The Power of Amethyst


Amethyst is amongst one of the most powerful crystals and is often one I turn to the most. Amethyst harnesses a meditative and calming power to help you tap into your inner balance and peace.

This stone gained it’s name from Ancient Greek and quite literally means ‘not intoxicated’, which is why this stone helps banish addiction. At it’s core, Amethyst, helps you think more clearly and rids your mind of any confusing emotions. I will often meditate with Amethyst and think ‘feelings aren’t facts’ (which someone very important to me once said) when I feel overly emotional about a situation (which is often!). I think this sums up quite nicely, how you should perceive how amethyst helps balance emitions:

“It is important to remember that emotions are a valid and necessary part of the human life experience, and they should not be discounted.

At the same time, however, emotions can be dangerous, because everyone’s emotional response to the same situation will be difficult, and it can be very difficult to communicate emotions between people.

Amethyst crystals will help you build the skill to critically analyze emotions, appreciate their weight and worth, and then choose whether to act on them, or whether to acknowledge their validity and then set them aside to act on intellectual decisions instead.” (

To me, Amethyst is highly entrancing, with it’s rich tones and texture. It is also, ironically, my birthstone so I hold it near and dear to my heart.

Kendall Knysch