The Amethyst is a spiritual gem steeped in lore and legend. It is one of the Twelve Gems of the Breastplate of the High Priest, and it is the stone in the ring of a Catholic Bishop, hence "the Bishop's Stone." The deep purple colour of the Amethyst presents an atmosphere of pious calm and it is the stone of spirituality and contentment.
It is the traditional birthstone of February, and is known as the healer crystal for people and animals. It is the traditional stone of St Valentine's Day and is a perfect gift on that occasion. The Amethyst is one of the most popular crystals and is a key crystal for many crystal users.
Amethyst is a wonderful talisman for use in the creative arts. If you paint, draw, sculpt, write, or create in any way, keep a nice amethyst crystal or crystal cluster in the area to focus and amplify the creative elements of the Universal Life Force. Amethyst is also a well-known healer that has profound effects in balancing the crown chakra. If you are feeling out of sorts, blocked, and mentally clumsy, try a short session with an amethyst, you will likely find yourself refreshed, alert, and back in control.
Amethyst is a Seeker Transformer Crystal. Seeker Transformers are talismans used when the desire is to find a way to transform a part of one’s life to a more desirable state. Quartz is the most common Seeker.
In lighter shades, the amethyst ray of vision helps us see into our souls and ourselves. The admonishment “know thyself” is profound advice. This light amethyst crystal can be a tremendous help. It can help you see yourself as you actually are, and it helps you understand how others see you. In darker shades, amethyst are particularly helpful in artistic endeavours in which new, original results need to be created using the tools and methods of previous times. Amethyst is often used as the Artist’s Stone, the Composer’s Stone, the Inventor’s Stone, the Poet’s Stone, and the Painter’s Stone. Amethyst brings the natural power of creativity to us. It helps us visualize, create, and invent. Amethyst stimulates your creativity.
When you need to be inspired, to be able to create in an artistic way, use an amethyst crystal to focus and energize your creativity.