Stone of the Week

Color: Purple to lavender

Appearance: Transparent, pointed crystals. May be geode, cluster. or single point. All sizes

Rarity: One of the most common crystals

Source: United States, Britain, canada, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Sri Lanka, Uraguay, East Africa, Siberia, India



Attributes Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It guards against psychic attack, transuting the energy into love. A natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environment energies. Its serenity enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation. Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers, and enhances spiritual awareness. Traditionally, it was worn to prevent drunkenness and has a sobering effect on overindulgence and physical passions, supporting sobriety. It overcomes addictions and blockages of all kinds. Used at a higher level, Amethyst opens to another reality.

Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate. When you mediate, it turns thoughts away from the mundane into tranquility and deeper understanding. Mentally, it helps youo feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances the assimilation of new ideas and connects cause with effect.

This stone facilitates the decision-making process, bringing in common sense and spiritual insights, and putting decisions and insights into practice. Mentally, it calms and synthesizes, and aids the transmissions of neural signals through the brain. It is helpful where insomnia is caused by an overactive mind and protects against recurrent nightmares. Amethyst enhances memory and improves motivation, making you more able to set realistic goals. It can help you to remember and understand dreams and facilitates the visualization process.

Amethysts balances out highs and lows, promoting emotional centering. It dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. Alleviating saness and grief, it supports coming to terms with loss.

Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, promoting love of the divine, giving insights into its true nature, and encouraging selflessness and spiritual wisdom. It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts. This is an excellent stone for mediation and scrying and can be placed on the third eye to stimulate it. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitate out-of-body experiences and brings intuitive dreams. It transmutes "lower" energies to the higher frequencies of the spiritual and etheric realms.

Healing Amethyst boosts the production of hormones, and tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the cleansing and eliminating organs and the immune system. An excellent cleanser for the blood, Amethyst relieves physical, emotional, and psychological pain or stress, and blocks geopathic stress. It eases headaches and releases tension. This stone reduces bruising, injuries, and swellings, and treats hearing disorders. It heals dis-eases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders, and dis-eases of the digestive tract. It is beneficial for the intestines, regulating flora, removing parasites, and encouraging reabsorption of water. Amethyst treats insomnia and brings restful sleep.

At a subtle level, Amethyst balances and connects the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual. It cleanses the aura and transmutes negative energy, and stimulates the throat and crown chakras. It is helpful for people about to make the transition through death. Amethys can stabilize psychiatric conditions but should not be used in cases of paranoia or schizophrenia.

Position Wear or place as appropriate, especially as jewelry. Clusters and geodes can be placed in the environment and single points are used in healing. Place the point in toward you to draw in energy, and away from you to draw off energy. Amethyst is especially beneficial worn over the throat or heart. For insomnia or nightmarees, places under the pillow. Amethyst fades in sunlight.

Specific Colors In addition to the generic properites, the following colors and forms have additional properties:

  • Violet-Lavender Amethyst has a particulary high vibration. Double-terminated lilac crystals take you into beta brain waves. They also stimulate and then calm the throat and heart chakras. Violet "flowers" bring light and love into the environment.
  • Chevron Amethyst is one of the best third-eye stimulators. It enhances inner, intuitive vision and outer, physical vision, and out-of-body journeys. It has powerfully focused energy that dissipates and repels negativity. This stone cleanses the aura and aids in auric diagnosis. It has a strong healing field, bringing harmony to the organs of the body and stimulating the immune system. It helps you to find and implement a positive answer to any problem.
  • Pineapple Amethyst has small nodules covering the sides above which emerge the termination points. Looking like the turrets of a castle in a fairytale, it facilitattes contact with the mythic and fairytale realms and stimulates the imagination. It is a powerful archetypal healer for family and collective myths.


Crystal Medicine by Marguerite Elsbeth

Amethyst has an extensive history and is marvelous healing crystal. The Egyptians made amethyst amulets in the form of animals as early as 2000B.C. The Hebrews believed that this stone could induce dreams and visions, while the Greeks thought it could prevent drunkenness.

Amethyst has the power to control all types of harmful behavior, sharpen the mind, increase the memory, and strengthen the immune system. It is able to calm an overly passionate nature. This stone may also protect soldiers from harm, and help hunters find food in the wild.

All physical, emotional, and mental problems may be treated with amethyst. The deep purple variety is an excellent stone for hospice and hospital workers, as amethyst helps to alleviate the emotional sense of attachment to the body-earth for those about to cross over into the Otherworld.


Love is in the Earth by: Melody


Amethyst is a variety of quartz which occurs either in crystalling or massive form. The associated colour rnages from deep purple to pale lavender. The presence of manganese in clear quartz produces amethyst, while additional amounts of iron content vary the purple colouration. The deepest amethyst colours occur in those crystals from Uruguay, Siberia, Africa, and Colorado. The most common occurrence is a medium purple colour which is found in Brazil. Double terminated crystals from Vera Cruz occur in the light amethyst colour - this type is said to provide an immediate Beta state: in addition, it provides for stimulation of the throat chakra, then providing a calming effect - stimulating the heart chakra, then providing a calming effect: strong it brings energy emission; placement on the arm also provides for tranquility. Double terminated crystals from the locality of Brandenberg in The Republic of South Africa occur in avery deep amethyst colour (sometimes with phantoms). The very pale lavender variety of amethyst has been found in Oregon; the configuration is quite noticeable due to the three large and three small sides. amethyst elestials, sometimes comvined with smokey quartz, have been found in Montana and Brasil; they exhibit the properties of the elestial and those of amethyst and/or smokey quartz. Plates of flowers consisting of amethys and quartz have also been found in Brasil - this configuration includes some clear quartz and brings a lightness and loving-ness to ones environment.

Amethyst is a "stone of spirtuality and contentment". It facilitates transmutation of lower energies into the higher frequencies of both the spirtual and ethereal levels. It is representative of the principles of complete metamorphosis.

It balances the energies of the intellectual, emotional, and physical bodies and provides a clear connection between the Earth plane and the other worlds. It clears the aura and stabilizes and transmutes any dysfunctional energy located within ones body. Amethyst also bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace; the peace being the percet peach which was present prior to birth.

It is also a "stone of mediation", being excellent in conducting the energy of calm and peacefulness to help one to both enter and maintain the state. It opens and activates the crown chakra.

It is said to have been one of the stones used in the breastplate of the high priest.

Amethyst can be used to protect against psychic attacks; the energy of the attack being transmitted to the universe after its tranformation into positive, loving energy.

It is "warm and cuddly" as well as a regal and ruling. It brings one of the energies of serenity and composure while inciting fariness in decisions and enhancement in the ability to manage any and all resonsibilities.

It enhances cooperation and co-efficiency between ones mental, physical and emotional bodies, between the physical and spiritual worlds, and during activities of this world.

It provides the "sense" of common sense and encourages flexibility in decisions. It controls temperament by imparting a soothing, calming, and tranquilizing influence, while clearing-away unproductive and unkind vibrations. It is aslo said to help business affairs to prosper.

It assists in the assimilation of new ideas; by carrying, wearing, or using amethyst, one can remember and apply the myriad of ways which can be used to overcome any crystallized/stationary areas within ones physical form, intellectual activities, emotional attitudes, and state of consciousness.

By directing love to the structure of the amethyst, the energy is increased by orders of magnitude and returned to the region in which the amethyst is located.

Consciously holding the amethyst allows one to activate the energy to produce re-alignment of the energy bodies, while providing for stimulus to rectify dis-association between the aspects of cause and effect.

It further allows for the integration of cause and effect, providing insight into which portion of the actualized self requires remodeling in order to facilitate change toward the ultimate state of perfection.

It has, since historic times, been used to encourage and support sobriety. It is an excellent stone for one who is attempting to find freedom from addictive personalities (oneself or another).

It is also useful in the situation of debating, affording advantage to the holder of the amethyst; the advantage being attained via spiritual insight coupled with intellectual reasoning.

Amethyst has been used in conjunction with chlorite to expedite the removal of unwanted energy implant fromes physical and auric bodies. The combination, when placed in the energy field of the physical body, provides a connection with the universal mind which, in turn, confers the information with respect to the location of the implant.

It can be used in the treatment of hearing disorders, to both strengthen the skeletal system and reinforce ones posture, and to stimulate both the sympathetic nervous system and the endocrine glands to proper and precise performance. It is quite useful in the treatment of disorders of the nervous system, digestive tract, heart, stomach, skin, and teeth. It can help cellular disorders to re-adjusty and re-align in order to eliminate distressful conditions.

It has been used in the treatment of insomnia and to ameliorate pain from headaches and other disorders; the pain being dissipated completely. It is also useful in stabilizing mental disorders. It has been used, with excellent results, as an elixer in the treatment of arthritis.

An elixer of amethyst can be used in all of the areas mentioned.

"Rutilated" amethyst is a rare form of amethyst which does not contain rutile, but contains goethite. The formation combines the qualities of the amethyst with the qualities of goethite. It should be noted that goethite inclusions in amethyst are infrequent; but, howver unique, the beauty of this configuration is tantamount, bringing the beauty to the field of the user.

In addition, amethyst is also found in combination with Cacoxenite, to provide a very powerful energy, and combining the qualities of both minerals.