Amethyst opens the Third Eye to enhance intuition, and balance spiritual knowledge with intellectual reasoning. Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing, and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy.
Amethyst is a wonderful talisman for use in the creative arts, especially in darker shades. It is often used as the Artist's Stone, the Composer's Stone, the Inventor's Stone, the Poet's Stone, and the Painter's Stone. Keep an Amethyst crystal or cluster in your artist work area to focus and amplify the creative elements of the Universal Life Force.
Amethyst derives its name from the Greek word Ametusthos, meaning "not intoxicated," and is a dedicated to curbing overindulgence and bad habits, and is an excellent aid to releasing any type of addiction.
As a luck and prosperity crystal, Amethyst is good for reducing the tendency to overspend, relieving gambling addictions or unwise investments.
Amethyst is the stone of St. Valentine, faithful lovers, and relationships that give way to deeper connection over time. It is often given or worn as a symbol of fidelity.
Above all, it is a stone of balance and has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to heal, protect, create, temper, and to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions. It is associated with the idealistic nature of Aquarius, the pragmatism of Virgo, the logic of Capricorn, the emotional flow of Pisces, and the spontaneity of Sagittarius.