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?
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).
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 Design, love 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.
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.