Amethyst is a crystal of the quartz family and its purple-violet colour has made the stone popular worldwide. It is used extensively in the jewelry business as it is a fairly inexpensive stone.
The world “Amethyst” derives from the Greek word Amethystos (Αμέθυστος) which literally means “the one who doesn’t get drunk”.
Amethyst and Lore
It will fascinate you with its radiant purple coloration and will make your imagination and inner wisdom come to life. In folklore, amethyst has the reputation of preventing its owner from getting drunk by either holding the stone while drinking or dripping the stone in the alcoholic beverage.
To be honest with you, I have never tried this as I am reputed for being quite the party animal, but you are always welcome to try this and let us know of the results (Magic is always about experimenting safely so please don’t find an excuse to get drunk just to test the crystal’s properties).
Amethyst in Magic
In magic the crystal’s colour makes it an excellent choice for meditation and it is linked with the 3rd eye and crown chakras. Therefore, it will assist your intuition and will help you open up to the unlimited love of the Divine. From years of experience with the stone, I can guarantee you that amethysts seldom need cleansing as they never cage negative energy. Instead, the stone has this magnificent quality to always send positive, loving energy to the environment. If you ever feel unloved or neglected always take an amethyst to keep you company. It will help you heal your emotional scars and will send you all the love you need (infinite amounts of love!). Be careful when exposing amethysts to direct sunlight for extended periods of time as it will wear off its deep purple colouration.
Amethyst is used extensively in all constructive magical working and will bring that extra boost of energy you need. Due to its healing properties, it is excellent for healing and blessing spells.
In addition, as it pulses with Divine love it is perfect for meditation, with working with spirits of the higher realms, to awaken your intuition and the magic inside you. By holding a small amethyst on your third eye (between your brows) can greatly help your clairvoyance skills and your ability to perceive the world with another view. Finally, Amethysts are great to work with when you have negative emotions, the times you need them most. They will happily send you positive, loving energy and you will feel calm and serene. Only the addition of an Amethyst in a room is capable of changing the atmosphere and calming down the spirits.
A Blessing Elixir with Amethyst
Moreover, amethyst works really well with liquids. Here is a quick Recipe for an Elixir to bless your home, yourself, your magic tools and talismans or even drink it to benefit from the stone’s qualities:
- An amethyst
- An empty vial
- Water (can be from the tap, rain, river, sea whatever you feel more like it)
Add the amethyst in the vial and pour the water on the stone while chanting:
Amethyst hear my call Let your magic come forth At this time in this hour I call upon your magic power
Bless this water with your love Make it shine make it bold Fill this water with your power We are one this sacred hour
Water now be blessed Love you are given Love you’ll get And what you touch shall carry along Amethyst’s Pure Endless Love
Leave the amethyst inside the vial in the water. Pour some water in the vial when needed and repeat the spell. Believe me the results will be amazing.
“Embrace the love that surrounds you. Love, love and love even more!”
The Easy Witch (in all the possible ways)