amethyst crystal

Amethyst: Meaning and Properties

Peace + Stability + Calm

Known for its cleansing and healing properties, Amethyst is a powerful stone. This crystal works to the best of its abilities as a natural stress-reliever bringing peace and clearing away any negative energy. Amethyst’s energy brings tranquility to every situation. Amethyst is considered to be a protective stone that increases spirituality and heightens intuition. Think of Amethyst as a spiritual protector that wards away negative influences and instead works on cleansing and purifying energy while setting up a strong spiritual light that acts as a barrier around the body. This Amethyst barrier is a shield against psychic attacks, geopathic stress, stressful energy and unhealthy environments.

Amethyst Meaning

The word “Amethyst” has Greek origins as the word “amethystos” in Greek means, meaning “not intoxicated.” The ancient Greeks truly believed that this stone would guard them against inebriation. Soldiers in medieval Europe also wore the stone before they went into battle as they believed it would protect them and help heal the, when necessary. In Tibet, Amethyst is used in prayer beads as it is a sacred stone to the Tibetans.

Crystal healers use Amethyst to reduce stress, get rid of mental impurities and relieve anxiety. Amethyst is a very useful meditation stone and many Healers believe that sitting with the stone in a calm room can aid in relaxation while letting natural intuition act as a guide.

 As a variety of quartz, Amethyst can be found in many parts of the world. The color of Amethyst ranges from pale reddish purple to a strong violet hue and an Amethyst stone can be opaque or transparent. 

The Amethyst stone is very durable because of its crystal trigonal structure that doesn’t let it crack easily. The distinct purplish hue of Amethyst is because of the iron and aluminum deposits in the area and it also occurs because of the stone’s natural irradiation.


Amethyst Properties and Benefits: What is Amethyst used for?

Amethyst has an inherently high frequency for a crystal and it is because of this that it purifies negative energy and attachments. This frequency puts up a barrier of light around the body and it allows clarity and calm under pressure. Amethyst is driver and stimulator of the Third Eye, a center of potential and power in the body as well as the Etheric Chakras. This stimulation by Amethyst brings about an enhancement in cognitive perception and the development of intuition and psychic ability. Bringing wisdom and understanding to emotional situations, Amethyst is a crystal that brings comfort to those that are grieving, especially, those that have lost a close friend or family member. 

With Amethyst, spiritual awareness and intuition thrive and its strong healing powers cleanse the mind allow for calmness to permeate the mind.  This sets it up nicely to stimulate the mind and bring in motivating forces that enhance focus and fortify memory.  These affects also extend to Amethyst’s reputation as a stone that helps with insomnia. The Amethyst stone can really help with recall and understanding dreams, the kind of spiritual wisdom that can be gained from this unmatched.

The strengthening of memory and intuition makes Amethyst a great crystal for thinking clearly. It refines the refines the mind’s thought process and leads to opening up space for creativity and passion to do more. Bring projects to completion, assimilating new ideas and following through on action is what makes Amethyst the crystal for doers and those on the path to success.

Amethyst Physical Healing Properties

Amethyst is a crystal that tends to strengthen and fortify the physical body. The immune system greatly benefits from this effect and it helps to correct imbalances especially in the respiratory system and on the skin. Amethyst was already well known through the ancient world and promoted especially by the Greeks as a stone that can protect the wearer from intoxication.

The sympathetic nervous system gains a lot of benefit from the presence of Amethyst as it increases the productions of hormones and the endocrine system. Amethyst is also great for the blood as it supports oxygenation of the blood and this helps in many maladies related to the blood and bleeding. It is also a good crystal for arthritis patients because of his and it aids in the treatment of this condition.

How to use Amethyst?

As a natural tranquilizer, Amethyst calms and soothes, helping neural signals move easily through the brain and body. It brings this calmness to children and animals, especially those associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and hyperactivity. To gain its power in helping with insomnia and interpreting dreams, one needs to leave an amethyst crystal under the pillow or rub on it on the center of the forehead counter-clockwise for some time. This is also a very good way to deal with the sleeping problems that children have and it works wonders on recurring nightmares, fear of the dark and homesickness that are common and especially difficult for young children.

For those dealing with people in a high stress and high-pressure environment, Amethyst is the ideal companion. By brining calmness and tranquility to situations, Amethyst is an excellent stone for diplomats, negotiators and business people. It also gives the wearer an advantage during debate situations or leadership during a crisis. Wear or hold Amethyst to bring these qualities to daily life as reasoning and insight become easier and a spiritual and mental balance is achieved.

Amethyst’s beautiful color makes it a favorite stone to use in home decoration but if it is placed in the right situation, Amethyst can do so much more. Placing Amethyst crystal in the living room increases communication and bonding within a family. In the office, it will bring intuition for decision-making in especially difficult conditions and relieve stress during long days. Placing an amethyst stone in the bathroom will help relieve stress as well, especially during bathing. To increase Amethyst’s power and attract good luck, draw an image of the sun and the crescent moon over an Amethyst in lavender incense smoke.

Amethyst protects against psychic attacks and by wearing the crystal on the body. Amethyst stones are also equally effective as jewelry and can be crafted into beautiful pieces that can work in any occasion as ring, a bracelet or even as earrings.

Placing the Amethyst crystal in the meditation space with soft lighting aids in meditation and visualization. 


The highest quality Amethyst comes from Russia but since the stone is widely available, different grades are available from Brazil, Uruguay, South Korea, Canada and the US.