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The February birthstone, amethyst has many popular symbolic and folkloric associations both ancient and modern, from love and spirituality to supernatural protection. This amazing gemstone got its name from the ancient Koine Greek words amethystos methysko methyo, a phrase which translates to “not intoxicated.” The stone was believed to prevent drunkenness, even though the ancient Greeks who named it believed that its brilliant colour was caused by Dionysus, the god of intoxication and celebration. The Ancient Egyptians worked amethysts into amulets as both a form of prayer and protection against harm. 

The gem’s purple colour represented purity of spirit. Amethyst is normally a rich to light purple colour. Purple, white, and gold are associated with the “crown chakra”. Its purplish and reddish hues represent chastening and purifying effects. Many cultures find spiritual overtones in amethysts. Often viewed as a stone of peace, some believe amethyst’s calming presence produces soothing dreams by bringing the dreamer more in tune with the Divine. This clarity and peacefulness also extends to the waking mind. Amethysts are said to help the mind flow freely in both mental and metaphysical dimensions. Many psychics keep this gem with their tarot cards or other oracular instruments.




Metaphysical and alternative crystal healing powers and properties are not to be taken as confirmed advice. Traditional, ceremonial and mythological gemstone lore is collected from various resources. This information is not to replace the advice of your doctor. Should you have any medical conditions, please see a licensed medical practitioner. HUTKE does not guarantee any claims or statements of healing or astrological birthstone powers and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.

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