Amethysts are not just pretty rocks. They have a long history of helping people in a number of ways. These purple quartz gems are worn to protect people, quiet the mind and help control addictions. Whether it is worn in a pocket or carved into a statuette, it can improve the amethyst owner's health and overall well-being.
Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. It is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts - stress and anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. Amethyst healing properties are especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore, relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness.
Amethysts are very useful for keeping chakras healthy which improves health and state of mind. The crown chakra is on the top of the head where belief systems, thought processes, spirituality and the way in which we view our world originate. The Third Eye or brow chakra is located in the area between the eyebrows. The brow chakra is the center of consciousness and awareness. Inner communication is controlled at the brow chakra.
The stone can have many metaphysical benefits as well if placed in the right room. An amethyst in the family room can assist in familial bonding time, and provide the confidence and calm necessary for open communication. Amethyst in the office will bring intuition for making tough, gut decisions in business, and stress-relief for long work days. Placing an amethyst somewhere in the bathroom is another way to relieve anxiety during a soothing bath.