Amethyst, intuition and empowerment for February
Amethyst is the birth gem for the month of February. It is a purple variety of quartz, ranging from deep purple to tender lilac. It is a gem with a very interesting history that has its origins in ancient Greece and is related to Valentine's Day. Join us to learn more about the gem that accompanies those born in the month of February.
Its name comes from the Greek amethystos, which means "antidote for drunkenness" since the ancient Greeks related it to Bacchus, the god of wine, due to its similar color to this drink, and they believed that the gem worked as an amulet against these ailments. , ensuring that whoever carried it did not suffer from drunkenness or its subsequent effects. Likewise, they believed that amethyst brought protection to travelers.
It is linked to the month of February, probably because Saint Valentine, patron saint of love, wore an amethyst ring with the carved image of Cupid. For people with birthdays this month, amethyst is a symbol of personal empowerment and inner strength. In addition to inspiring peace, it encourages creativity and helps reduce anxiety and stress. This stone represents purity and balance.
Many relate amethyst to the third eye, in the place of intuition. This stone represents purity and balance, in addition to inspiring peace, which is why it is often used to reduce negativity.
As for its uses, it is highly valued since it helps with different needs. For example, astrologer Camillo Leonardi pointed out that amethyst helped intelligence and eliminated negative thoughts. It is also widely used as a sleep amulet, it is said to help with insomnia and ward off nightmares, which is why it is placed near the bed at bedtime.
When purchasing an amethyst, it is important to have some considerations. Its most valued attribute is its beautiful, velvety purple color. It is a personal matter of preference for the shade of the gem, but it is important to ensure that there are as few brown or bronze colorations as possible. It must also be considered that if the shade is very deep, the stone may appear black in subtle lights.
Regarding its clarity, most amethysts do not present inclusions visible to the human eye, it is only important that these do not occur in stones with more subdued or pastel colors.
The difference in cuts can make a difference between each amethyst, make sure your amethyst sparkles and shines vividly, reflecting light throughout the gem.
Fall in love with the gem of the month of February and wear your birth gem with pride, let it show your best qualities.