The month of love…… is related to this beautiful gemstone. It has always been associated with February.
The Purple Amethyst has been loved throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate and soothe, the mind and emotions. It's related to the Angel Raziel, the angel of wisdom. The Amethyst was called also the "Gem of Fire"
Amethyst name come from the Greek "ametusthos", that means “not intoxicated,” and there's an ancient legend. The god of wine, Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself, decreed that the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.
- The Amethyst is a wonderful talisman for use in the creative arts, especially in its darker shades. It assists endeavors where new, original results need to be created using tools and methods of the past. It is often used as the Artist’s Stone.
- It's also called the “All-healer,” Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants, and animals. Natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes are particularly helpful when placed where plants will not grow or animals refuse to sit.
- Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing, and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy.
- Amethyst Gem crystal is associated with physical ailments of the nervous system, the curing of nightmares and insomnia, and balancing the crown chakra. It is a supportive gem for the emotional body, bringing those who are overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed back to center.
It's such a special gemstone, I always find myself reading and writing about this unique gem.