The amethyst is a precious stone consisting of a violet or purple variety of quartz.
The power of amethyst stimulates and peacefully soothes the mind and emotions to bring calm, patience and balance. This is February’s birthstone and the stone of Saint Valentine and faithful love. Amethyst helps with sobriety from addiction and compulsive behaviors and carries with it creative and spiritual energy, fire and passion. Also, it helps by enhancing intuition and psychic protection by making a connection between earth and other planes and worlds. It is a great stone to facilitate meditation and dreams and has been known to help with headaches if you rub it across your forehead.
This stone helps sooth and heal one from personal loss and grief and bring inner strength and emotional stability. In your home, if you place amethyst in the sunniest point, it heals negative emotions. In moonlight, it brings a calming feeling. Amethyst is associated with the Zodiac signs Pisces, Aquarius, Aries and Capricorn and with the birth months of February and November.