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Amethyst is one of the world’s most popular semi-precious gems. It gets its purple color from additional iron trapped in Quartz and is known as the February birthstone.

Healing Properties of Amethyst: A Crystal for Protection & Healing
Healing Properties of Amethyst: A Crystal for Protection & Healing

A Crystal Message About the Healing Properties of Amethyst: “I clear the path for your divine self to come forth.  Shed your ego self and step into your divine purpose. It’s time to live the life for which you were meant.”



Common Healing Properties of Amethyst:




Elements: Air, Water, Ether/Spirit

Companion Flowers: Wisteria

Companion Essential Oil: Lavender

Companion Stone: Angel Aura Quartz

Common Origins: Canada, India, Brazil

Notes: Also known as Bishops’ Stone or as Lavendine.  Since Amethyst is a variety of Quartz, these properties also apply.

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More About Amethyst:

Amethyst is a variety of quartz that contains traces of iron and ranges in color from the lightest lilac to a deep violet. It’s been considered a protective, healing stone from the earliest times. In fact, even its name refers to one of its ancient protective functions: a (anti-) + methustos (intoxicated). Wine taken from an amethyst cup, they said, would never make you drunk! (A possible mechanism for this: the host may have disguised the fact that he’d watered his wine by pouring it into a deep purple cup. It could work. . .) Amethyst has kept its association with virtue through time, protecting one’s better nature against temptation. In fact, the highest grade of amethyst is still known as “bishop’s grade.”


Uses of Amethyst:

Amethyst makes a good meditation stone; as such, it works well as a source of beads for malas and rosaries. But it’s also a very common stone, useful to anyone for its calming protection, easing the dreams. The related benefits, clarity in meditation and restful dreams, can help fix the occasional case of the blahs that can be a side effect of an active–sometimes too active–imagination. It goes well with lavender, both amethyst and lavender calm body and mind, nurturing us into other states of consciousness. Not only does Amethyst connect to conscious awareness, it also has many practical uses and is great for all types of healing.



Amethyst Lore:

We enjoy learning about obscure stones, but amethyst definitely does not fit into that category. A highly protective and spiritual crystal, amethyst has a metaphysical history that goes back at least as far as the ancient Egyptians, probably much farther. We can only deepen our appreciation by looking at the rich historical lore of amethyst:

  • In Egypt, it was associated with the astrological sign of the goat. Since goats love to eat grape vines, they were an enemy of drunkenness. The earliest known connection between amethyst and sobriety came through this association.
  • Egyptians ascribed special protective powers to amethyst when carved in the shape of the heart, a symbol they used to ward off sorcery. They wore the heart with a feather as a protective amulet.
  • Ancient Hebrews used many forms of oneiromancy. Not only did they interpret dreams to read the future, they also used the magical practice of controlling dreams, and of controlling reality through dreams. Amethyst was a helpful guide for these dreams and visions, mainly as a means of enhancing virtue, which in turn led spiritual growth.
  • Roman imperial soldiers wore amethyst amulets for protection in battle.
  • Medieval Europeans saw even broader applications for amethyst as a stone of protection. They used it for protection against thieves, evil thoughts, wild beasts, and other enemies.

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14 responses to “Healing Properties of Amethyst: A Crystal for Protection & Healing

  1. Andrea Padley on August 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Amethyst is my favourite stone alongside rose quartz.
    I use an amethyst crystal for sleeping with my diffuser carrying lavender!

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on August 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      That’s so cool- Andrea! I love to use amethyst alongside lavender oil as well– such a perfect purple match! <3

      Crystal blessings!

  2. Jean-Paul Sacré on August 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Amethyst made me discover by chance the “power” crystals may have! It was approximately in 2000, when I began to use crystals for healing. It was my first wand. I had bought it from Jean-Michel Garnier, author, director of a Lithotherapy school, radiesthesist and Reiki Master, in Lyon. This massage wand wasn’t that big : just 8 cm, a very delicate pale purple. So I undertook to heal pains in my wife’s ankle. I added a few drops of essential oils on to the round end and began to turn counterclockwise (to remove the pain). I found “comfortable” to hold the wand like a pen, my fingers around the wand and the point directed inside, to my palm…I had just a kind of feeling but…The day after as I had just parked my car in the garage, I stepped out and… I yelled out with pain in my back where I’ve got a few”weak” vertebrae. It’s my weak spot but if I don’t hold “incorrect” position or gestures I’m OK and I hadn’t at the moment. So why? Then I tried to cope with this pain but it was still there the day after. I offered my wife another “massage”, she agreed and I processed again…but I “thought”(?) I should direct the point of the wand not to my palm châkra! I hold the wand exactly like a pen, with the point directed towards the window! Almost immediately my pain went off all of a sudden! I hope this will be helpful.

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on August 24, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Such a fantastic story about amethyst! Thanks so much for sharing, Jean-Paul <3 Crystal blessings!

  3. Annette C Howell on August 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us. I use lavender oil on my pillows and sheets at night and have a beautiful piece of amethyst on my nightstand. I did not know that lavender and amethyst worked well together. Its exciting to have what I felt intuitively reinforced by your blog. Love the history and lore about the crystals.

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on August 24, 2017 at 10:34 am

      So cool, Annette- It’s such a great feeling when we find out those intuitive choices are completely spot on! <3 Crystal blessings!

  4. Teresa Klan on August 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Great information on our often overlooked Ally the amethyst!

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on August 24, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Haha! Absolutely, Teresa! <3 Crystal blessings!

  5. Elizabeth on September 10, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I have always loved amethyst. I keep it by my bedside as I have always suffer3d from night terrors. I was approached by a client whose little girl had been suffering from nightmares. I gave her a pretty tumbled amethyst to keep under her pillow and I made her an amethyst bead bracelet to wear. Her mother tells me she rarely has nightmares now.

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on September 11, 2017 at 5:33 am

      That is SO wonderful Elizabeth <3 Thank you so much for sharing this sweet story! Crystal blessings!

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