Prasiolite is the proper name for the green variety of Amethyst. Although it is not as well known as the purple variety, it has a similar level of energy.
Yet it is a quite different stone, and comes to you from a heart based perspective.
It is often called Green Amethyst, but it is really quite a different stone to the purple stone that we commonly think of as Amethyst.
By its immersion in fire it changes to a new stone, an analogy for its role when we use it for spiritual growth. Like all quartz, these are wonderful stones to use in combination with other stones.
The second stones energy will be amplified by its contact with this green quartz crystal. It is like the spirit of nature itself, embodied within a beautiful green quartz crystal. Its impact within the heart will clear disharmonious energy and open you, totally, to love and compassion.
The meaning of the name Prasiolite, comes from the Greek word meaning 'leek', as its color resembles that plant. The spelling of its name may also be Praseolite, and both are correct, although the first spelling is more common.
Deposits of this stone have been found in Brazil and in the USA. The purple Amethyst crystals may be naturally transformed into Green Amethyst by the heat within the earth.
While this can happen through the process of heat naturally within the earth, possibly from volcanic activity, a similar process can be done artificially, by heating the stone in kilns.
Fortunately it is now easier to buy pieces of Green Amethyst stone.
Green Amethyst may begin its life as Purple Amethyst, but it can also simply form as a piece of pale green quartz.
It can even occur as part of Amegreen, a stone that embodies both colors of Amethyst.
As well you may find lovely gem quality stones which are a very pale green, which is almost transparent. The color of these stones does vary, and they can be anything from a leafy green through to a yellow green.
Prasiolite or Green Amethyst is available for sale, even though it is not as common as the Purple Amethyst tumblestones, which are more commonly found than the green stones.
Whether you choose Prasiolite or Purple Amethyst crystal, you will benefit from keeping their strong crystal energy within your aura.
You might like to wear the green variety in combination with purple Amethyst crystals, and this is helpful if you desire the amplification of any of your spiritual gifts.
Just like the purple variety of Amethyst it may stimulate growth of what are termed psychic abilities, and it may assist you with learning to be psychic. A stronger connection to the higher spiritual aspects of your life is a natural flow-on from its use.
Wearing Green Amethyst jewelry such as a Prasiolite bracelet is a good idea for all of you, as its presence on the arm keeps this lovely stones energy within the area that is close to the heart chakra.
Wearing a Green Amethyst ring or necklace would also be beneficial and are lovely to wear, and although they becoming more prevalent, they are not as common as the Purple Amethyst. Using any amethyst variety will have a positive impact on your spirituality and health.
You might like to wear it in combination with the purple Amethyst crystals and this is helpful if you desire the amplification of any of your spiritual gifts.
Using any amethyst variety will have a positive impact on your spirituality and health. This green stone is a variety of Amethyst and so carries many of the qualities of the purple Amethyst Crystals.
Prasiolite is a member of the quartz crystal family, so it is a strong amplifier of energy. It is a powerful stone to utilize within your daily crystal meditation.
Prasiolite will assist you to express personal emotion, and it will link the energy of the heart with the crown chakra. It will open both the crown chakra and the third eye and activate your inner vision.
Not only will it bring through the many higher spiritual qualities of the lovely purple Amethyst crystals, but it also links downwards. This may activate the will, as it vibrates within the solar plexus or power chakra.
This encourages you to take the action that is stimulated by Prasiolite's presence in your life. It activates the energy of the heart chakra, and opens you spiritually to nature, and to Mother earth.
Wearing crystal jewelry made from this gorgeous green stone is highly recommended, and it is best to keep it within the area of the chakras where its energy is most beneficial.
Green Amethyst jewelry is easy to buy, and most reputable jewelry stores have beautiful pieces of this stone made into a range of styles.
Prasiolite pendants are helpful as they keep the stone close to the heart chakra, where it can resonate its beautiful heart based energy.
Green Amethyst earrings are also highly beneficial.
Locating them on the ears, keeps their energy closer to the third eye and crown chakras, where they may stimulate your inner vision.
But having a piece of this stone anywhere on your body will be beneficial. Allow yourself to fully make the connection with the natural world, and Mother Gaia.
Green Amethyst's connection to the higher spiritual aspects of your life is a natural consequence of its use.
The special gift of Prasiolite is to bring your focus to a truly heart based perspective. The result will be that you will truly experience the strong, loving and harmonious energies that will flow into your life.
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Pink Danburite combines beautifully with this lovely green quartz crystal.
Danburite is a high crystal energy stone that makes a beautiful connection with the angelic realm and together they may aid light body activation.
Like Green Amethyst it is also a heart based stone, and Danburite combines and harmonizes well with this lovely green crystal, to create healing within you, both physically and spiritually.
To enhance your contact with elemental beings, you may choose to combine Prasiolite with Muscovite, Staurolite also known as Fairy Stones, Seriphos Green Quartz, Rainforest Jasper or Seraphinite, Fuchsite, Green Moss Agate and Merlinite.
Use it with Amegreen to accentuate the Green Amethyst vibration within that stone. It also combines well with Sunstones. Use these two crystals together during meditation for excellent results.
To help you with developing clairvoyant abilities, use it with stones that are particularly helpful to aid you to develop psychic visions.
Crystals such as Turquoise, Hollandite Quartz, Blue Sapphire, Magnesite, Lapis Lazuli or Rainbow Moonstone may be beneficial.