The Healing Properties of Amethyst

By Carol Clarke-Tiseo


As a Melody Crystal Healer, I come across clients everyday asking about stones and crystals for healing: How do I use them? What if I am suffering from (insert condition here), would crystals help? The answer is very simple, and yes, they can help many different conditions. In crystal healing, the practitioner interviews the client on his or her needs for balancing chaotic energies in the body and diffusing the energetic imbalances with crystals. This could include many emotional and physical disturbances, and the most versatile stone for healing is amethyst.                                                                                        

A member of the quartz family, amethyst is formed from a reaction between silicon and oxygen. Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and is closely related to other varieties of quartz, such as citrine, smoky quartz, rose quartz, aventurine, agate, carnelian, and opal. Metaphysically, amethyst takes on the properties of both amethyst and quartz. 

Amethyst is a stone of major healing. It is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants, and animals. From naturally healing plants that will not grow to soothing animals that refuse to calm themselves, it counteracts negative energies in any location that feels hostile or chaotic. (For this reason, amethyst is an excellent stone for highly trafficked spaces, like an office or family room.)

Powerfully protective, wearing amethyst in a pendant or bracelet shields against psychic attack, paranormal harm, or ill-wishing. It recycles this heavy abrasive energy back to the universe to be changed into positive, loving energy. It works hard to relieve obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, negative thinking/programming, and hyperactivity in children and animals. This crystal is also amazing for reducing gambling addictions, risky investing, and the tendency to overspend beyond your means. It can also provide freedom and relief from addictions of all types, from drugs and overeating to negative behavior patterns. It can be a great crystal to calm those who tend to be very reactive to responses of others, and for those who are easily angered.

Amethyst stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and boosts hormone production and endocrine glands to peak performance levels. This is an amazing stone to use while doing breathwork, as it helps to support oxygenation in the blood. In an elixir or mineral bath treatment, it aids in treatments of the digestive tract, heart, stomach, hearing disorders, skin, and arthritis. Amethyst also can also reduce bruising, pain, and swellings. Having a piece by your bedside or under your pillow can be very helpful for sleep problems or disturbances to your circadian rhythms. 

It may be used to treat psychic disturbances and to stabilize brain imbalances, as it can assist the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It is extremely contraindicated, however, to use in cases of paranoia or schizophrenia, as it is a natural booster but could negatively impact how the body processes its energies and may interact negatively with medication.

Because amethyst gives deep wisdom and greater understanding of ourselves and others, it is very comforting for those grieving the loss of a loved one. It encourages the deep transformative releases of sorrow and finding joy in a loved one’s spirit being lifted from the confinement of the physical body. It gives us deep connection to the soul and initiates one’s own deep soul experiences. It is an ideal crystal for hospice workers and caregivers of any type. It is a perfect gift for those with terminal illnesses or to use in preparation for those readying to transition to the next steps in their soul’s progression.

Amethyst is highly effective in stilling one’s thoughts in prayer and meditation, and surrendering to spiritual energies higher than the self. This crystal also stimulates the crown chakra to receive direct communication from the Divine and helps to open to the insights, wisdom, and guidance that come from that communication.

Benefits of Healing with an Amethyst Crystal Healing Net

Crystals are able to gather, hold, and transmit electrical energy by expanding their molecular structure. When maximum expansion is reached, they release the energy, which surges along through the crystal’s structure and out of the crystal through the point. Crystals are most powerful in configurations where we include direct intention to improve the conditions we want to improve. In doing a “Healing Net,” we create powerful intended direction for the highest positive flow of energy to be transmitted to the person receiving the healing. This layout can be used in any situation for physical, emotional, or mental healing. This is a very basic technique that you can do on your own to help yourself heal from whatever is bothering you or just to diffuse stress itself.

You will need eight amethyst points.

Place one crystal above your head and one below your feet. Place the six other crystals at the shoulders, waist, and knees on each side of the body. You can use rutilated or polished pieces of amethyst to do this, but for the best results, use pieces of amethyst that have been minimally processed and are in the shape of points. Place the pointed ends of these crystals toward the body. To amplify the effects, you can also put pieces of quartz (or quartz in the shape of points) in between the amethyst pieces, making sure the points are facing the same direction as the amethyst (directly to the body of the receiver). This causes quite a strong vibration with very amazing results

Spend 20 minutes lying quietly. Afterwards, ground yourself and bring yourself back to earth. You can do this by picturing yourself being planted firmly down into the earth, or even taking a shower (as the water runs downward, set the intention that you are doing the same with your energy — directing it toward the earth). You can also hold hematite or black tourmaline to assist with this process. Clean your stones when you are finished by running them under cool water or setting them in the sun or moonlight to be recharged. Crystals are very absorbent and keeping them clear is a must.

Amethyst is extremely supportive to the very demanding needs of our emotional, mental, physical, causal and etheric bodies, gently encouraging those who are overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed to come back to center. It is almost impossible to feel the biochemical effects of stress in our physical body when this amazing crystal is around.

Carol Clarke-Tiseo is a Melody Master Crystologist, Reiki Master, and Licensed Massage Therapist at Cameron’s Salon in South Lyon. She is a member of the Association of Melody Crystal Healers International™. Carol has eight years of experience in energy healing, and ten years of experience in doing therapeutic bodywork. To contact Carol, please email

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Posted on December 19, 2014 and filed under Healing, Crystals, therapeutic healing.