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Amethyst Meaning & Healing Properties

The first five words that come to mind when holding and feeling into the energy of Amethyst are: Divinity, Intuition, Protection, Peace, & Balance.

Amethyst was the very first crystal I ever owned. My husband bought it for me when we were both recovering from our addictions. Ever since, amethyst has been a staple in every room of our home. It brings an abundance of protection and peace. It’s a pretty gentle stone and is one of the few crystals I can have all throughout my home without feeling overwhelmed by its amazing energy. If you are a beginner to crystals, amethyst should be at the top of your list to start off with! It is abundant and easy to get your hands on, plus it serves so many purposes guiding you in the right direction towards a loving healing journey. Amethyst is one of the more affordable crystals and also some of the largest crystals ever found.

MOHs Hardness: 7
Common Origins: Brazil, Uruguay, and United States
Mineral Composition: SiO₂ with traces of iron (Fe)
Precautions: Do not leave out in prolonged sun exposure. It can cause the color in amethyst to fade.

Fun Fact: Amethyst (amethystos) is named after the ancient Greeks, who believed amethyst prevented drunkenness. They would carve amethyst into drinking goblets, fill them with water to look like wine, and keep it next to them while they drank wine to prevent intoxication.


Amethyst Healing Properties:

Chakras: Third-Eye & Crown
Zodiac Signs: Aquarius & Pisces
Elements: Water, Air, & Ether (Spirit)

  • Known as the healer of people, animals, and plants.
  • Deepens your meditation.
  • Enhances intuition, psychic development, connection to higher realms, and spiritual connection.
  • Aids in reducing painful migraines or headaches.
  • Promotes a good night's rest.
  • Due to the high iron content, it can improve the oxygen levels in your body.
  • Helps you overcome any recurring negative thoughts or addictions.
  • Promotes a positive mindset.
  • Protects you from negative energy.
  • Aids in eliminating stress, anxiety, or any worries from the mind.
  • Helps you recognize the root cause of your negative thoughts and behaviors.


Affirmation: “I focus my energy on attracting positivity into my life.”

Crystal Pairings: All varieties of quartz such as: Clear Quartz, Citrine, Rose Quartz, and Smoky Quartz. If using amethyst for protection, it pairs very well with Black Tourmaline, Jet, or Black Obsidian. If using amethyst for overcoming any recurring negative thoughts or addictions, it pairs very well with kyanite.

Where To Place In Your Home (Feng Shui): Any Room! Amethyst is one of the few crystals that you can place in any room of your home to create a more blissful environment. The only place I wouldn’t suggest placing your amethyst is outside in your garden, unless you don’t mind it losing its precious deep purple color.

For more on Amethyst, you can purchase my book, The Ultimate Guide to Crystals HERE!

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International Gem Society LLC, The Mohs Hardness Scale and Chart for Selected Gems, https://www.gemsociety.org/article/select-gems-ordered-mohs-hardness/, 2022

Mindat.org and and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, Amethyst, https://www.mindat.org/min-198.html, 1993-2022