Amethyst is revered for its wonderful beauty, which is often a purple or violet. It is one of the most popular gemstones on the planet. Being a type of quartz, it’s an excellent choice for ornamental jewelry.
Amethyst has been known to people for thousands of years and was popular with the Ancient Egyptians, as well as the Ancient Greeks. This gemstone has a great history. Amethyst was believed to have magical qualities by the Ancient Romans and Greeks, mainly to prevent intoxication.
Many Romans and Greeks either drank from cups jeweled with Amethyst or wore rings with Amethyst stones. Furthermore, it is also a birthstone. February birthdays are associated with the astrological sign Pisces and Aquarius, and for this reason, it is given as a gift to signify any birth in February. Additionally, it is also known as the symbol of understanding of philosophy or thought. Today, many people in the Catholic Church wear rings made with this gemstone in order to accent this attribute. Amethyst has many other great uses and in this article we will learn all about them.
It is a great talisman for use in the creative arts, mostly in darker shades. Amethyst assists endeavors where original results must be created using methods and tools of the past. It is usually used as The Composer’s Stone, Poet’s and Painter’s Stones, Artist’ Stone, and the Inventor’s Stones. Keep an Amethyst crystal in the area to focus and amplify the creative elements of the Universal Life Force. Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing animals, plant and people. It is also called the “All-healer.”
Natural unpolished Amethysts are especially helpful when placed where animals refuse to sit or plants won’t grow. Additionally, it also counteracts negative earth energies anywhere that feels hostile, such as beneath buildings. Amethyst returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into loving, positive energy, and protects against psychic attack, ill-wishing or paranormal harm. To attract good luck and increase this power, draw an image of the sun and the crescent moon over Amethyst in lavender incense smoke.
Amethyst soothes and calms, assisting the transmission of neural signals through the brain. For this reason, it is referred to as nature’s tranquilizer. Amethyst relieves OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) as well as hyperactivity in animals and children. Rub the center of the forehead counter-clockwise, or place under the mattress or pillow to cure insomnia and stimulate pleasant dreams. Amethyst is especially effective for children’s fears of the dark and nightmares. In addition, it can help alleviate homesickness.
Amethyst is a great stone for business people, negotiators and diplomats. Beside it calms angry temperaments, amethyst also gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required. Hold or wear it to bring in spiritual insights coupled with intellectual reasoning. Additionally, Amethyst is great for reducing the tendency to gambling addictions, overspend or unwise investments as a luck and prosperity crystal.