Amethyst is reputed to control negative thoughts, increase intelligence and protect travelers. It is considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magick, instead transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm. Amethyst relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. Amethyst calms and stimulates the mind, helping one become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst can also assist in remembering and understanding dreams.