AmethystPerhaps because of its ethereal color—pale lavender to deep purple—this quartz gem has been used in many cultures to attract love. Its name is derived from the Greek amethustos—not drunk—so it has also been considered a protection against—and a help out of—intoxication and addiction.

Spiritual Properties
Amethyst increases intuitive awareness, lifts the spirits and protects against negative vibrations. Promotes a gentle spirit. Sleep with an amethyst stone or mala underneath your pillow and you may stimulate your creative mind.

Physical Properties
If you want to stop smoking, to stay sober, to clean up your act, this is a good stone to help you. Aids in physical healing, reduces stress, brings serenity in times of grief.

  • Chakra: Crown
  • Element(s): Water
  • Zodiac Sign(s): Capricorn, Pisces
  • Planet(s): Jupiter, Neptune

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing