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Amethyst

Protection - Meditation - Calming

Affirmation

I am calm, peaceful and relaxed in my mind, body and soul.

Hardness

Chemical Formula

SiO2

Structure

Hexagonal

Energy

Amethyst healing properties include stress relief, treating insomnia and relieving the pain of headaches. This crystal attracts positive energy while ridding your body of any negative emotions—feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, depression and more.

Amethyst crystals are exceptional for providing spiritual protection, inner strength and clarity of mind, making them a classic meditation tool and great for boosting creativity. Meditating with Amethyst can help you still your thoughts and become more in tune with your feelings.

If you are looking to grow in your spirituality, find inner peace and step away from destructive behaviors, Amethyst is the stone for you.

Amethyst is especially supportive of the emotional body, bringing those who are overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed back to center. It can elicit the feeling that you are surrounded by a "bubble of light", thus creating a calmness, protecting you against the stresses of everyday life. It balances out your highs and lows, promoting emotional centering. This is a wonderful crystal to use if you frequently find yourself in situations where you are unsure how to take action because of your emotions. 

Amethyst is widely known for supporting sobriety, but sobriety doesn't translate into alcohol alone. This also applies to food, drugs, gambling and anything else that is a compulsive destructive behavior. This stone interacts with your auric field turning those addictive, self-sabotaging thoughts into positive ideas and actions. Meditating and setting a clear intention to break free from whatever addiction you have will increase the effectiveness. 

A great alleviator of sadness, it supports coming to terms with loss. Its presence helps one understand that there is no death, only transitioning and changing of forms. It encourages the release of grief, and rejoicing in a loved one’s spirit being freed from the confinement of the physical body.

Three Reasons to wear Amethyst:

1. Aids in overcoming bad habits like overindulgence by revealing self-destructive tendencies.⠀

2. As a high frequency crystal, it protects us from lower energies and psychic attack.⠀

3. Connected to the element of Wind, Amethyst encourages mental stimulation by connecting our physical selves to the Spirit realms.

Ritual

Keep Amethyst on you when you need to calm anger and frustrations. Use to prevent intoxication, overindulging, and when giving up bad habits. Hold or place on your forehead when meditating to still your thoughts and to achieve a higher level of consciousness. Place it under your pillow when sleeping for peaceful dreams. Put it in the bathtub or next to a candle near the bath to achieve a heightened state of relaxation.

Placement

Many choose to decorate their home with Amethyst based off its appearance. However, if placed in the right room it can have many metaphysical benefits as well. For instance, in the family room it can help facilitate family bonding time and provide the confidence and calmness necessary for open communication.

Hue

Amethyst is a purple variety of the mineral Quartz that ranges in color from pale to deep purple, depending on the combination of trace amounts of Iron and Aluminum. Be sure you don't leave your Amethyst baby in the sun for too long or that dark deep purple will fade to a lighter hue.

The color of Pink Amethyst comes from inclusions of hematite and iron inside the quartz points.

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