Monday, April 23, 2007

Amethyst


Amethyst Gemstone meaning
Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is beleived to protect one from poison.

Power Stone
It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.

Protection Stone
Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.

Wisdom Stone
The amethyst is known as the Bishop's Stone and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.

Healing properties of Amethyst
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. A healer will usually wear several pieces of jewelry with amethysts set in silver, especially an amethyst necklace. The person to be healed will have an Amethyst to hold while the healing is being done. The healer will place another piece of Amethyst on the area of the body in need of healing, the heart or lungs usually.

Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and in breathing problems. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home clean and positive.

Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts placed in a window that receives sun most of the day are very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home. Place Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts in moonlight and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings. It also helps relieve headaches.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Akelamalu said...

I love crystals, I don't have many but Amethyst is one of them. I recently took a picture of my crystals intending to use it in a post at some later date. Thanks for the information. I have The Crystal Bible which I find very informative.

April 24, 2007 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

It is beautiful!

April 24, 2007 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

One of my favourite crystals of all times, it literally makes me swoon. I should wear it more often.

I'd love to hear what you do with it Autumn, what your experiences with it have been!

April 24, 2007 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

My birthstone.

April 24, 2007 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger SiouxSue said...

Amethysts are beautiful. I have a friend who wore an amethyst necklace to church last Sunday...it was lovely.

April 24, 2007 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger "Early Bird" said...

Who knew that pretty purple stone could do all that?
I've always loved it and wished it was my birth stone...mine is emerald and it is pretty but I've always been jealous of amethyst!

April 24, 2007 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I first began using it to help process grief and have had one on my person ever since.

April 25, 2007 at 5:06 AM  

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