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Getting To Know Amethyst, The Birthstone For February

January 29, 2015

In my 25 plus years of selling crystals and stones I’ve found that most people are familiar with the Gemstone Amethyst. Those lucky enough to be born in February can claim Amethyst as their birthstone.   amethystAmethyst has long been admired for it purple color and beautiful crystal formations. Amethyst is one of the more popular stones in the mineral kingdom. Amethyst is found in many places around the planet, most notably Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia and the USA.

My research showed me that not only is Amethyst a popular stone for our modern times, but it was also prized as far back as 25,000 BC where is was found in Europe and ancient Greece. Early Roman and Greek cultures were known to regard the energy properties of Amethyst as special.
The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word meaning “Not To Drunken”. The Greeks believed that Amethyst would prevent intoxication and this stone is still used today to help with addictions associated with alcohol and other intoxicants.

Amethyst, a stone for meditation:

Amethyst is widely known as a stone of Spirituality and Intuition. It can help us connect to our spiritual selves and hear our very own inner voice or higher guides. In my Crystal Healing sessions I often recommend it to those who want to develop a meditation practice. I keep several pieces of Amethyst on my meditation altar and find that it helps to calm my mind during meditation. It also works like a great motivator or reminder to practice meditation. There’s many day I just don’t have the time or the desire to meditate but when I see that beautiful purple stone I’m reminded of my intent and sit down, if even for a few minutes.
Amethyst to Open the 3rd Eye Chakra:


6ThirdEyeChakraSpray I add Amethyst along with Clear Quartz Crystal in my Chakra Balancing Spray for the 3rd eye Chakra to help clear & balance this Chakra.

The third eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead just above and behind the eyes. This center is associated with intuitive powers and insight. It is the place of psychic energy, telepathy, clairvoyance and channeling. The 3rd eye Chakra offers us the energy to awaken and to release our self-limiting ideas and beliefs. We can come to understand our divine purpose and reach for perfection through the 3rd Eye Chakra. The 3rd Eye Chakra encourages us to open to the spiritual aspects of ourselves and the gemstone Amethyst can assist us in doing this.

Amethyst for Spiritual Protection:
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can be used to prevent psychic attacks and is known as a stone for spiritual protection. Amethyst is associated with the ascended master St. Germaine of the Violet Flame who is known to bring spiritual protection to those who evoke his name.  St. Germain is called upon to rid oneself of negative Karma and associations as he purifies us through the Violet Flame. Amethyst works similarly helping us to protect ourselves from negativity.  I’ve found Amethyst to be especially helpful for those who suffer from nightmares. Placing a piece of Amethyst under the pillow can help bring peaceful sleep. Children seem to be very receptive to the protective qualities of Amethyst.

Wearing Amethyst:
Because of Amethyst’s popularity it is easy to find it as jewelry. Wearing Amethyst can help you maintain a feeling of inner calm and connection to your intuition. It can help stimulate psychic abilities so it can be of benefit to those who offer intuitive readings or to energy healers. I love working with Amethyst in my jewelry designs and often use it with the Symbol OM. Om is also a reminder for me of my connection to my spiritual nature.  amethyst

The Crystal Cottage on Big Pine Key always has a great selection of Amethyst. If you are in the Florida Keys call for an appointment to see the variety of forms of this important stone for our times. 305-872-4750

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