Snow Quartz supports you while learning lessons and helps you to let go of overwhelming responsibilities and limitations. It is perfect for people who feel put upon whilst actually creating that situation because they need to be needed. It can overcome martyrdom and victim hood. Mentally, this stone enhances tact and cooperation. It helps you to think before you speak. When used in meditation, it links to deep inner wisdom previously denied in yourself and society. HEALING Snow Quartz is appropriate wherever Clear Quartz would be used. Its effect is slower and gentler but nevertheless effective.

Amethyst (Guru Bead): Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. It guards against psychic attack*, transmuting the energy into love. A natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress* and negative environment energies. Its serenity enhances higher states of consciousness and meditation. Amethyst has strong healing and cleansing powers, and enhances spiritual awareness. Traditionally, it was worn to prevent drunkenness and has a sobering effect on overindulgence and physical passions, supporting sobriety. It overcomes addictions and blockages of all kinds. Used at a higher level, Amethyst opens to another reality. ( The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystal, by Judy Hall.)