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Amethyst Spiritual Properties: Stone of Spirituality & Contentment

Amethyst – (Third Eye Chakra) – (Zodiac of Pisces)

I continue this series with a stone that is near to my soul – my birthstone.  As a February baby, I’ve always felt a special connection with the stone I came into life associated with.  It is the strongest stone associated with Pisces. The royal purple is my favorite color, and when I’m seeking something soothing and comforting, I will reach for Amethyst. Find out the Amethyst spiritual properties and how you can benefit from their supportive and healing blessings!

The Science of Amethyst

Amethyst is part of the Quartz family.  The purple coloring comes from small amounts of iron in the crystal, and the depth of color can range from very dark purple to a light lavender. There are various types of Amethyst, such as, Chevron, Rutiliated & Ametrine (Amethyst and Citrine combined).

Historical Significance of Amethyst

Amethyst has quite a long-standing association with alcohol.  The name for Amethyst come from the Greek word “Amethyein,” which means “not drunk.”  In ancient cultures, nobility would place the stone in their wine to try to avoid intoxication.  It is also associate with the deity, Bacchus, the god of wine.  The goddess Diana once protected a maiden named Amethyst from the rage and desires of Bacchus by turning her into a gemstone. Hence, Amethyst is often associated with recovering from addictions.  Carrying an Amethyst on the body can help to ward of cravings.  During deep cravings one might want to sit and meditate with a large Amethyst to help one release the feelings of attachment to alcohol.

Amethyst Spiritual Benefits

Metaphysical Attributes of Amethyst

The Third Eye Chakra is the seat of Amethyst spiritual properties. Amethyst’s realm is the Mind/Universal energy connection. This gem is said to transmute lower energies to higher frequencies.  It is well know to help deepen ones meditative experience, open up to greater intuition, increase psychic abilities, and ward off nightmares.  Amethyst is a naturally balancing stone. It balances the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual energies. If you are feeling off-balance, Amethyst is a perfect gem to seek, as it “draws energy within for self-healing and self-illumination.”

Physical Healing Benefits of Amethyst

Amethyst has been used to assist to recover from addiction (as previously mentioned), alleviate migraines, and treat acne (by Hildegard von Bingen).

Amethyst Mantra Practice

Sit in seated meditation, holding the Amethyst in your less dominant hand to receive its energy.  Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Place your attention on the center of your forehead, the Third Eye Chakra, and repeat these words. “I am protected as I open to Higher Wisdom”. Alternately, hold an Amethyst mala and chant this mantra 108 times.

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Purple Aventurine spiritual properties

Purple Aventurine Spiritual Properties: Stone of the Spirit

Purple Aventurine – (Throat Chakra) – (Zodiac of Aries)

Purple Aventurine is one of the many colors available in the Aventurine family. Green Aventurine is the most well known for Heart Healing, and Blue Aventurine helps to transform negative thinking. Purple Aventurine specializes in healing issues of the Soul and Spirit. It is a deeply wise and spiritual gemstone and will support you when your Faith is rocked. Find out the Purple Aventurine spiritual properties and how you can benefit from their supportive and healing blessings!

The Science of Purple Aventurine

Aventurine is a quartz with mica inclusions that provide the color and some sparkle. Depending on the type of inclusion, this stone can come in many different colors: blue, peach, yellow and more.  The inclusions that give this Aventurine its purple color is Lepidolite, so it may look like a shinier, lighter version of Lepidolite. Strawberry Quartz and Purple Aventurine also look very similar so it can be difficult to tell them apart, but Aventurine should have either some sparkle, or streaks of white mica visible to the eye.

Historical Significance of Purple Aventurine

In Ancient Greece, the stone was sewn into the clothes of warriors to inspire courage.  In shamanic cultures, this stone was used in medicine wheel rituals to connect with the loving energy of the spirit guides and gods.

Metaphysical Attributes of Purple Aventurine

All members of the Aventurine family help us heal some aspect of ourself and can clear and balance our energetic field. Aventurine is excellent for ALL types of energy balancing. This helps with its healing abilities.  It can balance out masculine/feminine, yin/yang, and physical energies.  It you’re feeling “off” physically, a little out of sorts, then this is a good source to help you reset. Additionally, Aventurine diffuses negative energy and situations and turns it positive.  This is an excellent stone for healers in general, such a nurses, doctors, Reiki healers, and all those in a healing profession.  Not only does it help to balance and heal illness in the patients, but it also helps to protect the healer and keep him/her in balance as well.

Purple Aventurine is a powerful healer of the Spirit. It is especially useful if you are having a crisis of Faith. Sometimes life experiences or world events shake our spiritual beliefs to the core and leave us wondering, “What is the point of this?” Bad things still happen even to the Faithful. Purple Aventurine helps us stand tall and hold onto Faith and its place in this human experience even when are feeling let down by the World.

If you have recently suffered a great disappointment in your Spiritual tradition, the Purple Aventurine spiritual properties help you sit with your experience, absorb it, and observe how it changes your feelings and spiritual path. You may determine that it is only a minor issue that reframes your Spiritual Practice, but doesn’t derail it. Or you may choose to walk a different path. Purple Aventurine will help you tap into your Inner Wisdom and make those decisions.

Purple Aventurine gets its purple color from inclusions of purple mica – aka Lepidolite. It holds some of the powerful benefits of Lepiolite such as relieving intense stress and anxiety, lifting depression, and healing heart wounds. When you are feeling down about the course of life and world events, sit with Purple Aventurine and it will lift your spirits.

Physical Healing Benefits of Purple Aventurine

It is said to be particularly good for relaxing, relieving stress, and inducing sleep.

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Purple Aventurine Mantra Practice

Sit in seated meditation, holding the Purple Aventurine in your less dominant hand to receive its energy.  Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine you are surrounding by a sparkly purple light that covers you like a warm blanket.   Repeat these words. “I am Safe. I am Calm. I can still have Faith in my Spiritual Practice and Humanity.” Alternately, hold a Purple Aventurine mala and chant this mantra 108 times.

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