Two hands holding an Amethyst

Amethyst: Healing and Magickal Properties

Amethyst is what I call an easy stone to get familiar with. It is widely available for good prices, as it is one of the most common gemstones found on Earth and you can get it in raw clusters, geodes or points or as jewelry. The properties of an amethyst are easy to access, so it is also a good stone for beginners in crystal magick. You should just be careful to buy natural amethyst, to get the most benefit from your crystal.

What is an Amethyst?

Amethysts are a purple variety of quartz that occurs in many shapes and sizes. The color varies from nearly translucent with only a hint of violet to a deep and dark purple.  The name comes from the Greek “amethystos” and is a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and even carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

Meaning of Amethyst

Amethyst is a stone that is associated with spirituality and clarity. It can be used for many purposes, such as grounding, release and protection. The amethyst crystal is a powerful tool that can be used to protect against negativity and to promote positivity. It provides protection against negativity in the environment, as well as negative thoughts and feelings.

Healing Properties

Amethyst can help with depression and anxiety. Some people also like to place an amethyst under their pillow or rest it on their nightstand in order to promote a more peaceful sleep, to help battle insomnia and nightmares!

Magickal Properties

One of the most popular ways to use an amethyst crystal is by placing it on the third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is located on the forehead, between your eyebrows, and it helps with a higher level of thinking. Placing an amethyst on this chakra activates your intuition and helps you see things more clearly.  You can also use amethyst in your witchcraft to enhance psychic abilities.

How to work with Amethysts

You can use an Amethyst in a lot of different ways. Wearing it as jewelry, i.e. as a necklace or bracelet, is one of the easiest ways to benefit from its properties. You can also sit and meditate with them and there are even facial and body creams available. You can also make Gem Water with an Amethyst as it shouldn’t be poisonous.

Cleansing & Charging

To cleanse an amethyst crystal, you can use sage or incense smoke to clear the negative energy from the stone. You can also use salt water and then allow it to dry out on a windowsill or in the sun for an hour before using it again. This will help remove any negative energy that may have accumulated over time.

If you are only just beginning with crystal magick an Amethyst will be a great stone for you to start experimenting with the energies of gemstones. Don’t buy the cheapest ones as they might be synthetic and rather go for one that is not perfect. 

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