Every month has its own birthstone dedicated to it, the Amethyst is the February birthstone.The actual meaning of Amethyst is “not intoxicated” – this loosely translating from a Greek word améthystos. The Amethyst sentiment inspires crystal energies that will rejuvenate you at a spiritual and physical level.
All My Feb Babies, Please Stand Up?
I was born in February, so it's safe to say I know little about my fellow Feb babies. People who are born in the month of February are generally known to be very hypersensitive. We tend to wear our hearts on our sleeves. Feb babies, as fabulous as we are (of course), sometimes we can be incredibly consumed by our emotions and thoughts on an ongoing basis. February comes early in the year, most people around this time are still trying to adapt to the rhythm of their respective lives and set goals for the year ahead. The Amethyst is a good friend to keep close by when making those small and big decisions. This beautiful crystal helps you maintain calmness, keeps you clear headed, and overall the Amethyst elevates all good energies and allows you to kick start the year on high note.
Origin Of The Stone
The Amethyst can be found in relatively most parts of the world namely; Greece, the Middle East and our beautiful African continent. This distinctive purple coloration stone adds some much needed light in so many dark parts of our lives. The colour purple has especially been known for its nobility and majestic demeanour, thus the Amethyst has established a close association with the colour purple and its positive significance.
The Amethyst is also one of the few crystals that assist to enhance intellect and cerebral thought. It helps bring better perspective on different situations you might be facing. The Amethyst is a wonderful stone to use when you want to direct your emotions into a more gentle and balanced frequency. The crystal will stimulate your heart and open you to love and opportunity.
On A More Personal Note
I've never really considered myself a “girlie girl” whatever society has coined this term (frankly, I think it's very limited thinking). That being said, I'm particularly drawn to having accessories that have a special meaning to me, for example if it's a birthday gift or a piece that has been passed down to me from my mom's collection. Last year my aunt bought me a silver necklace for my birthday. It has a cute little engraved note that says “Live today, for tomorrow isn't guaranteed”, I wear this necklace on days when I am really in a good mood and I usually pair it with a nice outfit. It just instantly makes me feel good about myself. After having joined the Black Betty family recently, I have learned so much about jewelry and our beautiful gemstones. It's more than just a piece of metal.
I'm quite a sentimental person and I strongly believe in the idea that how you spend your days is essentially how you live your life. To live my life now, is to consider who I am or rather who I am evolving and becoming at every season of my life. As we usher into my birth month of February, I hold close to my heart what the Amethyst stone represents, which seems to lie in the ability to take control, to be in charge of your own narrative, and to do so with grace. So in closing, and this is especially for all my non “girlie girls'' wink wink! Be rest assured Black Betty has a wide range of pieces, there's always something that will work for your personality and style. Thank me later.
Gemstones – we love them in our jewels and to wear them close. But natural gems are not just treasured for their beauty and are revered by many across the world for their healing abilities, too.
If you are a lover of gems, I’m sure you’ve heard the term ‘birthstone’ – which refers to a specific gem or crystal that is assigned to you according to which month you were born in. Being born at a certain time of the year affects our personalities - or character traits - due to planetary alignments. These traits are then assigned a particular gemstone in order to balance your sign’s characteristics in areas where your sign needs help, and also aids in highlighting those good traits. In this way, our assigned gemstones help bring out the best in us, whilst encouraging us to break away from the less-positive traits assigned to us by the planetary alignments.