Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification; cleansing one's energy field of negative influences and attachments. It creates a resonant shield of spiritual Light around the body. Additionally, it acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress, and unhealthy environments. In Astara, it is associated with the Fifth Degree.
The Gold Lotus symbolizes spiritual enlightenment and rebirth. The lotus mystifies with its ability to emerge from the mud and revive its petals unscathed- an incredible daily cycle. The lotus is a major symbol of Astara and represents the unfolding of the initiate.