How to Use an Amethyst Crystal

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How to Use an Amethyst Crystal
Amethyst crystals are known for their healing properties. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Amethyst is a crystal known for its healing properties. The crystal is a type of violet quartz and has been used for thousands of years to treat ailments. Amethyst has been attributed with calming emotions, reducing stress, increasing psychic awareness and assisting in overcoming addictions. There are many different ways to use an amethyst crystal in your daily life, and there are many different reasons why you would want to do so. Visit a crystal store and buy a few different sizes of amethyst crystals so that you can use it for multiple purposes.

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    Place the amethyst crystal under your pillow. Amethyst is reported to ward off bad dreams and cure insomnia, so slip it into your pillowcase for a restful night's sleep. It is also thought that sleeping with an amethyst crystal encourages prophetic dreams.

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    Turn the amethyst crystal into a necklace so you can take full advantage of its calming powers. Ancient Egyptians used amethyst crystals to guard against guilty and fearful feelings and it is claimed that wearing the crystal will help protect your mind from unwanted feelings.

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    Rub the crystal across your forehead to relive the pain of a headache. Place the stone on areas of the body that are sick or in pain to allow the stone to focus its energy on healing.

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    Keep an amethyst crystal in your pocket. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and is believed to help protect against poison. If you are struggling with alcohol you can use this crystal to "instil a sober mind."

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    Place a crystal on your desk. The sobering properties of amethyst will help you keep a clear mind and aid in study.

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    Hang amethyst clusters in a window in your house. The use of multiple amethysts in the home will help instil a calm and positive environment. It will also help heal negativity in the home.

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