OHHH ahhhhh, yes this month that beautiful purple stone is in the spot light! AMETHYST. Amethyst has a rich history among humans, which is quite entertaining I must say. First I want to mention a bit about what Amethyst is and then I will jump into the history of Amies!
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Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz. It is formed from silica-rich liquids that are deposited in the gas cavities of lava This explains why most amethyst is found in the geode form. The rich color that Amethyst is known for is a beautiful blend of violet and red that can be found in every corner of the earth! There are five main areas where Amethyst is form, I’m going to skip the details, but these five areas are commonly found in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, the US, Uruguay, Africa, Italy, Germany and Russia.
On to the exciting stuff, where did Amethyst get its name and what is its tale with humans?? Amethyst is derived from the Greek word amethystos, which means not drunken. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.
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Throughout history the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup was powerless to intoxicate, and a stone worn on the body, especially at the navel, had a sobering effect, not only for inebriation but in over-zealousness in passion. From there the legends of Amethyst made It known as the “Gem of Fire” and was once more precious and sought after than the diamond.
In today’s world, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding, and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking processes. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition. It is a talisman of focus and success.
No wonder I love Amethyst sooo much! Here are some beautiful Amethyst jewelry pieces that I have! Check them out!
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