Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Let's talk about one of my favorite crystals, the beautiful Amethyst!
With its purple color, it is a member of the quartz family (rose quartz, clear quartz, etc.). Amethyst stones usually consist of various zones of purple intensity; all due to the unique angles and rawness of their cut. Amethyst is produced in abundance from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, where it occurs in large geodes within volcanic rocks. Many of the hollow agates of southwestern Brazil and Uruguay contain a crop of amethyst crystals in the interior. It is the purple color variety of quartz and has been used for over 2000 years for spiritual and affirming symbol isms. It is the birthstone of February, yes, this Aquarius rocks her loving birth stone proudly! With such a beautiful color, it has an even greater symbolism. For this Aquarius, the meaning of amethyst generally represents calmness and stillness. But we are not here for general information, right?!... let's dive into its beauty.
For the February babies, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, “amethyst” comes from Amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober". So, if you are looking for a crystal to help break the toxic cycle of a relationship, drug addiction, or alcoholism... then this crystal would be your go to ornament.
Now let's go a little deeper into how the amethyst can help create balance for one of the 7 chakras... the crown chakra to be exact.
Amethyst creates balance for the 'crown chakra' by bringing tranquility to your mind. With symbolism's that encourage the breaking of addiction and self-love; the amethyst promotes mental strength. This crystal helps with focus, allowing you to clearly see the areas needing your attention for healing. Empowering your sight to see any blockages that are holding you back from experiencing true peace. Aiding your seventh chakra, the crown chakra, located at very top of your head.
Now that you have the where and what... let's dive into the how and why?!
Why wear this crystal, other than it's simply beautiful and positively charged by its place of origin?
enhances the immune system
improves endocrine function
improves skin appearance
promotes digestive health
promotes sound sleep and peaceful dreams
And to top it off, amethyst certified crystal is loaded with positive energy! Metaphysical crystal practitioners believe that amethyst geodes or crystals placed in your home will absorb negative energy and create an air of tranquility in the space. Plus, the amethysts help block electromagnetic frequencies and “geopathic stress” that can foster negativity. Now this is a crystal, or should I say a 'vibe' you want to have in your space! Here's a tip: you may want to charge your crystal to keep its frequency vibrating high. I have personally noticed my crystals fade over time. As the crystal absorbs the negative energy, so it gives of itself positive energy. Charging gives a crystal additional energy, allowing your crystal to work with more vibrancy and for a longer duration before it needs to be cleansed again. Charging can also increase the intensity of any intention placed into the stone. Setting the intention of your crystal can be done through meditation; whether you are trying to break addiction, boost self-love or leave a toxic relationship. Just hold the crystal, mentally connecting to its energy, and speak your goals for this God given gem. Once you have spoken direction into your crystal, believe it, affirm it and be open to manifesting your goals. There are several ways to charge your crystal but the main source of charge is the sun or moonlight. As long as your crystals are not sensitive to either light or water, you can submerge the crystal in a bowl of sea salt and water and then place it in bright sunlight. The sun or moonlight will further energize the cleansing water itself, and as the stone becomes cleansed, the sun or moonlight will begin charging the stone. Some use the soil to charge their crystal with intentions of grounding themselves further into their intentions. Whatever your method; charge your crystal with a heart filled with love and a stilled mind. There is so much more that I can share on this crystal alone; but the most important take away is love and courage! Remember that this crystal or any crystal that you use is not 'the cure'. It is a tool to remind you of the gifts placed within you!
YOU ARE of courage, strength, healing, and a giver of positivity! Allow your amethyst to accent your vibe not create it.
Peace and Love Always,
Founder & CEO, Yoni And Beyond