The royal gemstone, associated with the Crown chakra, Amethyst strengthens one's intuition and helps achieving and maintaining a calm and peaceful state.
Amethyst is a synergy of the red and blue spectrums of light, combining the grounding, passionate energy of red with the expanding, mystical energy of blue. Its purple coloration has made it a stone of royalty for thousands of years.
Amethyst has long been thought of as a "stone of spirituality and contentment". With no negative side effects or associations with violence, anger or passion, it calms fears, raises hopes, lifts the spirits, and promotes thoughts of the spiritual reality behind our lives. It brings peace, stability and strength to the wearer.

Birthstone

Aquarius - Jan. 20 - Feb. 18

Chakra

Amethyst is associated with the Third Eye or Brow (6th) and the Crown (7th).

The 6th Chakra or Third Eye is the energy center for all levels of consciousness. Amethyst is considered a helpful aide in meditation and in the facilitation of psychic visual enhancement. It helps heighten perspective, allowing the development of strong introspection (inner-self view).

The 7th Chakra or Crown controls the energies used in any mental activity. Placed on the Crown Chakra during meditation, amethyst increases concentration and confidence in life. Amethyst is also used on the Crown to allow past life recall to emerge.

Healing Properties and usages

Amethyst has a positive effect on many of the body’s nervous systems. In order to benefit directly from the healing effects of amethyst, it can be taken as an elixir, or placed directly on the body.
The ancients knew this, and they fashioned jewelry so that the stone, when worn, made contact with the skin. This is why amethyst gems in necklaces, pendants and rings were placed in settings that were open at the back.
  • Spiritual awareness
  • Dreaming
  • Dispels nightmares
  • Protection
  • The “sobriety stone”, helps break bad habits.
Amethyst has been widely used in meditation because of its ability to help its carrier maintain a peaceful serenity.
The calming, supporting properties of amethyst protect the dreamer from nightmares and disturbed sleep.

Meditation

Amethyst transforms energies from a lower vibration to a higher vibration; it acts as a protector with its ability to reverse negative energy, and during meditation it can bring one from an ordinary to a deeper level of consciousness.

Zodiac

Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
 

Daily usage

Amethyst is a good touchstone, a stone to keep in your pocket and rub several times a day for its uplifting energy, or you can wear it on a chain around your neck, against your skin.