A purple-coloured quartz; Amethyst is known as a spiritual stone and is used for general healing and for meditation. It is said that sleeping with a piece of amethyst beneath one’s pillow promotes intuitive dreams and inspired thought. Many healers also consider it useful in the relief of insomnia and to bring serenity in times of grief. The Amethyst clears, purifies and helps with any stress or tension.
Amethyst is a very powerful and protective crystal and is the first choice of many. Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships, and became known as the “Stone of Sobriety”. A natural stress reliever, Amethyst can encourage inner strength.
The strong healing energy of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy. Amethyst also provides a wonderful peaceful energy for meditations and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities.
Amethyst opens and activates the Crown Chakra as well, allowing easier access to the divine. Amethyst enhances spiritual awareness and spiritual wisdom, promoting a higher state of consciousness. Amethyst clears and repairs holes in the aura and draws in Divine energy, as well as aligning and fostering cooperation between the energy bodies.
Physically, Amethyst can help to alleviate headaches and migraines. It dispels nightmares and helps with insomnia. Amethyst can also reduce eyestrain, especially when working at a computer.