Amethyst. It’s usually one of the first crystals we buy when we initially become interested in crystals. Is it because of its gorgeous deep violet colour, or is it something deeper? Intuition maybe.
This crystal can also help with protection, which has been a very misinterpreted term, and I hope to shed some light on this subject.
Energy in Medicine
Do you feel at times that you are easily influenced by others? Or perhaps you feel defensive and feel you have to justify your opinions and thoughts. Or maybe you have unexplained weight gain. These are just a few of the symptoms of an unprotected energy field. When we have an unprotected energy field, negative energy can seep in, or at times pour in.
So, where does this negative energy come from? Well, the vast majority of it comes from ourselves, from our thoughts, which we unconsciously send out into the atmosphere with a greater or lesser force. We have all had experience of this very recently with the huge outpouring of fear that the Covid-19 situation has precipitated. A lot of work has been done by lightworkers to dissipate this fear, and I hope you feel that the energy around is lighter than it was in the very early stages of social distancing.
But back to this word protection. If I was to ask you whether you would prefer a strong energy field or a weak one, I can say with 100% accuracy and every single one of you would want a strong energy field. Having a strong energy field means you can bat away any negative influences that you are not in tune with. So if you are not a jealous person and encounter someone who strongly identifies with this emotion, you won’t be affected by it, and most likely would prefer to distance yourself from this type of energy. Remember the adage like attracts like. A jealous person will find themselves surrounded by other jealous types.
So how do you get a strong energy field. Well it goes hand in hand with being grounded. If you are ungrounded, you will also have a weak energy field. But if you are grounded, your energy field will be strong. So, ensure you exercise regularly, get out into nature if you can. Baking and cooking are good, as is gardening.
But amethyst has this other side to it where it can heighten our intuition, which I feel is additionally very much needed at the moment with so many conflicting news articles, opinions, ideas, diversions etc. If you ask your amethyst to work with you to help strengthen your intuition, you can then ask whether something is right or wrong, or perhaps reflect on the purpose or the truth of a situation, or even inspiration for something.
By having a crystal healing session, you will be able to tune into your psychic side more easily and with meditation, you will have access to universal truths. You will also be protected, thereby having a strong energy field, which will also help you with discernment.
Amethyst has many attributes; here are just a few:
- It’s protective
- It’s calming
- It’s relaxing
- It aids intuition
- It aids wisdom
- It’s magical
- It’s great for meditation
- It can help you sleep
- It’s a dream stone
- It enhances psychic abilities
- It’s profound
Amethyst comes in a range of purple and violet colours, from the pale lilac shades to very deep and rich tones. Some from one particular area of the world can have an almost reddish tinge to it.
Rarity and Location
Amethyst is easily obtained and can be found in Brazil, Madagascar, Uruguay, Russia, USA and Namibia
Once upon a time, it was believed that amethyst was the “Jewel of the Gods”. It was looked upon in the same way we look at sapphires, rubies and emeralds. At least it was that way until it was discovered in Brazil, and it was understood how plentiful it actually is.
In ancient times, particularly the Roman era, amethyst goblets were made due to the belief that the crystal prevented drunkenness.
For centuries, amethyst has been one of the favourite crystals used in the crowns and sceptres of royalty and is used in the rings of bishops.
Farmers believed wearing amethyst would protect their crops from hailstones and locusts.
Be aware that amethyst can fade in strong sunlight. If you like to charge your crystals in sunlight or moonlight, perhaps moonlight is the better choice with this crystal.
For those of you interested in tarot, it is the crystal associated with The High Priestess in the major arcana in terms of intuition. However, it can also be linked with Temperance with regard to balance and the curbing of overindulgence.
Amethyst is the birth stone for February. It is also the crystal associated with the astrological sign of Pisces, which period falls partly in March. Traditionally amethyst is a associated with the 17th wedding anniversary. However, modern thought suggests that it can be an alternative gift for the sixth wedding anniversary.
Amethyst can help with so many things. Discover more about this and other wonderful crystals.
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How I can help you with a crystal healing session? By having a crystal healing session, you will be able to work with your psychic abilities more easily, which will allow your intuition to unfold.
Next month we will look at aventurine.
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