Amethyst ~ for channeling a restful mind, deep sleep, peaceful tranquility, and intuition.
THE MAGIC: A wonderful stone to embrace with when you're stressed, working with Amethyst can help you release tension, tune into your intuitive side to determine stressors from a logical mind, while tapping the spiritual side for a comforting recovery and healing.
~ Need a detox? Sometimes, especially during the holiday season, our bodies can go through too much - indulgence, social overwhelm, stress - you name it. Amethyst is a stone that can help clear and lift you during a healthy detox session. Whether you're taking the day off or a week, try meditation with Amethyst in your hand or nearby, add clean polished stones to your water bottle (taking care not to swallow ; )) or lay four stones on each corner of your yoga mat as you sweat it all out.
~ Feeling the heaviness of the world? We love that in Crystals, the Modern Guide to Crystal Healing, Yulia Van Doren describes the amethyst effect as "an ultraviolet bubble of protective light around people and spaces". Try holding this rock to your heart, and envisioning your bubble. It's flexible and will bend, but it won't break. You're safe inside to let go of the negativities and the weight of life's many inconveniences and just be, until you feel confident and whole again.Color: Light lilac, lavender, deep violets
Care: Water is fine - try in a diffuser water bottle or in the bath, recharge in full moonlight, fades in direct sunlight
Feng Shui: Try Amethyst in the front left gua (knowledge and self-cultivation) as well as the middle left (health and family). It's also great for any gua that could use a little healing energy, and beautiful for the bedroom if you're having trouble sleeping.
Size: ~.75 – 1" Tumbled stone (smooth)