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The magical properties of amethyst

The magical properties of amethyst

Amethyst is a unique purple crystal from the quartz family. Natural radiation and iron impurities cause different shades of purple. Meaning the color can vary from being a pale lilac through to a deep, rich purple. In ancient times people wore Amethyst around the neck to prevent intoxication. The word itself originated from the Greek word ‘Amethystos’ which means ‘not intoxicate’.

Nowadays, it is used for healing work or as ornaments. Amethyst comes in many shapes and sizes from little tumble stones and jewelry to large cathedrals. Here at surrender to happiness, we use it to protect ourselves and our home from negativity. By placing amethyst, clear quartz and rose quartz in specific areas we can create a ‘Golden Triangle‘. We also have necklaces made from it that promote peace, happiness and inner strength.

How to use amethyst

If you experience sleepless nights begin with placing a piece of amethyst under your pillow when you go to bed.  This will aid your sleeping pattern and as a result, allow you to drift off to sleep more peacefully. Also, it’s also believed to help relieve pain, reduce bruising and swelling whilst aiding the immune system. So you can use it to cure both migraines and headaches naturally.


Lie down in a quiet room and place a piece on your third eye chakra. Stay like this for five minutes, taking long deep breaths. Consequently, you should begin to feel the benefits within a few minutes. To keep a headache at bay, keep a piece of amethyst with you. A stone in your pocket or on a piece of jewelry is an ideal way of doing this for example.

Working at a computer all day can cause computer fatigue. You can combat this by placing a cluster next to your screen. When it is placed in this way it helps ease eye strain & reduce radiation. Radiation is all around us in today’s society. Having some nearby can help protect you from this.


Here at Surrender to Happiness we all have amethyst pendulums of one type or another. This is another great way we can use amethyst in our daily routines. Pendulums tap into our subconsciousness and use our senses to gain the answers to questions we ask. Similarly, they pick up on the minutest of movements to move the pendulum in the direction that answers our questions.


If you are using amethyst, don’t forget to cleanse it on a regular basis to clear it of negative energy. Here are a few ways to do this:

  • Place your crystal under the moonlight (a full moon is the best) and collect it in the morning, do not leave it out in the sun as this could affect the color and cause brown/yellowish patches to appear on the crystal.
  • Cleanse with a sage stick by lighting the sage and passing the amethyst through the smoke a few times.
  • Use sound by ringing a brass bell over the crystal, the vibrations of the bell will help set the vibrations on the amethyst back to its original state.

Grab your own amethyst today

Amethyst has many wonderful properties and is a good all-round crystal. This means it’s a must for any crystal healer and an ideal starter stone. So, if you are missing this precious gem from your collection go and grab yourself one now. At surrender to happiness we stock several different types of amethyst, just pop on over to our webshop and have a look.

For an extra special treat, you will also find a beautiful rough pendulum, waiting for you to ask whatever questions your heart desires. If you are already the proud owner of one of these stunning stones, you will find many different cleansing tools within the energy tools section of our shop. In conclusion, whatever your preference when it comes to owning an amethyst you can’t go wrong.

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For more spiritual information check out the spiritual section of our blog. Also for more crystal information take a look at the crystals section.

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