Amethyst - Stone of the Week!
Amethyst is one of my very favorite stones! It is hard enough to cut for jewelry and comes in many different colors of purple including lavender colors.
Amethyst is a stone that can be found all over the world.
I keep Amethyst next to my bedside table to help with lucid dreaming, while sleeping. Try it! It works.
Amethyst assists with connecting to your spirit guides and angels. Hold it or have it near you while you are meditating. Remember praying it speaking to the Divine and meditation is opening the self to the messages the Divine has for you.
If you are going to wear amethyst, it is a crown chakra and third eye stone. For the best connection wear it as earrings, pendants or necklaces close to the neck or as a headpiece, barrette, combs or circlet. Wearing the stone in these areas assists with stimulating the chakras.
Remember when looking for stone for your needs to really pick the one you truly like, the stone that resonates with you. Amethyst is hard enough to keep in a pocket or purse, it is an 8 on the MOHS scale.
What is the MOHS Scale? It is the way scientists measure the hardness of gems and minerals. 10 being the hardest - Diamond or talc being a 1.
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The Greek word "amethystos" can be translated as "not drunken", from Greek a-, "not" + methustos, "intoxicated". Amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness, which is why wine goblets were often carved from it.
In his poem "L'Amethyste, ou les Amours de Bacchus et d'Amethyste" (Amethyst or the loves of Bacchus and Amethyste), the French poet Remy Belleau (1528–1577) invented a myth in which Bacchus, the god of intoxication, of wine, and grapes was pursuing a maiden named Amethyste, who refused his affections. Amethyste prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the chaste goddess Diana answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethyste's desire to remain chaste, Bacchus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.