Connect to your highest self with vera cruz amethyst. The sheer purple colour of vera cruz amethyst crystals promotes feelings of compassion and nurturing while bringing forth great spiritual growth.
Physical Properties of Vera Cruz Amethyst
As the name suggests, vera cruz amethyst is a variety of amethyst. Amethyst is a crystalline quartz made purple from the presence of iron impurities and other trace elements and gamma irradiation. Vera cruz amethyst shares amethyst’s purple colour, but usually in a dark-to-light variation from deep purple to light lavender. Vera cruz amethyst has excellent clarity, with lemurian-like ridges and a laser-like point or cluster formation. Despite vera cruz amethyst appearing more fragile with its laser-like points, it is rated as a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale like its sister crystal amethyst.
Rarely, vera cruz amethyst can forms enhydros which are crystals that have water trapped inside. Sometimes, depending on the colouring and clarity you can see the water moving around inside the crystal.
The History of Vera Cruz Amethyst
Vera cruz amethyst gets its name from the only place it is found and mined – Vera Cruz, Mexico. The formations of vera cruz amethyst are so distinct, it’s impossible to mistake it as any other amethyst. The crystals are mined by the locals, and they often share with tourists that vera cruz amethysts are “like flowers”, despite them growing from stone.
The Lore of Vera Cruz Amethyst
Most mineral collectors are aware of the lore surrounding vera cruz amethyst and its ability to connect the physical body to the higher consciousness. Considering the locality of vera cruz amethyst, there is a considerable amount available on the mineral market. Therefore, it’s not considered to be a “rare” crystal.
The Metaphysical Properties of Vera Cruz Amethyst
Vera cruz amethyst is a divine stone of spirituality and is said to have a higher vibration than other amethysts. It has a deep connection to both the crown and third eye chakras, which are both used for activating spiritual awakening, intuition and divine guidance. Vera cruz promotes universal love and gives you the strength to love yourself fully.
Vera cruz amethyst also has plenty of healing properties, including encouraging compassion and nurturing behaviours, and overcoming ego. Vera cruz amethyst helps you find the balance between ascending to your highest self while maintaining humbleness and keeping an open mind for continued spiritual learning. It’s also recommended for people that are trying to develop their psychic skills as it can connects you to spirit guides and the angelic realm. If you have trouble meditating or find your mind wandering when you want to focus, vera cruz amethyst can help ground you and keep your mind on track.
To absorb the healing properties of vera cruz amethyst in the best way, meditate with it. Lay down and place the crystal on your forehead to make direct contact with both the crown and third eye chakra. A vera cruz amethyst crystal could also be placed in a room where you work or study and can work well with other crystals connected to the crown and third eye chakras or either Pisces or Aquarius zodiac signs.
*Taylor-Lehman, D. (2021). The Mexican Mountain Town Feeding the International Crystal Market. Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/veracruz-am