Everything You Need to Know About the Amethyst Birthstone

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Birthstones have become tremendously popular, allowing people to appreciate the incredible natural beauty of nature in both accessible as well as luxurious ways. Just as nature has created a mesmerizing, captivating, and beautiful world in which we live, we can include gemstones into our daily lives in many ways. Birthstones and gemstones can also be a catalyst for spiritual awakening, especially when connecting with a Psychic Advisor. With one of the most popular gemstones is amethyst, let’s peer into what makes this particular gemstone so spectacular.

What is a birthstone?

Not all gemstones are birthstones. While there are a tremendous amount of crystals and gemstones here on Earth, all coming in many colors, varieties, shapes, hardness, and textures, birthstones are altogether a different breed. This is because birthstones were an idea that became especially popularized by the jewelry industry in recent years, seeking to attract people to dazzling crystals that tend to have a more desirable nature on a global scale. Oftentimes, birthstones have greater beauty, significance, mass appeal, and rarity. They also are said to possess unique qualities and traits.

While gemstones often align with very specific zodiac signs for their traits, characteristics, colors, and energetic frequencies, birthstones are not always directly associated with astrology. For instance, birthstones are more often tied to a month, rather than a zodiac sign.

How should you use a birthstone?

First and foremost, due to the immense popularity of amethyst, one does not need it to be their official birthstone to wear it. In fact, amethyst is one of the most popular crystals to work with and wear worldwide.

Most commonly, birthstones are used in jewelry. Some examples of birthstone jewelry are: a necklace, a bracelet, fancy earrings, rings, heirlooms, and gifts.

Many people can even include birthstones in their interior design or home décor, such as mantelpieces, centerpieces, clocks, art pieces, and beyond.

There are many popular ways of tapping into the energy of a birthstone, and even just by being near one or wearing one, you can unlock their infinite energy. Because stones carry such strong frequencies, simply by being near them, you begin to radiate in alignment with them.

Other great ways to utilize them are placing them upon altars, meditating with them, adding them to baths, placing them in gardens, or developing crystal grids.

What month is the amethyst birthstone connected to? Is it the only birthstone for this month?

The amethyst is connected to the month of February. When it comes to the zodiac signs associated with this month, Aquarius goes from February 1 until February 18. Aquarius is an Air sign. It is the eleventh zodiac sign on the wheel. It is symbolized by the water bearer. It is ruled by two planets: Saturn, as the ancient and traditional ruler, and Uranus, as the modern ruler. From February 18 until February 28 (or 29, on a Leap Year), the sun moves through Pisces, which is a Water sign. It is the twelfth and final zodiac sign on the wheel. It is symbolized by the two fish. It is ruled by two planets: Jupiter, as the ancient and traditional ruler, and Neptune, as the modern ruler.

Aquarians are also associated with the following gemstones: Jasper, Garnet, Hematite, Moonstone, Turquoise, Blue Sapphire, Emerald, Labradorite, Amber, Lapis Lazuli, Ruby, Citrine, and Larimar. Pisceans are also associated with the following gemstones: Aquamarine, Jasper, Ruby, Jade, Bloodstone, Lapis Lazuli, and Fluorite.

However, it’s important to remember that February technically has three birthstones: amethyst, jasper, and red garnet!

The importance of the color of the amethyst

Amethyst is most popular for its variety of purple colors. Often, it carries a deeply saturated or intense purple. They may even carry hints of violet or red hues.

However, some varieties of amethyst may even carry brown or bronze tinges, but with lower values. Amethysts may come in light or dark tones and most gem collectors favor the darker, more intense tones.

Siberian Amethysts tend to be known as the most valuable, with extremely high grades. “Rose de France” amethysts are often a bit less intense, but still bring a pinkish violet or lilac color to one’s collection.

Amethyst tends to reflect temperance, serenity, royalty, and peace due to its colors.

The meaning and symbolism of the amethyst

Amethyst’s connection to serenity, equilibrium, and peace has long allowed it to be used in protective measures. Because of this, it can be found as a stone of courage and clarity and protection. It also aids the Third Eye and empowers an individual to be authentic. With its purple tones, it also can be linked to royalty. Last, because purple is also tied to creativity and psychic ability, this stone can also amplify these traits, too.

What energy and powers does an amethyst have?

Use amethyst to unlock the great powers of your Third Eye, whether that be to connect to telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship, precognition, or other clairvoyant skills. Amethyst can also invigorate one’s creativity, especially through a sense of clarity of the mind. Last, amethyst can also be used for protection.

The history of the amethyst

With amethyst being purple, ancient cultures—especially the Greeks—associated it with wine and gods and goddesses, especially Bacchus. It was believed that amethyst aids in clear thinking and prevents drunkenness and intoxication.

On the Mohs hardness scale, amethyst is a 7. It has a good toughness and can be used in a wide variety of jewelry types.

Can you hire a spiritual advisor to help you work with an amethyst birthstone?

Yes! Finding a Spiritual or Psychic Advisor who understands the power and sacred energy of birthstones can be an invaluable resource for the individual seeking healing, awakening, and personal growth. Keen has hundreds of Advisors ready to help you uncover the profound meaning of this captivating February birthstone. Connect with a Spiritual Advisor and learn more!

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