One of the very few stones with its unique purple coloration, Amethyst is a variety of Quartz. It contains iron and other trace minerals within its structure. Its hardness is a 7 on the Mohs scale and comparable to Quartz.
Amethyst is said to have a calming, soothing effect. It’s often recommended for quieting the mind, meditation, and focus. In addition, amethyst can help enhance intuition and encourage spiritual wisdom. This combination makes amethyst a powerful tool in decision-making, helping you to receive and trust your intuition while also quieting a busy mind.
Amethyst also helps to connect and harmonize the physical, mental, and emotional bodies. It can clear the aura and create more stability. It also connects heaven and earth, and blends spiritual inspiration with reason and intellect.
Amethyst is used in feng shui to attract abundance. Like the ancient Chinese, you can place this purple stone in your wealth corner to invite money and other sorts of abundance. More importantly, Amethyst can help you connect to what fulfills you the most instead of simply doing what everyone else does.