Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. It also alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It is good for the ajna chakra (sixth). It has strong healing and cleansing powers and encourages selflessness.