Amethyst aids your intuitive and psychic abilities when used in meditations and can give you a protective and peaceful balance to your spirit. it protects us from negative energies radiating from those around us. it has traditionally been used to over come addictive behaviours and alchoholism. it can help with headaches, insomnia chronic fatigue. It works through the crown and 3rd eye chakras and its powers are enhanced when combined with clear quartz. Not good to cleanse in sunlight as it can fade the purple coloring natural to this crystal. Best set amidst hematite stones to cleanse or run under water or clear it with sage. You can also set it out on full moon nights to restore its natural energy.