Hardness: 7 | Crystal System: Trigonal | Composition: Silicon Dioxide | Element: Wind | Birthstone: February / Pisces | Chakras: 6th (Third Eye), 7th (Crown), 8th & Above (Etheric) | Key Traits: Purification, Protection, Outgrow Addictions, Activates Higher Mind, Facilitates Divine Connection | Amethyst is considered the stone of Sobriety. For those starting their journey into the Mineral Kingdom of gemstones and crystals, Amethysts is one of the first stones many people find themselves instantly attracted to. With its ability to stimulate the third eye, crown, and etheric chakras, Amethyst is a stone of choice for psychic openings and intuitive development with a particularly powerful effect in spiritual expansion of oneself. Due to its high vibrational energies, it immediately lifts surrounding “lower energies” up to match its own. This is especially helpful in improving the physical environment by placing Amethyst clusters or geodes in the vicinity. Amethyst is known to induce dreams in deep sleep while simultaneously protecting the dreamer in that state. This powerful stone can help one identify the root causes behind unhealthy behaviors, habits, and emotional patterns to galvanize the individual to move towards rectifying them. As such, Amethyst assists in banishing emotion-based decision making, allowing the individual to assimilate higher guidance and spiritual understanding into his or her actions. It is especially effective to help one overcome addictions including but not limited to drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, and work. It uncovers one’s self destructive patterns and encourages the individual to take responsibility for his or her own action. Amethyst promotes the body’s assimilation of oxygen and removal of waste products. It helps to balance the nervous system and brain. A powerful ally to have by your side.