Amethyst is a violet or purple Quartz crystal that is related to dreaming and overcoming addiction.
From the Greek “amethystos” meaning “not intoxicated,” Amethyst was once thought to literally cure drunkenness. People wore it thinking they could drink as much as they liked without getting sick. Though that may or may not work for you, it is still widely used for sobering up or treating alcoholism.
Amethyst calms the mind and helps you relax. Holding it in the left hand, or the receiving hand, you can absorb its soothing energy. Amethyst can help alleviate stress and anxiety, so it’s great to meditate with after a long day. During stressful situations, it’s wise to wear amethyst as jewelry or just in your pocket to keep moodiness at bay.
Place amethyst under your pillow to cure insomnia, restless nights and interrupted sleep. Under your pillow, amethyst can also make your dreams more vivid and sometimes even prophetic. For use in divination, meditate on a question before bedtime with the crystal against your belly. Then place it under your pillow before you fall asleep. Watch as your dreams reveal the answers to your query. Those practicing any divinatory arts would be wise to keep amethyst close, as it can aid in the acquisition of psychic powers.
Amethyst can heal the internal organs in general and the liver in particular. Wearing Amethyst may help reduce drunkenness, and can also help the wearer avoid alcohol in general.
Related to the Crown chakra, amethyst is a great aid in meditation as it can clarify your connection to the divine. This purple stone is also lucky for travelers who should wear it at all times during their adventures as it can protect against thieves.
To select the right amethyst, hold one in your left hand against your belly. If it feels good, mentally ask the stone if it wants to work with you. If it still feels good, you’ve got the one. Bring it home, wash it under cold water to cleanse it, and then let it charge in direct sunlight for three days. Finally, hold it in your right hand and breathe your intention into it—whether for luck, psychic ability, to cure insomnia, etc.—and then you’re good to go. Place on your altar, hold during meditation, carry in a pouch, or wear as an amulet or ring.