Amethyst - why we love it so much.

by Kim Robinson

Amethyst is one of the most common and well known crystals, it is often one of the first we discover on our crystal journey- aside from Quartz. But what is Amethyst, how is it made, what forms does it come in, and what is it good for? Well, read on to find out!

Understanding Amethyst

Where does Amethyst come from?

Amethyst is a variety of Quartz found all over the world, Brazil being the most abundant. Amethyst can be transparent, terminated crystals of all sizes in geodes, clusters, and long single terminations.

What does Amethyst look like?

The inclusion of manganese in clear Quartz produces Amethyst, whilst additional amounts of iron vary the purple colouration. Amethyst colour ranges from pale pink, red-violet to deep violet, but the paler variety is just as powerful. Recently an Amethyst deposit was discovered in Madagascar, which has layers of Quartz and Amethyst. Robert Simmons called this Amazez.

The legend of Amethyst

It is said Bacchus, God of Wine, angry over an insult, decreed whoever he would see next would be fed to the tigers. Unfortunately beautiful maiden Amethyst, on her way to worship the shrine of Diana, was the victim. The Tiger sprang attacked Amethyst, and she sought the protection of the goddess Diana who saved her by turning Amethyst into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his anger, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, so the legend states, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.

The Properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is the stone of peace, creating an atmosphere of pious calm, imbuing a sense of mental peace and tranquillity, stimulating the Third Eye, Crown, and Etheric Chakras, enhancing cognitive perception and accelerating intuitive and psychic ability. Amethyst's inherent high frequency purifies your aura of any negative energy or attachments whilst creating a protective layer of light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centred while opening to spiritual direction. Amethyst assists in expanding the higher mind whilst enhancing your creativity and passionate side. Amethyst strengthens imagination, intuition and refines thinking processes. It helps to assimilate new ideas, put thought into action, and bring projects to completion. Amethyst is well-known as a talisman of focus and success.

Different Types of Amethyst

Brandenburg

Amethyst found only in Namibia, Africa. The blend of Amethyst, Clear, and Smoky Quartz together in one extremely high-vibrational crystal. There are incredible enhydros, phantoms, and so many other rare inclusions and formations within the Brandenburg.
Brandenburg's are potent talisman that attunes to pure consciousness, their incredible nature restore us to our etheric blueprint and realign to Divine Source.

Chevron Amethyst

Also known as Dogtooth Amethyst,  This formation of Amethyst displays V-shape stripes of multilayered purple and white Quartz that "seep" into these layers.
Chevron Amethyst is one of the foremost Third-Eye stones for stimulating vision within oneself and the earthly world, funnelling messages from the cosmos via Crown Chakra into the Quartz layers and opening up spiritual and psychic channels through the Amethyst. It's intense, focused energy that dissipates and repels negativity, making Chevron Amethyst the perfect crystal for learning any form of spiritual healing. Place a Chevron Amethyst onto each palm and experience the awe-inspiring out-of-body travel, path work, shamanic journeying whilst praying or reciting mantras.

Cacoxenite

It is most famously known as being a major mineral within Super Seven, a.k.a Melody's Stone. When Cacoxenite is visible as inclusion within Amethyst, initially, you may be mistaken into thinking these golden tufts are Citrine. Only when you look closer at the sheer sparkle of these and the energy radiating, do you understand the glory of working with this potent crystal. Cacoxenite and Amethyst combined to bring new ideas to the surface whilst boosting our creativity by getting to the surface ideas never thought of before. This powerful crystal is incredibly calming, excellent in times of upheaval, raising spiritual consciousness.

Ametrine

Ametrine is a combination crystal which has Amethyst and Citrine. These two crystals individually are very formidable, but together they create the most harmonious blend of two powerful energies, connecting spirituality and harmony with the intellect that motivates a profound cascade of originality, insights and new ideas. Ametrine is a remarkable healing crystal that helps take away pain and tension whilst conveying a general sense of well-being to mind, body and soul. Ametrine brings immense focus in meditation, protection in astral travel, acting as a conduit crystal for opening angelic or spirit guide contact.

 

 If you have any questions about Amethyst, pop them in the comments below.

 

In love and light, 

Kim xx


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