Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz; its chemical formula is SiO2. Violet stones, in general, have a natural affinity to the crown chakra, which is located just above the top of the head. Tthe word amethyst is derived from the old Greek word methy, meaning wine.Violet stones bring a state of balance wherever it is required. Amethyst tends to form geodes of densely packed short crystals pointing inward toward the center of the hollow, and it has a hexagonal crystalline structure, which means it is a seeker. Seekers are used to help when beginning new opportunities and to achieve new goals. Color variations include from very dark, almost black to violet. Amethyst is found in the United States, Britain, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, East Africa, Siberia, and India. Amethyst is a transformer stone, which means this stone can aid in changing situations, prospects, relationships, and outlooks. This stone is calming and stabilizing to all areas, particularly the mind. It can aid in reducing restlessness and irritation and helps to promote a sense of well being and balance because it is a natural tranquilizer. It’s serenity enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation and has strong healing and cleansing powers. A little know tidbit that you may not know, traditionally, amethyst was worn to prevent drunkenness and has a sobering effect on overindulgence and physical passions, supporting sobriety.
This stone is especially beneficial for the decision-making process because it brings in both spiritual insights and common sense, certainly something every one would find beneficial when faced with a challenging decision. Amethyst also has the ability to boost the production of hormones and tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. At a subtle level, amethyst holistically heals because it works with the physical, mental, and emotional bodies and ties them to the spiritual. It cleanses the aura, or Human Energy Field, and changes negative energy.
Amethyst is good for jewelry and may be worn as appropriate. Clusters and geodes may be placed in rooms, such as the bedroom, or office, to aid in restful sleeping and good work environments. Archangel Michael, who name means “He who is like God”, is associated with this stone.
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