Category: Mineral variety
Chemical formula: Silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2)
Color: Purple, violet
Crystal habit: 6-sided prism ending in 6-sided pyramid (typical)
Mohs scale hardness: 7-lower in impure varieties Luster: Vitreous/glossy
Protection, Purification, Spiritual/Divine Connection
Primary Chakras: Third Eye, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn
Vibration: Number 3
Amethyst is a very powerful and
protective crystal, and is a first choice of many metaphysicians.
Amethyst was used in ancient times to recover from both physical
addictions as well as addictive relationships, and became know as the
"stone of sobriety".