PLANETS: Jupiter, Neptune
DEITIES: Bacchus, Dionysus, Diana
POWERS: Dreams, Overcoming Alcoholism, Healing, Psychic, Peace, Love, Protection Against Thieves, Courage, Happiness.
MAGICAL/RITUAL LORE: Headaches; blood sugar imbalance; L brain imbalances; edginess; facilitates healing; inner peace; psychic insight; stimulates third eye; aid for meditation, spiritual opening & internal surrender
MAGICAL USES: Amethyst, purple quartz, is a stone steeped in ancient magic. It is, perhaps, as popular today as it was two thousand years ago. Placed beneath the pillow or worn to bed, it drives off insomnia and nightmares. It produces a peaceful sleep and pleasant, healing, even prophetic dreams; however, it will also ensure that its wearer doesn't oversleep. A spiritual stone, with absolutely no negative side effects or associations with violence, anger or passion, the amethyst is the tone of peace. When the stresses of everyday life well up within you, hold an amethyst in your hand. Let its soothing, de-stressing, calming, peaceful vibrations sink into you. The amethyst calms fears, raises hopes, lifts the spirits and promotes thoughts of the spiritual reality behind our lives. Worn, it wards off guilt and self-deception, helps overcome addictions such as alcoholism, curbs overindulges and bestows good judgment. Amethyst is also used to increase psychic awareness and to sharpen the 'sixth sense' it is naturally, worn during psychic or divinatory acts. Since it is also a stone of wisdom, it allows the information received through the psychic mind to be appropriately utilized. The beautiful stone also sharpens the conscious mind, quickening the wit and enhancing mental powers. It is utilized to improve the memory to relieve headaches and to keep thoughts in line with life goals. A stone of pure, true emotional love, it is often exchanged between lovers to strengthen their commitment. Amethyst is also one of the few stones specifically prescribed for men to use for attracting women. Worn by a man, the stone draws "good women" to love him.