. AMETHYST .
The gemstone has historical ties to medicine, as ancient Greeks believed it to ward off the intoxicating power of Bacchus (alcohol) and keep the wearer clear-minded. For centuries, amethyst has been frequently mentioned in legends, myths, and numerous religions, and it bestows sobriety, spirituality, wisdom, and security.
In some cultures, the February birthstone symbolizes protection and is thought to encourage self-control and strengthen the bond in a romantic relationship. Its healing powers aid in meditation, stabilize harsh emotions, and bring mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
According to popular beliefs, amethyst can bring pleasant dreams if put under the pillow, and effectively relieve headaches when rubbed across one’s forehead. Some say this birthstone can keep air and life force in the home clean and positive. When placed in a window that receives sun most of the day, amethyst can heal negativity in the home.