The name Amethyst translates in Greek to, “not drunken”. But before you write this one off as “not for you off due to your Friday night Pinot habit”, you should note that this potentially odd name comes from that time when angry Greek God Bacchus poured one out for his fallen homie, turning a clear crystal purple with the sweet nectar of the gods. Those ancient philosophers could have been onto something with the belief that it could spare you from public drunkenness. Maybe it’s time Amethyst replaced a penis straw as the Hen’s Night must have…
Ancient angry gods and public intoxication notwithstanding, the February birthstone’s healing properties are plentiful. Its purifying energy is linked to cleansing the mind of negative thoughts and releasing addictive behaviours. It’s also helpful in making a clear connection between planes, making it excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. Amethyst is used to open one’s channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience and clairvoyance and communication with angels.
Amethyst is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is also a protective stone and thought to reduce nightmares. So, rather than watching “one more episode” on Netflix next time insomnia stripes, try placing amethyst stones underneath your pillow before you go to bed and give into the peace and calm this stunning stone can bring.
Using this Pantone Colour of the Year (2018) hued stone to decorate the home is a choice many make for its good looks alone. Aside from the fact that an amethyst in the family room can assist in familial bonding and in the office can bring intuition for making tough decisions and assist in stress-relief for long working days, its uplifting energy can really help tie a room together.
When darkness strikes, protective Smokey Quartz can soak up that negativity like a super absorbent Chux Super Wipe before it takes root in your psyche. If you regularly struggle with depression, anxiety or jealousy, wearing a piece of Smokey Quartz can be a powerful way to stop those toxic energies from overwhelming you.
Combining the attributes of both transparent stones and black stones, Smokey Quartz links us to the highest realms of being and amplifies the truth of everything around it. If Smokey Quartz has found its way into your life, it could be a sign that it's time to open your heart and let in the light and positivity. The truth can set you free and Smoky Quartz is your annoying GPS lady leading the way.
Because of its killer cleansing and detoxing effects, this master healer is often used to amplify the energy of any stones surrounding it, which creates a synergy of soothing vibes, the spiritual Band-Aid to your painful emotional wounds. Looking for a quick midday pick-me-up? Hold a Smokey Quartz crystal in each hand and feel the calming waves of its healing and balancing properties infusing your mind and body with its powerful spiritual nutrition. Who needs a kale smoothie when you’ve got Smokey Quartz?
Cheaper than therapy and a sustainable alternative to antidepressants*, Smokey Quartz is a grounding stone known for its ability to help you move on from painful memories. When you meditate with this stone, it guides you to a higher state of being, a place where you can let go of the past leaving you better, not bitter.
* *PLEASE NOTE, crystals should never replace sound medical advice, direction, or medication - they are to be used only as a complementary alternative therapy to these options. If you or someone you know requires help, please call BeyondBlue 1300 22 4636 on or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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