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Amethyst: Associations, Spiritual & Magical Uses

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Written by: Morningbird & MS Team

Amethyst is clear quartz with iron inside that makes it appear purple. It is the most common quartz you will see in fine jewelry. The color ranges from pale lavender to deep purple. Amethyst is mined in Canada, the US, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Zambia, Namibia, and Australia.

Australian amethyst tends to be darkest and rarest, while South American amethyst is available in much larger numbers.

History and Folklore

According to Greek lore, Dionysus was angry one day and swore that he would exact his revenge on the next mortal that came by. He created several tigers, informed him of their mission and went his way.

As it would happen, a lovely young girl named Amethyst was the next to come by, on her way to pay homage to Artemis and was attacked. Artemis quickly changed the girl into a statue of solid quartz. When Dionysus returned to see what he had wrought, he was overcome with remorse and wept tears of purple wine which flowed over the statue, staining it permanently.

The Greek word “amethystos” means “not drunk”. Wine goblets were often carved from this stone to prevent drunkenness.

Amethyst’s purple color has resulted in much demand for it for jewelry making throughout history. It was worn by royalty throughout Europe and Egypt.

Leonardo Da Vinci believed that amethyst had the power to drive away evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence.

Amethyst Correspondences

CorrespondenceSignificanceRelated Elements
ChakraCrown, Third EyeSpiritual connection, intuition, higher consciousness
Zodiac SignPisces, AquariusSpiritual awakening, intuitive abilities, mental clarity
ElementAirMental clarity, communication, spirituality
Planetary AlignmentSaturn, NeptuneWisdom, spiritual growth, psychic abilities
Healing PropertiesCalming, stress relief, emotional balancePromoting mental and emotional well-being



Catholic Bishops once wore (some still wear) amethyst rings to symbolize their piety and celibacy. Rosaries are also often fashioned from this stone.

Spiritual and Magical Uses

Amethyst is an excellent focal point for meditation or as a scrying tool. It can be used for mysteries and meditations regarding any spiritual matter, especially death and rebirth.

ApplicationSignificanceSpiritual/ Energy Work
MeditationEnhancing spiritual connectionHold or place Amethyst on the third eye for deepening meditation
Aura CleansingClearing and balancing energy fieldsMove Amethyst over the aura to remove negative energies
Psychic DevelopmentAwakening intuition and psychic abilitiesCarry Amethyst or place it under the pillow for dream recall
Spiritual ProtectionWarding off negative energiesWear Amethyst jewelry or place it around sacred space for protection
Divine ConnectionFacilitating communication with the divineHold Amethyst during prayers or rituals for enhanced connection
Table 2: Amethyst Spiritual and Energy Work

Worn or placed over a patient helps cleanse, purify and heal the mind, body, and spirit. It helps to balance emotions and prevents nightmares and irrational fears.

Magical UseSignificanceMagical Application
Spiritual HealingPromoting inner peace and spiritual growthPlace Amethyst on the altar or use it in healing rituals
Dream MagickEnhancing dream work and lucid dreamingKeep Amethyst under the pillow or on the bedside table
ProtectionShielding from negative energiesCarry or wear Amethyst for personal or space protection
DivinationEnhancing intuitive abilitiesUse Amethyst as a focus for scrying or divination rituals
Ritual AmplifierIntensifying energy and intentionsInclude Amethyst in spellwork or ritual setups for added power
Table 3: Amethyst Magical Uses

It is useful in spells to help let go of addictions.

Amethyst is often used as tip wands for healing and amethyst spheres are excellent for scrying.

Care and Feeding

You can cleanse your amethyst with salt water and/or via suffumigation and charge it in the moonlight. Avoid leaving your amethyst in sunlight because it can fade its color.

About Morningbird (Witchipedia's Founder)

I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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