February Birthstone

Traditionally, a gemstone is associated with each month of the year.

This concept of birthstone gems is believed to date back to the Bible and the Breastplate of Aaron.There were 12 stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel, symbolizing the 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the zodiac.

There are other origins of birthstones, most notably of Tibetan origin and is over 1,000 years is the Mythical Birthstone List.  Also, the Ayurvedic Birthstone List which relates to Ayurvedic Indian medicine is over 1500 years old.

There are many myths and legends that surround birthstones.  Some cultures tended to wear the stone in which their birth month was in and other cultures owned a set of 12 birthstones. One set would cover each month of the year and people would wear their birthstones according to the date, regardless of their own date of birth.  The thought was it heighten the healing powers if worn in the month of the birthstone.

February

Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is purple quartz and is a beautiful blend of violet and red that can be found in every corner of the world. The name comes from the Ancient Greek, derived from the word Methustos, which means “intoxicated.” Ancient wearers believed the gemstone could protect them from drunkenness.  Many claim that it can help against drunkenness. And that its bright color came from the god of wine, Dionysos. Pouring out his wine over a clear crystal in mourning.

Amethyst

For all those born in February, Amethyst is your stone. A clear, rich purple gem, which is believed to a wonderful crystal to use if you frequently find yourself in situations unsure of how to take action. Using Amethyst is thought to help you to think clearly and not let your emotions cloud your judgment.  It is believed to help you build the skill to critically analyze emotions. It lets you appreciate their weight and worth, and then choose whether to act on them. Or whether to acknowledge their validity and then set them aside to act on intellectual decisions instead.

Amethyst is an excellent crystal to have when you’re serious about building your personal wealth. It will help with growing your business or sharing your abundance with the people you love.


Chevron Amethyst

Chevron Amethyst is a combination of Amethyst and White Quartz, mixed together in a V-striped or banded pattern. Chevron Amethyst is thought to combine the strengthening and enhancing qualities of Quartz with the stress relieving qualities of Amethyst. This symbiotic combination of minerals lends itself to a wonderfully spiritual stone, which is great for gently removing the veils that obscure some of the hidden meanings in life.

 

Prasiolite

Prasiolite is a prosperity stone, that is believed to attract wealth, fortune, and abundance to your life. It will also help you manifest your goals and ensure the continuous flow of good fortune.  It will help you keep your motivation high when you’re working on new projects. It will also clear your head so that you easily spot opportunities that can add to your streams of income.


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