Internationally known crystal expert, astrologer, psychic, healer, author, broadcaster and workshop facilitator – Judy Hall, in her definitive guide to crystals -The Crystal Bible – states that Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration.

Amethyst (which just happens to be my favourite crystal) has a very calming and soothing influence and is good to hold when meditating.  It belongs to the quartz family and ranges in colour from deep violet to a light lavender. It’s name derives from a Greek word “Amethustos” which means ‘not intoxicated’, as it was believed to protect against drunkenness.

The colour purple has long been associated with royalty and amethyst has been used since time to adorn royalty and is even  featured in the British Crown Jewels.

Amethyst  is a stone used by many healers and energy workers because of it’s versatility and ability to transmute negative energies.  Some of the many healing properties associated with this gemstone are:

Aid in opening up/increasing ones pyschic abilities

Increase spiritual awareness and guidance

Assist in eliminating headaches

Relieve insomnia

Reduce depression

Balance hormones

Help with and mood swings, anger, anxiety, fear

Guard against pyschic attack

Assist in ridding an invidual of addictions (i.e. alcohol, smoking, etc)

Protection against negative influences (i.e. thieves – when travelling)

Some people use it in elixers to  help treat symptoms such as arthiritis or any of the above, either as a drink, to bathe in or rub on affected areas of the body .  Others carry tumble stones and amulets (some of which are designed to be worn as a piece of jewellery).

Amethyst Amulet of Protection Bottle Pendant - Classy Craft Creations

Most commonly it is worn as jewellery.

Amethyst Dreams Necklace - FiorellaJewelry

Rock Candy Amethyst Ring by Nu Bambu

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed crystal specialist.  The information above is derived from many sources and my own experience and is for your interest/reference purposes only.  For medical conditions always consult your doctor/qualified healthcare practioner.

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