• the corresponding Chakra is the 6th, namely the Third Eye
  • its element is Water, acting on the sphere of emotions and femininity (love, compassion, reconciliation, peace)
  • awakens awareness of spiritual reality, can help overcome grief
  • increases the sense of justice, humility, honesty, and intellectual clarity
  • reduces selfish instinct and strengthens the ability to love
  • is an effective mind calmer, promotes concentration and soothes confused thoughts
  • relieves guilt, strengthens self-confidence, and reduces inferiority complexes
  • remedy for insomnia and nightmares, reduces tension and calms migraines
  • helps relieve swelling and bruises
  • The name amethyst comes from the Greek améthystos which means "not intoxicated", an etymology that gave birth to one of the most fascinating myths in history, the myth of Bacchus and Amethyst. Amethyst was the name of a forest nymph. Bacchus, the god of wine, fell in love with the maiden, who had to seek the help of the forest goddess, Diana. To protect her, he transformed the nymph into a very clear crystal. Then Bacchus, enraged by the trick, threw his cup full of wine against the stone. This is said to be the origin of the color violet. For the same reason, since ancient times it is believed that amethyst protects the wearer from the intoxicating powers of the drink dear to Bacchus.
    In Roman times, amethyst was also used to create chalices that the Roman patricians used during dinners. Tradition had it that whenever the host brought the cup to his lips, the guests had to drink. The color of the crystal helped everyone believe that the guest was also drinking wine. Instead, while others succumbed to the effects of alcohol, the host deceived everyone by drinking water, "transformed" into wine by the color of amethyst.
  • associated with the zodiac signs of Pisces and Virgo.