Thursday, June 16, 2011
Amethyst semi precious gemstone has been mentioned throughout mankind’s history. It is the official modern birthstone for those individual’s born in the month of February. Need a gift for a 4th, 6th or 17th year wedding anniversary? Choose amethyst as it is the recommended gift for those particular anniversaries. This is a gemstone that I have been around my whole life, is such a beautiful stone.
Deep purple is the predominate color people think about when they think of amethyst gemstones. It can be any shade of purple; including mauve, light lilac or lavender. Amethyst gemstones are classified as a member of the quartz family. They are the most prized and valued of all the quartz varieties.
Naturally occurring quartz comes in many shapes and sizes. They can be found on the inside of geodes, in drusy form and as crystals with one end having six sides.
A quick overview of a few lists you will find amethyst on:
Chakras - Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Birthstone - February
Zodiac - Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Planet – Jupiter
Element – Air
Metaphysically, amethyst is attributed with a number of traits. Here is a quick rundown of the traits that are associated with amethyst gemstones.
Healing of body, mind & soul
Amethyst can also be used to activate one’s spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Folklore has it that Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others.
In regards to health and medicinal uses; amethyst semi precious gemstones are believed to be a natural tranquilizer. Relieve stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Cleanses the blood. Relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Amethyst eases headaches and releases tension. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.