February, the shortest month of the year, yet one of the best. Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is on the way, so grab your special someone and hold them tight. If you don’t have that special someone just yet, you are bound to find one! The month of love doesn’t just mean loving someone else, it means loving yourself, too. Find what brings you joy, embark on new adventures, and be with the ones who you love most. With February’s birthstone by your side, don’t be afraid to jump in, as amethyst will guide you in the right direction.
February’s birthstone, amethyst, is known to be connected with the crown chakra, your connection from self to the rest of the universe. It is a calming and meditative stone for the days where the universe just takes a toll on you. However, when amethyst is exchanged between lovers, it is believed to strengthen commitment and help create a prospering relationship. Even when things are looking down, amethyst is there to save the day by providing you inner strength and emotional stability. When the toll of the universe is affecting your skin, this gem can be soaked in water in order to create an elixir for a clearer complexion. This special stone is not only perfect for the month of love, but even more perfect for those days when the universe can be a blessing or a curse.
-Amethysts and citrines are called “Sister Stones” since the only difference between them is their color!
-It was believed that wearing amethyst would help cure children from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [OCD].
-When you need that extra glass of wine, remember that the ancient Greeks & Romans frequently studded their goblets with amethyst, believing it would prevent them from getting drunk.
-For when those peaceful nights turn into nightmares, you can keep in mind that in Chinese medicine, amethyst is prescribed to get rid of bad dreams.