Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking process. It helps in the assimilation of new ideas, putting thought into action, and brings projects to fruition. It is a talisman of focus and success.
It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients, it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire, passion, creativity, and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.
An excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It is a stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind. Works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calmness, balance, and peace. Helps heal personal losses and grief, bringing one gently past.