Green Amethyst: Meaning, Healing Properties & Benefits

Green Amethyst is a unique stone that’s often overlooked. Because so many people in the crystal healing scene tend to rush for the more common variation of this stone (and rightly so), Green Amethyst tends to get missed. But it shouldn’t.

This guide will teach you about the meaning, healing properties, and benefits associated with Green Amethyst. You’ll be amazed at its potential!

Two pieces of Green Amethyst

History & Overview

As with many stones, the name and origin of Green Amethyst can be kind of confusing. For example, we will be referring to the stone in our discussion as Green Amethyst, but many people feel that the more proper name is Prasiolite. This word comes from the Greek language and means, “leek stone”, in reference to its color. 

The name, Green Amethyst, is actually banned by the Federal Trade Commission because this agency feels that it’s misleading to have people think that this stone is a natural type of Amethyst instead of a treated stone.

To add to the confusion, Green Amethyst is often referred to by other names such as Green Quartz, Lime Citrine, Veregreen and Amegreen. If you’re stone shopping, chances are that you will come across one of these other names, so it’s good to remember that they all refer to Prasiolite.

Green Amethyst, a stone that is rarely found naturally, can be created in a couple of different ways. It can be produced by the irradiation of an Amethyst, or it can be made from an Amethyst that is treated with extremely high heat. Occasionally it is made in nature when an Amethyst comes in contact with the high heat of a lava flow. 

Amethysts are basically a kind of Quartz, and that’s why Green Amethyst has a lovely Quartz-like luster and transparency. Green Amethyst can be found at about a seven on the Mohs Hardness Scale and has a trigonal type of crystal system.

As we said before, it’s quite rare to find Green Amethyst in nature. However, the stones that are found naturally come mostly from Brazil and Poland. Some have been found in the United States, Zambia, Tanzania and Canada.

Before buying a Green Amethyst, make sure to do your research and always buy from a trusted dealer. Don’t be fooled into purchasing a stone that is said to be natural because they are very rare. Almost all the Green Amethyst stones that you will find are treated stones.

Green Amethyst Meaning

Green Amethyst is a stone that you are going to want to have as part of your daily healing journey. This stone is gentle, transformative, protective and deeply healing. It offers all of the powerful benefits of the more familiar purple Amethyst, but it will surprise you with a few unique characteristics of its own.

Its soothing green hue can take you to a place of peace and safe tranquility that can help you erase anxiety, stress and self doubt. Green Amethyst is almost magical in the way that using it can help to lift you above all the hustle and bustle to a place of inner confidence and self love.

To many, the meaning of Green Amethyst is about ending bad habits and toxic behavior. It can sweep away all the things that are holding you back, so you can blossom into the person you were meant to be.

Healing Properties & Benefits

Green Amethyst is a stone with more than good looks going for it. This stone is a powerhouse of healing properties and benefits. Whether it’s spiritual, physical, metaphysical or emotional healing that you need, using Green Amethyst can get you there in a gentle and lasting way.

We love this stone because it can be used in meditation, as jewelry, as a focus piece or as a feng shui element. The benefits and uses of Green Amethyst are seemingly endless, and we think that it’s a healing stone that you’ll reach for over and over again.

Emotional

For a stone that’s known to promote overall emotional health and healing, we really like Green Amethyst. The gentle vibrations and healing properties of this stone are perfectly suited to breaking through the anxiety and stress of everyday life. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that Green Amethyst may be able to enhance and strengthen your emotional well being.

If we were to briefly summarize the two main areas of Green Amethyst’s influence, they would probably be love and prosperity. However, for healthy love and prosperity to occur, many other emotional points have to be in balance. This is where Green Amethyst really shines, because it can help heal the underlying issues that may keep us from having the healthy emotional life that we need and deserve.

So how can this crystal for love help you find and maintain a healthy, loving relationship? Using Green Amethyst as part of your daily practice is thought to help you get rid of any negative emotions that may be keeping you from moving forward. You’ll also be able to face old traumas and bring about a lasting healing that can make you more open to love and healthy relationships. You’ll discover a new, joyful energy that can help you relax, be in the moment and feel a passion for love and life.

Harnessing the properties of Green Amethyst isn’t a magic bullet that will automatically bring you to a place of wealth and prosperity. Like with everything else in life, these things come with time, work and motivation. However, it’s thought that the reason why Green Amethyst is a good crystal for money is it gives you the ability to manifest goals, increase motivation, sharpen mental focus and inspire self-love and self-confidence. When all of these elements come together, you’ll be ready to move forward, make positive decisions and face challenges with clarity and clear thinking.

Spiritual

These days, it seems that more people are seeking greater spiritual growth and connection than ever before. The meaning and properties of Green Amethyst, a stone graced with the beautiful green hues of nature, make it the perfect stone to have by your side if you are out to forge your own new spiritual path.

Green Amethyst is said to bring the person using it incredible spiritual protection against negative energy and toxic vibrations. It can also act as a powerful auric cleanser, thereby paving the way for more enhanced inner vision, increased intuition and strengthened psychic abilities.

Physical

Green Amethyst is not just for spiritual and emotional healing. This is a stone that is used by crystal healers with the intention of combating a wide range of physical issues.

Practitioners say that this is a very good general healing stone because it has properties that touch many of the body’s systems. Healers utilize Green Amethyst when they feel that they need to remove toxins from the body. This makes it an excellent stone for elimination and filtration. Others even say that this stone may be helpful in treating ulcers, blockages, and even various kinds of growths.

Green Amethyst is sometimes used by crystal healers with the goal of neutralizing acid in the stomach, healing burns, helping with skin disorders and bringing healing to many issues with the lungs and heart.

Metaphysical Properties

One’s metaphysical health is something that is often overlooked. By this, we are talking about the way that our chakras, or energy centers, align and work together for health and wholeness. When one of these centers is out of whack, then the others will suffer. The result of this can be a general sense of being off-kilter. The metaphysical properties of Green Amethyst can help bring these energy centers back into alignment and health.

When working with healing crystals, it’s important to know that certain stones appear to have chakras that they resonate more strongly with. In the case of Green Amethyst, the heart chakra, crown chakra and third eye chakra are considered to have a closer connection to this stone. The heart chakra, however, is the main chakra that is usually associated with Green Amethyst.

As we discussed earlier, the meaning and properties of Green Amethyst are often linked to love and healthy relationships and other matters of the heart. This is likely why Green Amethyst is so strongly connected to the heart chakra, the place of love, compassion, joy and peace. To use this stone to stimulate the heart chakra, use it as a focus point during meditation.

Because Green Amethyst has the ability to awaken our intuition, sharpen our psychic abilities and focus our inner vision, it makes sense that it has a connection to both the crown and third-eye chakras. 

Chakra work is best done during meditation, so you’ll want to make sure that you have your Green Amethyst on your mat or in your hands. You can also place your stone on the chakra that needs work. Make sure to always set your healing intention and focus on the cleansing and alignment of these chakras.

Ways To Use It

There are lots of wonderful ways that you can use the meaning and healing properties of Green Amethyst to enhance your life. We are going to mention a few of these ways, but there are plenty more that you can experiment with.

There is no right or wrong way to use Green Amethyst, and one method may speak to you more than another. The relationship between you and your stone is a unique and personal one, so the way you use your Green Amethyst will be a reflection of this relationship.

Green Amethyst has such a lovely appearance that many people opt to use their stone in pieces of jewelry. This benefits you by having its protective vibrations as close to your body as possible, but those around you may benefit as well. You can choose the jewelry piece that resonates with you, or you can wear it in jewelry that sits near a certain chakra. Bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings are all suitable.

If jewelry is not your thing, then it’s totally fine to simply put a piece of Green Amethyst into your purse, briefcase or backpack. If you’re a crystal healing practitioner who likes to place your stones in the glove compartment of their car, that’s not advisable in the case of Green Amethyst. This stone is quite heat sensitive, so leaving it in a hot car is not a good idea.

Green Amethyst is an excellent stone to place around your home or office. This can be done with feng shui settings in mind, or you can just put your stone where it’s needed most. For example, Green Amethyst is said to be helpful in a child’s bedroom because this stone is often associated with emotional balance, peaceful thinking and learning. For clarity, creative thinking and productivity, it’s nice to have Green Amethyst on your desk or other workspace.

If you are going to use your Green Amethyst for feng shui, then we suggest placing it in the bagua that’s for wisdom and abundance. 

Green Amethyst is sometimes used in mala or other kinds of prayer beads, as focus stones during meditation or in various crystal grid formations. This practice is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the meaning of this stone and welcome it into your life.

Stone Combinations

Healing stones can certainly be used on their own, but it’s sometimes good to pair them for added effect. Not all stones can be paired together, so it is very important to work with someone who has the experience and knowledge to point you in the right direction. When done correctly, combining your Green Amethyst with the properties of another stone can be very rewarding.

The ideal stone to pair with your Green Amethyst will depend on what you are trying to achieve.

For example, if you are finding it difficult to forgive others, then combine your Green Amethyst with Rhodonite. Pairing your stone with Rose Quartz can help you rediscover your feeling of self-confidence, and you may want to try using a combination of Green Amethyst and Smoky Quartz to help you heal from old traumas, bad habits and negative thoughts.

Other great stones to pair with Green Amethyst include classic Amethyst, Rainforest Jasper, Green Moss Agate, Muscovite or Green Aventurine. As you can see, Green Amethyst has a tendency to work very well alongside other green stones. 

How To Cleanse Green Amethyst

When you start working with healing stones, you become responsible for the care and well-being of your stone. What does this mean? Instead of thinking of your Green Amethyst as just a stone, it’s important to see it as one half of a healing partnership.

As its healing properties and meaning work to help and protect you, your Green Amethyst absorbs all manner of toxic vibrations and energies. It’s your job to remove the negative energy that it absorbs, and you’ll also need to recharge your Green Amethyst’s “battery.” 

How often should this be done? Cleanse your Green Amethyst roughly once a week if you use it a lot, and it’s very important to cleanse it before you use it for the first time. If you have a Green Amethyst, but it’s been sitting around for a while, give it a good cleansing and charging before using it again.

So, how does one cleanse and charge a Green Amethyst? Don’t worry because it’s a lot easier than you may think. There are several methods that work well, so try them out to see which one resonates best with your stone. This may change, however, each time you cleanse your stone.

The most popular way to cleanse your Green Amethyst is to clean it in warm, soapy water. If you use this method, just make sure that you only use a very mild soap. Harsh chemicals will damage your stone. After you’re done, rub it carefully dry with a soft cloth.

Smudging is a popular method that has benefits to both you and your stone. This involves holding your stone in the smoke of a sacred plant like sweetgrass, sage, lavender or cedar. Once the smoke rises serenely and evenly around your Green Amethyst, the process is done.

Other cleansing methods involve using a crystal tuner or simply using focused intention.

You may hear that sunlight is good for cleansing Green Amethyst. This method needs to be done with caution because this stone is heat and light sensitive, so it’s not a method that we recommend. With this sun sensitivity in mind, always store your Green Amethyst in a cool, dry place. 

There are several ways to charge your stone including placing it in moonlight, burying it in soil or connecting it to a spirit guide.

Zodiac Connection

We discussed earlier that the meaning and properties of Green Amethyst have a stronger resonance with certain chakras. We can see the same kind of pattern with zodiac signs.

Even though anyone born under any of the zodiac signs can certainly use Green Amethyst and receive good results, there appears to be a stronger connection to the signs of Scorpio and Capricorn.

Closing Thoughts

Green Amethyst has a meaning that’s all about leaving bad habits behind and moving forward with love in your heart. It’s easy to fall into bad patterns and shut others out, and this stone can help you find your way back.

If you have any questions about this stone that we didn’t answer in the guide above, send them our way! We’re more than happy to help and hear your thoughts.