Amethyst- a precious stone consisting of a violet or purple variety of quartz.
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from the Koine Greek αμέθυστος amethystos from α- a-, “not” and μεθύσκω methysko / μεθώ metho, “intoxicate”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. Wikipedia
Birthstone zodiac sign: Aquarius
Associated month: February
Crystal system: Hexagonal crystal system
Chemical formula: SiO₂
Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.
**There are various ways to cleanse an amethyst:
Water- rinse under a stream of water for about a min.
Salt- place in a bowl of salt for 48 hours.
Sun- set in sunlight for 10-12 hours (works with the moon, too)
Sound- a single pitch or tone washes over an area, bringing it into the same vibration as the tone. This can be accomplished using chanting, singing bowls, a tuning fork, or even a nice bell.
Smoke- sage, incense, candle are different forms of smoke to put your crystal through for about a minute.
Brown Rice- set in a bowl and cover the crystal with the rice for 24 hours
These are not every way possible to charge a crystal
Use your intention of course for the type of method you use and how long.
*You can use an amethyst by meditating with one, holding one in each hand to feel the energy exchange, sleep with it under your pillow, set near doorways, place in your pocket/purse/bra ( for the few of us ladies).