Amethyst: A spiritual experience
I am stoked to be doing another crystal of the week blog and I am so sorry I had to skip a couple weeks! Fall is always a wild time for my family. My husband is in his final year of his graduate program, which takes some adjusting since I stay home with the boys and work from home.
This year I was even more distracted then usual because my boys started preschool. There is an amazing school where we live that has programs for children that are 18 months all the way to kindergarten, so both boy started last week!
This is bittersweet for me. Although, I am so happy that they will be able to socialize and learn, while I focus on Savvy Stone Elixirs, this is also a big shift in our structure and more time away form one another which is hard. I hope that now that they will be in school for 3 hours (holy cow) I can get more consistent with the blog. So, this week we are going to focus on Amethyst!
Amethyst, known as the “Stone of Bishops” is honored by many cultures all over the world. For thousands of years it has been utilized in Greece and Egypt as a stone for spiritual and monetary wealth.
Egyptian Kings wore Amethyst for its metaphysical properties, they felt as though it cleared feelings of guilt and fear. This allowed them to relish in their good fortune and do what was best for their people.
Greek Mythology claims that Dionysus spilled his wine over a quartz statue, giving Amethyst its color and set the intention that it would protect against drunkenness. There are many passages in the Bible that mention Amethyst. Because of this, the church utilized it as their armor and rituals since the middle ages. For example, Exodus references the many semi precious stones, including amethyst, that were inlaid in the high priest’s breastplate.
Many crystals are utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Amethyst is particularly good for balancing Yin and Yang energy which makes it an excellent stone for Feng Shui. Amethyst is a calming and soothing stone which is why it is often put in the meditation corner of a home.
It is amazing that crystals link many cultures all over the world. Most individuals utilize them for similar reasons although they may be across the world. Because this crystal medicine plays a large role in collective consciousness, uniting us energetically and promoting healing on all levels.
How Does Amethyst form?
We know that people in Greece believes that Dionysus has something to do with it but what do geologists know?
Amethyst is a form of Quartz which means that structurally, it is almost the exact same formation but the mineral compounds vary from crystal to crystal. Meaning that most amethyst is quartz with either iron or magnesium impurities in its structure, giving it its glorious purple tint.
We talked about the physical characteristics, now let’s get to the good stuff. In my opinion, Amethyst is one of the most mystical crystals out there. It works as a cleansing tool, for the mind and aura and assists with alignment to higher self, bringing awareness to our higher purpose.
It is most known for its meditative properties, because of this, its calming energy recharges and works on deep levels of the subconscious, promoting deep spiritual healing. Meditating with Amethyst assists astral travel and accessing higher states of consciousness.
This wonderful gem is also an excellent stone for balancing physical ailments by balancing the chakras, removing blockages while enhancing brain function, allowing this organ to work at its highest potential to heal the rest of the body. It calms the central nervous system and neural impulses, inducing rational thinking and clarity.
Amethyst is the birthstone for Aquarius. Much like this sign this purple crystal is vibrant, well liked and versatile while also holding a still, deep vibration. Aquarians can utilize both ends of the spectrum to balance out their own vibration. Everybody can benefit from this balancing energy but especially Aquarians.
In conclusion, it is an excellent tool for spiritual and physical development. Its calming energy is beneficial for all types of people and I recommend it to anyone who is ready to work with crystals. This is why we offer Amethyst in all of the SSElixirs lines! I want it to be accessible and easy to use for everyone!
Hey! Thanks for being you! Thank you for reading! P.S. You’re a gem.
Check out the previous “Crystal of the Week”- Quartz
Here is an easy to understand video on how geode form!
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