Aquarians and Amethyst

Aquarians and Amethyst

Roslyn Gemstones, Birthstones & Zodiac Signs Astrology

Do you believe in astrology and the healing power of gemstones?  The astrological sign of Aquarius and those born between January 20 – Feb 18 have the birthstone Amethyst, the gemstone known as the stabilizer of Aquarians.

What do we know about Aquarians and Amethyst?

An Aquarian is very much a communicator but also likes to be alone. According to the Zodiac Society, Aquarians want to follow their own path and are truth seekers. They are known to be inventive, loyal, honest, independent, open minded, original, and mellow. It takes time to get to know them and for them to open up so you know their true feelings. They seem to need a lot of space and freedom in a relationship and in all aspects of their life. They may even occur as detached and uncaring, which is not really the case.

If you have been in a relationship with an Aquarian you know that friendship had to come first and they don’t do well with emotional upsets. When working things out, they like to use facts to talk it out logically and rationally and then move past the upset, by putting it behind them. They value personal freedom and need to retreat to put things into perspective. If you know an Aquarian well, do these traits sound accurate?

  About Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones even if not a person’s birthstone. Easily recognized by it’s distinct color that ranges in shades from pale lavender to deepest purple, it’s crystalline structure is known to have a deep impact on positive behavioral qualities of an individual. Amethyst is a form of quartz with sand as its principle ingredient. It derives its beautiful purple appearance due to the presence of manganese and small amounts of iron impurities in the crystal lattice. It is found in geodes and sediment deposits around the world and occurs in crystalline or massive form (tiny indiscernible crystals in a chunk of rock).

Amethyst images from wikimedia.commons.org

Amethyst images from wikimedia.commons.org

Usage of Amethyst

The gemstone has long been thought of as a “stone of spirituality and contentment” as it helps balance the energy between the physical, emotional and mental bodies.  Amethyst is known as one of the best stones to use for meditation as it guides awareness away from self centered thought patterns and lures the mind toward deeper understanding. It has a calming mental effect and is one of the best stones to use for tension headaches bringing mental peace and harmony. It is also known as a stone of divine love or as the Stone of St. Valentine, February’s birthstone.

Legends about Amethyst

In ancient Greece, Amethyst adorned wine goblets to prevent drunkeness and instill a sober mind. The word Amethyst comes from the Greek meaning “without drunkeness”.

One will frequently see Amethyst in crown jewels giving rise to the symbolism of purple as royalty.

It is often used as a dream stone and to help with insomnia and has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers.

Known as a gem that would bring the highest, purist aspirations of humankind, it is thought to symbolize the perfect stone of peace.

We at Earth and Moon Designlove creating unique jewelry using lovely Amethyst. Sometimes it is a main component, sometimes it is integrated with other semi-precious stones and beads. Two designs we currently have availabe using Amethyst are: Moon Dance Lariat and Sumptuous Treasures.

Amethyst Lariat Necklace Set

“Moon Dance”

handmade chunky gemstone necklace with amethyst

“Sumptuous Treasures”

Both of these stylish designs are sure to become a favorite as their beautiful coloration and gemstone properties emote a sense of peace.
Should you bestow either of these as a gift, know that the gift of Amethyst is a symbol of protection, familial love and respect- a wonderful gift indeed.

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Roslyn
I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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  1. My sister is an Aquarius, and what you said rings very true to her! It’s crazy how astrologers hit the nail on the head with those definitions. Although it’s not my birth stone, I absolutely adore amethyst. It’s the color purple that gets me 🙂

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      Holly Jean always good to know when a system ‘hits the nail on the head’. I’m not an Aquarian either but love purple too. Glad you enjoyed the article.

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  2. As an Aquarian who also loves amethyst, I thoroughly enjoyed this article. It was great to read what you found about Aquarians, as some of it was worded in a new way and boy do I ever resonate with it. Amethyst has long been a favoured stone of mine and like you, the colour purple is one my favourites as well. Love the Sea Treasures necklace. Although I love all your designs this combination of stones and shapes and colours really appeals to me. Great article and very timely!

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      Thank you Beverley Golden as always for connecting to our designs, words and intent. Wishing you a month of birthday celebrations and an abundance of all good things.

  3. I don’t personally believe in astrology and healing through stones etc., but I love hearing the stories. Amethyst is such a beautiful colour. Loving the ‘without drunkeness’ jewelry Roslyn.

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  4. You are such a fount of knowledge, Roz! February is my wedding anniversary month, so I can claim amethyst that way! Wearing purple always makes me feel regal. And, as always, I am in love with your jewelry. (Hoping to receive one as an anniversary present.)

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  5. Oh my! My mother was an Aquarian. I’ll have to ponder that a bit. Very interesting. I love these gemstones stories. I have a few amethyst geodes, which I love. I also am getting more and more into purple as I age. I don’t think I’m feeling regal but it does resonate with me.

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      Beth Niebuhr, You never know- there could be things about your mom, there could be royalty lurking around for you. I do think purple is a good color for you.

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  6. I, personally, am not big into the signs/horoscope. I may read them and think, hmm, that’s like me, or isn’t. I do know someone born the beg of Feb and he is some of those things, my stepdad… but I wouldn’t say he is inventive or open minded.. though loyal and honest.

    Anyways, amethyst is my fav color so probably fav stone too… loved the jewels that you all made… you do great work Ros.

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      Kristen Wilsen, my experience is that not every person will match the characteristics of a sign. And many of us not born in February seem to love Amethyst.

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      Heather @ Life of a Traveling Navy Wife. Given you are referring to an x- no comment seems wise. Sea treasures is a pop type of neckace and when light hits the crystals and stones, it pops even more.

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  7. Each time I see your ingenious designs coupled with the writing you share to support it, I appreciate the partnership you and your daughter have forged and the amazing simpatico you two have. Still love the Sea Treasures colour combination, as something about the amethyst and the other stones, really resonates for me. Love to know what the other stones in this piece are. Congrats on a great article and beautiful designs…as always. A you already know, as an Aquarian and an amethyst lover, this piece spoke very loudly to me.

  8. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of using gemstones for healing purposes, though I’ve never tried. Sadly, I’m not a fan of the color purple so I have no amethyst hanging around.

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  9. A very educational article. Like many amethyst is my favorite stone — it also happens to be my birthstone! I think the natural beauty of amethyst marries very well with other stones to create amazing designs. Your Sea Treasures pieces are a perfect example.

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  10. The amethyst is such a beautiful stone. My mom and grandmother both have February birthdays, but I don’t know if they meet many of the “character traits”. As they say, there are exceptions to every rule. : ) The jewelry is beautiful though. I love the color combinations.

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  11. Roslyn, What a great story! I think that is so cool that you retired and started a career that you love and keeps you going. It seems that my dearest friends in life have been Aquarians, and I almost married one! I can hardly wait to hear more of your posts! Short and to the point, love that!

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  12. Roslyn,
    I just now read this article and it is wonderful. I am an Aquarian(2/3/1964). And it absolutely defines my characteristics. I have all my life worn amethyst rings and purple is held dear to me as my main color favorite. I was so impressed with the article however it was you brief business bio at the end that prompted me to write. I even jut read your words to my son! SO INSPIRING!!! Thank you for being talented and driven person your are…. you absolutely make the work a more lovey place with your creations!
    Warmly,
    Jackie Travelpiece
    Pennsylvania

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