The color purple of course is part red and part blue, to a greater or lesser degree. Therefore we can see that there is both a fiery and watery aspect to these stones: an empowering and expanding affect. The Red and blue combination of purple stones aligns them to the planets Mars and Jupiter respectfully.
Amethyst comes in a variety of colors ranging from a violet pink, all the way to the most regal purple. This is one of the most spiritual stones, raising the vibration and opening up the intuition. This stone equalises the whole energetic system and brings balance and stability to our being. The name Amethyst is said to come from the Greek word, meaning “not drunken”; for this reason the stone can reduce the impairment brought on by alcoholic beverages, especially red wine which is reminiscent to some grades of amethyst in terms of its shade of color.
My nickname for Iolite is The headstone” not in relation to tombs, but relating to this stone’s ability to focus the mind, and helping to activate the clairvoyant or clear inner sight of the user. Whenever I sit with this stone, I feel like there is a question and answer session going on within my mind. I am unsure if this is awareness outside of my mind, or if it is my higher mind, I only know that the information I receive when using this stone is always accurate. While using this stone I have also been able to telempathically link with other people, allowing one to feel the others feelings, without losing yourself
Magick: A Core Practice, Understanding The Journey In Wicca/Witchcraft