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Happy February! February’s featured birthstone is amethyst. This magical crystal is universally given as gifts for its over all positive properties helping aid in stress, anxiety and well being. This stone helps open the third eye and create a positive protective light.
The name amethyst translates in Greek to, “not drunken.” An ancient Greek myth explains this seemingly odd name. According to the myth, the god Bacchus was angry, and had vowed to descend a hoard of tigers upon the first person who crossed his path. Amethyst was on her way to give thanks at the shine of the god Diana, when she happened upon Bacchus. Before the tigers could eat Amethyst, she was saved by Diana, who turned her into a clear crystal. Bacchus, remorseful for the fate he had so recklessly caused the girl, poured the juice of grapes over the stone as an offering, and thus bestowed the crystal with its unique purple coloring.
The Chinese believe if amethyst is placed in the placed in the wealth corner, amethyst can amplify the flow of prosperity into the home.
I always think it’s fun to incorporate crystals and stones in ways other than jewelry (but I included some pretty jewelry pieces as well!) and if you practice the philosophy of Feng Shui I added home decor items you can place in your wealth corner.