Is it smoky quartz? Is it amethyst? YES! It's both!
Smoky Quartz has been known as a grounding and cleansing mineral known to bring emotional calmness and for some calm anxiety.
Not only can it dispel these emotions and feelings felt in the body as negative but it promotes positive thoughts and action! It can provide a vital shield against psychic attacks, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing practices and meditation. (reference 1)
Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. (reference 1)
Amethysts have been the subject of legend and myth, including one about mental health.
In Greek mythology, a titan named Rhea gave the god of wine, Dionysus, an amethyst to help preserve his sanity. In fact, this myth led the ancient Romans to believe that amethysts could keep them from getting drunk. (reference 3) Gods and Goddesses aside, the Amethyst meaning echoes through. Drunken behavior is often associated with a muddy mind, high emotions and clumsy decisions. As the antidote to this, Amethyst is therefore associated with crystal clear clarity, deep contemplation, and a sense of control over life.(reference 4)
For those who want to know how to use amethyst in healing; this potent and pretty stone is sure to sweep everyone off their feet and leave all those who wear her gorgeously grounded at the same time. Said to be the bridge that connects the concrete with the divine - the meaning of Amethyst has long been synonymous with spirituality. (reference 4)
Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It is known to guard against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is known as a natural tranquilizer, for some it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. Can alleviate sadness and grief, and dissolve negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition, and enhances psychic abilities. It is experienced as having strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst can encourage sobriety and other addictions. It can calm and stimulate the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory, and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. Many experience relief with insomnia as it encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. (reference 5)
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