Amethyst is a powerful healing, cleansing and protective stone. It helps to purify the mind and clear it of negativity, stress and anxiety. Amethyst soothes irritability, balances mood swings, and dispels anger and fear. Expanding the higher mind, Amethyst enhances creativity and passion, strengthens the imagination, enhances memory and motivation, and is a talisman of focus and success. It helps to inspire an enhanced meditative state, and facilitates intuition and communication. Amethyst bears the logic of temperance and sobriety, and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one.