Amethyst crystal is one of several varieties of quartz, which gives it a crystal trigonal system. With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, it is a durable stone. Its lavender to violet shade is the result of iron and aluminum deposits, as well as natural irradiation. Amethyst stone is made up of silicon dioxide.
Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. Amethyst is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety. Many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. Amethyst healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress. The stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness.
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 a gentle, calming stone which works great for bringing balance and spiritual guidance into one’s life. Many love this stone for its ability to create peace and emotional stability. Like most purple stones, Amethyst works on the Third Eye chakra, increasing the consciousness and intuition of the user. Amethyst has also been noted to help insomnia, mood swings, cell regeneration. Many also refer to it as the “Traveler’s Stone,” which can facilitate safe exploration of new places.Its the birthstone for February!