore the uses of amethyst and the healing properties it may have for your health.
What is Amethyst?
As a member of the quartz family this crystal is characterized by its purple color and is associated with the crown chakra. The stone is durable and can be found naturally in Sri Lanka, Siberia, Brazil, Uruguay, Namibia, and the Far East. While usually a deep purple color, they can also have some reddish undertones and shades, even a very pale purple that fades into a lilac. There are a variety of amethysts including ametrine, cactus quartz, Veracruz amethyst, and Canadian amethyst this has a red layer under the surface. 1
What is Amethyst Good For?
This crystal has a multitude of benefits, some of them being:
- Enhancing the immune system
- Improving Skin Appearance
- Reduce headaches
- Promote serenity and calm energy
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve spiritual awareness and inner peace
- Release Stress
- Physic Ability
- Heal body, mind, and soul
- Meditative and protective properties
How To Use Amethyst Crystal
This amazing purple hue crystal can be used for many rituals and practices for when you want to be protected, inspire peace and speak to the universe. By keeping the crystal with you and envisioning the energy flow through you, you can be surprised by what you are able to accomplish. Below I show you how I like to use the Amethyst crystal and how you can use it in yours.
Unwind before bed
Using amethyst to help you decompress before bed is a whole new level of peace and relaxation. It can help you not only get a deeper sleep but aide you in receiving messages in your dreams.
Place the stone over your third eye -the center of your forehead, slightly above your brows- Close your eyes and take several deep breaths and visualize the amethyst purple color filling your mind and thoughts.
Repeat the mantra ” I am at peace” 7 times.
Place the stone to the side and breathe deeply til you fall asleep.
Bring Peace and Serenity
Use Amethyst in a crystal grid for to welcome peace and serene energy with clear quartz, moonstone, and malachite.
Carry this crystal around with you or incorporate it within your jewelry to help ease stress and promote calming energy.
Hold the crystal in your hand or place it on the third eye chakra. Find your peace and visualize the purple energy flowing through you, then wait til the universe shows you what you need to see.
Since Amethyst is associated with the third eye chakra you can use this crystal to help with unblocking and invoking the power of your third chakra energy as well as any meditation or ritual work that is needed with this chakra. 2
Amethyst is a very powerful and popular stone and can be used in many practices to help enhance your psychic ability and promote a calm and welcoming atmosphere. I love to use this crystal when I am stressed out or want to enhance my meditation practice, it is truly one of the top crystals to use especially if you’re a beginner. I hope you found this content helpful I will catch you in the next one.