Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe the mind and emotions. Throughout history, the special virtue of Amethyst has been that of preventing drunkenness and overindulgence. It is a variety of Quartz found in many locations around the world.
Amethyst is the birthstone of February. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone.
It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality.
Amethyst’s inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments and creates a protective shield of Light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction. In the spiritual world, an Amethyst crystal provided a connection to the Divine. Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown, and Etheric Chakras enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Some historical Amethyst meanings include its ability to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters. For travellers, it was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks. It also kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic. Like other royal stones, it protected its wearer from disease and infection.
Amethyst is an exceptional crystal for use in healing rituals, and for enhancing one’s environment. It has been known to fade in direct sunlight and care should be taken. It is also good to clear its energies from time to time by holding the stone under running water for a short period.