Amethyst Crystal Meanings
Key words: Protection, purification, Divine connection, release of addictions
Chakra: Third Eye, Crown, Etheric
Zodiac Signs: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Wedding Anniversary: 6th, 9th, 28th & 33rd year
Amethyst Crystal Healing Properties
Amethyst crystal meanings largely encompass emotional balance and facilitation of meditation. It opens and clears the third-eye and crown chakras, which accelerates the development of intuition and psychic abilities. Also, Amethyst helps to identify and change root causes behind behaviours and emotional patterns. It encourages us to take responsibility for our reality and promotes inner peace.
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Amethyst History and Uses
Amethyst derives its name from ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated” and relates to an ancient Greek legend. Dionysus, the god of celebration and revelry, declared he would have revenge on mortals for not drinking his wine. He decided to have the beautiful maiden named Amethyst eaten by his tigers while she was on her way to worship at the temple of Artemis, the virgin huntress. So, she called to Artemis for protection and the goddess turned her into a pure white quartz statue to save her from the tigers. When Dionysus saw how beautiful she was he was filled with remorse for his ruthlessness. He began to weep into his cup of wine which then spilled over the quartz statue turning it a beautiful shade of purple.
Amethyst can range in colour from lilac pink, to purple red to deep purple. In ancient times the Romans inlaid their cups with it, believing it would protect them from drunkenness. Similarly, Catholic bishops wore Amethyst rings to prevent mystical intoxication. Likewise, kissing the ring was thought to keep people focused on spiritual thoughts. It was used for protection from black magic and treachery and to ensure victory in war and in hunting.
Amethyst Geological Description
This crystal is part of the Quartz family with a trigonal crystal system and a hardness of 7. Its purple colour comes from trace amounts of iron and aluminium. We find that the best quality specimens come from Brazil and Uruguay.
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