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Amethyst is a purple to deep, dark royal purple crystal that ranges from partially translucent to opaque. It is often found as clusters, points on a matrix, geodes and cathedrals, or short and stubby crystals. Amethyst has a very glassy shine and in clusters may have a sparkly appearance.
Amethyst is a powerful and protective crystal, and is a first choice of many metaphysicians and crystal lovers.
In ancient times, it was used to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships, and thus became known as the “stone of sobriety”.
A natural stress reliever, Amethyst encourages and supports inner strength.
The strong healing energy of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy.
Amethyst connects the physical plane with higher realm, making it a good choice when working with the Third Eye Chakra. Also, it provides a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations, and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities.
Amethyst opens and activates the Crown Chakra, allowing easier access to the divine. When working with Amethyst, it can enhance spiritual awareness and spiritual wisdom, promoting a higher state of consciousness. Amethyst clears and repairs holes in the aura and draws in Divine energy, as well as aligning and fostering cooperation between the energy bodies.
Physically, Amethyst can help to alleviate headaches and migraines. It dispels nightmares and helps with insomnia. Amethyst can also reduce eyestrain, especially when working at a computer.
Over time Amethyst will fade in the sunlight so don't cleanse/clear using sunlight.
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|Physical and Metaphysical Properties for|
|PROPERTIES FOR STONE|
|Affirmation:||Infinite possibilities are available to me.|
|Question:||What crystal do you rely on to support your healing efforts?|
|Astrological Sign:||Aquarius (January 20 to February 18), Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Pisces (February 19 to March 20), Virgo (August 23 to September 22)|
|Primary Chakra:||Third Eye Chakra|
|Secondary Chakra:||Crown Chakra|
|STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS|
|Color:||Lavender (light purple), Purple|
|Location:||Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, China, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Tanzania, Uruguay|
|Mineral Class:||Silicates, Tectosilicates|
|Crystal System:||Trigonal Crystal System|
|Numerical Vibration:||Number 3|
|Chemical Composition:||SiO2, Silicon Dioxide|
|Physical:||Acne, Addictions, Alcoholism, Balance Metabolism, Blood Disorders, Brain Disorders and Health, Bruising, Burns, Cancer, Digestion and Digestive System Health, Dying Process and Transitioning, Eczema, Emphysema, Endocrine System and Glands, Headache and Migraine Relief, Healing, Hearing Problems, Herpes, Hormone Production, Immune System Strengthening and Support, Injuries, Insomnia, Itching, Lungs, Memory Health, Night Terrors and Nightmares, Overindulgence, Pain Relief, Parasites, Physically Overactive, Pineal Gland, Pituitary Gland, Post Surgery Healing, Psoriasis, Respiratory Health, Skin Infections and Irritations, Sleep, Smoking Addiction and Cessation, Swelling, Tumors and Growths, Viruses, Weakness, Well Being, Wrinkles|
|Emotional:||Anger Diffusing or Release, Anxiety, Coping with Changes, Coping with Grief, Coping with Loss, Decision Making, Dispel or Release Negativity, Emotional Balance, Emotional Pain, Fear, Focus, Love, Motivation, Night Terrors and Nightmares, Peace and Peacefulness, Rage Diffusing or Release, Reducing Stress or Tension, Selflessness, Serenity|
|Spiritual:||Astral Projection and Traveling, Awareness, Communication and Connecting with Higher Self, Connecting with Inner Child, Cosmic Awareness and Consciousness, Dream Interpretation and Recall, Enhances Intuition, Enhancing Psychic Abilities, Harmony, Love, Meditation, Mediumship, Raising Vibrations, Spiritual Protection, Telekenesis, Visualization, Wisdom|
|Extra Grade:||Deep dark purple to beautiful light purple color, partially translucent, 10-25%|
|A Grade:||Nice purple dark to light color, partially translucent, >25% Matrix|
|B Grade:||Poor purple color, opaque, >25% Matrix |
C: Poor purple color, opaque, >75% Matrix
Posted on March 13, 2013
|I have been a Member for many years and have been purchasing Crystals , but at present due to COVID-19 I am on Holiday and decided to stay where it is More Sunny ???? (Submitted by: Brenda Charles on July 26, 2021)|
|Dont forget all of the beautiful places in the United states and canada where amethyst can be found....thunder bay in canada and from my personal experience south Carolina has wonderful deep dark amethyst. As well as many others. My husband and I have just bought a home in amethyst country in south Carolina and are moving our life from Pennsylvania just for opportunities to find our own healing amethyst...and quartz, beryl, ruby, emerald etc.... (Submitted by: Choronzon333 on June 04, 2020)|
|(Submitted by: Pfc on August 19, 2017)|
|Rarity : common? I prefer the term ''abundant''. Our Mother Earth has blessed us with so much of this not so semi precious stone in all manner of forms, each with it's own special qualities. We are all truly blessed, and when we express gratitude, we reveal our grace. (Submitted by: ARIEL on December 09, 2016)|
|comfortable reading, thank you! ðŸ’– (Submitted by: messy spirit on February 05, 2016)|
|I absolutely love amethyst! It's just a loving stone to work with, yet powerful. (Submitted by: Evenstar on June 25, 2014)|
|literally good for just about everything. just holding it in your hand you fell your vibrations rise. (Submitted by: Ashley C on April 09, 2014)|
|(Submitted by: May on January 13, 2013)|
|Glad I've finally found soetmhing I agree with! (Submitted by: Boston on October 12, 2012)|
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