Amethyst is the gemstone for Spiritual Upliftment. It is an important gemstone in opening the 6th Chakra, or 3rd Eye.
Amethyst was thought to protect soldiers, ensure victory, aid hunters, protect against diseases, control evil thoughts, and quicken ones intelligence. It is considered to be a surface cure for headaches and toothaches. Amethyst is given as a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind and it is traditionally symbolize royalty and aristocracy.
Amethyst is used to increase spirituality. It is associated with good health and good future. Placed under one's pillow, it is believed to prevent nightmares. It is also noted for its calming properties and protection from plagues.
Opal is an important gemstone in subduing an over-active 7th Chakra (Crown Chakra). Natural Healers use it to promote visions, enhance prophetic dreams and intuition. They also believe it helps kidneys and blood diseases. Gazing into its depths can result in improving eyesight and reducing stress levels.
Opal, with its display of fire, is believe to spark creativity. The "dance" of its fire can help people enjoy their lives. The light-colored stones have long been associated with helping people become less visible to others and also in improving eyesight. Some believe that opal can help moderate and harmonize sexual desires.
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