- Third eye expansion
- Enhance meditation and psychic abilities
Amethyst is a quartz stone of spiritual awareness and is known for its ability to open the third eye chakra. It enhances psychic power and sharpens intuition. These properties make it a go-to crystal for meditation.
The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word “ametusthos” which means not intoxicated. Legend has it that the Greek God of intoxication, Dionysus (Bacchus to the Romans) became angry over an insult made by a human. To avenge this wrongdoing, he decided that the next mortal he saw would be eaten by tigers. Enter Amethyst, a beautiful maiden on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the tigers attacked she hailed Diana and was turned to clear crystal by the goddess in order to protect her. Bacchus was filled with regret and poured his wine over her turning her a deep purple and thus creating the color of Amethyst crystal. Amethyst is known as the sober stone. For many years both the Greeks and Romans decorated their goblets with Amethyst believing that drinking wine from them would not intoxicate them and wore it for the same effect.
Amethyst Healing Properties
This continues to be true today. This stone is excellent to use when facing issues of addiction and stilling the mind. It works well with the third eye and crown chakra and stimulates intuitive abilities making it a favorite to meditate with. If you are having problems sleeping, slip Amethyst under your pillow to relax a busy mind and open to dreams. Amethyst promotes clarity and will help with the interpretation of your dreams. If you suffer from headaches, Amethyst is there to help relieve pain. It soothes and clams neural impulses helping to balance emotional highs and lows.
There are several varieties of Amethyst. Chevron Amethyst has v-shaped layers of Amethyst and white quartz. This combination of white quartz relating to the crown chakra and the purple of the third eye makes it a super crystal to stimulate vision and connect with spiritual awareness. You can use this stone for journeying.
Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. This combination makes this a wonderful stone of creativity in a calm and awakened state. You will find this form of Amethyst wonderful to have on hand when creating vision boards.
Brandberg Amethyst is very unique and is a combination of Smoky Quartz and Amethyst. It frequently has inclusions and phantoms and is a very high vibration stone allowing high minded connection while remaining grounded.
Cacoxenite Amethyst has dark brown and yellow bits of the mineral Cacoxenite that combine with the purple and sometimes have a slightly muddy look. This fosters a high level of creative and calming thought.
Amethyst will help you sleep, recall dreams, relieve headaches and open your mind. Try laying with it on your third eye or holding it in your hands when meditating and to sharpen your intuitive vision. If you suffer from addictive behavior keep Amethyst on you for protection, clear thought and help in making healthy choices.