Monday, February 1, 2010

Amethyst - February's Birthstone

Happy Birthday all you February Babies!

Your birthstone is the very lovely Amethyst

The folklore attached to this gem associates it with sobriety, tranquility, protection and peace. The amethyst has also been linked to improving the skin and preventing baldness, as well as protection from deceit.

It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.

The amethyst is known as the Bishop's Stone and is still worn by Roman Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.

The amethyst birthstone comes in varying shades of purple, from a pale lilac to deep violet. Amethyst is very hard wearing, its durability will ensure that it lasts for a very long time.

The February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they, the amethyst will wear.
author unknown

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