Keywords: Protection, purification, Divine connection, release of addictions
Astrological Sign(s): Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn
Chakra(s): Third Eye, Crown
Chemical Formula: SiO₂
Amethyst, February’s birthstone, is a variety of Quartz that has been prized for its vivid purple color and healing energy. For thousands of years, Amethyst has been known as a stone of spiritual protection and purification. Often used to control over-indulgence, especially addictions, Amethyst was notably used by the ancient Greeks to curb drunkenness. With a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, Amethyst has been frequently used in jewelry, amulets, scepters, and crowns relating strongly to royal virtue. Amethyst is an ideal stone for meditation due to its ability to activate higher levels of consciousness and target aspects of the self that need healing. Amethyst is considered to be one of the most powerful healing crystals, with notable deposits found in Brazil, Mexico, Africa, Europe, and the USA.