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Spiritual awareness 
Excellent for meditation 
Natural Tranquilizer 
Protective of the wearer 
Balances emotions
Relieves stress  
Understanding Dreams
Helps with Sobriety 

Amethyst is the world's most popular purple gemstone and one of the first stones that people are attracted to when beginning their use of minerals. It is extremely powerful and carries a high spiritual vibration. 

Amethyst is said to be a protective stone leading many people to wear it for protection against negative energies in an environment.  It blocks negative thoughts from others transmuting them into love. Placing several large geodes and clusters throughout your home and work space can create the feeling that your are surrounded by light and safety. 

 Amethyst's name comes from a Greek word meaning "not drunken" and the origin is found in Greek mythology.  Because of the myth, it is routinely worn to prevent drunkenness is said to encourage sobriety. In addition, it is said to help with overindulgence of not just alcohol but also of drugs and other addictions.  The myth also claims that the purple color dispels anger and frustration. 

The vibration it carries is said to be a natural tranquilizer.  Calming and stimulating the brain as each is needed.  It will tame an overactive mind and stimulate an underactive one. Most find it very beneficial to the mind, helping them become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.  

It has an effect of balancing out the highs and lows in a persons emotions. It can help dispel anger, rage, fear, and anxiety.

Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams.   Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Being one of the most spiritual stones makes it an excellent stone for meditation. 

It has been known to fade when left in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. (months) so care should be taken where it's displayed.