Crystal Of The Week - Amethyst


Amethyst
This stunning stone is still as popular today as it was in 25,000 BC, the Ancient Greeks and Romans used amethyst in several ways from beads in jewelry to amulets. They placed a high value in this stone. Their belief was that the amethyst crystal meaning was synonymous with luxury. As such, it was highlighted as part of their crowns, scepters and rings.  Christian bishops also once wore amethyst jewelry in the form of a ring. Its color was meant to symbolize royalty and an allegiance to Christ! 
In 2019 people tend to buy this beautiful crystal just for its gorgeous bright purple color, it looks stunning as a decoration and especially in jewelry! It's a crystal which draws your eyes to it and wont let them go. 

If you place an amethyst in the family room it can assist in familial bonding time, and provide the confidence and calm, necessary for open communication. Amethyst in the office will bring intuition for making tough, gut decisions in business, and stress-relief for long work days. Placing an amethyst somewhere in the bathroom is another way to relieve anxiety during a soothing bath. 

This is a great stone for people who are in high powered stressful jobs, if you wear it in a bracelet on your pulse point it will help to keep the calming balance in your body. It is also linked to the element of Wind. This element is believed to activate the mind, and assist in clairvoyance and intuition, meaning when you have to make that big decision it will help you to do so with a clearer mind and not let your emotions over cloud your mindset. 

The name amethyst 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 drunkeness. The ancient greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication... Myabe this was due to the fact that when amthyst is worn it can help your mind stay clear, so it is possible that when the greeks wore this, they kept more of a clear mind whilst having a drinking session! 

meditating with amethyst is also a great way to clear your mind. This stone absorbs alot of energy when worn and people really under estimate just how powerful this stone can be, so make sure you cleanse it after you have had a stressful day. You can do this by putting it in the moonlight on your window, saging it or even breathing on it sending out the intention of it being cleansed and renewed.
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