Amethyst Gemstones

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Air
Chakra: Forehead
Candle Colour: Dark blue or purple









Amethyst is considered to be the stone of "St. Valentine" as he reputedly wore an Amethyst ring engraved with the image of Cupid. Ancient Greeks believed it was the stone of sobriety - protecting against drunkenness.  This stone was often used in the creation of goblets to guard against the properties of wine.   Legend tells that Amethysta, a beautiful maiden, attracted the unwelcome attention of Bacchus (the God of Wine).  Diana, the Virgin Goddess of the hunt, saved Amethysta by turning her into a gleaming gemstone - henceforward all would behave in a restrained manner in her "presence". 

In Egypt, soldiers went into battle with Amethyst so they would not lose their courage.  Amethyst is also considered the stone of Buddha and is commonly known found in Buddhist prayer beads (found in Tibet). 

In Africa is is considered a "rain making" stone and dropped into water by medicine women and men.

Amethyst is used as a protection stone against technological pollutants (such as nagging telephones and faxes, and eye strain when using the computer).    Keep it near you as you work (but not near the sun or it can fade in the rays). 

Amethyst is a powerful psychic enhancer and if you keep it under your pillow at night it will help bring peace while you dream.  It has a high spiritual vibration that keeps you safe from psychic attacks and turning the negative energy into positive.  If you seek higher states of consciousness and meditation, this stone may work wonders with you.  During meditations Amethyst helps to turn thoughts away from the mundane into tranquility and deeper understanding.  It is a stone of new ideas.

Amethyst also assists in memory and improving motivation - a stone of centering that dispels negative emotions.  It can also help to increase your intuition which may increase your personal luck. Amethyst eases headaches and releases tension in the wearer.  Amethyst also helps to cleanse the aura.


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