Crystal of the day - Amethyst!
Amethyst, which ranges from light lilac to deep purple in colour, is considered to be a healer both for the emotions and the spirit. It has an ability to focus one’s attention into the higher realms, and in the physical world, it is known to be a protective stone which can be used both to draw in and draw off energy. Its main functions are thought to be: cleansing, protecting, stabilizing, tranquilizing, transmuting, and opening.
Amethyst is considered to be a calming and soothing stone which has a balancing effect on the emotions. In ancient times amethyst was used to ‘’ward off drunkenness’’ and it is still used to treat addictions to this day. It is a dispeller of fear, rage and anxiety and it is useful in overcoming grief and sadness. It is a natural tranquiliser and is highly recommended to calm and quiet one’s mind so that it can take in new information. Amethyst is useful for insomnia caused by an overactive mind, however it should not be used in cases of paranoia or schizophrenia. If you are worried about your mental health, please speak to a medical professional.
Amethyst is a spiritual stone which encourages the opening of the third eye. It can be used to scry and facilitate out-of-body experiences. Take a look at our range of amethyst jewellery and divination tools!
Source: ‘‘Crystal Healing’’ by Judy Hall.