Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative energy, including toxic emotions such as anger, anxiety, fear, and more. This includes the negativity of stress, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. Amethyst’s healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress because the stone is also associated with abundance—therefore relieving stress while encouraging prosperity. The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness.
Amethyst boosts the spirit and encourages spiritual growth by protecting the aura from damaging metaphysical debris. When you wear an amethyst necklace, it encourages you to engage in positive introspection, which helps you access your true feelings and increase intuition. Amethyst is also a wonderful tool for soothing the mind during meditation practice.
Amethyst is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients, it was a “Gem of Fire"; a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition.
Amethyst is February's Birthstone.