Amethyst stone is a popular and well-known stone, one that is often pushed on people because of the many ways it can be helpful to those who have it, hold it, or wear it.
But Amethyst is not for everyone, and there are those who might not want to wear Amethyst.
In this article, you’ll learn about what Amethyst stone is, how to care for it, what it can do for you, and who should avoid it.
Who Should Not Wear Amethyst Stone? (EXPLAINED)
What is Amethyst Stone?
Amethyst stone is a variety of quartz that contains iron and other trace minerals within its structure. The stone ranges in color from pale lavender to deep purple.
Like other members of the quartz family, amethyst is quite hard, ranking a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Amethyst has been used for centuries for both jewelry and as a decorative element.
The stone was once only affordable to the wealthy, but now is quite common and can be found in all price ranges.
What Is The History and Meaning Of Amethyst?
Amethyst is a stone with a long history and many meanings.
The word amethyst comes from the Greek “amethystos”, which means “not intoxicated”.
This is likely due to the belief that the stone could prevent drunkenness.
The ancient Greeks and Romans also believed that amethyst would prevent evil thoughts and keep the wearer calm and level-headed.
In more recent history, amethyst has been associated with spirituality and meditation.
The stone is said to promote peace, balance, and calm.
Amethyst is also the birthstone for the month of February.
Who Is Recommended To Wear Amethyst Stone?
From the zodiac side, amethyst is suggested for people under the signs of Scorpio, Leo, Cancer, and Ares.
Those who are struggling with the troublesome impacts of Saturn are also recommended to put it nearby or wear it.
Amethyst is often used to help people who are going through difficult times in their lives.
The stone is said to promote peace, calm, and serenity.
It is also used to assist in ridding oneself of negative thoughts, anger, anxiety, and fear.
Amethyst is said to be helpful in attracting positive energy and abundance.
The stone is also used to assist in decision making and to help with addictions.
Who Should Avoid Amethyst Stone?
First and foremost, while amethyst is a durable stone, many jewelry settings are not.
If your amethyst is likely to get wet or sweaty a lot, or you work with your hands, we recommend against wearing the amethyst as it will definitely get damaged.
Amethyst is thought to be a strong stone.
The strength of the stone is also a reason why people who struggle to sleep should keep the stone out of their bedroom at night, or away from them if they are trying to nap or rest.
Some people are able to keep amethyst nearby at night without negative impacts upon sleep, but if you are struggling to sleep, it is worthwhile to try removing the amethyst.
Amethyst is also not recommended for those who are prone to violence or have a temper.
The stone’s energy can amplify these tendencies.
The stone is often used to help people stick with things (and avoid giving up).
For these reasons, it is not the best stone to wear when you are making a change (job transitions, ending a relationship, etc).
Amethyst is also not recommended for people who are trying to break an addiction, though it is thought to help if you are already in recovery.
If you are interested in using amethyst to assist with overcoming addiction, it is definitely recommended to work together with another person who you trust to be honest with you about how you are acting.
Is Wearing Amethyst Safe?
In general, while amethyst is not the best for everyone, it is fairly safe to wear amethyst.
We recommend against cutting or breaking amethyst without wearing safety goggles or breathing protection, as breathing amethyst particulate is not good for health.
We also dislike ‘gem-water’ and recommend against trying to consume amethyst by grinding it up.
What About Cleansing Amethyst?
Amethyst can be cleansed often.
The stone can be cleansed using many methods, but some of the most common are running it under water, using dry salt, burying it in the earth, or exposing it to sunlight.
We like meditating with stones, focusing on mindfulness and intentions.
Cleansing should be done when the stone is first purchased, after it has been used for a while, or if it has been exposed to negative energy.
This is especially the case if you are noticing negative impacts of wearing your amethyst.
Effectiveness of Wearing Amethyst
You may or may not personally noticed strong positive or negative impacts as the result of wearing or sleeping with amethyst.
That being said, we respect people’s interest in curiosity in using amethyst to change their lives for the better.
We just recommend that people do their research, and establish a normal baseline of their life before experimenting with crystals (so you can tell whether it is working or not for yourself).
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