The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.
This stone helps us to break old patterns, old ways, old energy. It reveals to us where we are addicted and helps us to connect to something bigger than us to let go and move forward in our healing. It is also a very protecting mineral. Great to have around you during travels.
This is a wonderful stone for mental enhancement, clarity, focus and decision making. With its layers of purple and green it can help you clearly see what needs to be done. It’s a great stone for navigating through a situation, and calmly finding the outcome that will resonate deeply with what your heart desires. If you have lots of options in front of you, are confused and can’t seem to make a clear decision this stone can help. It is also great for taking scattered or disorganized energies and helping them to find natural structure and order. It’s like having a personal assistant.
Promotes a calm in the body when faced with a challenge or roadblock. Helpful during times of growth to be curious and open to solutions that are new. Helpful during times of spiritual and personal growth.
This special variation of fluorite brings with it all the calming and clearing qualities of common fluorite. Though this one has a unique flavor. I often describe it as the feeling of leaving a spa. Relaxed. Calm. Open. Quite mind. The world seems softer and you more gentle in it. It’s a great one to have by your bed.
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This is also sometimes known as the "stone of transition". It is a great mineral to work with if you are going through a time of transition or transformation as it will help you to trust that everything will work out. This mineral is made up of many thin layers of mica — which is a perfect visual for transitioning from each moment to the next, traversing each step with trust, while keeping calm and centered. This mineral also has lithium in it which brings some major relaxing and hopeful vibes to the people around it and into the space it is in. Great for dealing with stress or anxiety of everyday life, and especially during times of big change or transition.
This beautiful crystal holds the all the properties of opening you up to a connection to spirit that amethyst has, but in addition the flowering variety - it’s name referring to the way in which the crystal grows and it’s variation in color that is garden like - brings together the two forces of yin and yang. It includes all the details, circumstances and forces to create an intricate bond between them, which makes this a great stone for love and of healing. It creates union, oneness and integration.