A rainy morning shop update, these stormy grey skies overhead called me to share these pieces with you today: Amethyst Palm Stones and Clear Quartz Pebbles now in the Haute Macabre Crystal Shop.
Amethyst calms anger, frustration, and promotes a sense of calmness and peace. It aids in alleviating the symptoms of insomnia (I have long kept a large piece in my bedroom), and purges karmic baggage and imbalancement. It is also believed to assist in combating addictions and thought patterns, an excellent talisman to have during times of recovery from physical addictions. Stimulating the crown chakra, Amethyst creates a sense of connection to spiritual realms, creating serenity and peacefulness, something that we all strive to achieve.
The ancient Greeks believed that Bacchus, the god of wine, was angered one days and he set his tigers onto the maiden Amethyst, the first person he saw, to be devoured. The goddess Diana intervened, and turned Amethyst into a clear crystal to protect her from the attack. In his remorse, Bacchus poured the juice of his wine grapes over her stone form as an offering, turning the transparent stone into the purple gem we have today.
Clear Quartz is the ultimate magnifier tool: it enhances any other crystal that you are working with and is fully programmable to amplify your intention. You may pair these quartz pebbles with other pieces to give their energetic properties a boost, or use them on their own as an ally in your work.
I frequently keep one of these small, smooth pebbles in my pocket, or hold one in my hands when I am meditating or setting an intention. They “remember” these thoughts for you, and continue to work towards your goals and manifestations even after you’ve set them down.