Birth month- February
Chakra- Third Eye and Crown Chakra
Origin/Region- Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, USA, Zambia
Zodiac- Pisces, Aquarius, Virgo, Capricorn
History and Folklore
Amethyst earns its name from the Greek word ametusthos which means ‘not intoxicated’. For centuries, Amethyst has been thought to be helpful in preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved out drinking vessels from it.
During the Renaissance, Amethyst was engraved with animal symbols, this was a meaning of protection and security. Powerful monarchs have used amethyst crystals as a symbol of royalty. It has also stood for humility and modesty.
Ancient Egyptians wore jewelry with amethyst to protect against feelings of guilt, fear, and protection from negative forces. Amethyst was being used in Egypt as far back as 4000 BC.
Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers. It strengthens our immune systems, cleanses the blood, helps with cell regeneration, destroys tumors and strengthens the body and relieves pain while fighting cancer. It has the ability to heal diseases of the digestive tract, lungs and respiratory tract. Amethyst works with hormone production, endocrine system and metabolism to bring balance and vitality to these areas of the body. This is a great stone for relieving pain, headaches, swelling and injuries.
Amethyst helps combat overindulge and is especially helpful with alcohol, drugs and unhealthy addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst helps you remember and understand dreams and also relieves insomnia.
Amethyst is a great stone for the restless, it has the ability to soothe agitation, balance mood swings, and helps with anger, fear and anxiety. It relieves physical, psychological and emotional pain and stress.
Amethyst assists in raising your vibration, and encourages love and harmony. It’s a great stone for meditation because it opens the third eye chakra and aids in visualizations. Amethyst is helpful in dream interpretation and recall, provides you with awareness and you are better able to connect and communicate with your higher self. This is a great stone for mediums because it enhances your intuition