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Crystal Therapy :: Amethyst

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Crystal Meanings: Amethyst

We are back with the third instalment of Crystal Therapy! And today we are learning about the crystal meaning of Amethyst- one of my favourite stones! Historically, amethyst was used to ward of drunkenness and promote a clear mind! In fact the name 'amethyst' comes from the Greek phrase, 'without drunkenness'. Ancient Greeks and Romans drank from Amethyst-decorated goblets as a talisman against over-indulgence.

Today- this beautiful stone reminds us to treat our body and mind as a temple. It helps to remove unhealthy attachments and cleanses negative or addictive patterns.

Amethyst is also helpful for those who experience insomnia and nightmares. In fact,  ancient Egyptians used it to protect against nightmares and fearful thoughts.

Name: Amethyst

Name Origin: the word amethyst comes from the Greek phrase, 'without drunkeness' 

Found: Brazil, Sri Lanka, Uruguay- but also worldwide!

Colour: shades of lavender and violet

Birthstone: February

Chakra: Crown

Meaning: Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, aiding in meditation and helping to still thoughts. It brings peace to the brain, enhances memory and aids in decision making.

How can I use it? 

There is no right or wrong way to incorporate crystals into your life but you can try the suggestions below to see what supports you. 

Carry it with you: support staying clear and centered during the day

Meditate with it: comfort yourself and increase positive thoughts

In the home: place under your pillow to promote restful sleep or keep on your desk to keep energy clear and positive

*Fun Fact*

Up until the 18th century amethyst was as rare and expensive as diamonds! But once large quantities were discovered in Brazil the price dropped and it has now become an easy crystal to find in jewelry and crystal shops.  

Shop the Amethyst Collection here

Peace Mala bead necklace made from amethyst