Amethyst is commonly known as the birthstone for February and is associated with the Zodiac Signs Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Virgo. It is also associated with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras and the Element of Air.
Amethyst has been historically used for bringing stability, peace, calm, balance courage and inner strength, and to enhance self awareness.
It has been used for many healing purposes, including: headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory, immunity and endocrine issues, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is said to inspire peaceful dreaming and chase away nightmares.
Amethyst is known as “the sobriety stone”. It has been used to treat addictive behaviours and to assist with mental illnesses such as depression.