Amethyst is a beautifully calming crystal that will be most effective if you know how to work with it. Knowing which chakra it is related to will help you get the most out of this stone. Below you’ll find all the information you need about amethyst in general, as well as the different types.
Amethyst is associated with the crown (Sahasrara) chakra, located at the top of the head, as it helps us with our connection to the spiritual world. The crown chakra is also connected to clarity, transformation and wisdom. Different types of amethyst also have additional associations.
Continue reading if you want to know more about the Amethyst’s related chakra, as well as how to use it.
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What Chakra Is Amethyst? (Explained)
Amethyst is associated to the crown chakra for two reasons: its abilities as well as its color.
As you might know, each chakra represents a different part of ourselves and every crystal has different abilities to help in those areas. There are 7 chakras, which you’ll find below, from lowest to highest.
- The root chakra (Muladhara): our sense of stability and security.
- The sacral chakra (Svadihsthana): the emotional body, sensuality and creativity.
- The solar plexus (Manipura): self-esteem and your overall personal power.
- The heart chakra (Anahata): love, for ourselves and the world around us.
- The throat chakra (Vishuddha): communication, self-expression and trust.
- The third eye chakra (Ajna): our intuition, perception and overall awareness.
- The crown chakra (Sahasrara): the connection to the divine, transformation and clarity.
Amethyst is often one of the first crystals people choose to work with. It has an amazingly calming energy, perfect for if you have trouble sleeping or are in need of some positivity. As we need to be in a positive, high vibrational state of mind to connect with the spiritual world, amethyst is connected to the crown chakra. This chakra is the energy center located at the top of our head.
Amethyst can help open up your crown chakra and is a great stone for anyone looking to heal their this part of their life. If you struggle to meditate or ‘see the bigger picture’, amethyst is there for you.
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Apart from its abilities we can also look at the color. As every chakra has its own color, we can simply match a crystal to the chakra:
- The root chakra is red, but black stones are also a good match.
- The sacral chakra is orange.
- The solar plexus is yellow.
- The heart chakra is green, but also matches with pink stones.
- The throat chakra is blue.
- The third eye chakra is indigo.
- The crown chakra is violet, but also matches with stones that are clear or white.
As you can see, the violet amethyst matches perfectly with the crown chakra.
Continue reading if you want to know the benefits of Amethyst to the crown chakra and where to place amethyst on the body for it to be most effective.
Amethyst Benefits To The Crown Chakra
A blocked crown chakra can manifest in different ways.
A person with a blocked crown chakra might feel like they struggle seeing the bigger picture, or like they are stuck in old ways. You may also feel like you can’t really relate to other people; like everyone is living their own separate lives and there is no connection to yours.
Physical issues with the crown chakra manifest in the area of this energy center; the head. You might feel headaches, exhaustion or a lack of coordination.
As amethyst perfectly connects to the crown chakra, it can help unblock and heal these issues. Please beware that crystals are never a replacement for medical help. Always go to a doctor if you experience serious issues. You can then work with your Amethyst to support treatment.
What Chakra Is Ametrine?
Ametrine is a combination of amethyst and citrine, and as a result harbors the powers of both. As we now know, purple amethyst connects to the heart chakra. However, citrine connects with the solar plexus chakra instead. This chakra is located in the stomach and has to do with our self-esteem and sense of power.
A blocked solar plexus can show itself through a lack of motivation and joy, as well as low self-esteem and trust. Physical signs manifest in the area the solar plexus is located; the abdomen. Examples are stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, and a low appetite.
The combination of amethyst and citrine is particularly powerful because it combines the feminine energy of the crown, with the masculine energy of the solar plexus. Regardless of the gender that you identify with, everyone has both energies in them. When they are balanced well, we are able to use our intuition and knowledge to make decisions (feminine), but also have the willpower and motivation to act on them (masculine).
What Chakra Is Pink Amethyst?
As we now know the color pink and the heart chakra are a good match. When this chakra is blocked we might see physical issues in the area of the chakra; the chest. Think of respiratory issues, poor circulation and a weak(er) immune system. Emotionally, you might feel a lack of empathy, or experience bitterness or grief. You may also find yourself struggling to forgive and holding on to grudges.
As pink amethyst connects perfectly to the heart chakra, it can help unblock and heal these issues. Please beware that crystals are never a replacement for medical help. Always go to a doctor if you experience serious issues. You can then work with your rose quartz to support treatment.
The biggest difference between regular and pink amethyst, is that pink amethyst has a softer energy. The reason that this stone is pink, is because of the hematite that is in it. Hematite is a grounding stone, related to the root chakra. So, whereas regular amethyst has very much focused on the spiritual realm, pink amethyst allows you to see the physical realm, but from a higher perspective. As a result, this stone is perfect if you feel stuck on what to do and need some help making decisions.
Where To Place Amethyst On The Body?
Where you put your amethyst completely depends on what you use it for. Below you’ll find some guidelines for both jewelry as well as meditation, depending on what you are looking for.
As a general rule, it is best to keep the stone on the skin closest to the appropriate chakra. If you are meditating with the Amethyst and like to lie down, just place it on top of the head, or heart if you are working with pink amethyst. If you are working with ametrine, you can place it on top of the head or stomach. You can also keep it in your hand if you prefer.
Be careful about which hand you hold it in; there are two different opinions on this.
Some say the left hand is your receiving hand, whereas your right is your giving hand. Depending on what you are looking for from your crystal, you can place it on either of those sides. In this case, this left-in and right-out is just the flow of energy through the body which never changes.
Others however, believe that this flow of energy changes depending on if you’re left or right-handed. Your dominant hand (the hand that you write with) is your giving hand and releases energy. Your non-dominant hand is the receiving hand.
You can place amethyst in the giving hand to help you release negative energy such as frustration or anger. However, if you are looking to connect to your spirituality, you might want to place it in the receiving hand instead.
As you can see, there are some different views. Personally, I would recommend trying out both sides and see how you feel. Crystals are meant to be used intuitively, so use this to determine which side works for you.
If you prefer to wear amethyst, it is best to wear it around your neck (on a short chain) or as earrings.
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