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Therapeutic Properties of Amethyst


Amethyst is the most highly valued stone in the quartz group. It is found in a variety of shades from lavender to a deep purple. Because amethyst was thought to encourage celibacy and symbolize piety, it played an important role in the ornamentation of Catholic and other churches in the Middle Ages. The color purple is traditionally known as the color of royalty and amethyst has been used since the dawn of history to adorn rich and powerful monarchs and rulers.

It is the traditional birthstone for those born in the month of February. It is the anniversary gemstone for the 17th year of marriage.

Traditional Metaphysical Properties of Amethyst:

Contentment, spirituality, dreams, healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition.

Healing Applications of Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the most popular metaphysical stones. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst has the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. Amethyst is the gemstone for Spiritual Upliftment. It is an important gemstone in opening the 6th Chakra, or 3rd Eye. It is a gemstone of choice if you are trying to increase your psychic abilities and enhance your intuition.

Amethyst has been a symbol of peace, purity and unification. It helps in bringing serenity and calmness. It was thought to protect soldiers, ensure victory, aid hunters, protect against diseases, control evil thoughts, and quicken ones intelligence.

Amethyst is considered to be a surface cure for insomnia by promoting peaceful and healing sleep. It is also commonly used to relieve headaches and toothaches, sugar imbalances and general edginess, bringing an overall sense of spiritual balance. Amethyst is given as a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind and it is traditionally symbolize royalty and aristocracy.

Amethyst is used to increase spirituality. It is associated with good health and good future. Placed under one's pillow, it is believed to prevent nightmares. It is also noted for its calming properties and protection from plagues.

Place amethyst on your stomach/liver when you suffer from stomach problems.

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