The slight frosted effect to the deep purple elestial formations give this crystal a very distinctive look. From a distance I thought it was black amethyst from India. I was completely entranced when I picked this one up. From the back you can see the layers green, gold, and purple in distinct layers as the crystal has grown. This is a nice palm sized piece and feels very at home in your palm.
I'm so very excited about this new find of of crystals, it has such an interesting combination. Amethyst, Citrine, Prasiolite (green amethyst), Cacoxenite, and hematite are all present in these crystals. The variations in color are due to the oxidation state of iron. Hematite and cacoxenite are are also present, making 5 distinct forms of iron within the same crystal. Hematite works on the root and the physical body, while citrine spans the physical into the mental bodies. Prasiolite covers the heart chakra while cacoxenite bridges all these energies and boosts the overall effect. The elestial formations speak of wisdom of the ages.
The energy is very calm and steadying, encouraging you to come back to your body, come back to your breath. It helps to calm fears and anxiety, countering both the physical and emotional aspects, even if it is just the day to day things. It strengthens the physical body, aiding the body to heal. Be open to new ideas or ways of doing things, for these may be the steps to health and harmony. Sit with these spirits, even for 5 minutes a day to work on the small shifts that can lead to profound changes.
Amethyst is the purple cousin of the quartz family, and many people are first attracted to the world of crystals and minerals by its beautiful colors. It owes its coloration to minute traces of iron creating hues of light lavender to intense violet purple. Amethyst has been used for centuries for its healing properties; in fact it owes its name to the Greek amethustos which means “not drunken”. Amethyst is said to have been named for its close color to wine and was believed to prevent drunkenness. Amethyst provides a gentle awakening of the crown and third eye chakras. It assists you through the dizzying world of new perceptions of the world around you.
Amethyst brings serenity and calm, enhances your ability to assimilate new ideas, and assists during meditation. It is also said to give strength and mental stability, and provides balance between one's physical, emotional, intellectual states. Amethyst is also said to make one shrewd in business matters. Amethyst is said to help remove toxins from the body and to help treat arthritis. It also said to be useful in treating a number of disorders including those of the digestive system, heart, nervous system, skin and hearing and to help provide relief from pain and to strengthen the immune system.
Amethyst may be used to remove radiation the body stores on the sides of the head...such as from computers, microwaves, cell phones, etc. Geodes of Amethyst are particularly good for this, just place the head next to it; you will then feel the radiation being drawn out. Place small pieces of amethyst on the 3rd eye and visualize yourself breathing in the color for total mental and emotional soothing. It's a very good technique to do in bed before going to sleep. It is an amazing all round healer and also a brilliant meditation crystal. Amethyst can be used for massage in wand, egg or sphere form. It makes a great elixir.