Meaning and Uses of Amethyst in Feng Shui

May 15, 2022 12:24 PM

Amethyst is a naturally occurring mineral Quartz that is well loved. Its purple color is associated with wealth, prosperity, and elegance. Curious about the properties and use of amethyst in feng shui? Here's how to use amethyst for good  Feng Shui in your home.

What Is Amethyst?

Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone often used to calm the mind and cultivate a spiritual connection. It varies in color from pale lavender to deep purple, and is generally a very popular stone for both jewelry and restorative practices. It’s the February birthstone, as well as a traditional gift for sixth wedding anniversary. 

While amethyst used to be considered as valuable as emeralds and rubies, it is now much easier to obtain thanks to large deposits that were discovered in Brazil in the 19th century. Most of the amethyst found in Brazil is a medium shade of purple. Some amethyst can be heat-treated to alter its color, turning it into yellow citrine.

  • Color: Light to dark purple
  • Chakra: Third Eye, Crown
  • Number: Vibrates to 3
  • Planet: Jupiter, Neptune
  • Zodiac: Aquarius, Pisces, Dragon
  • Bagua areas: Xun (Wealth), Qian (Helpful People)
  • Elements: Metal, Wood
  • Origin: Worldwide, especially Brazil, Bolivia, Russia, Uruguay

Meanings and Uses of Amethyst

Amethyst is said to have a calming, soothing effect. It’s often recommended for quieting the mind, meditation, and focus. In addition, amethyst can help enhance intuition and encourage spiritual wisdom. This combination makes amethyst a powerful tool in decision-making, helping you to receive and trust your intuition while also quieting a busy mind.

Amethyst also helps to connect and harmonize the physical, mental, and emotional bodies. It can clear the aura and create more stability. It also connects heaven and earth, and blends spiritual inspiration with reason and intellect. 


Uses in Feng Shui

Activate Xun, the Wealth Area

The wealth area of the feng shui bagua, called Xun in Chinese, is associated with abundance of all kinds. It’s also connected to your sense of self-worth. This is one of the most popular areas of the bagua, and it’s also related to the color purple. If you’d like to work on inviting more abundance into your life, financial or otherwise, try placing an amethyst crystal in the Xun area of your home or bedroom. Find Xun, or your wealth area, by standing at the front door of your home or bedroom looking in, and locating the far left corner. 

Activate Qian, the Helpful People Area

Because of amethyst’s ability to connect heaven and earth, it can be a welcome addition to the Helpful People area of the bagua, called Qian. This area is connected to benefactors and travel, as well as the concept of heaven. If you would like to create a stronger connection to the heavens, or invite more help from otherworldly sources, you may want to place amethyst here with that intention. To find the Qian position, stand in the front doorway of your home facing in. The right corner closest to you will be Qian 

Create a Calming Bedroom

Because of amethyst’s ability to calm and quiet the mind and create feelings of serenity, it’s a great crystal for easing restlessness. Try placing amethyst on your nightstand or under your bed to encourage deeper, more restorative rest. Amethyst can also help you to recall your dreams, so you may want to keep it near your bed with the intention of fostering a greater connection to your dream world. 


Activate Your Meditation Area

Amethyst is also a helpful stone to meditate with because of its tendency to calm the mind, develop spiritual wisdom, and strengthen intuition. Add an amethyst crystal to your altar or meditation area to harness the meditative quality of amethyst. 

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