Amethyst is very powerful and protective. Known in ancient times as the "stone of sobriety," Amethyst was used to recover from both physical addictions as well as addictive relationships. Amethyst can encourage inner strength and relieve stress, and is a popular metaphysical stone. The strong healing powers of Amethyst can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies, transforming negative energy to love energy. Amethyst clears and repairs holes in the aura, draws in Divine energy, and aligns and fosters cooperation between energy bodies.