Crystals 101: Amethyst

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Amethyst is the most popular variety of quartz crystals and is considered a highly powerful and protective stone. It is popular for its beautiful purple hues and ability to stimulate the mind and emotions. 

Amethyst is thought to be a healing and purifying stone that can rid the mind of negative thoughts and bring forth sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It derives its name from the Greek word ametusthos which means ‘not intoxicated,’ so amethyst is also thought to help promote sobriety.

What are the benefits of Amethyst?

Amethyst is an incredible stone that has a wide range of benefits, including the following:

Enhanced Relaxation

Amethyst relieves stress, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety.

Activates Spiritual Awareness

This precious stone has outstanding healing and cleansing powers. It does this by opening and enhancing a person’s natural intuition.

Improves Sleep

Place an Amethyst stone near your bed to ensure more restful and deeper sleep and to prevent insomnia. 

Regulates Hormones

Amethyst plays an important role in metabolism and helps balance the endocrine system.

Improved Immune Health

Amethyst helps to purify the blood and boost the immune system.

Chakras & Uses

Amethyst is associated with the crown chakra, which is also purple in color and creates balance between the body’s emotional, mental, and physical aspects. It’s considered nature’s tranquilizer and instantly soothes whatever space it is placed in. Placed in the bedroom it can help promote deeper and more restorative sleep. 

Wearing an Amethyst crystal is a great way to ensure the crown chakra and third-eye chakra are always in flow. Amethyst jewelry is popular and having the stone pressed directly against your skin helps you leverage its healing energy. Bare skin invites the stone to release its vibrations directly into your body, amplifying its power.

Amethyst is an ideal stone to use as a meditation aid, as the stone hums with an energy that encourages an overactive mind to surrender and be still. During meditation, amethyst facilitates the opening of the third eye and crown chakra, clearing the way for you to tap into your intuition. If you aren’t wearing amethyst jewelry during meditation, hold a piece in your left hand to harness its healing powers.

Sister Stones

Amethyst is a powerful stone on its own; however, when paired with certain stones you can increase the overall vibration and energy. Tourmaline is a great sister stone and helps amplify amethyst’s protective energy. To increase the loving vibes, rose quartz is a great companion stone and if you need more truth, tranquility, and balance in your life consider pairing your amethyst with aquamarine. Lastly, if you are seeking a burst of energy or success and prosperity, citrine and amethyst together promote the motivation and courage to help you accomplish your goals.

Crystals hold so many potential healing benefits of crystals, and no downsides. Shop our crystals collection and start incorporating the myriad uses of amethyst into your life today.

Erin Entlich is a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, holistic health coach, and writer. She believes doing good starts with feeling good, which is why she loves helping people weave movement, mindfulness, and healthy eating into their daily lives. Find out more at www.erinentlich.com.