Crystal Profiles: Amethyst For Emotional Calm

Amethyst cluster from Magaliesburg, South Africa
Amethyst cluster from Magaliesburg, South Africa

Tranquility, Emotional Calm, Healing

Amethyst derives its name from the Greek word amethystos which means not drunken. Some use it for breaking addictions to alcohol or other attachments and destructive habits, while motivating self-responsibility. The Greeks believed Amethyst could quickly clear alcohol from the bodily system.

But Amethyst is also known for alleviating stress, headaches, insomnia, as well as healing deep emotional traumas.

As a natural tranquilizer, it blocks stressful environmental energies, allowing your mind, body and spirit to heal. 

It’s also used for karmic healing. Amethyst generates an energetic field that is tranquil, calming, and sacred. It’s a very spiritual stone, and promotes spirituality as a way of life – provoking love when harm is intended.

One way to use it is to massage your abdomen with an amethyst wand in order to alleviate emotional or digestive issues. Many use an Amethyst sphere for scrying. You can also place a raw stone or point on your Third Eye chakra while meditating.

Amethyst gets its beautiful color from its iron content as well as from natural radiation in the Earth. Purple stones are believed to be a balance of fire and water elements.

Amethyst Pointed Wands
Amethyst Pointed Wands

Metaphysical Properties: Amethyst is used for emotional balance, calming anger, rage, fear, grief, and anxiety, healing sadness and emotional wounds, grieving loss, releasing karma and attachments, transitioning through death, out of body experiences, dream recall, and visualization. It’s also used to provide motivation, and to enhance other stones.

Physical Properties: Used for skin conditions due to stress {not allergic reactions}, electromagnetic radiation, the immune system, digestive disorders, parasites, bloating, nausea, menstrual disorders, migraine headaches, pressure around the eyes, sinus blockage, confusion, poor memory, insomnia, recovery from addictions that are used to numb pain or escape reality.

Warnings: Amethyst’s color will fade if placed in sunlight. When exposed to high temperatures, amethyst becomes citrine or smoky quartz. Amethyst helps some people with sleep, but keeps others awake, or triggers out of body experiences. Amethyst might not work well with other stones such as Iron Pyrite.

Chakras: Third Eye, Crown, Soma

Energy Vibration: 3

Mohrs Hardness Scale: 7

Composed Of: Silicon dioxide, iron, possibly manganese, and other trace elements

Crystal Family: Silicates, Tectosilicates

Disclaimer: Use caution when using crystals for healing or energy work. Listen to your mind, body and emotions for feedback. Understanding crystal properties ensures they work according to their intended purpose, and can avoid harm through misalignment.

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