Birthstone Dates: February 19 - March 20
Amethyst is hands down my favorite healing crystal!
It is a natural stress reliever and helps with inner strength and peace. I like putting my Amethyst Crystal and my Selenite Wand by the front door to cleanse the energy when leaving and returning.
Amethyst helps bring inner spiritual harmony by stimulating the Crown Chakra. Amethyst helps with courage and creativity. They say that sleeping with Amethyst under your pillow can cure insomnia and bring pleasant dreams.
History: The very first Amethyst was discovered in Brazil over 3,000 years ago. The ancient Egyptians believed Amethyst could keep a person from being poisoned. Medieval soldiers work Amethyst as an amulet for protection. This was believed to keep them calm and heal them while in battle.
Fun Fact: Some people (like me) will even mistaken heated Amethyst for the popular Citrine Crystal. Natural Citrine is more of a clear color, with a little light yellow tint. If you apply heat to an Amethyst, it will start to turn yellow, orange, or orange-brown, which people mistaken for Citrine. Natural Citrine is not very common, and is pretty expensive.