This is a lovely banded botryodial amethyst formation. Clusters of steely lavender crystals adorn the surface, with some golden healer staining. Bands and pockets of amethyst are also visible, with deeper purple crystals. This formation will self stand in several positions. It has nice energy for your workspace with is enlivening energy.
Botryoidal quartz is identified by a bubbling surface, like a head of cauliflower. Often these bubbles are covered in tiny crystals that sparkle in the light, known as druzy. It stimulated mental adaptation, innovative thoughts, and helps in memory retention. It stimulates the more analytical aspects of your mind, aiding in the fields of math and science with aiding the development of both rational and manual dexterity. It stimulates adventure, taking the fear of leaping into the unknown. It helps you to push your boundaries, helping you to realize that that the only limitations which exist are those self-limiting thoughts within the mind.
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.