Intellect, Clear Thinking, Success
Amethyst is a violet variety of Quartz. One of the very few stones with its unique purple colouration, amethyst is a form of quartz that contains iron and other trace minerals within its structure.
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. It was said to promote sobriety - both in the literal sense of avoiding drunkenness and in the metaphorical sense of developing an ability to think more clearly and not to be clouded with emotions.
Amethyst is found all over the world, with some of the most valuable deposits found in Greece, the Middle East, Italy and North of Africa.
Amethyst is one of the stones that was highly prized in the ancient world and continues to be valued by many people today. It was reputed to control thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters.
For travellers, it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It provided assistance to hunters in the capture of wild beasts and was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic.
Amethyst is one of the relatively few stones with the specific purpose of improving intellectual and cerebral thought. It can help you think both critically and soberly about the situations you face. You can be overwhelmed with emotions of blind optimism or blind pessimism, but either way, it is blind - and Amethyst can help you open your eyes.
Amethyst will help you listen to other people's concerns, and then formulate and clearly articulate solutions practically. It will help you address every concern that is brought to the table in a most effective way for the interests of everyone involved.
Amethyst’s ability to expand the intellect also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the intuition and imagination and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the absorption of new ideas, putting thought into action, and bring projects to fruition. It is a talisman of success and focus.
Amethyst is an excellent crystal to have when you’re serious about building your personal wealth, growing your business, or sharing your abundance with the people you love. It will foster creative output, brilliant ideas, and dedicated work. It’s the ideal crystal to put on your work table or office desk so that your productivity will be high.
Amethyst will invite harmony in your professional relationships and prosperity in your financial life.
Amethyst is an excellent crystal to enhance physical vitality, it can strengthen the adrenal glands, the reproductive organs and the heart. Amethyst can strengthen the immune system and achieve a speedy recovery from a severe illness.
Emotionally, amethyst is used in crystal healing to help heal personal losses and grief, bringing one gently past painful experiences.