Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.Amethyst means “not intoxicated” – its name literally translates from the Greek word améthystos.To Ancient Egyptians, Amethyst was seen as the mark of great royalty, its deep purple symbolizing the power of pharaohs. Magicians would take the beautiful crystal and sculpt it into images of animals and spirits which would be used for protection against evil events and buried in the tombs of the great ones.To Christians of the Middle Ages, Amethyst’s deep purple color represented the suffering of Christ’s blood. It was used to bring about spiritual purification.Finally, to the ancient Chinese, Amethyst represented the door to the dreamworld. By setting it by your pillow, it allowed you to have beautiful, vivid dreams.