Planets: Jupiter, Neptune
Deities: Bacchus, Dionysus, Diana
Powers: Dreams, overcoming alcoholism, healing, psychism, peace, love, protection against thieves, courage, happiness
Magical uses: Amethyst, a purple quartz, is a stone steeped in ancient magic. It is, perhaps, as popular today as it was two thousand years ago.
Placed beneath a pillow or worn to bed, amethyst drives off insomnia and nightmares. It produces a peaceful sleep and pleasant, healing, even prophetic dreams. However, it will also ensure that its wearer doesn’t oversleep.
A spiritual stone, with absolutely no negative side effects or associations with violence, anger or passion, the amethyst is the stone of peace. When the stress of everyday life well up within you, hold an amethyst in your left hand (or right hand if left-handed). Let its soothing, de-stressing, calming, peaceful, vibrations sink into you. Or better yet, wear amethyst so that it touches your skin, and you may avoid such highly wrought emotional states.
The amethyst calms fear, raises hopes, lifts the spirits, and promotes thoughts of of the spiritual reality behind our lives. Worn, it guards off guilt and self-deception, helps you overcome addictions such as alcoholism, curbs overindulgence, and bestows good judgement. Amethyst calms emotional storms. Even in situations of potential danger, the amethyst will come to your aid.
Amethyst also lends courage to its wearer, and it is a powerful amulet for travelers. Worn, it protects against thieves, harm, sickness and danger.
This beautiful stone also sharpens the conscious mind, quickening the wit and enhancing mental powers. It is used to improve the memory, to relieve headaches, and to keep thoughts in line with life goals.
Hundreds of years ago, the amethyst was moistened with saliva and rubbed on the face to banish pimples and rough skin. Today it is used in spells designed to magnify beauty.
(All information retrieved from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic)