Amethyst, also known as February's birthstone which is a purple or violet variety of quartz. The derivation of this word was from the ancient Greek word "amethustos", which means "not drunk". The color of these stones varies from pale pink to dark purple.
The specific gravity of this stone is 3.35 and ranks 7th on the Mohs scale of hardness. Its luster is vitreous or glassy and has perfect cleavage in one direction.
Looking back at the ancient times, people named these stones "The Sobriety Stone" as it helped to become sober. The name of this stone itself says intoxicated. Ancient people believed that drinking any kind of beverage in the glass made up of this stone will prevent you from getting drunk.
Amethyst is related to the seventh chakra which is also known as crown chakra or thousand-petal lotus chakra. It is located at the crest of the head and is associated with violet or white color. These stones help to balance the crown chakra and develop or enhance the mind, body, and soul. These stones enables you to overcome fear and understand the value of life.
Placing amethyst in the right part of the body can help you to balance the crown or third-eye "chakra" but if not placed in the right part, you might lose your balance. Placing this stone at the top of your head or hands and around the ears or forehead will help you to achieve the goals you have set in your life.
Amethyst carries soothing energy that protects our body, mind, and soul from evils and provides them with a state of calmness and peacefulness. This stone soothes the mind, loosen up the muscles and nerves, reduces stress and anxiety, energizes the body and clarifies the mind.
Amethyst, also known for its special kinds of spiritual properties protects the wearer from all kinds of bad things like theft, injuries, and controls rage. Using this stone, the wearer will be able to reduce psychic attacks like depression, anxiety, fear, worries, guilt, nightmares, and suicidal thoughts.
As Amethyst is a very powerful stone, it is often used to balance one's emotions. Anger, guilt, fear, rage, anxiety, despair and depression are reduced gradually it these stones are used properly. It is believed to drive away all kinds of sadness, sorrow, hardship, and suffering.
There are times when you lose all your hope and need motivation. This stone is perfect to achieve the aim or goal in your life, to increase motivation, and to improve one's creativity. It is believed that this stone gives us courage and motivation to overcome fear, pain, and obstacles in life.
Among all the other gemstones, Amethyst is one of the best gemstones to promote deep sleep. Sleeping with this gemstone under your bed will result in better sleep and prevents nightmares and insomnia. Not only sleep but it also fills our body full of energy and positive vibes when we wake up in the morning.
Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used it for centuries to meditate. One can meditate with this stone by placing amethyst between the forehead or eyebrows and by placing it in ones' fist while sitting in a peaceful room. Stress, anxiety, and fear will be reduced significantly if we meditate with this stone. After meditating, it replaces all the negative feelings with positive feelings.
One of the important symbols and spiritual properties of Amethyst is clarity. The strong, calm, and soothing aura coming out of these stones will help to purify and balance the crown chakra. It clears our mind and helps us to concentrate on any kind of task. This act is believed to lead us to live a better life in the future.
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