Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to irradiation, impurities of iron and in some cases other transition metals, and the presence of other trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of the mineral is the same as quartz, thus making it suitable for use in jewelry.[en.wikipedia.org]
- Power to stimulate and soothe one's mind and emotions.
- It carries the energy of fire, passion, creativity, and spirituality.
- Provides one with the ability to expand the higher mind.
- Known to prevent drunkenness and overindulgence.
- Had the reputation to control evil thoughts and increase intelligence.
- Used to provide an upper-hand when dealing in business matters.
- Provides one temperance and sobriety.
- It was worn as a protection from surprise attacks and other mischief while traveling.
- Kept soldiers from harm in war and helped give them victory over their enemies.
- Protects its bearer from disease and infection.
- Helped hunters capture their prey more easily.
- Considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic.
- Has the metaphysical abilities to calm the mind and provide an enhanced meditative state.
- A potent symbol of healing and protection.
- Shamanic use for predicting one's path.
- Helpful for dealing with grief and making intent come to fruition.
- Gem of Fire.
- Associated with the month of February that the Romans dedicated to their Water God, Neptune; birthstone of the month as well.
- Listed in the Book of the Dead.
- Protection from drunkenness.
- Keeps one clear-headed and clever
Historical Figures Who Used Amethyst
- Jesus Christ
- St. Valentine
- Greek wine God, Bacchus
- Ancient Egyptians
- Ancient Greeks
- St. Germaine