Amethyst. I love the color, I'm in love with this gemstone. Sometimes, without really planning in advance, I feel an urge to create something new with this stone. The color is between red and violet, kind of connecting the end of red to the violet in the spectrum of colors. It's a powerful color that brings things together like wraps them all around. Like a closing of a circle. It captures the end of autumn and advises us that winter is arriving.
Amethyst's color is the color of creativity. It's a time of winter that we allow a quiet time of reflection and insight. The amethyst helps us see with our emotions and our logic.The red goes into the violet, the passion working with our intuition and imagination. It's a powerful color of vision, insight, and self-knowledge.
Sometimes, we don't understand why we wear this color with on a ring, necklace, or blouse, even a scarf…. We receive it as a present, as a gift from someone we care about. Although we have other rings or necklaces, we feel a "need" to wear this all the time. The beautiful ray of the amethyst helps us with inspiration, creativity, and inventiveness, being original. Even using it without knowing the methods of previous times.
The amethyst is the birthstone of February, so I'm sure I'll write about it again…. In February.
Some facts about the Purple color
- It tends to be a color that people either love or hate.
- Among Mediterranean people, purple was reserved for emperors and popes. The Japanese christened it “Imperial Purple”
- Purple is not a common flag color. Only two flags in the world have purple.
- The “Purple Heart” is the American award for bravery.
- Purple is a symbolic color for the gay community in many Western cultures.
- In Italy, most performing artists would not go on stage if they have to wear anything purple.