The word ‘scepter’, whether it be amethyst or quartz or more rare ones that include combinations of two different minerals, refers to a new crystal formation forming on the top of an older stem-shaped crystal formation. The newer formation on the top of the stem is, usually, bigger than the stem portion although there are rare exceptions to this. Does the formation have significance to the healing properties of the gem combination? One can only speculate. It seems to me, however, to be reminiscent of a parent/child relationship with the younger crystal/person being supported by and even growing beyond the parent, becoming larger and developing its own shape.
Other traditional interpretations point out that the shape of the two gems together is like the scepter used by kings, emperors, and pharaohs. As such it is a symbol of power. I prefer to think of it as a shepherd’s staff and of the Good Shepherd gently leading and guiding his flock rather than exerting dominion and force by the unkind use of authority.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Scepter Amethyst assists in clearing and activating the pituitary gland and pineal gland. The pineal gland is most affected by poor health in the pituitary gland. Symptoms of pineal insufficiency include headaches (most common symptom), nausea and vomiting, difficulties with balance and coordination, and, therefore, with walking, memory problems, and trouble with coordinating eye movements. Most alarmingly, the pineal gland is the primary endocrine organ that secretes melatonin and some hormones that control circadian rhythms—sleep patterns, body temperature, and all functions in the body that are cyclical in nature. Recent studies have linked pineal gland insufficiency to Alzheimer’s disease and a host of other serious disorders. This gland directly impacts the adrenals, parathyroids, and thymus glands. Sunlight is absolutely essential to the health and functionality of the pineal gland. It only takes a few minutes a day, 5 to 15 minutes, depending on how depleted the pineal gland is at the time. Full-spectrum lights are supposed to accomplish the same thing.
MENTAL/EMOTIONAL ASPECTS: Whatever the interpretation of this unusual combining of gems and gem shape, the energy of this crystal combination has to do with the 7th Chakra and with one’s ability to receive inspiration from Heaven and visitations or assistance from those on the other side of the veil. The seventh chakra, found on the top of the head, is an antenna with which we tune into the energies of those around us and to the spiritual realm.
INDICATION OF NEED: Interruptions in sleep patterns and other cyclical functions in the body. Problems in the pineal gland are often associated with the misunderstanding, misuse, or fear of spiritual or intuitive gifts with which one has been blessed.
When the sixth chakra is highly developed but the seventh is closed, the person may be highly intuitive, creative, productive, and very reliable. It is only in the acknowledgment and appreciation of the spiritual realm and the value of people other than himself that is lacking. One keynote of this personality is the harsh approach to dealing with illness or pain and the disregarding of emotions, his own and other's, because emotions are considered signs of weakness.
Until there is a fair degree of balance throughout the entire system, there is not likely to be the wonderful joy and clarity that is open balance in the seventh chakra. The goal is to constantly evaluate ourselves and strive for improvement and balance in all areas of our lives.
**All descriptions of spiritual and physical healing properties were researched and collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and is not meant to treat medical conditions. Butterfly Expressions does not guarantee the accuracy of any of these statements.
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