Amethyst is known as a premier spiritual crystal thanks to its beautifully strong healing and protective qualities. Displaying amethyst in your home or office will balance the atmosphere and bring a calming energy to the space.
Initiating wisdom and a greater understanding, amethyst lends comfort to those distressed. Its presence is helpful for those who are in overworked, overstressed or overwhelmed mental states. Amethyst is also very useful for those who are grieving over the loss of a loved one. It is one of the best stones to use for tension or migraine headaches as it eases the mental anxieties that tend to cause such conditions.
Amethyst is a universal stone that can be used for all chakras and is especially powerful for the third eye and crown chakra. Representing the crown chakra this beautiful purple crystal promotes spirituality, connection, imagination and awareness. Amethyst is connected to the ascended master St. Germain who represents the violet flame and the initiation of conscious spiritual communication.
Amethyst is a great stone to use for meditation. By lying down and placing an amethyst crystal on your third eye (located between your two eyebrows) the stone will usher in a meditative state; taking your mind away from the mental chatter and helping it to slip into a deeper level of consciousness.
Amethyst can be held, worn or meditated upon when the temper rises to bring a sense of calm. Paired well with rose quartz, the two stones can be used together for crystal healings or worn together for a peaceful balance of mental and emotional energies. Known as the sober stone, it is said that wearing amethyst when going out drinking can prevent you from becoming too drunk.
Generally speaking, the clearer and the darker the color, the more valuable and expensive.