Amethyst is a violet-purple gemstone in the quartz family that is the birthstone for February and has been used by several cultures since ancient times. Read on to learn about the amethyst gemstone’s benefits in astrology and other belief systems around the world today.
The Gemstone of Sobriety
In ancient Greece and Rome, the amethyst gemstone was thought to protect the wearer against drunkenness and was even carved into purpose-made drinking vessels! In fact, the word “amethyst” itself comes from the Greek a = “not” + methustos = “intoxicated.”
Today, amethyst is worn for protection against negativity, calamities, natural disasters, and psychic attacks — though if you want to use an amethyst wine glass, we say go right ahead!
Amethyst’s Benefits in Astrology
The millennia-long Indian Vedic system of astrology links the amethyst gemstone to the wicked planet Saturn and the zodiac constellations of Capricorn and Aquarius. You might have amethyst as your astrological gemstone if you were born between December 23 and February 18 (Tropical calendar) or between February 15 and April 14 (Sidereal calendar).
For either of these star signs — or anyone who simply wants to wear an amethyst gemstone, the gem is thought to bring rapid improvements to the wearer’s financial situation and help them enjoy greater success in their romantic relationships. For those on a budget or who find some gems overpowering, amethyst is also recommended as a more affordable substitute for blue sapphire.
The Amethyst Gemstone and the Hindu Chakras
Hindu tradition associates gemstones with one or more of the seven chakras or power centers of the body to explain the effects that they can have on the mind, body, and soul. In this tradition, the amethyst gemstone is thought to have an effect on the crown or transcendental chakra, which is associated with spirituality, and the third-eye chakra, which is located between the eyebrows and is associated with the mind and intuition.
These associations are congruent with the use of amethyst as a tool to strengthen one’s spirituality and intuitive power and even as a way to open up channels to past lives and communicating with the deceased.
Other Benefits of Amethyst in Astrology
Amethysts and Work
According to Vedic astrology, amethyst has benefits for anyone working in a logic-based profession, including physicians, scientists, scholars, and mathematicians. This semi-precious gemstone is believed to increase concentration and enhance your ability to think calmly and rationally.
Amethysts and Romance
For your personal life, the amethyst gemstone is promoted as representing faithfulness and true love and is given as a 4th or 6th wedding anniversary gift. Also known as “the lover’s gemstone,” this is an ideal choice for anyone wanting to improve their chances at love.
Amethysts in Traditional Medicine
It might not come as a surprise that amethyst gemstones have been used to curb alcohol addiction as well other cravings that can prove to be destructive. Traditional physicians and folk healers have also used amethyst for a variety of physical and psychological ailments, including:
- To calm the nervous system
- To boost circulation
Amethyst continues to be popular for promoting a deep, peaceful sleep. If you’ve noticed any of these benefits (or other benefits) since wearing an amethyst, please be sure to let us know!
Designing An Amethyst Gemstone Ring
If you would like to wear an amethyst gemstone to enhance your love life or bring health and financial success, you can easily design an amethyst gemstone ring to accompany you throughout the day.
Rating 7 on Moh’s hardness scale, amethyst is a durable choice that does not easily scratch or break, and it looks stunning in a solitaire setting. Astrologists recommend pairing your amethyst with a silver or platinum band and wearing it on the middle finger (the “mount of Saturn”) for best results.
Shape and Size
The best shape for your amethyst center stone to enjoy the benefits of amethyst in astrology include:
Any of these cuts look spectacular as a center stone and can be accompanied by diamonds or gems of another color that are significant to you.
For the size of your amethyst gemstone, a gem of four carats or more is recommended. However, you can easily enjoy a gemstone nearly three carats in weight with a breathtaking halo ring model from our CAD-designed collection.
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