Amethyst is thought of as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. Read on to learn more about this inuitive stone.
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The name Amethyst translates in Green to 'not drunken'. An ancient Greek myth explains that this seemingly odd name - according to the myth, the god Bacchus was angry, and has vowed to descend a hoard of tigers upon the first person who crossed his path. Amethyst was on her way to give thanks at the shrine of the god Diana, when she happened upon Bacchus. Before the tigers could eat Amethyst, she was saved by Diana who turned her into a clear crystal. Bacchus, remorseful for the fate he had so recklessly caused the girl, poured the juice of grapes over the stone as a offering, and thus bestowed the crystal with it's unique purple colouring.
The stone can have many metaphysical benefits if placed in the right room. An amethyst in the family room can assist in familial bonding time, and provided the confidence and calm necessary for open communication. Amethyst in the office will bring intuition for making tough, gut decisions in business, and stress-relief for long work days. Placing an amethyst somewhere in the bathroom is another way to relieve anxiety during a soothing bath.
Amethyst is thought of as a protective stone. The healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress whilst emanating prosperity.
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Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and known as the Zodiac stone for Pisces. It is also linked to the element of Wind. This element is believed to activate the mind, and assist in clairvoyance and intuition. It is the ideal stone for meditation that seeks to discover the reason for certain behaviours or actions.
Amethyst is linked to the crown chakra, so it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts.