Overview : Amethyst is a form of quartz, with a silicon dioxide composition .The primary ingredient is sand. The majority of quartz samples are clear, but amethyst derives it's beautiful purple appearance due to small amounts of iron impurities in the crystal lattice.
Usage: Amethyst is one of the best stones to use for meditation. It is a stone of divine love. It guides the awareness away from self-centered thought patterns as it lures the mind towards a deeper understanding. Because of its calming mental effect, amethyst is a stone that can be used for over- worked, over -stressed, or overwhelmed mental states, and it gives protection to those who wear it. It is one of the best stones to use for tension or migraine headaches. It's good for people who tend to be easily angered or suffer from recurrent nightmares. It brings you a peaceful balance of mental and emotional energies. A good stone for insomnia and intuitive awareness. It will bring you mental peace and harmony.
Legend : Amethyst was considered to preserve sobriety in ancient Greece and Amethyst adorned wine goblets to prevent drunkenness. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that Amethyst dissipated evil thoughts and quickened intelligence. Amethyst is a noticeable adornment in the British Crown Jewels, and the color purple has come to be symbolic of royalty. Amethyst was believed to promote piety and celibacy, and it was a popular ornamentation for religious purposes in the Middle Ages.
Occurrence: Africa, Australia, Russia, South America, Brazil, Uruguay .
Modern birthstone, Traditional birthstone, Mystical birthstone and Ayurvedic birthstone for Aquarians(Feb).
Pisceans -Lucky Charm
Saggitarians (Dec) -Birthstone.
** Astrologists recommend Amethyst for Aquarians(Feb)
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