Amethyst is our February gemstone of the month and birthstone for February babies. To celebrate this beautiful crystal we’re delving into its healing properties and mythological roots.
What is Amethyst?
Amethyst is a popular gem, known for its deep purple hues and protective qualities. Amethyst comes in a range of shades of purple, from lavender to violet. It has been found in many places in the world including Britain, Canada, Mexico, Sri Lanka and India.
Amethyst is a powerful protector and soother with a high spiritual vibration. It’s known for its ability to calm the mind and aid peaceful sleep, helping you connect with your dreams and subconscious.
It’s connection with the mind means that Amethyst is an emotional balancer with the power to help you feel more grounded, clear-headed and in control, making it the perfect wear for people who deal with stress and anxiety.
A known protector, Amethyst can see you through difficult times in life. It connects the physical, mental and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual. It’s ability to dissolve negativity can help you connect with your inner peace and find tranquility.
Amethystos means “not drunk” in Ancient Greek, and in its mythological roots, Amethyst is a sobering stone traditionally worn to prevent overindulgence. The crystal is known for its connection with the spiritual in many cultures, as an aid to following intuition and spirituality. In Ancient Egypt, Amethyst was built into amulets for prayer and protection against harm.
Why wear Amethyst?
Wear Amethyst for protection, restful sleep, balancing mood and emotions, relieving stress and anxiety, grounding, spirituality and intuition.