Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family and its color can vary from pale to deep purple. This well-known crystal is found in many locations throughout the world including Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Africa, Canada, the USA and Europe.
Amethyst has been prized for its beauty and legendary energies of protection and purification for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt it was made into beads and amulets. In early Greek and Roman societies it was viewed as a stone of royalty and was used in crowns and scepters.
Amethyst is a Wind element crystal and resonates with the third eye and crown chakras. It can clear your energy field of negative influences and attachment and create an energetic shield of Light to ward off negativity in your environment. For this reason, Amethyst is an ideal crystal to place in your home, meditation room, car or office to feel surrounded and protected by a "bubble of Light".
By stimulating the third eye and crown chakras, Amethyst enhances psychic abilities, intuition and connection to the spirit and angelic realms (especially Archangel Michael). Its high frequency acts as a barrier from lower energies and builds a cocoon of Light around your energy field, helping you remain clear and centered while staying open to spiritual direction and intuitive information. it is also a great tool for meditation.
One way that I personally use Amethyst is for protection when I am driving. I have a small crystal that I keep in the car and I call upon Archangel Michael and the energy of the crystal to protect me whenever I get in the car. I visualize a field of white Light surrounding me and my car then I am ready to go!
There are many ways to utilize this crystal and bring its beautiful energy into your life and there are many forms of Amethyst available (geodes, clusters, single specimens, jewelry). I create the jewelry and personally hand-select all of my specimens. You can find this and other Amethyst necklaces in the webstore now.
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Mary, owner of Songbird Healing Crystals, is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and certified in Reiki Crystal Healing. She designs and creates unique, wire-wrapped genuine crystal/gemstone jewelry and crystal trees with a focus on the healing properties of each crystal/gemstone.