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A Little About February Birth Symbols

February Babies

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” —Gertrude S. WisterZodiac: Aquarius until February 18 and Pisces from February 19

Gemstone: Amethyst
Amethyst is believed to bring the wearer courage, clarity and quick wit. The stone has long been associated with royalty in addition to myths and legends across many cultures.

Flower: Violet, Primrose
The violet stands for loyalty and faithfulness. Another February flower, a gift of a primrose lets the recipient know you can’t live without them.

Tree: Cypress, Poplar, Cedar, Pine

FROM: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/photo-gallery/birth-signs-symbols#03

February’s birth flower is the violet, which signifies watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness. Give a violet to someone to let them know you’ll always be there for them. The other February flower is the primrose, which lets someone know you can’t live without them.

FROM: http://www.almanac.com/content/birth-month-flowers-and-their-meanings#

February Birthstone – Amethyst

 

The gemstone representing the month of February is the Amethyst.  It is also a representative of the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Pisces.  Amethyst is a variation of quartz, and is identified by its long prismatic crystals.  These crystals have six sides at each end that can only show their color at the tips.  Though it can come in many shades, it is only identified as the color purple.  Depending on where they originate, this gemstone is unique to its region and the mine from which it came from. Amethyst has been found in Mexico, Brazil, Namibia, Zambia and also mined in the United States from North Carolina and Maine.

In the most of the northern hemisphere, the month of February can be a one of the coldest and darkest during the winter season. During this time many suffer bouts of depression and sadness. It comes as no surprise then, the Amethyst can be given as a gift to lift a loved ones spirits so that their birth-month can be a time of celebration, even in the darkest of times. It is more than well-known that specific gemstones have been designated to symbolize our birth-month. Each gemstone in the Gregorian calendar offer certain gifts of positive energy to their owners according to the season and time of year. When one is in touch with the specific powers and special energies from each precious stone, they will be gifted with many positive attributes to last throughout their lives.

The name “amethyst” is Greek for “not drunken”, and believed that it would deter the effects of drinking alcohol in excess.  In saying this, it comes as no surprise that it symbolizes sobriety, which in turn might bring one wisdom and security.  A Greek, mythological story tells that, Dionysus, the god of intoxication, one day had been outraged by an insult from a mortal he had encountered, who then created Tigers to deal his wish to have revenge on the mortal.  Amethyst, a young maiden who was on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana, happened to appear in her path en route.  She turned a statue in to a crystalline quartz, so as to protect Amethyst from the apparent danger.  At the sight of the beautiful stone, she cried tears of wine.  Her tears stained the quartz purple, then was born amethyst.

The color purple in itself was the color of royalty, making the Amethyst noble enough to have been worn by powerful monarchs.  They are inlaid on the British Crown Jewels and were also the  beloved gemstone of Egyptian Royalty and Catherine the Great.  It is the stone of Bishops and is the symbol of piety.  For those who might receive an amethyst as a gift, it is also the symbol to create calmness and tranquility, it also grants balance in emotional times.  It was also worn to protect soldiers from the weapons of war and to give them victory over their enemies, also to ensure luck to hunters that they might have a successful kill.

The February birthstone of amethyst is also referred to as the “stone of lovers” and is the stone of St. Valentine, who is told to have always worn it.  During the days of romance and chivalry in the Middle ages, an amethyst in the shape of a heart created the greatest earthly passion a couple to remain in love  for the rest of their lives.

Other interesting facts about the month of February

February Birthstone Flower:

The Primrose or Violets

February Birthstone Tree:

The Pine tree symbolizing life, longevity and immortality.

Famous People born in February:

Elizabeth Taylor- February 27, 1932

John Travolta- February 18, 1954

Cybill Shepard- February 18, 1950

Dakota Fanning- February 23, 1994

Chris Farley- February 15, 1964

Jane Seymour- February 15, 1951

– See more at: http://birthstonesbymonths.net/february-birthstone-amethyst/#sthash.Sd6QhSiW.dpuf

The Metaphysical Qualities of Your Birthstone

The Metaphysical Qualities of Your Birthstone

Article by Ariadne Green

Keen, Your Personal Advisor

 

The custom of wearing birthstone jewelry became fashionable in Poland in the fifteenth or sixteenth century. But its origins, most gem scholars agree, is associated with the Breastplate of Aaron. The breastplate was a ceremonial priestly garment that was set with twelve gemstones, each assigned to one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The stones also corresponded with the twelve signs of the zodiac and were later modernized to represent the twelve months of the year. Today, the custom of wearing your birthstone in a piece jewelry invokes very real energies and magical properties corresponding to the month you were born.

Besides being beautiful, precious and semi-precious gemstones lend their radiance and unique qualities to the wearer. These faceted or polished gems, worn as adornments on the body, are beautiful expressions of light that complement your own radiance. Each gem has a unique code of light vibrating and transmitting its unique properties into your field and its effects can be uplifting, enlivening, warm, soothing, healing or strengthening depending on the stone’s unique metaphysical properties.

The following list defines the metaphysical quality and attributes associated with each birthstone and the benefits derived from wearing it:

January: Garnet

The deep dark rose-red of a faceted garnet lends a beautiful love note to the heart. Its qualities are devotional love, passion and radiant beauty, helping you express these qualities openly with those around you. As the gemstone most associated with the divine feminine, wearing a garnet coaxes out the love goddess in you so that you may more readily share your love, beauty and grace with the world.

February: Amethyst

There is nothing like the beautiful violet amethyst to awaken the third-eye center. Enhancing intuition and clairvoyant abilities, the amethyst is the awakener to the psychic dimensions. For those who are already very psychic, this stone will quiet an overactive third eye bringing soothing and an overall sense of wellbeing and peace. Amethyst is also an excellent stone to stimulate dreams as it heightens consciousness of the spiritual realms.

March: Aquamarine

The green blue of an aquamarine is an energizer to the subtle body (your emotional self). Wearing an aquamarine will uplift and revitalize you. It stimulates your thinking function, helping you feel more intelligent, even brilliant. Associated with the throat chakra and communication, it will bring soothing healing energy to the area of the throat removing any constriction. Its effects coax you out of shyness and help you voice your ideas, feelings and heart’s desires.

April: Diamond

Diamonds are truly a girl’s best friend creating a sparkle and cheerful radiant glow to your energy field. There’s nothing like the gift of a diamond to make you feel more valuable to your romantic partner. However, the true value of a diamond is in its metaphysical properties. It brings the clarity of light to all that you do, shining a radiant beam at the third eye to awaken intuition, stimulating the higher mind and raising your awareness to the light that shines within you. A diamond will help uncloud a cluttered mind, energize a depressed heart and brings the spring back in your step as your walk the path of your life.

May: Emerald

Associated with the heart chakra, the elegant emerald with its deep dark green tones is one of the most powerful healing gemstones. It heals the physical body by opening the heart to the healing power of love and the potentials for self-healing that reside within us all. It is especially good for diabetics and works to heal the lymphatic system and the various glands of the body. Those attracted to emeralds are true healers to those around them.

June: Alexandrite

Alexandrite combines the rose-pink and violet rays to transmit a vibration of love. It bridges the intuitive center of the mind with the heart center stimulating compassion and helping you become more sensitive to other’s feelings. The vibrant qualities of alexandrite point the wearer to the wisdom of her soul and the gnosis of her heart. It will summon you to use your intuitive gifts for the greater good of those around you.

July: Ruby

Yes, ruby slippers create magic! The bright and deep red ruby activates your creative center and empowers you to manifest what your heart desires. It heals sexual wounds and helps bring balance to the reproductive system. Ruby helps you feel more passionate about life, more attractive, appealing to the opposite sex and more desired as a mate. And its magical powers can even call in the right romantic partner.

August: Peridot

The yellow and green colors of peridot combine to help even the most sensitive person feel more stable and at peace. It subtlety works on the nervous and endocrine systems of the body benefiting your health and alleviating stress. Peridot sooths your worries and tames your fears and is the perfect gemstone to wear during stressful times.

September: Sapphire

There’s nothing like a blue sapphire to make a woman feel like a princess. The gemstone associated with an enlightened mind, the blue sapphire raises your consciousness to accept your divinity, brilliance and other exceptional qualities. Yes, you are an angel of earth and sapphire teaches you just how you can use your enlightened wisdom to help others see the true meaning of life. It will help you attract people who complement your style and who help you advance your career.

October: Opal

Depending on the grade and type of opal, the qualities of opal are expressive and creatively stimulating. The stone transmits a stellar blue ray and often combines with a red/orange fire to produce an energizing glow. Wearing an opal is energizing and enlivening. It acts as a blood cleanser and stimulates appetite. The more fiery opals activate the second chakra (sexual center) improving sexual vitality and sex appeal.

November: Citrine

The yellow-orange colored citrine transmits a powerful energy for attracting the things you really want for your life. Citrine helps to transmit your thoughts out on streams of consciousness attract experiences and situations where you can demonstrate your worth. Yes, citrine can attract money into your life, if you consciously use it for that purpose. Citrine is associated with the navel chakra and therefore is a stone that helps you feel more empowered, strengthening your will and helping you develop the leadership qualities you need to succeed in the world. Physically, citrine also aids in digestion.

December: Turquoise

One of the philosopher’s stones, turquoise denotes wisdom and higher truth. Native Americans valued this semi-precious stone for its shamanic medicine, believing it helped a medicine man communicate his visions and the revelations of Great Spirit. Associated with the throat chakra, turquoise helps you give voice to your wisdom and accept greater authority amongst those in your inner circle. A favorite stone of teachers and those who are meant to influence others, it will help you earn the respect you deserve.

 

 

Article Found On Keen.com

 

Your Daily Charm for February 21 is Pisces the Fish

Your Daily Charm for Today

Pisces the Fishes

Today’s Meaning:
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is imaginative, sensitive, compassionate, kind, selfless, unworldly, intuitive and sympathetic. This person could be merely an acquaintance who has influence with people in your circle.

General Description:
Twelfth sign of the Zodiac, Feb 19th to March 20th. Ruled by the planet Jupiter; correct metal, Tin. Those born under the influence of Pisces were believed to be highly emotional, imaginative, observant, artistic, musical, precise and prudent. The gem for pisces is the Amethyst, whose occult properties were firmly believed in by the ancients. The Egyptians wore these stones as amulets against witchcraft, and for success in their undertakings. The Amethyst is also called The Bishops Stone from its supposed soothing influence, imparting a pious calm in time of danger. The stone was believed to confer happiness on the newly married.

 

 

 

 

Daily Feng Shui News for Feb. 16th – “A Better Love Life”

After a few days of talking about how to have a better love life, I have one more Feng Shui cure I’d like to share. If you’re single and ready to partner up then this philosophy says that wearing anything amethyst on your left hand or wrist will attract the perfect partner into your life. I’ve personally seen this cure work with friends and clients, so if you’re serious, then get crystal clear and get your amethyst on.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Purple Stones (Ascending)

Purple Stones
(Ascending)

The color purple of course is part red and part blue, to a greater or lesser degree. Therefore we can see that there is both a fiery and watery aspect to these stones: an empowering and expanding affect. The Red and blue combination of purple stones aligns them to the planets Mars and Jupiter respectfully.

Amethyst
Amethyst comes in a variety of colors ranging from a violet pink, all the way to the most regal purple. This is one of the most spiritual stones, raising the vibration and opening up the intuition. This stone equalises the whole energetic system and brings balance and stability to our being. The name Amethyst is said to come from the Greek word, meaning “not drunken”; for this reason the stone can reduce the impairment brought on by alcoholic beverages, especially red wine which is reminiscent to some grades of amethyst in terms of its shade of color.

 

Iolite

My nickname for Iolite is The headstone” not in relation to tombs, but relating to this stone’s ability to focus the mind, and helping to activate the clairvoyant or clear inner sight of the user. Whenever I sit with this stone, I feel like there is a question and answer session going on within my mind. I am unsure if this is awareness outside of my mind, or if it is my higher mind, I only know that the information I receive when using this stone is always accurate. While using this stone I have also been able to telempathically link with other people, allowing one to feel the others feelings, without losing yourself

 

 
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Planetary Correspondences for Jupiter

Planetary Correspondences for Jupiter

Magickal Number: 34

Color: Blue, lilac, mauve, amethyst

Metal: Tin

Plants: Carnation, wallflower, clove pink, sage, heliotrope, opium poppy

Day of the Week: Thursday

Stones: Sapphire, amethyst, diamond

Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces

Angel: Sachiel

Influences: Power, legal and commercial transactions, financial speculation, acquisition of wealth, marriage, education, religion, protect travelers, foster friendships, preserve health, banish anxiety, establish sympathy.

 

To Heal Physical Pain (Voodoo)

To Heal Physical Pain

 

For this spell you will need:

• a piece of amethyst (as clear as possible), or a piece of Fluorite

• good visualization skills

Sit in a quiet place and clear your mind of everything you can. Take the amethyst (or fluorite) and hold it in the hand that is closest to the hurt (if the pain is in the center of the body hold it in your writing hand). Imagine a soothing light collecting at your feet and draw it up slowly towards your head filling every part of the body. Whilst doing this say silently the following verse:
“Bright light, shining light Heal my hurts with all thy might.” 
Repeat this as you move the light up through the body. When you reach the top of your head expand to fill outside the head with light for about a foot. Then return to where the pain is most concentrated, push all your healing energy into this area. If this doesn’t work the first time then repeat. You should feel better soon. To end the spell, repeat the verse again but finish with “so be it”.

The Witches Spell for March 11th – Quit Smoking Spell

Gothic Comments=

TO QUIT SMOKING

(or drinking or using drugs)

On the night of a full moon (preferably) or during the Waning Moon, make a quit-smoking gemstone candle.

Empower three or more small pieces of amethyst and three or more large pieces of amethyst with the power to remove your addiction to cigarettes.

Now make a black candle (this can be done easily by melting those cute little black six-inch household candles over low heat, and then pouring the melted wax into a glass container (which you have prepared with metal tab and wick).

Now add the three or more small pieces of amethyst to the melted wax in the glass container. You may also wish to add appropriate oil, such as Patchouli, to the melted wax, to give it added power. Allow the candle to cool. You may wish to reserve a small amount of wax to “top off” the candle in case it caves in while cooling. Once the candle is ready, you may begin the spell.

Place the candle on your altar and ring it with the three large pieces of amethyst. Light the candle and gaze into its flame. Visualize yourself being free from the addiction to cigarettes. Visualize your cravings dissipating. Visualize the toxins in your body being removed. Hold this visualization for as long as possible. Now allow the candle to burn down completely. You may wish to repeat this spell for added strength. You may make more candles, or simply use a black candle, ringed with amethyst stones. When the Waxing Moon period begins,