Chakra - Brow
The stone of spiritual growth and protection, it is perhaps the most useful crystal for healing. Amethyst can calm the mind, heighten psychic awareness and protect from life's everyday stresses.
Spiritualists have valued its magical qualities for centuries with many believing that the stone enables you to bring the divine into the mundane parts of your life.
Relating to the brow chakra it can help with problems in the head area, including migraines.
Amethyst comes from the Greek "amethystos" meaning "not drunken". The ancient Greeks believed that Amethyst offered protection from the effects of overindulgence in alcohol.
The stone has been used in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels to Bishop's rings. For some time Amethyst was valued equally with diamond. Great finds in South America made it more plentiful. As its rarity decreased, so did its price. It is now found all over the world with mines in Africa, France, India, Russia, Brazil and Uruguay.
One of the most popular gemstones today its natural colour can range from light lilac to deep violet.
Heighten your psychic awareness and intuition. Like all purple stones, amethyst is linked to your bodies energy centres at the pituitary and pineal glands, located in the centre of your forehead. This area controls your higher intuition and spiritual awareness.
Amethyst is a natural tranquilliser, it relieves stress and anxiety, dispels anger and fear, soothes irritability and balances mood swings.
Ease headaches and migraines
Amethyst is such a diverse crystal it can help with all areas of the mind, body and spirit. It provides gentle energy that is protective and spiritual.
It calms and soothes preparing the body for sleep and wards off nightmares.
It can improve intuition, creativity and emotional understanding.