Published on 14 June 2024 at 17:37

Amethyst is my favorite crystal for many reasons. One is that it’s my birthstone as a February Pisces, another is that it’s purple, my favorite color and the rest of the reasons pertain to you as much as me. Along with being beautiful, amethyst has many qualities that help you during the process of forgiveness as well as help with some of the reasons you might have to ask for forgiveness.

Brett Larkin says amethyst is “Everyone's Favorite Stone, beloved since 25,000 BC. A purple variety of quartz, with hexagonal crystals. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone with a vitreous or glassy luster and it’s energy is brings spiritual healing, calmness, and wisdom. Amethyst is said to bridge the concrete with the divine and Amethyst has long been synonymous with spirituality and is famed for its close association with both the third eye and the crown chakra. The Greeks, the Romans and the Egyptians, were drawn to the deep healing powers the amethyst stone emanated.” 

Heather Rowe says “Who doesn’t love Amethyst? It’s most known for spiritual healing and quests for enlightenment. Its unbroken connection to the third-eye and crown chakras makes it a powerful tool for finding inner peace. With that journey comes a newfound sense of self-love. Many healers say that it helps you grow as a person, changing your priorities and encouraging you to adopt a new perspective about yourself and life. In turn, the things that used to bring you pain and cast doubt on your self-worth become a thing of the past.”

Vickie Gould says “This is one of the most popular crystals and is said to be protective, healing, and purifying. Because it’s associated with the crown chakra, it’s thought to rid the mind of negative thoughts and give spiritual wisdom. Some say that setting an amethyst crystal beside their bed helps them sleep and sleep better by calming your mind and bringing pleasant dreams. Many believe that amethyst can boost hormone production, cleanse the blood, relieve pain, decrease stress, ease headaches, and strengthen intuition. There’s no wonder this crystal is so highly ranked!”

Amethyst is even mentioned in the Bible, according to “Amethyst is the last gemstone listed in the third row of the High Priest’s breastplate (Exodus 28:19 and 39:12). This Biblical word is derived from the Hebrew word achlamah and means “dream stone” according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. The BDB (Brown-Driver-Briggs) states the word likely refers to a purple stone. It also translates achlamah as amethyst.

Additionally, in all major Bible translations used for comparison purpose, the word achlamah is translated “amethyst” with the NLT adding that it was the color purple. The twelfth foundation gemstone used in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:20) is called in the Greek amethustos , which is used only in this verse. It means a rock that is believed to prevent intoxication or make someone “not drunk.” Strong’s and Thayer’s Lexicon translates this word as “amethyst,” with Thayer’s adding it has both a violet and purple color. This gemstone is a variety of quartz that is violet (purple) colored. It was highly prized by the ancient Egyptians.

Anciently, it was believed that any intoxicating liquid drunk from a cup composed of amethyst would render the drink unable to cause someone to be drunk. Amulets made of the rock were also worn to counteract the effects of wine. In the Middle Ages, it was considered a pious gem and used by the Church.

In the fifteenth century A.D., amethyst was believed to control evil thoughts, make a person generally smarter and give them the ability to be a shrewd in business. It also, according to legend, gave soldiers the ability not to be harmed in battle and be victorious over their enemies. It was also believed to aid those in capturing wild animals.” (

Amethyst can be found all over the world. The ancients recognized the grounding poignancy of the stone, and thought the crystal would protect them against intoxication, and wearing amethyst would keep them from getting drunk and the associated muddy mind, high emotions and clumsy decisions. As the antidote, amethyst is associated with crystal clear clarity, deep contemplation, and a sense of control over life. For those with alcohol abuse issues amethyst encourages the wearer to keep a sober mind. (Larkin)

Lou Siday tells us “Amethyst is a powerful crystal for sobriey. A stone of protection, amethyst dispels negativity and promotes love and kindness. It brings forth the energy of wisdom and enlightenment, allowing you to really understand your addiction.

Amethyst creates balance and harmony and is great to turn to if you feel tempted to relapse. Take the Amethyst stone and hold it in your hands, inhaling and exhaling. As you do this, remind yourself of your strength and love.” (Siday)

Amethyst is associated with healthy cell regeneration, soothing sleep and rest, and promoting hormonal balance. Amethyst helps balance metabolism and positively serves the endocrine system, relieving stress and tension. Amethyst also cleanses and detoxifies the body, mind and soul. (Larkin)

Amethyst is also known for its ability to help the body fend off ailments and diseases that effect health and well-being. Amethyst’s purifying nature helps clean the blood and reduce stress and anxiety levels, boosting the immune system. A stone known for aiding the struggle of insomnia, amethyst amazes with its ability to bring plentiful rest and power. (Larkin)

Amethyst is renowned for bringing a sense of calm and clarity to our chaotic world. Those who keep Amethyst close find that they feel comforted, grounded and soothed. Amethyst centers the emotions, can be a beautiful aide in recovery for those suffering from the overwhelming emotions that come with grief, loss and all shades of sadness. (Larkin)

Death is a transition, and while there is grief in letting go of someone who is loved, there is also life to be celebrated and memories to be cherished. Amethyst reminds us that in spirituality, there is balance recognizing the darkness and honoring it without holding it forever in the heart. (Larkin)

“Amethyst also works for those quick to anger as it effectively dissipates the growth of rage and replaces it with a halo of serenity that can be hard to cut through. Amethyst works to sweep negativity away from clouding the mind, and brings inspiration. If you tend to be hot-headed in arguments, amethyst can also help to bring the wearer back down to a calm and collected state of mind. It’s a great stone for aiding in family and relationship dynamics as it supports a level head and comes from a place of love.” (Larkin)

“Amethyst is renowned for its tranquil energies and is one of the most effective crystals for anger issues. It is believed to dispel anger, fear, and anxiety while nurturing feelings of love and forgiveness. Amethyst can help pave the way for inner peace and emotional balance by promoting these emotions.” (Solacely)

“Amethyst is a powerful crystal ally for forgiveness work. Its calming purple hues have a soothing effect on both the mind and emotions. Amethyst helps promote inner peace, clarity of thought, and balanced judgment. It encourages level-headedness and can dissolve resentment or grudges that are based more in emotion than reason. Carry an amethyst crystal or wear an amethyst pendant to keep the energy of forgiveness at the forefront of your mind.” (Smith)

“Amethyst crystal for spiritual growth and forgiveness. Known as the Healer's Stone, amethyst heals the emotions so you can easily forgive. It radiates peaceful and tranquil vibes which helps bring a sense of inner calm. By clearing and balancing the heart chakra, amethyst clears away negative energy. It also promotes love and understanding – all essential factors for forgiving. Aside from promoting forgiveness, it also aids in overcoming the pain from grief or loss. To forgive, you must first let go of all those negative feelings so you could open up your heart and welcome forgiveness." (Earthly Soul)

(Amethyst is my favorite crystal for many reasons. One is that it’s my birthstone as a February Pisces, another is that it’s purple, my favorite color and the rest of the reasons pertain to you as much as me. Along with being beautiful, amethyst has many qualities that help you during the process of forgiveness as well as help with some of the reasons you might have to ask for forgiveness.)

Amethyst’s healing qualities have made it a favorite crystal of many for thousands of years. This spectacular stone has been said to help with anger, anxiety, and alcoholism as well as sleep and all the emotional processes involved in forgiveness. Amethyst promotes calm, clarity and clears negativity, as well good judgement. Amethyst is amazing!

Healing Heart Amethyst Pendant 


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