Amethyst often forms in combination with other minerals, such as Smokey Quartz, Cirtine, & quartz, creating whole new crystals with intensified elements. A scientific study, said that Amethyst owes it’s color to high energy radiation or gamma rays from radioactive sources and the presence of iron built into its crystal lattice. Much of the Amethyst that we see today is taken from the gas cavities of ancient lava tubes from all over the world, Some possibly formed a million years ago & now have become the beautiful Amethyst pieces that we see today 🙂
Myths & Legends :
The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word amethystos, meaning “not intoxicated or not drunken.” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue; but Of course this story varies wherever you go…
Chakras, Deities & Elements :
It has long been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, making Amethyst a crystal closely associated with the element of water, encouraging us to go with the flow & see beyond what is at the surface. Naturally, these qualities & it’s coloring, work to heal and vibrate with our third eye chakra. Teaching us to always dive deeper, with calm emotions. Amethyst also honors Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Moon, and Protector of Animals, making it an ideal crystal to incorporate into any Full Moon ritual. If you are a Pisces, you may find yourself greatly drawn to this crystal in your empathetic energy, as it can enhance your abilities in your art, allowing the ‘true you,’ to shine through.
Metaphysical Properties :
For centuries Amethyst is said to have legendary powers that stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotional state. In return helping you to push mental distraction away and better sink into a deeper meditative state. In this state one can better achieve forms of divination, such as tarot reading, pendulum work, automatic writing & spell casting. In the spiritual world, Amethyst strengthens the connection with the Divine, and was often used as amulets in burial to help for a smoother transition between the worlds. Metaphysically, this stone raises one’s spiritual vibrations & awareness, creating a protective shield around the aura & accelerating intuitive & psychic abilities. It can help the user to enhance dreams & premonitions, making it a valuable tool for spiritual growth & guidance while one if advancing on their path to enlightenment.
Detoxing the mind, body & spirit, thus helping with sobriety & overcoming addiction. It aids the user in enhancing their creativity & self knowledge, helping them strive for a better, healthier & more meaningful life.
Care & warnings :
Amethyst should never be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time, as it can fade in color immensely. This is a non-toxic stone & many use it’s energy within elixirs, crystal charged waters & more.
Now that you know a little bit more about the magick that Amethyst can bring to you, take a moment to look at this enchanting crystal with fresh eyes and ask it how it can help you?
Hey Guys! I’m going to start doing some fun interactive videos weekly on my YouTube Channel! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while & finally made time to make it possible. I get so many emails on a weekly basis with all kinds of questions, many seem to be repeats from different people curious to know the same things. So in this little weekly video series I’d like to offer you my advice & thoughts to hopefully offer you some inspiration & guidance from my own personal experiences & spiritual journey. So to kick it off, please leave your questions below in the comments. Looking forward to shed some light & magick with you! 🙂
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The truth is in the stars my friends, what is happening above is also happening below; within us. When Mercury is in retrograde (slows down & appears to be going backwards), we tend to loose sense of our communication, awareness & our ability to adapt since this planet is so closely linked to these traits within us. It is as if we are simply ‘regressing’ rather than progressing. As it stands, the same goes for the rest of the planets and their alignments corresponding to the elements they reflect in us. Since we are made of stardust, we too are bound to feel these energy pulls and shifts in nature, but like fighting nature with nature, we too can use the magickal properties in our plants & herbs from nature to bring us back to our center and welcome a subtle shield or enhancement to the change, allowing for a much smoother or more powerful transition.
It is also known that the planets are closely tied to the zodiac signs and can greatly impact the way an individual with the corresponding zodiac sign can feel or act during a certain planetary alignment. With this knowledge & awareness you can learn to use it to your advantage or fall to resistance and let it take you on a wild ride.
MERCURY is closely corresponded with Gemini & Virgo. It works through matters of communication, transformation, awareness, intellect & versatility. It teaches us to speak the wisdom of our mind and to adapt to our surroundings. It inspires free thinking & materializing ideas or concepts into our reality. As a ‘planet of the mind,’ it reminds us of the importance of movement & progress.
When in Retrograde all these things can becomes lost or ‘places on hold,’ as we go through this transition in the sky. As things can seem to be shaken up in your life, it might be wise to better plan your affairs & write down your thoughts during your moments of clarity. So here are 5 important tips to help you get through & make the best of this three time per year event.
1.) Wake up & go to bed 1 hour earlier.
During the retrograde it is easy to find yourself loosing track of time, loosing items & even feel like you are loosing your mind. Allow for extra rest at night & an extra hour in the morning for getting ready & transportation.
2.) Plan, Plan, Plan !
Communication during this time can be at a loss. Technology can fail, flights delayed & thoughts or ideas getting instantly lost in the overbearing chatter in your mind. Try carrying a notepad with you to write down everything, times, schedules & even ‘back up plans.’ In adding an extra hour in the morning to your day, you’ll already be ahead of the game.
3.) Wait a few more weeks to commit.
Instead of signing a new lease, marriage contract or committing to a large purchase, wait until the Retrograde has passed. Your clarity may not be filled with wisdom or what your spirit really wants & you may be fooled by an impulse desire or thought.
Since we are made of nature, let’s use the tools of nature to help find grounding & mental clarity during this time. Whether in the form of herbal teas, crystal grids, herbals incense, essential oil potions or resins, embrace what nature has to offer. During Mercury Retrograde, Frankincense & Mint bring great spiritual cleansing, exciting the spirit & stimulates energy to help awaken mind with clarity. Black Tourmaline, Smokey Quartz, Garnet & Onyx help to ground your sometimes ‘chaotic’ energy at this time.
5.) Reward yourself! Mind, Body & Spirit
Everything needs balance & during this ‘uncomfortable’ transition it’s important to take a step back & truly analyze what changes you may need to make in your life for the better. Through the darkness we can find the light & learn to better appreciate it. Dedicate time to do what makes you happy, salt baths to detox the body, creative expression through music & arts for the soul & indulging in great reads to empower the mind. If you try to overwork yourself during this time, you will greatly tip the scale to the ‘negative’ side, creating an emotional trip of unworthiness. So stay happy & grateful as much as you can & keep it up after the retrograde passes!
Before our incarnation here on earth, we agreed upon a Divine Contract. Yes, our guides and angels are always with us, watching us, guiding us and protecting us. However, there is one thing they cannot do without permission from Us, that is, interfering with our free-will. When we are down and out, and choose the path of self destruction, whether through negative talk, anger or the use of different substances to make us “feel-good.” We still tend to feel so lost, because nothing we do seems to pull us out of this low vibrational feeling. Well, there is something you can do, for some of us it takes practice and releasing the ego, long enough to ‘Ask for Help.’ There is nothing that the divine beings cannot do. Whether it is help for protection, strength, starting or growing a business, self-help, healing or anything else, all you have to do is Ask. Once you ask for divine help, you open that door to your guides and angels to intervene and work their magick.
When it comes to spell casting or energy healing on others, this is why we must have the person’s permission. By them allowing you to perform a spell or energy work on them, they too are opening that door and allowing change to occur. Working a spell on someone who is ill, can only benefit the person if they are aware of it, believe in the magick and trust the positive energy. If they are doubtful and set on their ways, not only can others not help them, but their own divine guides cannot intervene.
Often this is the issue with Love spells, people want to cast a spell on an unsuspecting person they are chasing after and all I can see are two possible problems with this. For one, the person they are casting the love spell on is unaware, unwilling and not open to it. Secondly, the person casting the spell are ‘chasing’ this desire. Chasing a desire, doesn’t always benefit us. It is like chasing money, if you are chasing something, that means there is a hidden doubt that you will never receive it. Instead release all fears and allow your desires to flow to you, while still moving forward towards your goal, yes, but not chasing it. When you work a love spell, hold the intent in your heart to attract love, with no particular person in mind. Keep in mind, self-love is the most important key to attracting any kind of love, as it all starts within.
The law of Free-will is important to remember with any spell casting you perform, this includes dark magick or curses on others as well. If you set a curse on another, not only will you attract similar outcomes because of the vibration you are working at, but if the person is unaware of it, it in no way will it affect them. However, once the ‘victim’ is threatened or believes that they have had a curse or dark magick worked on them, it can be a downward spiral from that point. If they allow this thought to consume them, without ever asking their guides or angels to purify and release them from these fears, the person will literally start to attract all “bad” things to them. They will start to see everything in a negative light, if they get a cold, they will blame it on the curse, if they get laid off, it has to be because of the curse, and so on. This is a low vibrational snowball effect that eats at happiness, health and abundance. If you vibrate on a positive level, in constant connection to Source/God, through mind, body and spirit, you naturally will not attract such negativity, because Free- will will not allow it in.
We all have the power of Free-Will, Ego however, stops us from asking for help, it creates obstacles when obstacles are not always needed. If practiced on a daily basis, asking for help through any problem big or small from the Divine Source, can make a mundane life much simpler and allow the magick of abundance to freely flow into your life. The distractions our ego places on us with”stressful” things, suddenly disappears and we are focused on the beauty of the magick we all hold within.
In Love & Light,