Posted | by Airrow Toner
Amethyst is sometimes referred to as the mother of healing stones. It is able to work with the third eye chakra to boost intuition and psychic abilities. It is also heralded as one of the most calming stones, able to relieve restlessness and insomnia. It is also a powerful aid for transitioning from outworn habits and addictions.
DID YOU KNOW?
The name amethyst translates in Greek to, “not drunken.” An ancient Greek myth explains this seemingly odd name. According to the myth, the god Bacchus was angry, and had vowed to descend a hoard of tigers upon the first person who crossed his path. Amethyst was on her way to give thanks at the shine of the god Diana, when she happened upon Bacchus. Before the tigers could eat Amethyst, she was saved by Diana, who turned her into a clear crystal. Bacchus, remorseful for the fate he had so recklessly caused the girl, poured the juice of grapes over the stone as an offering, and thus bestowed the crystal with its unique purple coloring. The greeks gave amethyst crystal meaning, perpetuating a belief that it could inhibit the intoxication of all who wore it. In the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, amethyst meaning is quite different. Amethyst properties are not of sobriety, but of wealth in this ancient harmonizing technique. If placed in the wealth corner, amethyst can amplify the flow of prosperity into the home.
Here at Alternative Thinking, we have two giant amethyst geodes. Weighing at 175kg and 250kg, these unmovable pieces hold the space. They invite you to visit them, touch them, photograph them, and use their healing energies for your benefit.