Amethyst, also known as Jamunia/जमुनिया or Katela/कठेला in Hindi, is a semi precious gemstone which comes in purple color. It is considered as a highly esteemed gemstone since ancient times.
Amethyst is the birthstone of Pisces sun sign and Rashi Ratna of Aquarius and Capricorn, known to strengthen Saturn (Shani), bestowing the weather with the powers of Saturn, hence bringing luck, stamina, wealth and health. Ascendants of Aries, cancer, Leo and Scorpio can also wear amethyst.
If you have a weak Saturn (Shani) in your own horoscope, amethyst is the gemstone which will cure it. Even if you are undergoing Sunny dhaiya (2.5 years), Sade Sati (7.5 years) or Shani mahadasha, wearing amethyst will reduce the ill effects of planet Saturn.
Planet Saturn (Shani), which is a symbol of justice and humility, is represented by amethyst (Jamunia) gemstone. The wearer of amethyst can clearly see increased prosperity, wealth and success in his life. He is also benefited with humility and mental peace with justice in his life. Amethyst also helps in reducing the ill health effect of Saturn in one's life. The healing powers, of amethyst gemstone, reduce medical problems related to bones, especially knee joint, backbone pain and shoulders. It also improves overall body health. People dealing with profession related to black color (coal, oil, iron, lawyer, jury and judges) are also benefited with wearing amethyst. Engineers, Mechanics and surgeons, who use iron tools in their profession, also get improved skills and work perfection. People having strong Saturn in horoscope get maximum benefits by wearing amethyst, increasing their maturity, decision-making skills, self-confidence, dedication, sincerity in performing duty and professional success. People having weak Saturn (Shani) get benefited from reduced damaging effects of Saturn, hence improving success, wealth and prosperity.
Amethyst gemstones quality depends mainly on cut color and clarity. While considering amethyst for astrological remedies, the cut has less significance and is used only for ornamental purposes. Amethyst clarity should be high with Deep Purple or violet color. Gemstone should not be chemically treated.