The Stone of ‘Calm’
Amethyst – De-stress… calm – All I want for you is peace. In sleepless nights I have an energy that will sedate you into lucid dreams. I can protect and keep you safe from harm’s way, negativity and addictions I dispel away.
APPEARANCE & ORIGINS
Amethyst takes many different formations including geodes, clusters, tumbled stone and rock. In nature, it sometimes forms in combination with other minerals. The best way to judge the quality is to look at how deep the hue of purple is. Every continent in the world produces its own varieties of Amethyst, therefore it is a very common choice for a first stone.
Amethysts are rich in history, dating back to Ancient Greeks and Romans, Egyptian royalty, Chinese Philosophy and early civilizations of Mexico and South America. It was once regarded as the ‘Gem of fire’, a precious stone, and was worth as much as a diamond! The Playboy of the Ancient Greek world Bacchus and an innocent maiden named Amethyst give historic legend to the Crystal being known for it’s properties of anti-addition and sobriety.
Bacchus sent tigers upon Amethyst in a drunken rage and just as the tiger went to bite down Amethyst was turned swiftly into a Crystal. The Tigers lost some teeth and Bacchus lost his mojo and in his remorse swore to Amethyst he would no longer overindulge. Amethyst is now highly regarded as a stone to remind us to treat our body and mind as a sacred space too!
CHAKRAS & PLACEMENT
Amethyst is an excellent stone for diplomats, negotiators and business people and is connected to the Temperance card in the Tarot, representing balance. It helps us to unplug from the busy and device driven world in which we live, encourages mediation, peace, and calm.
Remove unhealthy attachments to people and things, hold Amethyst before going to sleep at night to ward off insomnia and place in the bedroom to induce transcendence into a spiritual space. Amethyst resonates with the Crown Chakra and Third Eye- Your Crown Chakra may be compared to a spiritual knowing antenna.
It sends and receives energetic information relating specifically to spiritual values and your connection with the nonphysical form, the unknown or with universal ‘energy’.
The Third Eye is our center of perception and command. It directs our sight and every day understand of the world in which we live.
Chakra: Third Eye and Crown
Birthstone: Amethyst is the birthstone for February
Commonly Associated Astrological Signs: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Virgo
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with traces of Iron.
Colour: Mauve, violet to deep purple.
Rarity/Abundance: Commonly Found
Hardness MOHL: 7 Hardness
Geography: Brazil, Uruguay , Sri Lanka
Mineral Class: Oxides/tectosilicates, quartz group
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In order to maintain positive energy for our crystals to perform at their best it is important to follow 3 steps.
1. Cleanse 2. Charge 3. Activate
For more information on these steps and how to Cleanse your crystals using the methods below please visit the Learn page!
Crystals with a hardness of over 7 on the MOHS Scale can be cleansed in water.
METHODS FOR CLEANSING:
YES- Fresh Water- Up to 24hours
YES- Salt Water- Up to 8 hours
YES- Sound Cleansing
YES- Smoke Cleansing
YES- Crystal Geode or Cluster Bed
No matter what type of Crystal you have our STONED CRYSTALS Mist Spray is always a safe method for cleansing your stones. These will be available from October 2018 onward so stay tuned!
There are a few things regarding sunlight exposure to keep in mind when placing your crystals in the Home & Workspace. Sun exposure can cause fading to your crystals as well as make them more brittle or extremely hot. Amethyst is known to fade with light. Extended periods of direct sunlight will cause Amethyst to fade. The color change will not effect the energy your crystal omits, however keep an eye on them and if you see some color change that you prefer to avoid place your stone in a place where there is indirect or dappled light.