Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family, occurring in varying shades from pale lavender to deep violet and highly prized for its beauty. It is the birthstone for February.
Amethyst is a highly effective stone for spiritual protection, guarding against psychic attack and working quickly to calm mental tension and eradicate scattered thinking. Amethyst opens intuition and psychic gifts and is an excellent stone for meditation. Amethyst helps release addictions and addictive behaviours encouraging for growth and change.
A powerful healer, Amethyst can be used to ease headaches and migraine and will help to neutralise pain and alleviate a wide range of ailments.