Shaman Discusses: The Power of the Amethyst Crystal

The amethyst is a semi-precious stone and is the most precious member of the quartz family. This gemstone can be found in many hues of purple ranging from light lavender to royal purple. The highest quality amethysts are of a deep purple coloring.  Amethyst is one of the most common crystals, easily found in all sorts of environments around the world.
The amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone—beholding high spiritual vibrations. Amethysts have powerful and protective tendencies.  It guards against psychic attacks, transforming the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm—geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others.

Many metaphysical properties are attributed to amethyst. It is believed to aid creativity, spirituality, relaxation, meditation, psychic abilities, spiritual awareness, contentment, peace, stability, serenity, forgiveness, and tolerance.

Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer—relieving stress and strain; soothing irritability; balancing mood swings; and dispelling anger, rage, fear, and anxiety.  It can also help alleviate sadness and grief and dissolve negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition, and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers.  Some believe that amethysts also encourage selflessness and spiritual wisdom.

Amethyst also encourages sobriety—quelling the overindulgent urges when it comes to abusing alcohol and other drugs.  It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused on enhancing memory and improving motivation.

Amethysts also assist in remembering and understanding dreams. It has been known to help those suffering from insomnia.

It has been proven that amethysts boost hormone production, tunes the endocrine system, and balances the metabolism. They also have the ability to strengthen the immune system; cleanse the blood; and relieve physical, emotional, and psychological pain and stress.  It can reduce bruising, swelling, and certain kinds of injuries.  Some say the amethyst can also aid with hearing disorders.  Amethysts have also been said to heal diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders, and diseases of the digestive tract.  The amethyst has also been said to ease headaches and release muscle tension.

If you want to alleviate negativity in your home, place clusters of tumbled amethysts in sunny spots around your home.  Here, the stones will absorb the energy from the sun and transmit that into your home, healing the negativity.  At night, when the stones absorb the moonlight, your home will feel calmer.

This calming effect is typical to amethysts, as many use them to aid meditation focus and increase positive spiritual feelings. They can also help you overcome fears and cravings (physical and psychological).  Amethysts clear the area around you and stabilize the dysfunctional energy in your home.

How to use Amethysts:

Wear them if you want to get in touch with your intuition, feelings, and values.  Wearing amethysts can also help you from self-deception.  You can also wear them to ward off the effects of witchcraft.

If you suffer from insomnia, place an amethyst under your pillow before you go to bed—it will ward off the sleeplessness and nightmares.  This translates to reducing stress levels since nothing helps lower stress than a good night’s sleep.

If you want to heal your headache, rub an amethyst across your forehead.

Amethysts and Rose Quartz:

Amethyst effects are enhanced when combined with Rose Quartz.  Amethyst calms the mind, while Rose Quartz soothes the heart and heals past emotional wounds. Together they balance Heart, Mind, and Soul.  Clear Quartz crystal, (an energizer and amplifier ) will enhance the effects of both crystals.

If you have any questions about the power of the amethyst crystal or would like to be soothing your soul today, contact me for a free, initial consultation.

Also, see The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall.


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