THE TWILIGHT TURNS FROM AMETHYST

THE TWILIGHT TURNS FROM AMETHYST
FEBRUARY 05, 2014 by DOROTHY MURPHY

Amethyst is a crystalline quartz that can vary in colour from pale lilac to deep purple. Amethyst has also been connected with royalty and power down through the centuries and it is the birthstone of Aquarians. The stone has loads of different connotations around the world, in fact the word amethyst derives from a Greek word meaning without drunkness and was worn by Ancient Greek people to protect against the affect of alcohol and keep the wearer sober.

In ancient Egypt amethyst was worn by people to protect from feelings of guilt and fear, while also protecting against self deception and witchcraft. In the catholic religion the stone is referred to as the bishops stone as it is worn by bishops to represent their spiritually, piety and humility. Amethyst is also said to have lots of healing powers, it is also used by crystal healers to focus energy. The stone is believed to cure illness relating to the blood and breathing. It is also used as a dream stone to help treat insomnia and suffers rub their foreheads with the stone to alleviate headaches. Healers also advise that clusters of amethyst can be used be used to promote positivity and heal negativity in the home. Overall amethyst seems to be a bit of an all rounder and has more uses than you can shake a stick at!

Do you believe in the powers of crystals?

Dorothy x