Psychic / Meditation / Protects against anger, hate, envy and fear
Description: Amethyst has been known as the most highly prized form of quartz. It is the presence of manganese in quartz that produces the purple color, and iron content varies the coloration. Amethyst may be found throughout the world Amethyst comes in various shades of purple, lilac and mauve.
Amethyst, Mythological Maiden - Bacchus, the god of wine, declared in a rage that tigers will eat the first person he passes. This turns out to be a beautiful maiden named AmethySt. The goddess Diana quickly turned Amethyst into a white stone to save her from the tigers. Regretting his anger, Bacchus poured red wine over the stone as an offering to Diana, so turning the stone purple. Amethyst has long been associated with relieving hangovers, or curing drunkenness, probably as a result of its wine-like color and the Bacchus tale.
Metaphysical Attributes: Physical representative of the Violet Ray. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling abilities. Sedative, protective. Enhances feeling of contentment, and a connection to one's spirituality. Stone of peace and strength. Activates crown chakra. This beautiful stone is the most valuable of the quartz crystals, and a must in magic. Intense cleansing powers. Other stones can be places on a cluster of amethyst overnight, to be cleansed of any negative or undesired energies. Calms mental disorders, purifies the blood, strengthens the immune system, balances the chakras and is also helpful with any type of physical pain. Rub a piece directly on the affected area. Very calming, amethyst is helpful in insomnia, anxiety, and other psychological disorders. Also helps to develop psychic abilities, and is aligned with the 6th chakra, or third eye. Lay with a piece of amethyst on your 6th chakra (located in the middle of the forehead) for inspiration and insight, and to develop intuition.
Corresponding Astrological Signs: Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and is associated with the signs of Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, and Capricorn.

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