Crystal Spotlight - Amethyst
According to Wikepedia.com "It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February. The name comes from the Koine Greek ἀμέθυστος amethystos from ἀ- a-, "not" and μεθύσκω methysko / μεθύω methyo, "intoxicate", a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication."
"Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities (in some cases in conjunction with transition element impurities), and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. The best varieties of amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the far East."
Amethyst has long been called the "sobriety stone." In ancient Rome, crushed amethyst was added to wine cups to prevent drunkenness. It is said to assist with healing alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, and addictions of all kinds. Amethyst brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. It has been used to protect against psychic attacks. On the spiritual level, amethyst can help to open communication with angels, telepathy and other psychic abilities. It is an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and can help you see your path. It has been known to help prevent miscarriages. It has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness. Amethyst is said to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems, and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance. Amethyst is also used as protection for travelers. Physically amethyst is said to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, and general healing.
Amethyst is associated with the water and air elements and astrological signs Pisces, Aquarius, Aries, and Capricorn.
Amethyst is also associated with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras. The Third Eye Chakra is located just above the eyebrows in the forehead. While this chakra is generally associated with the pineal gland, it needs to interact with the pituitary gland to activate it. It is said that the pineal gland and the pituitary gland work together to activate the energy of this chakra. Using amethyst with this chakra may open the window of your higher self and aid the development of psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, as well as clairaudience, psychic knowing and intuition. If this chakra is overactive, you may feel spaced out, lost, worry, and bee seen as living in a fantasy world. Underactive chakra may be that you cannot see the big picture, are easily influenced, confused about purpose, and doubt yourself. A balanced chakra would mean you are intuitive, charismatic, wise, and understand your purpose.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top, and back of the head. It regulates the brain, nervous system, and pineal gland too. An overactive chakra could mean addiction to spiritually, craving attention, and needing to be popular in the eyes of your peers, friends and family. An underactive chakra could me you are misunderstood, unable to have fun, and unaware of denying spiritual connection. A balanced chakra may bring a strong connection to source energy, you are wise, and joyful.
Amethyst is an excellent stone to add to your collection. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in a bracelet with amethyst, please visit https://www.sweetwillowspirit.com/healing-stone-jewelry-1. Have a wonderful and blessed day!
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