Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack and blocks negative energies in the environment. Traditionally known as the “sober” stone, Amethyst prevents drunkenness, addictions and over indulgence. Great for meditation, Amethyst is calming to the mind. It also enhances memory, improves motivation and facilitates the decision making process. On a spiritual level, working with the third eye, Amethyst opens wisdom, intuition, psychic gifts and encourages intuitive dreams. On a physical level, Amethyst brings restful sleep, cleanses the blood, relieves headaches, stress and reduces swelling.