Why Everyone Loves Amethyst: A Magical Crystal Guide

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We sell it over and over again in our tiny witchy shop. We are drawn to it when it is time to make something with crystals. Whether it’s the beautiful purple colors or the magical and healing properties, we love Amethyst!

So, let’s take a look at this wonderful and beautiful crystal.

Geological Properties

Amethyst is a common form of quartz found throughout the world. Its color ranges from deep purple to pale violet. The most common medium purple colored amethyst comes from Brazil. Manganese in quartz creates amethyst, and varying amounts of iron create the color variations.

Metaphysical Properties

Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone. It helps protect against psychic attack. The energy of the attack is transformed into positive, loving energy.

Amethyst is a calming stone and excellent for the mind. It helps you to relax and become more focused, less scattered. It brings together common sense and spiritual insights to aid in decision making.

Amethyst helps transform lower energies into higher, aiding in spiritual growth and change. It enhances cooperation between the physical, mental, an spiritual self.

Amethyst helps you center by smoothing out highs and lows. It dispels anger, fear, anxiety, and helps you cope with loss. It aids in stability and peace.

Sleeping with amethyst helps open the third eye and brings psychic dreams. It has been used to aid with insomnia.

Historically, amethyst has been used to encourage sobriety.

Varieties of Amethyst

Chevron Amethyst – My personal favorite, this amethyst has distinctive pale chevron banding. It is an excellent stone for cleansing and examining the aura, and for evaluating and understanding the self.

Violet-Lavender Amethyst – Has particularly high vibrations. “Flower” style crystal formations bring light and love.

Pineapple Amethyst – Amethyst cluster with small nodules at the base of the points. Connects you with mythic realms and stimulates the imagination.

Want to add amethyst to your crystal collection? Here are some choices from our online store:

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Amethyst Points, $4 each in our web store

 

 

Sources:

The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall

Love Is In the Earth, A Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody

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Magical Crystals: Quartz

From herbs to crystals, I’m continuing our magical materials highlights! I decided to start the crystals off with quartz. It is common, comes in many varieties, and is useful in so many variations.

I am not going to get into every type of quartz here, nor am I going to get into the meaning of every crystal shape. Citrine and Amethyst are also quartz, but they will get their own entries at a later date. This is a broad overview of some of the many quartz variants and their magical and healing uses.

Quartz is a common crystal, forming in long points. The inclusion of different minerals and formation at different temperatures lends to its many varieties.

IMG_20181228_162719-01Clear Quartz: Powerful healing and energy amplifier. Can amplify energy for body and thoughts, and assist with mental clarity. Because it is an amplifier, it is a great addition to many workings and a stand in when you do not have other crystals available.

Blue Quartz: Formed by the inclusion of rutile, tourmaline, or ziosite inclusions. Assists in reaching out to others, releases introversion and calms fears. Calms the mind and inspires hope.

Green Quartz: Transmutes negative energy into positive without releasing it. Inspires creativity. Attracts success and prosperity.

Rainbow Quartz: Look for a natural rainbow inside the quartz crystal. Stimulates awareness or universal love, draws off negativity.

Tangerine Quartz: Has a natural transparent orange coating. Excellent healer after shock or trauma. Helps heal after psychic attack.

Tibetan Quartz: Aids in meditation and connecting with esoteric knowledge. Enhances healing.

Aqua Aura: This is a man-made coating that bonds gold to the quartz and results in a blue color. Has an intense energy, encouraging freedom from limitations. Heals, cleanses, and calms the aura.

Phantom Quartz: These crystals look like they have the shadow of another point inside the crystal point. Symbolizes universal awareness. Enhances meditation.

IMG_20181228_162817-01Rose Quartz: Unconditional love and peace.  Purifies and opens the heart, this stone of romance is used to attract love.

Rutilated Quartz: Integrates energy across all levels. Stimulates awareness of connections. Breaks down barriers to spiritual progress.

Smoky Quartz: Effective for grounding and anchoring during meditation. Protective stone has a strong link to the earth. Grounds spiritual energy and gently neutralizes negative energies.

Snow Quartz: Also called Quartzite, this stone has a lot of the same properties as clear quartz but in a calmer, less focused manner. Supports you while learning lessons and letting go of responsibility. Enhances tact and cooperation.

Tourmelinated Quartz: Grounding stone, it assists in realizing ones own strength. Helps eliminate destructive patterns.

Golden Healer Quartz: Has a natural, transparent yellow coating. Facilitates spiritual communication over long distances. Excellent for all healing situations and helps recognize what is needed for further recovery.

Red Quartz: Aids in positive action and encourages physical energy and vitality.

Strawberry Quartz: Rare variant, so be careful of a lot of fake out there. Fills a person with a feeling of love.

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