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Unraveling the Magical Properties of Amethyst

INSIDE: Learn how to use the magical properties of Amethyst in your life to make changes and live the life you desire. Discover why Amethyst has magical powers and the many different rituals that bring that magic forward.


Crystals are said to have magical properties, especially when it comes to Amethyst. It's an alluring stone that draws us in, captivating us with its beauty and its energy.

That, alone, alludes to the magical properties of Amethyst, but there is much more to it than that.

But, before we dig into Amethyst's magical powers, it's important to first define what we mean when we talk about magical properties.

What Does it Mean to Have Magical Properties?

Oxford Dictionary defines "magical" as "relating to, using, or resembling magic."

And when we look up the word "magic," we get, "the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces."

Words that are often associated with things that are magical include:

  • Supernatural
  • Occult
  • Mystical
  • Paranormal
  • Otherworldly
  • Shamanistic
  • Sorcery
  • Witchcraft
  • Divination
  • Spell working 

The second definition listed for "magical" is "beautiful or delightful in such a way as to seem removed from everyday life."

Words associated with this definition include:

  • Extraordinary
  • Remarkable
  • Exceptional
  • Phenomenal
  • Amazing
  • Astonishing
  • Stunning
  • Magnificent
  • Awesome
  • Enchanting
  • Fascinating
  • Captivating
  • Alluring

The incredible thing about Amethyst is that it fits both of these definitions, and we're going to hit on some of the topics related to both.

In previous articles, we've already discussed Amethyst's spiritual meaning, the healing powers of Amethyst, and Amethyst stone benefits, plus many more Amethyst-related topics.

But, we haven't talked so much about the magical properties of Amethyst until now, and this is a really fun topic!

Amethyst Geodes

Why Does Amethyst Have Magical Powers?

Crystals and Amethyst Geodes literally hold within them the living power of the earth because they are formed over millions of years when bubbling magma from deep within the earth pushes its way up.

Gas bubbles form once the magma reaches the surface and/or when water evaporates, and those bubbles create Amethyst Geodes.

This process alone certainly qualifies as phenomenal or extraordinary.

There is incredible pressure and force that is required for Amethysts to form, and that is what creates the powerful healing and magical properties of Amethyst.

That pressure causes the Amethyst to eternally oscillate or vibrate.

These vibrations correspond to certain energy centers in the body depending on the type of crystal. In the case of Amethyst, it's the crown chakra and the third eye.

By directing the energy of the crystal, we are able to accomplish magical things.

Amethyst also has two special magical properties:

  1. Piezoelectric - When pressure is applied to the stone, it releases an electric charge.
  2. Pyroelectric - It gives off an electric charge when exposed to temperature changes.

What is Stone Magic?

Stone magic means using the energy within a crystal to bring about some type of transformation.

Since the vibrations of crystals correspond to the energy centers in our bodies, we can use crystals as tools to bring about a desired change within us.

This is because we can bring forth the energy from the stone into the aspect of ourselves we are trying to transform.

In other words, crystals and stones are conduits of energy, bringing healing energy to us while simultaneously sending out our energy to manifest changes in our lives.

Magic isn't always as "out there" as we think. For example, even techniques like visualization can bring about magical results.

Each crystal has its own chemical composition and therefore its own energy signature. The energy that Amethyst gives off interacts with the energy around it, including your energy if you are near it.

How to Use the Magical Properties of Amethyst

There are so many different ways to use Amethyst to bring about magical results in your life. Let's look at some of them now.

Good Luck Charms

Amethyst good luck charms like amulets and talismans have been used for many centuries.

An Amethyst talisman is an object that has been charged with magical properties for a number of intended purposes, while an Amethyst amulet is an object that is thought to have protective qualities. 

Amethyst is useful in both of these cases due to its protective nature and its amplifying properties, which gives it the ability to be charged with an intention.

Honoring Deities 

Amethyst has also been used throughout history to honor certain deities, especially Bacchus, Dionysus, and Diana. Many people place small statues of one or more of these deities on their altar.

Scrying Magical Properties of Amethyst

Wands & Crystal Balls

Magic wands and crystal balls are real objects that are fun to add to your crystal collection.

Crystal balls are typically made from Clear Quartz, although they can be made from Amethyst as well. It's fun to peer into them and see what you intuitively notice. This technique it otherwise known as scrying.

Amethyst is both grounding and expanding, making it one of the best crystals for scrying purposes.

Amethyst wands are used to direct the healing energy of the stone to something specific. It can be an effective way of getting more targeted results from your crystal healing practices

Divination & Dowsing

Divination is when we look for knowledge about the future (or simply about the unknown) from a supernatural source. There are many different tools that can be used for divination purposes, including spiritual pendulums, tarot cards, runes, etc.

Pendulum dowsing is one of the most common divination techniques. By learning how to properly use a pendulum, you can use it over and over again to get answers to your questions.

We also suggest keeping an Amethyst stone with your divination tools to amplify their powers and your intuition when you are using them.

Learn how to use a pendulum here.

Negative Energy Transmutation

Our absolute favorite thing about Amethyst is its ability to transmute negative energy into love. Out of all of the magical properties of Amethyst, what could be more amazing than that?

To be able to take something negative and alter its energy to match the vibration of love is pretty amazing, and that's exactly what Amethyst can do.

So, keep a large Amethyst Geode in your home to transmute negative energy there and place an Amethyst tumbled stone in your pocket or wear Amethyst jewelry to bring those magical powers with you everywhere you go.


Another one of the most powerful magical properties of Amethyst is its ability to protect its user.

Whether you are looking for spiritual protection while astral traveling, protection from nightmares, physical protection from harm, protection from psychic attack, or even emotional protection from difficult situations, Amethyst is here to help.

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Spell Work

Amethyst is an amplifier, which means it can increase the energy around it, whether that means amplifying other crystals or intentions set by the user.

That's why Amethyst is often used to enhance the power of spells. 


By far, one of the biggest magical properties of Amethyst is the help it provides with dreamwork. 

Place an Amethyst under your pillow or on your nightstand to help you with all of the following:

  • Have more vivid dreams
  • Help you remember your dreams
  • Reduce nightmares
  • Protect you during astral travel

Psychic Work

The purple color vibrations of Amethyst resonate with the third eye chakra and crown chakra, helping you to tap into your intuition and psychic abilities.

Lay down and place an Amethyst tumbled stone on your third eye (between the brows) while meditating to assist you in bringing about these powers. Notice as you start to experience a heightened state of awareness.

Healing Rituals

By meditating next to a large Amethyst Geode or placing smaller Amethysts around you while you meditate, you can call in the healing powers of Amethyst to support you with all of the following:

  • Relief from stress and anxiety
  • Having patience and inner strength
  • Calming your mind
  • Improving mental clarity
  • Making decisions
  • Self-discovery
  • Blood circulation
  • Healthy cell regeneration
  • Bacterial infections
  • Spiritual blocks
  • Emotional trauma

Birthstone Power

If your birthday is in February or you know someone with a birthday in February, Amethyst can be a great companion.

By wearing it or creating an Amethyst altar or crystal grid, you can access additional magical properties of Amethyst since you are naturally aligned with this stone from birth.

Divination Amethyst Magical Properties

Magic Amethyst Rituals

There are many different healing rituals to engage in so that you can bring the magical properties of Amethyst into your life...

Cleansing Rituals

Cleansing rituals are particularly useful for sacred spaces, but also for any space at all. 

Place an Amethyst stone in your hand and walk around the space you want to cleanse. Envision the energy of the crystal cleansing the space around you, transmuting all negativity into the beautiful energy of love.

Alternatively, you can place a large Amethyst Geode in the center of the space you are cleansing and then meditate in front of it, visualizing your space being cleansed.

Ritual Baths

Amethyst ritual baths are soothing, healing, and simple. They strengthen your connection to higher consciousness and your guides. They help you let go of the habits that aren't serving you and they enhance your intuition.

  1. Place your Amethyst crystals on the bottom of the tub (make sure none are small enough to go down the drain) and start by running warm water on them to get them adjusted to the heat.
  2. Gradually increase the water temperature, being careful the crystals don't crack by exposing them too quickly.
  3. Consider dimming the lights, using candles or incense, smudging before you enter the bath, and adding essential oils to the bath water to further enhance the ambiance.
  4. Set an intention before you enter the bath.
  5. Immerse yourself in the healing water generated from your crystals as you visualize your intention. Feel the Amethyst-infused water healing you and entering your pores.
  6. Afterwards, dry the Amethysts off and place them in a bowl of sea salt to cleanse them.

Altar Rituals

A spiritual altar serves to provide your desires with a physical form and give you a sacred space from which to practice crystal rituals.

  1. Locate where you want to create your altar and smudge the area to cleanse it of negative energy.
  2. Set an intention for your altar.
  3. Intuitively choose crystals and other sacred objects that match the energy of your intention.
  4. Arrange the items in a way that pleases your senses and intuitive nature.

Change or create new altars whenever you feel called to change the energy (if your intention has come to pass or if you want to shift your life).

Magical Properties of Amethyt Ritual Baths

Crystal Grid Rituals

Crystal grids combine the power of crystals with sacred geometry, further helping you to work on an intention.

  1. Smudge the area first to cleanse it of negative energy.
  2. Choose the crystals that will support your intention.
  3. Choose a printed grid or create your own, placing the crystals along the shape.
  4. Start from the outside and work your way in while thinking of your intention.
  5. The master crystal goes in the center and should be the last crystal you place. It is the one that will amplify your intention the most. We love to use Amethyst as the master crystal.

Meditation Rituals

Meditation rituals are one of the most common ways to use crystals and to enjoy the magical properties of Amethyst.

Hold an Amethyst in your hand or sit next to a large Amethyst Geode while meditating to help you get into a deeper meditative state and better access your intuitive powers.

Focus on the healing properties of the Amethyst stone while you meditate and feel its impact on your mind, body, and spirit.

Sleep Rituals

Since Amethyst is so helpful for getting a restful night's sleep, it would only make sense to include some Amethyst sleep rituals in your daily life.

  1. Hold an Amethyst stone in your hand, take a deep breath, and close your eyes.
  2. Feel its vibrations and visualize its energy soothing your body.
  3. Then, place it under your pillow or on your nightstand to help you relax and benefit from a healthy night's sleep.

Moon Water Rituals

The magical properties of Amethyst can be harnessed in moon water to enhance your psychic abilities and dreamwork.

Just leave a glass of water with an Amethyst stone in it in the moonlight overnight. I find it best to use a mason jar so that it can be covered throughout the night.

The Amethyst will charge and amplify the moon water for better results. 

Final Thoughts About the Magical Properties of Amethyst

Now that you know all about the magical properties of Amethyst, as well as many different magical rituals to engage in, it's time to get started! 

Choose the method that speaks to you the most, and don't forget to leave us a comment below.

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