Amethyst is one of my favourite gem-stones.
It is actually a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to install a sober mind and is believed to protect you from poison.
However this great gem stone is also used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. I've heard people who put it under their pillow to bring pleasant dreams and if you have a headache you rub this little stone over your forehead to offer relief from headaches.
In the ancient Egypt they used the Amethyst to guard against guilty and fearful feelings.
The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the great power stones.
When worn in a necklace it is can be used as a meditation aid.
The Amethyst symbolises piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst crystal clusters are used in homes to keep the air and life force clean and positive. If you leave it in the window so that it receive sun it is beneficial to heal negativity in the home. If you place it in the moonlight everyone in your house will feel calmer.
It is a gemstone often worn by healers as it has the power to focus energy. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings.