Amethyst Standing Point 2″ – 3″
Some points are chevron amethyst. Chevron amethyst is banded amethyst with purple-and-white lines forming angular patterns of approximately 60 degrees.
Chakra(s): third eye and crown
About the stone: Amethyst is the variety of Quartz (crystalline silicon dioxide) with a natural violet color due to the impurity of iron, other trace elements, and irradiation.
Astrological sign(s): Aquarius
Mohs scale: 7
Spiritual uses: A stone of integrity and honor, chevron amethyst reminds you to commit to excel on all levels. Use this purple-toned quartz to ward off nightmares and encourage sweet dreams and restful sleep. It is also good to help you remember your dreams. Amethyst helps protect you from psychic attacks and clear out the negative thoughts of the day.
Mental uses: The pointed bands of chevron amethyst direct your energy toward whatever you need to focus on. Use this stone when you feel mentally challenged. With this stone in hand, allow your mind to open to new pathways and to think unconventionally. The purple vibration in amethyst has powerful transformative qualities. To use this vibration in changing unwanted situations, imagine yourself surrounded by a vibrating, glowing bubble of violet light emanating from the stone.
Emotional uses: With its bands and swirls, chevron amethyst can help you unravel the source of unresolved feelings and emotions. Gaze into the white bands, following the lines of energy and allowing them to guide you toward remembering why certain emotional patterns and blocks keep recurring in your life. When you realize your emotions need to be transformed or significantly shifted, amethyst’s purple energy gives you the strength and wherewithal to make the change.
Physical uses: Since amethyst derives its name from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning “not drunk” or “not intoxicated,” carry or wear this stone to remind you to avoid harmful distractions and to change old habits through conscious intent.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo